Faculty Council Call for Nominations

Date Published: 
February 20, 2017

The Faculty of UNC Charlotte are charged with the responsibility for making policy decisions regarding the curriculum, academic standards, and the allocation of internal research funds.  They are also charged with important advisory responsibilities regarding our working schedule and conditions, the University budget, facilities planning, administrative appointments, and other elements of institutional policy and operation that touch the faculty directly and indirectly.

These responsibilities are carried out through a system of shared governance which constitutes the framework within which we can carry out our own work, and contribute to the overall academic mission and culture of UNC Charlotte.  Faculty participation in governance is what we have to do in order to retain the autonomy to conduct our research, teach our students, disseminate knowledge, and build the academic community in ways we see fit.

Please consider how you or someone you respect might become part of the shared governance process at UNC Charlotte.  Nominate yourself or another qualified faculty member for any of the following openings. (If you don't want to think of it as service to the institution, think of it as furthering the long-term interests of yourself, your discipline, and the faculty at large!)

A brief description of each committee listed below can be found at http://facultygovernance.uncc.edu/descriptions.

To make a nomination, email facultygovernance@uncc.edu with your nomination(s) for the appropriate positions listed below.  Please submit all nominations by March 10, 2017.

  • Secretary of the Faculty**, one-year term
  • Chair**, Faculty Advisory Summer Sessions Committee (FASSC), two-year term
  • Chair**, Faculty Employment Status Committee (FESC), two-year term
  • Chair**, Faculty Information and Technology Services Advisory Committee (FITSAC), two-year term
  • Chair**^^, Graduate Council, two-year term
  • Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence Committee: One (1) member, two-year term
  • Faculty Assembly Delegate: Two (2) members, three-year term
  • Grievance Committee**: Two (2) members, four-year term
  • Hearing Committee**: Four (4) members, four-year term

** Nominees must be tenured members of the Faculty
^^ Nominees must be members of the Graduate Faculty

If you'd like to ask about any of these positions, please contact Murray Webster, Nominations, Honors, and Awards Committee Chair, at mawebste@uncc.edu; or Matt Wyse, Faculty Governance Assistant, at mwyse@uncc.edu.