UNC Advisory Committee members met Wednesday to discuss the process of naming a new Secretary of the Faculty, the potential formation of a staff advisory committee and how to safely reopen campus in the spring.
Members shared thoughts on how to make the process for vetting and nominating a new Secretary of the Faculty open to a wider pool of candidates of more diverse identities.
This position, held in five-year terms, is important among faculty because the selected faculty member will serve on 10 committees and play an important role in conducting elections and keeping records.
Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz explained that rigorous COVID-19 testing is a large aspect of the plan to reopen campus in the spring. He said there will be four COVID-19 testing centers on campus, with more information coming in the next couple of weeks.
Guskiewicz also said he wants to get more input from staff when planning for the spring and is trying to form a committee of staff members to advise him on campus operations.