Topics: Faculty Retention
Though UNC ranks among the highest of its peer institutions in terms of diversity, many still see room for improvement in the percentage of faculty of color, female faculty and LGBTQ faculty.
In the 2015-16 school year, at least 11 faculty members left UNC and five offers from Duke University were made to faculty, Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss said.
They had different reasons for wanting to be librarians.
Students, faculty and others rallied together on the steps of Wilson Library on Wednesday to call for a living wage, increased benefits and better working conditions for non-tenure-track professors.
Losing prized faculty members to other universities that make lucrative offers — it’s an unfortunately familiar, persistent problem for the UNC system.
A recent report from the Pope Center that accuses UNC-system schools of inflating faculty workloads has drawn criticism from system administrators.
Although Fred Clark’s 47 years of teaching at UNC have come to a close, he won’t be leaving just yet.
As of July 1, popular economics lecturer Jeremy Petranka has moved from UNC to Duke, but he won't be spending all his time in Durham.
In a departure from precedent, last year the N.C. General Assembly bypassed the UNC-system Board of Governors and mandated steep out-of-state tuition increases for 2014-15.
He called it a Godfather offer — the one he couldn’t refuse.