The UNC Faculty Assembly
The UNC Faculty Assembly was established in 1972 at the request of then UNC President William Friday. The assembly is an advisory body on System-wide issues, serving the president, the UNC System Office, the Board of Governors, the NC General Assembly, and campus faculty and administrative bodies.
In addition to formulating advice and counsel on System issues, Faculty Assembly members frequently serve on working groups, policy committees, and personnel committees of the UNC System Office. The assembly also nominates members of the general faculty to serve on System initiatives as required.
The chair of the Faculty Assembly and, when in place, the chair elect, attend all Board of Governors public meetings and serve ex-officio on the Board of Governors Personnel and Tenure Committee, Education Policy and Planning Committee, and on the UNC System Office’s Chief Academic Officers (Provosts’) Council.
The Faculty Assembly meets at least five times, and typically six or more times, each academic year.
|Board of Governors Meetings||Faculty Assembly Meetings|
|September 16-17, 2020||September 11, 2020|
|October 21-22, 2020||October 2, 2020|
|November 18-19, 2020|
December 17, 2020
|November 13, 2020|
|January 20-21, 2021||January 15, 2021|
|February 17-18, 2021||February 12, 2021|
|April 21-22, 2021||April 16, 2021|
Please Note: All UNC Faculty Assembly meetings are held at the UNC System Office, Spangler Building, Board Room. The meetings commence at 8:00AM sharp.
Faculty Assembly Chairs
The following faculty members have served as Assembly chairs:
|1973-1974||Henry C. Cooke||NC State|
|1974-1976||Henry C. Ferrell||ECU|
|1976-1977||Vincent M. Foote||NC State|
|1977-1979 (Jan.)1||Roy Carroll||Appalachian|
|Feb. – June 1979||Helen M. Caldwell||ECSU|
|1979-1981||Shirley C. Browning||UNCA|
|1981-1984||Alan J. Hauser||Appalachian|
|1984-1986||James LeRoy Smith||ECU|
|1986-1987 (May)2||Betty Jo Welch||UNCW|
|1987-1988||Meada Gibb||N.C. A&T|
|1997-1999||Laura Gasaway||UNC-Chapel Hill|
|2003-2005||Jeff Passe||UNC Charlotte|
|2008-2010||Judith Wegner||UNC-Chapel Hill|
|2014-2016||Steve Leonard||UNC-Chapel Hill|
|2020-2021||Tim Ives, MD||UNC-Chapel Hill|
- Roy Carroll’s term ended when he was appointed Vice President for Planning at the UNC System Office.
- Betty Jo Welch died in office.