The ChancellorThe Chancellor is the administrative and executive head of the university and exercises complete executive authority therein, subject to the direction of the Board of Trustees and the President.
The duties of the Chancellor, which are summarized here, are described in full in Section 502 of The Code.
The Chancellor is responsible for carrying out policies of the Board of Governors and of the Board of Trustees and for keeping the President, the Board of Governors (through the President), and the Board of Trustees fully informed concerning the operations and needs of the institution. As of June 30 of each year the Chancellor prepares for the Board of Governors and for the Board of Trustees a detailed report on the operation of the institution for the preceding year. The Chancellor attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Subject to policies prescribed by the Board of Governors and by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor makes recommendations for the appointment, promotion, removal, and compensation of personnel within the institution and for the development of educational programs.
The Chancellor presents to the President all matters concerning the institution which are to be considered by the Board of Governors or any of its committees. In accordance with prescribed administrative procedures uniformly applicable to all constituent institutions, the Chancellor participates in the development of the proposed budget of The University of North Carolina.
The Chancellor is the official medium of communication between the President and all vice chancellors, deans, chairpersons of departments, directors and all other administrative officers, faculty members, students and employees. The Chancellor is also the official medium of communication between the Board of Trustees and all individuals, officials, agencies and organizations, both within and without the institution.
Subject to policies established by the Board of Governors, the Board of Trustees, or the President, the Chancellor is the leader and official spokesperson for the institution. The Chancellor promotes the educational excellence and general development and welfare of the institution and defines the scope and authority of faculties, councils, committees and officers of the institution.
The Chancellor is a member of all faculties and other academic bodies of the institution and has the right to preside over the deliberations of any legislative bodies of the faculties of the institution. The Chancellor is responsible for ensuring that there exists in the institution a faculty council or senate which is either the general faculty or a subset of the faculty, a majority of whom are elected by and from the members of the faculty. Although the faculty is served by a president elected either by the general faculty or by the council or senate, the Chancellor may attend and preside over all meetings of the council or senate.
The Chancellor ensures the establishment of appropriate procedures within the institution to provide faculty the means to give advice with respect to questions of academic policy and institutional governance, with particular emphasis upon matters of curriculum, degree requirements, instructional standards, and grading criteria.
Subject to the policies and regulations of the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor exercises full authority in the regulation of student affairs and in matters of student discipline in the institution. In the discharge of this duty, the Chancellor may delegate such authority to faculty committees and to administrative or other officers of the institution or to agencies of student government.