Dr. Charlotte Boettiger, an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience, was elected as the Academic Affairs representative for the Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee.
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has a long tradition of shared governance in which faculty plays key roles in decision-making about academic matters. In 1950, the Faculty Code of University of Government was adopted by the general faculty and it created an elected Faculty Council to legislate on the faculty’s behalf and revised the system of faculty committees that were to report annually to the council. According to the rules and procedures outlined in the Code as amended over the years since, the UNC Chapel Hill faculty has retained a strong voice as advisers to the Chancellor and other administrators on the academic matters that lie at the heart of the university’s mission.
Annual faculty elections for faculty-wide positions were held March 30 – April 9, 2018. The Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee is a faculty elective committee consisting of 12 elected members, six from the Division of Academic Affairs and six from the Division of Health Affairs. The Financial Exigency and Program Change committee discharges the functions provided under section 6 (Termination of Faculty Employment for Reasons of Financial Exigency or Program Change) of the Trustee Policies and Regulations Governing Academic Tenure. Dr. Boettiger will serve for a three-year term, effective 2018 to 2021.