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.

11/3/2010 10:53pm

UNC faculty skeptical of proposed tuition-funded raises

One year removed from a state-imposed salary freeze, some faculty members have expressed mixed reactions to a salary raise proposed last week. At the Friday tuition and fee advisory task force meeting, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney proposed lifting the freeze on faculty salaries, which has been in place since 2009.

3/25/2010 11:24am

UNC receives $5.5 million to hire young faculty

UNC announced today a $5.5 million gift from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and an anonymous donor to support the hiring of young faculty members.Chancellor Holden Thorp told the Board of Trustees that the gift will allow the University to encourage junior faculty members to pursue academic careers, an important task in a time of economic difficulties.

9/22/2009 12:54am

UNC-CH faculty: fixed term verses tenure track

Fixed-term faculty role is hazy

Each fall for the past 13 years, David Adamson has wondered if he’s going to get his job at UNC back.As a part-time professor in the department of dramatic art, he has to consistently renew his one-year contract, a task that makes it difficult for him to make long-term career plans.Adamson is part of a growing number of fixed-term faculty employed at UNC and universities across the country, hired to bring in professional expertise and keep academic costs down.“People in my position are a bargain for the University,” he said.