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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, Faculty Senate members are working remotely in an effort to best support our campus community. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

University Councils

University councils are representative faculty committees as defined in Board Policy section 2-3-104(3). The Faculty Senate is empowered to receive and consider reports and policy recommendations from University councils. 
University councils may recommend policies affecting the faculty and the University, adopt bylaws which shall govern their operations, and recommend rules and regulations which govern admission and degree requirements and the authorization and supervision of courses and curricula. 
University councils are described in Board Policy section 2-3-107.

Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council is a representative faculty council as defined in 2-3-104(3), Representative Faculty Committees, that is established to represent and act on behalf of the faculty in the governance of the undergraduate programs at UNC.

A full description of the structure and duties of the Undergraduate Council may be found in the Board of Trustees Policy Manual, 2-3-107(1).

Liberal Arts Council

The Liberal Arts Council (LAC) represents, and acts on behalf of the faculty in the governance of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. The Council promotes the value of the study of the liberal arts as the foundation of learning for all UNC students, and works to ensure, through continuous assessment and improvements, that the core criteria continue to be met and that effective learning takes place in the core.

A full description of the structure and duties of the Liberal Arts Council may be found in the Board of Trustees Policy Manual, 2-3-107(2).

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council (GC) is a representative faculty council, as defined in 2-3-104(c),
Representative Faculty Committees of this constitution, that is established to represent and act on behalf of the graduate faculty in the governance of graduate programs in the
University.

A full description of the structure and duties of the Graduate Council may be found in the Board of Trustees Policy Manual, 2-3-107(3).

Professional Education Council

The Professional Education Council (PEC) is a representative faculty council, as defined in
2-3-104(3), Representative Faculty Committees, of this constitution, that is established to represent and act on behalf of the Teacher Education Faculty in the governance of teacher education programs in the University. 

A full description of the structure and duties of the Professional Education Council may be found in the Board Policy Manual, 2-3-107(4).