Academic advising, free speech and events on campus were all topics of conversation at Monday's Faculty Executive Committee meeting.
Provost Jim Dean opened the FEC meeting with a discussion of what events are going on around campus.
Dean talked about the Robertson Scholars banquet on Sunday night, the 10-year celebration of the Kenan Music Scholars Program last weekend and the Carolina Women’s Center’s giving of grants to people on campus who want to do research on issues that touch on women’s rights.
Dean said these events are a representation of the gifts that students bring to the University.
FEC members discussed the University’s free speech policy and concluded that the University is not able to regulate speech based on its content. The committee said students don’t have role models in the media for respectable communication. Members hope UNC’s classrooms are a place for effective and respectable communication.
The committee then talked about changes to the University's system of academic advising. The University is starting an initiative to better understand the quality of advising and offer more efficient student support.