Bubba Cunningham (left), UNC Athletic Director, contributes to discussion at a 2016 meeting of the Faculty Athletics Committee (FAC) while Ezra Baeli-Wang, a student athlete advisory council representative, listens intently.

Academic scandal leads to more oversight by faculty committee

In light of the NCAA investigations, UNC has been under both academic and athletic investigations. Within the Faculty Council there is a special committee to deal with these issues and how they should interact. Working with professors and students, the faculty athletics committee recently announced new changes to the athletics department.


Faculty Athletics Committee

The committee is made up of nine members elected by the voting faculty, chosen from from multiple departments, including English, sociology and political science. The committee works to inform the faculty and advise the chancellor on all issues relating to athletics, including the academic experience of varsity athletics and the general operation of the University’s athletics programs.

The committee works directly with Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham. 

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Folt explains new snow day policy at Faculty Council

At Friday afternoon’s Faculty Council meeting, three resolutions passed their first read and presenters and members discussed a range of campus issues, including ethics and snow. Resolutions Three resolutions unanimously passed their first read at Friday’s meeting, which means they will remain on the calendar for their second read at the next Faculty Council meeting.