Topics: Faculty and Administration

UNC's faculty members and administrators work for various departments and professional schools within the University.

Faculty retention has been a concern at UNC in years past due to budget cuts and salary freezes. A third of University faculty who received job offers from other top research universities chose to remain at UNC, down from 69 percent from the previous year.

UNC Visitors’ Center offers campus tours in Spanish


To make campus more accessible, the UNC Visitors’ Center has started offering their Welcome to Carolina tour in Spanish.

UNC Registrar Chris Derickson leaves for position at Duke

Chris Derickson, the former University Registrar, has left his position of 10 years with UNC to take on the position of assistant vice provost and director of Student Information Systems and Services Office at Duke University.

UNC faculty members ask administration to do more about immigration ban


Some UNC faculty are not happy with Chancellor Carol Folt’s response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries.

Full-time archaeologist Jodi Magness digs into teaching religion at UNC


Professor Jodi Magness has been on more than 20 archaeological excavations over her career, published 10 books, won numerous awards, consulted for the National Geographic, worked alongside Morgan Freeman and is now the president of the Archaeological Institute of America — but she’s still learning.

Campus recreation offers class specifically for faculty and staff


Making it to the gym can be tough, but UNC faculty and staff have their very own group fitness course.

Students to honor the behind-the-scenes workers who care for UNC

A group of UNC students is working to recognize the behind-the-scenes workers who take care of the University.

Dwayne Pinkney named UNC's new chief financial officer


Dwayne Pinkney will bring his experience working for the N.C. General Assembly, the UNC system's general administration and UNC-Chapel Hill itself to his new role as chief financial officer and senior associate vice chancellor for UNC’s finance and administration department.

UNC faculty meeting discusses possibility of 'sanctuary university' for undocumented students


Sixty-three UNC staff, faculty, alumni and students squeezed into a small classroom in Dey Hall Tuesday morning to discuss how to support undocumented UNC students.

Anthropology professor Charles Price looks at the how's and why's of Rastafarianism


After writing a book on the origins of Rastafarianism, anthropology professor Charles Price is continuing his research on the Rastafari culture and identity in Jamaica. 

Professor combines fiction and politics at Flyleaf


Current authors made headlines recently when they signed a petition denouncing presidential nominee Donald Trump, but this isn't the first time authors have gotten political.

Faculty make steps towards longer contracts

After UNC’s Faculty Council and Faculty Forward, an advocacy group separate from the University, worked towards ensuring longer contracts for fixed term faculty, they are one step closer towards accomplishing this goal with Provost James Dean announcing he recommended giving longer contracts.

Chancellor Folt creates new position for the arts


Roy Williams might want to warm up his vocal chords — UNC is about to get a lot more artsy.

UNC Professors inducted into honorary society

Two UNC professors were elected Wednesday to join the ranks of artists, musicians and world leaders in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which is one of the oldest honorary societies in the country, honors those who are outstanding in their field.

Q&A with author, award-winning psychologist, Kurt Gray

Daily Tar Heel: How did the idea for this book come about?

Kurt Gray: As Daniel and I looked around the world, we realized that much of our disagreement seems to rely upon mind perception.

UNC faculty speak out against HB2 the same day the law is taken to court

UNC-system faculty and students are outraged in the aftermath of House Bill 2, and they want the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory to know. 

When she retires, Carolina Covenant author Shirley Ort will be missed for her big heart


Former Chancellor James Moeser remembers the day Shirley Ort came into his office and told him she had a plan for converting loans to grants to combat the perception that UNC’s selectivity was correlated with unaffordability.

Duke non-tenure faculty vote to unionize


A crowd at Duke Chapel Monday celebrated the first unionizing victory in decades at a private Southern university in a right-to-work state.

Political landscape panel focuses on national politics


Panelists at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center gathered for what Leoneda Inge, WUNC’s changing economy reporter, coined “What’s the Deal Wednesday” following Super Tuesday — where political experts discussed what is making the 2016 elections so distinct. 

Another gender violence service coordinator is coming to the Women's Center

After fully completing a University-based review process, the Carolina Women’s Center has been allocated additional funding for an additional Gender Violence Service Coordinator.

UNC-system faculty get Commons app

UNC Learning Technology Commons is an opinion aggregation app, like Yelp or Trip Advisor — but instead of reviewing food or destinations, it lets UNC-system faculty communicate about the best and the worst technology in education.