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Faculty Executive Committee discusses COVID-19 guidelines for spring semester

<p>Members of the UNC Faculty Executive Committee meet over Zoom to discuss the spring semester on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.&nbsp;</p>
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Members of the UNC Faculty Executive Committee meet over Zoom to discuss the spring semester on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. 

UNC’s Faculty Executive Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss Campus Community Standards and Guidelines for the spring semester and the scheduling of University wellness days.

What’s new?

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Amy Johnson updated the committee on how the University plans to enforce UNC’s Community Standards regarding COVID-19 in the spring semester. 
    • Johnson said student reporting is an important part in enforcing these guidelines.
    • Johnson said students can report violations via the Office of Student Conduct website, the Carolina Ready Safety app or directly to UNC Police.
    • Students who fail to comply with community standards will be subject to disenrollment, Johnson said.
  • The committee recommended that the registrar schedule wellness days for the spring semester in groups, so that students may take more prolonged breaks.
    • “I think we ended up, and I think I wrote this in the recommendation, privileging the student voice,” Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman said.

Who is on the committee?

  • The committee consists of the chairperson of the faculty, the secretary of the faculty and 12 members of the faculty who are elected by their peers.
  • The committee’s current chairperson is Chapman, the associate dean for doctoral education at the School of Social Work.
  • The committee’s current secretary is archaeology and anthropology Professor Vin Steponaitis.

What’s next?

  • The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.

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