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 tuition hikes to target faculty retention


Losing prized faculty members to other universities that make lucrative offers — it’s an unfortunately familiar, persistent problem for the UNC system.

UNC-system President search process revisited

CARY — Students and faculty have made clear over the past week through public statements, letters to the editor and social media that they want a say in the search for UNC-system President Tom Ross’ successor.

Athlete working group talks impact of new NCAA rule

New NCAA legislation that allows universities to pay athletes for the full cost of college attendance was met with positive reactions from the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group on Tuesday.

Faculty Executive Committee talks Board of Governors tension

Faculty leaders are struggling to accept the Board of Governors’ decision that led to the resignation of UNC-system President Tom Ross.

Sexual assault module requirements baffle student employees

Student employees will only have to complete one of the Title IX Awareness and Violence Prevention online training modules required by both employees and students at the University — but some student employees say this has not been made clear to them. 

Video helps UNC family in need


A UNC employee said she’s been overwhelmed by the generosity that has followed since a Pennsylvania family took to social media to raise money for her sister who is battling cancer.

This is Ann Powers: NPR critic, UNC lecturer


Ann Powers is nationally known for her expertise on the newest and coolest music, but she credits music with the coolest praise of all — bridging the generational gap between her and her daughter.

UNC weather delay throws wrench in employees' schedules

When the University closes for ice, many students turn off their alarm clocks and go back to bed. For University employees, things might not be as simple. 

Faculty headed to NCAA meeting

The Faculty Athletics Committee is becoming increasingly involved in giving input to ACC and NCAA conference proposals and discussed upcoming proposals for the NCAA convention later this week.

Professor Hassan Melehy criticizes Faculty Council insider culture

Tensions continue to run high in the Faculty Council meetings in the aftermath of the October release of Kenneth Wainstein’s report on academic fraud at UNC. 

Professors weigh ban on laptops in class

UNC students attending classes for the first time this week might have noticed professors banning laptops in the classroom, citing research that laptop use — and its distractions — can hinder learning.

Professor Jacquelyn Hall retiring after busy career

After winning awards, founding programs and getting arrested, Jacquelyn Hall has retired from her position as a history professor.

Faculty Council discusses an array of subjects at its last meeting

At the last Faculty Council meeting of 2014, aftershocks from the Wainstein report finally started to blend in with the rest of campus life.

Six UNC professors pleasantly surprised by election to science association

A handful of UNC scientists have been honored with election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science — an award that came as a genuine surprise to most of them.

Faculty Executive Committee discusses academic freedom issue

Questions raised by UNC's accreditation body — the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges — letter were at the top of the Faculty Executive Committee agenda Monday.

Faculty Council focuses on core values in response to Wainstein report

Faculty members have been in an identity crisis since the release of the Wainstein Report a month ago. 

Karen Gil to step down in May

After serving since 2009 as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Karen Gil has decided it’s time to step down and give someone else a chance to lead UNC’s largest academic branch through its next phase. 

Veterans affairs position proposed to Board of Trustees

Student Body President Andrew Powell and Jacob Hinton support creating a University position devoted to veterans affairs, but UNC’s administration is not sold.

UNC's General Counsel Leslie Strohm to leave for Louisville


After staying on to help the University handle the aftermath of the Wainstein report, UNC’s longtime General Counsel Leslie Strohm will leave her post in January.