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Thursday February 9th

Faculty


Rabinowitz, political science professor, dies in Norway

George Rabinowitz, a political science professor known for his groundbreaking work in the field of American politics, died this weekend from a heart attack. Evelyne Huber, chairwoman of the political science department, was notified Saturday morning of Rabinowitz’s death in an email from his wife, Stuart Macdonald, said John Stephens, a political science professor. Rabinowitz and his wife were in Trondheim, Norway conducting research.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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