|Topic:||Develop faculty role in selection of Chancellors|
|Proposed by:||Governance Committee|
|Disposition:||Adopted 4/20/01; response received from President|
Whereas, the Chancellor of each university in the University of North Carolina performs as the primary executive, and
Whereas, the faculty of each university in the University of North Carolina is a primary component of that university's mission, and
Whereas, the faculty provides the basic educational, research and service component of each university, and
Whereas, the relationship between each Chancellor and Faculty of necessity must be one of benefit not only to the University, but to the People of North Carolina and
Whereas, a concern for the Common Good requires that these two entities perform in a positive and trusting manner,
BE IT RESOLVED:
That the President of the University develop, with the advice of the Faculty Assembly, a common process for involving faculty in the selection of Chancellors, and
That at least three faculty serving on the Chancellor's Search Committee to elected by the individual University's Faculty Council or Senate participate on each Chancellor's search committee, and
That, upon the nomination of the finalists in any Chancellor Search Committee, that those candidates meet with the Faculty on that campus, and
That the Chancellor candidates address each Faculty Council or Senate as to the vision of the Candidate would bring to the individual University.
President Broad responded by memo on April 25, 2002, as follows:
Section 100.1 (Appendix 1) of the UNC Policy Manual defines a procedure for the selection of chancellors. As I reported to the Faculty Assembly on February 16, 2001, these procedures require that faculty representatives be appointed to the committee. I encourage Search Committee chairs to include committee members who are broadly representative of their campuses while ensuring that committees are balanced by gender, discipline, etc. The committee must decide whether it will bring finalists to the campus or keep them confidential until the end of the search. The selection of faculty representatives on Search Committees is a campus-based decision delegated to the Board of Trustees. The Search Committee, not the Office of the President, makes decisions about the search process, including the interview process.