FACULTY


3/1/2011 10:48pm

Teach for America-
Career Services and Jacqueline Gist hosted a workshop to help students applying for Teach for America. Interviews will be from March 9-18. Gist encouraged students to choose a simple lesson plan and demonstrate their best behavior throughout the entire interview process including the group activity.

Jobs and Geography-
Career Services hosted a "Jobs and Geography" workshop, which advised students on the best places to live as a college graduate. Sharon Jones stressed the importance of finding a city tailored to your interests. "Cities have personalities," she said.

Faculty addresses student turnout at games

Looking to address chronically low student turnout at home basketball games, members of the faculty athletics committee raised the possibility Tuesday of a merit and punishment system for next year.


2/28/2011 3:49pm

UNC humanities professors host innovation seminar

It’s often more difficult for history professors or English students to craft solutions to real-world problems than it is for doctors or scientists. But a panel of 10 humanities professors made a case for the liberal arts Monday afternoon, saying those in humanities fields should take a Socratic approach and ask questions about how their studies can extend beyond the classroom.


2/17/2011 6:08pm

Fixed-term and retired faculty could have say at Faculty Council meetings

The committee on University government could give fixed-term and retired faculty a firmer voice in faculty matters at today’s Faculty Council meeting. The committee will vote on a proposal that could amend the faculty code to give retired faculty a say at Faculty Council meetings. Another amendment would allow fixed-term faculty to vote on whether to hire or promote other fixed-term faculty members.


2/16/2011 4:28pm

	Elizabeth Mayer-Davis is the president of health care and education for the American Diabetes Association and researches diabetes in youth.

UNC professor dedicated to diabetes research

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis was drawn to diabetes 20 years ago by its science and impact on public health. Two decades later, it was her passion for her research and the people it helps that took her to the top of her field.


1/24/2011 4:30pm

McKay Coble leads the faculty executive meeting covering issues like declining leadership for exhaustive committees and clubs, honor violations of students publishing their work online for money and many other campus activities.

Faculty may have to self-report convictions

Employees who get in trouble off the job might soon have to pay for it on the job, as well. The Office of Human Resources presented a proposal to the faculty executive committee on Monday that would require employees to self-report criminal convictions to University officials.


1/9/2011 10:57pm

UNC to add third tier of lecturers

But after several conversations Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney provided faculty with the brightest glimpse to date for the creation of a third promotional rank for fixed-term faculty, deciding on the title of “master lecturer” for lecturers and senior lecturers who have long sought for a rank that would more closely parallel the three-tiered career trajectory for tenure-track professors


12/1/2010 10:09pm

UNC changes payment policy for employees' cell phones

In an effort to cut costs, the University changed the way it will provide cell phones to employees, transitioning to a policy of providing stipends instead of phones. UNC will provide stipends to most of the employees who have University-provided phones as a way of reimbursing them for using their personal cell phones for University business. In the past, employees were issued cell phones or personal digital assistants and service contracts through the University.


11/30/2010 11:25pm

Hortense McClinton, the first black faculty member at the University,  spoke at the Parr Center for Ethics’ Lunch and Learn program in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building on Tuesday at noon. McClinton was hired in 1966 as a professor in the UNC School of Social Work.

UNC's first black professor shares memories of town's racism

When she arrived in Chapel Hill to teach social work in 1966, Hortense McClinton was welcomed as the first black professor at UNC. She remembered one student saying, “the School of Social Work is on the ball,” when she taught her first class. But off campus, McClinton confronted a different dynamic.


11/29/2010 11:39pm

Former professor Lou Lipsitz wins $2,000 poetry award

Former UNC professor Lou Lipsitz was awarded the 2010 Blue Lynx Prize for his collection of poetry, “If This World Falls Apart.” It is his fourth full-length book of poems. The award carries a $2,000 cash award. Lipsitz was a political science professor at the University for more than 30 years.


11/29/2010 10:02pm

	Hortense McClinton joined the School of Social Work at UNC in the fall of 1966.

Q&A with UNC's first black faculty member

In the fall of 1966, Hortense McClinton joined the School of Social Work as the first black faculty member hired at UNC. McClinton spoke with The Daily Tar Heel about those experiences and her ambivalence toward her significance in the history of the University.


11/15/2010 11:01pm

UNC to examine salaries of minority and female faculty

Following up on a study conducted in 2002 under former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Shelton, the University will examine potential salary disparities among women and minority faculty members at UNC. The study will examine and look for any differences or outliers in the salary of minority and female professors who have a similar position and length of experience as their white or male peers.


11/15/2010 10:15pm

UNC faculty backs policy change

UNC’s faculty executive committee reaffirmed its support for academic freedom Monday by supporting a possible resolution regarding a University policy. The committee will vote Dec. 17 on whether to support the University’s adoption of such a resolution to the policy passed by the UNC system’s Faculty Assembly. The resolution, which was passed Sept. 17, stems from an awareness campaign conducted by the American Association of University Professors.


11/14/2010 10:21pm

Faculty calling for new lecturer position

Fixed-term faculty members on Friday called for a new lecturer position which would address those who feel overworked, under-recognized for their research and uncertain in their job security. The position would create the potential for a promotion for senior lecturers, who have contracts lasting as long as five years.


11/3/2010 10:59pm

Patti Thorp, wife of Chancellor Holden Thorp, speaks about UNC’s Build-a-Block fundraiser at the October employee forum meeting Wednesday.

Forum tackles employee e-mail privacy

Employees were urged to separate their personal and business correspondences and to participate more in campus projects Wednesday at a relatively quiet Employee Forum. A first-time appearance by Chancellor Holden Thorp’s wife, Patti Thorp, and discussions concerning the Public Records Act and information retention schedules were on the agenda of the monthly forum.