Division of Student Affairs

Faculty Resources


Welcome, UNCW faculty! This webpage was developed as a resource hub to assist you in your roles as educators, teachers, and instructors at UNCW. While these resources may also exist in other portals at UNCW, we hope this singular site will provide you answers to questions you may have as you teach and help our students, and will enable you to use myriad useful tools that already exist at UNCW. The Division of Student Affairs is here to support and partner with you, and help you focus on the priorities of teaching, research and service, while we focus on various student-related issues that emerge for our learners. 

If you cannot find the information you are seeking on this site, please let us know so we can consider adding additional information to this portal. Thank you for all you do for UNCW students! 

Center for Teaching Excellence
Faculty/Staff Guide for Managing Distressed or Disruptive Students
Faculty Notification of Emergencies and Extended Class Absences
Faculty Resources by Department
New Faculty Orientation Presentation
Student Affairs Departments
Student Behavioral Intervention Team (SBIT)
Syllabus Content
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
    The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is dedicated to assisting the University in fulfilling its commitment to strengthening undergraduate and graduate instruction. CTE recognizes that excellence in teaching is only achieved through teaching scholarship, which involves continuous scrutiny of course content and methods of instruction, knowledge of modern educational techniques and practices, and analysis of the effects of different teaching methods on student learning. Developing new courses and improving existing ones are fundamental to maintaining the integrity and vitality of the University's educational programs. 

  • Faculty/Staff Guide for Managing Distressed or Disruptive Students (a.k.a. the "Teal Folder" or "911 Folder")
    This guide will provide you a range of resources for help managing students who are in need of key resources, or who are distressed or disruptive in your presence. If you would like a physical copy of the file folder, please email Amy Hector.

  • Faculty Notification of Emergencies and Extended Class Absences (Emergency Emails) 
    The purpose of a "Faculty Notification" (also commonly referred to as "emergency emails") is to inform faculty in a timely manner when students will be out of class for an unforeseen emergency or crisis.  Generally, a notification is sent for students who have experienced a situation where they need to leave immediately to address a personal issue, which may include a death in the family, a serious injury, illness or hospitalization. 

    Our office does not excuse absences and we strongly encourage students to connect with faculty as soon as is practical and when they return to determine the best course of action for the class.  The email will always contain language that reminds the student that we do not excuse absences. 

    There is no expectation or requirement that students contact our office or request a faculty notification if they are capable of doing so themselves.  We generally do not notify faculty "after the fact" or if students tell us that they have already contacted the faculty and made them aware of the situation on their own. 

  • Faculty Resources by Department 
    1. Campus Life Arts & Programs
    2. CARE
    3. Career Center
    4. Community Standards 
    5. Counseling Center
      1. Making Referrals
    6. Disability Resource Center
    7. Office of the Dean of Students
    8. Office of Student Leadership & Engagement
    9. University Learning Center

  • Forms
    1. Academic Dishonesty Reporting Form (Honor Code Violation)
      If you have additional questions, please direct your inquiries to Dr. Chip Phillips in the Office of the Dean of Students.
    2. Campus Recreation Access/Membership Form
      Staff may visit the Campus Recreation office to complete enrollment forms or complete the above Membership Application and User Agreement and forward to the Campus Recreation Office mailbox # 5923. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Recreation Office at 962-7443. 
    3. Concern for Student Form 
      If you have additional questions, please direct your inquiries to Amy Hector in the Office of the Dean of Students.
    4. Harassment, Discrimination (Including Sexual Misconduct), and Retaliation On-Line Complaint Form
  • New Faculty Orientation Presentation (August 11, 2020)

  • Policies
    TheUNCW policies website is an index and repository for all official university UNCW policies. The following policies are organized here for your convenience and can be found through the UNCW policies website as well.
    1. Academic Honor Code
    2. Communicable Disease Policy Statement 
    3. Disability Accommodations for Students
    4. Employee Matters/Policies
    5. Ethics Policy
    6. Faculty Handbook
    7. Grievance Procedure Student  
    8. Improper Relationships Between Students and Employees 
    9. Policy on Illegal Drugs
    10. Reporting and Investigating Misuse or Theft of University Property 
    11. Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Pets 
    12. Student Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct Policy (including Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking)
    13. Title IX Grievance Policy
    14. Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

  • Starfish
    Starfish gives you a convenient way to keep track of your students and share campus-wide student success resources or support at the moment it's needed most. It also allows your students to easily book an appointment with you or someone else who can help.

  • Student Affairs Departments

  • Student Behavioral Intervention Team (SBIT): 
    1. Addresses reports of troubling (inappropriate, disruptive, or harmful) patterns of student behavior 
    2. Recommends proactive and non-punitive approaches to help to remain students focused obtain on resources health and which enable them to remain focused on health and achieving success 
    3. Minimizes negative impacts on the student’s and their peers’ overall academic experience 
    4. Identifies students who may pose a threat of harm to self or others 

      SBIT meets regularly to review students of concern. The team identifies, investigates, assesses, and monitors high risk student behaviors. 

      After collective consultation, the team makes recommendations for action including referral to internal and external resources or temporary separation from UNCW. Student recommendations and the resolution of troubling and disruptive behaviors are always governed by a course of action that balances the best interest of the student with those of the UNCW community. 

      The cross-functional SBIT team includes professionals who represent: Student Health Services, Counseling Center, Housing & Residence Life, Office of the Dean of Students, Academic Associate/Assistant Deans, University Police, CARE, and University College. 

      SBIT is UNCW’s central place to report students with behaviors of concern. If you are concerned about a student’s behavior, please contact the Student Affairs Case Manager in the Office of the Dean of Students at 910-962-3119 or fill out a Concern for Student Form. 

  • Syllabus Content
    • As you make decisions on what to include in your syllabi, consider imbedding clear parameters on issues such as:
      • The need for students to be on time for class.
      • Whether you permit students to have/use cell phones and other technology in class.
      • Whether you permit students to eat or drink in class.
      • Whether you permit students to work together in groups or not.
      • Clear language on expectations about academic integrity (see Academic Honor Code).

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Check out our Community Connections and Wavelink pages for opportunities.
    • At the end of each semester, join the campus community to celebrate UNCW’s graduates. Faculty are encouraged to participate in the ceremony.
      • Click here for Commencement participation and information.