Service to the university through committee work is expected of all faculty members. To get a sense of the relative importance of service in each of the areas described below, consult with your department chairperson and other faculty.
The Faculty Assembly and its committees
The Faculty Assembly is the elected body representing the faculoty of the sixteen campuses. UNCW's delegates serve on the various committees of the assembly. The assembly and its committees meet in Chapel Hill four times a year. In addition, faculty serve on ad hoc committees and task forces for the university system.
Within the university, committee work is available on standing committees of the Faculty Senate, standing committees of the Graduate Council, autonomous faculty committees, ad hoc committees, and administrative committees.
Faculty are invited to express their committee preferences for standing committees of the Senate each spring. Elections of faculty to autonomous faculty committees are conducted each spring. The Senate's Election Procedures for Autonomous Faculty Committees describes the election process.
Faculty interested in the work of a particular committee should contact the chairperson of that committee. Membership lists for the different Senate committees and their chairpersons are available on the Senate web site.
College and school committees
The college and professional schools have standing and ad hoc committees that deal with a variety of issues. Faculty are usually informed of these and are often asked to indicate interest in serving on them.
Committees of UNCW departments
Academic departments typically have committees for matters such as curriculum development, program planning, hiring processes, and personnel reviews. To serve on these committees, contact the departmental chairperson.
Ad hoc and administrative committees
Ad hoc committees may be established by the Faculty Senate, administrators, departments, etc. to deal with specific issues. Faculty are usually informed of these and are often asked to indicate interest in serving on them.
Administrative committees include those that are established by administrators to accomplish certain tasks (e.g., review of courses by College and school curriculum committees), as well as those that are mandated or regulatory (e.g., Institutional Review Board, Radiation Safety Committee). Administrative committees of the chancellor and the provost and the charges of these committees are listed in this Handbook.