Committees of the Faculty Assembly

The Faculty Assembly has seven standing committees: The Executive Committee, HMSI, and Senate Chairs committees are long-standing. The four additional standing committees are Communications, Educational Policy, Faculty Welfare, and Governance and Strategic Planning. A special Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has also been formed to study and address this issue across the system.

Faculty Assembly Standing Committees

Communications Committee

Charge
  1. Continue the implementation of the new Faculty Assembly web page on the new UNC System website.  Once completed, orient the Faculty Assembly to it.
  2. Continue to develop and outline the components of an enhanced communication structure for the Assembly and its activities.
  3. Working with System Office staff, continue the work on developing an on-line academic journal, with plans for implementation by the end of Spring Semester 2021.
  4. Prepare a “Day in the Life of” survey to be sent to the current faculty senate chairs of all 17 institutions.  Following that, work with UNC-TV and UNC Press to outline the production steps.
  5. Partnering with other stakeholders – (potential COVID-19 interim focus) students, staff, veterans, general assembly, etc. (Impact on)
Members
FirstLastInstitution
AnthonyChow (Co-Chair)UNC GREENSBORO
KaceyDigiacinto (Co-Chair)ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
CristianeDamascenoUNC GREENSBORO
GregoryJarvisNORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH
HansKellnerNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
AbigailMannUNC PEMBROKE
NancySmithWINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
DebraSmithUNC CHARLOTTE
NancySmithWINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
RichardSpontakNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
JennyWomackUNC CHAPEL HILL

Educational Policy Committee

Charge
  1. Serve as a faculty-response for all issues, both immediate and on-going, pertaining to COVID-19 and its impact on educational planning for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  2. When implemented, serve as a resource and represent the faculty/Faculty Assembly for the next System strategic planning process.
  3. Where indicated, serve as an educational resource for the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs, and the Special Committee on Strategic Initiatives.
Members
FirstLastInstitution
MelodieGalloway (Co-Chair)UNC ASHEVILLE
ReneeLamphere (Co-Chair)UNC PEMBROKE
ChrisAshwellNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
RalphBarrettNORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
ScottBradshawELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
MimiChapmanUNC CHAPEL HILL
ChetDildayFAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
LornaGrantNORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
SusanHardenUNC CHARLOTTE
LoraHolland GoldthwaiteUNC ASHEVILLE
RosemaryHopcroftUNC CHARLOTTE
ElizabethKlaimonUNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
KeethanKleinerNORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH
ClarkMadduxAPPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
WadeMakiUNC GREENSBORO
RogerNarayanNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
HamidNematiUNC GREENSBORO
BenjaminSibleyAPPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
JimWestermanAPPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Special Committee)

Charge
  1. Review for completeness the section of the UNC Policy Manual (i.e., 300.8.5 = Policy on Diversity and Inclusion within the University of North Carolina) and a corresponding regulation (300.8.S[R)) and offer potential revisions or amendments, where appropriate.
  2. Through contact with identified and appropriate individuals on each campus, identify and assemble the best practices of activities pertaining to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
  3. Identify the best speakers and training programs on diversity, inclusiveness, and equity in higher education, and serve as a clearinghouse for its dissemination.
  4. When requested, provide the combined Board of Governors, Faculty Assembly, Staff Assembly, and Association of Student Governments Task Force on Equity with adequate and specific resources and perspectives.
  5. Serve as a data and statistics repository for campus activities related to diversity and inclusion.
Members
FirstLastInstitution
NicoleDobbins (Co-Chair)NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
AnthonyChow (Co-Chair)UNC GREENSBORO
RalphBarrettNORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
CherryBeasleyUNC PEMBROKE
MishaBeckerUNC CHAPEL HILL
MariettaCameronUNC ASHEVILLE
JoyceClappUNC GREENSBORO
SarahDaynesUNC GREENSBORO
DerrickMillerUNC WILMINGTON
JeniParkerEAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
PamelaReisEAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
EllenRosenbergUNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
VaughnSchmutzUNC CHARLOTTE
GayleTurnerAPPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
MikeWakefordUNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Faculty Assembly Executive Committee (FAEC)

Charge
  1. Review the structure and functions of the other committees
  2. Chair the committees and task forces
  3. Prepare the agenda for Faculty Assembly meetings.
Members
NameTitleTermInstitution
Tim IvesChair 2020-2022UNC-CH
Barbara HowardVice-Chair 2019-2021ASU
Anthony ChowSecretary2020-2021UNCG
Russell RobinsonParliamentarian2020-2021NCCU
Mesia SteedHMSI Chair2020-2021WSSU
Jeff PopkeDelegate 5 2020-2021ECU
Nicole DobbinsDelegate 4 2020-2021NC A&T
Renee LamphereDelegate 32020-2021UNCP
Kacey DiGiacintoDelegate 2 2020-2021ECSU
Kim TranAt-Large 2020-2021FSU
Melodie GallowayAt-Large 2020-2021UNCA

Faculty Welfare Committee

Charge
  1. Safeguard faculty agency in terms of teaching, governance, scholarship and service. Review data from the most recent Employee Engagement Survey to make recommendations to system stakeholders to inform system recommendations and or establish needed policies for faculty welfare, specifically in the areas of safety and security, wellness, faculty workload and administrative burden, and faculty morale.
  2. Review the current and proposed levels of coverage for the State Health Plan and make recommendations for adjustment/improvement in collaboration with the System Office.
  3. Develop a Subcommittee devoted to the investigation of the provision of mental health services for students, staff, and faculty across the 17-campus system.  The subcommittee will:
  • Review the current status of services provided by the System Office, as well as review the proposed model to be put forth by faculty at North Carolina Central University (David Green, Russell Robinson, et al.).
  • Review the currently available programs for faculty and staff on mental health awareness.
  • Make recommendations for System-wide improvements.
Members
FirstLastInstitution
RussellRobinson (Co-Chair)NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
MelodieGalloway (Co-Chair)UNC ASHEVILLE
ChrisAshwellEAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CarolynBirdEAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
KarenFord-EickhoffUNC CHARLOTTE
JuliusHarpNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
PurificaciónMartínezWESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
KadenceOttoNORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
WilliamRandleNORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
RalphScottNORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY

Governance/Strategic Planning Committee

Charge
  1. Review the proposed revision of the 2005 Shared Governance document before approval and System-wide dissemination.
  2. Develop a primer of the tenure process to inform members of the Board of Governors, Boards of Trustees, and legislators in the General Assembly.
  3. Review all of the policy, bylaws, and other governing documents pertaining to the Assembly on the new System website, and recommend all additions, deletions, or amendments.
  4. Review, revise, or create a mission statement for the UNC System Faculty Assembly.
Members
FirstLastInstitution
JeffPopke (Co-Chair)EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
RussellRobinson (Co-Chair)NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
PhoebeAjibadeNORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
JanHannigUNC CHAPEL HILL
RiikkaSaralaUNC GREENSBORO
VickiSzaboWESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
JimWestermanAPPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Historically Minority-Serving Institutions Committee:  Chair, Mesia Steed

Charge
  1. Advocate for the collective and individual needs of HMSIs, including equity in funding, faculty positions, salaries, and professional development opportunities.
  2. Promote the excellence and innovation of HMSIs.
  3. Enhance the communication between HMSIs, with the System Office, BOG and the Faculty Assembly.
  4. Partner with the Board of Governors Committee on HMSIs.

Members: Renee Lamphere

Senate Chairs Committee

Charge
  1. Work with the Communications Committee to identify both student and faculty who exemplify the high ideals of student success and academic excellence on their respective campuses.
  2. Outline a plan for all 17 campuses to implement the best practices for faculty governance as suggested in the proposed shared governance document. Review all of the policies, bylaws, and other governing documents pertaining to the Faculty Assembly on the new System website, and recommend all additions, deletions, or amendments.
  3. Review all of the policies, bylaws, and other governing documents pertaining to the Faculty Assembly on the new System website, and recommend all additions, deletions, or amendments.
  4. Work with campus administration to secure an ex officio role at each of the campus Boards of Trustees (aka “Constituent Representative
Faculty Senate/Council Chairs, 2020-2021
ChairInstitution
Barbara Howard (Co-Chair & Vice Chair of Faculty Assembly)ASU
Anthony Chow (Co-Chair)UNCG
Michael BehrentASU
Scott BradshawECSU
Purificacion MartinezECU
Julius HarpNC A&T
Hans KellnerNC STATE
Ralph BarrettNCCU
Keethan KleinerNCSSM
Mimi ChapmanUNC-CH
Marietta CameronUNCA
Joel AvrinUNCC
Chet DildayUNCFSU
Abigail MannUNCP
Mike WakefordUNCSA
Nathan GroveUNCW
Kadence (“Kadie”) OttoWCU
Mesia SteedWSSU