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Academic Affairs Faculty Governance records

Identifier: UA0178

Scope and Contents

The Academic Affairs Faculty Governance Records consist of records of the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1966-2014) as held by the Office of Academic Affairs. Records include those of the Faculty Council, Faculty Executive Committee, Faculty President, and Standing Committees of the Faculty Council. Other records relate to various other committees and councils with faculty involvement. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, course and curriculum proposals, consent calendars, drafts of the faculty constitution, speeches, correspondence, and subject files. Minutes do not represent a complete run. See also the Faculty Governance Records (UA0042).

The collection is arranged in the following ten series: Constitution and Standing Rules; Faculty President; Faculty Council; Faculty Executive Committee; Committees of the Faculty Council; Other Committees and Councils; Course and Curriculum Files; Issues; University Administration; Faculty Retreats.

See the Scope and Contents note for each series and the Processing Information note for more information.


  • 1966 - 2014


Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.


Copyright held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative History

Prior to 1965, the director or president of the college served as chairman of the faculty. When Charlotte College became part of the University of North Carolina (1965), the chancellor of the university also served as chairman and presiding officer at the meetings of the faculty and the newly organized Faculty Executive Committee (FEC). In 1972, a new constitution was adopted, and a separate president of the faculty was elected by faculty members to represent them to the administration. Previously, the secretary of the faculty was often perceived as the spokesman for the group, rather than the chairman, since the secretary was an elected officer.

In 1978, further modifications were made to the faculty constitution with the creation of the Faculty Council, which took over most of the functions of the General Faculty. The council membership changes as new administrative positions are created, but it has included the chancellor, members of the FEC, several of the vice chancellors, deans of the colleges, the director of the library, and one faculty member from each department.

Since 2000 many of these records have been kept electronically on the Academic Affairs Faculty Governance website; very little is transferred to the University Archives. As of 2017, minutes dating from 2005 are available on the Faculty Council’s website (http://facultygovernance.uncc.edu/faculty-council/agendas-minutes). This site is preserved and made available via Archive-It, a partner of the Internet Archive. Please see Special Collections and University Archives staff for access.

Faculty Presidents

2019- Joel Avrin - Mathematics and Statistics

2017-2019 Richard Leeman - Communication Studies

2016-2017 Lisa Walker - Sociology

2015-2016 Jeffrey Leak - English

2014-2015 Gregory Starrett - Anthropology

2013-2014 Eddy Souffrant - Philosophy

2012-2013 Ed Jernigan - Management

2011-2012 Michael Green - Reading and Elementary Education

2010-2011 Charles Bodkin - Marketing

2009-2010 Alan Freitag - Communications

2008-2009 Sonya Harden - Nursing

2007-2008 Mary (Kim) Harris - Mathematics [served two terms, see 2004-2005]

2006-2007 Margaret P. (Meg) Morgan - English

2005-2006 Rosemary Booth - Management

2004-2005 Kim Harris - Mathematics

2003-2004 Richard Toenjes - Philosophy

2002-2003 Yogendra Kakad - Electrical and Computer Engineering

2001-2002 Ann Newman - Family and Community Nursing

2000-2001 Lee Gray - Architecture

1999-2000 Richard White - Counseling and Special Education

1998-1999 Jeff Passe - Reading and Elementary Education

1997-1998 Pamela Sofras - Dance and Theater

1996-1997 Richard Lejk - Computer Science

1995-1996 Rafic Z. Makki - Electrical Engineering

1994-1995 Sallie Middleton Ives - Geography and Women's Studies

1993-1994 Michael Andrew Pearson - Sociology

1992-1993 Albert Anthony Maisto - Psychology

1991-1992 Thomas Michael Corwin - Physics

1990-1991 Loy Hahn Witherspoon - Religious Studies [see also: 1976-1977]

1989-1990 Paula Ann Goolkasian - Psychology

1988-1989 Terrel Lee Rhodes - Political Science

1987-1988 James Holt McGavran, Jr. - English

1986-1987 Timothy Dean Mead - Political Science

1985-1986 Robert Joseph Coleman - Electrical Engineering

1984-1985 James Winford Selby - Psychology

1983-1984 Theodore Self Arrington - Political Science

1982-1983 Virginia Shaw Guerin - Business Administration

1981-1982 Anne Royal Newman - English

1980-1981 James Richard Kuppers - Chemistry

1979-1980 Robert John Mundt - Political Science

1978-1979 George Seymour Rent - Sociology

1977-1978 Edward Spalding Perzel - History

1976-1977 Loy Hahn Witherspoon - Religious Studies [see also: 1990-1991]

1975-1976 Gerald Whitney Stone, Jr. - Economics

1974-1975 Edward Byron St. Clair - Religious Studies

1972-1974 Robert George Williams - Economics and Business Administration


45.453 Linear Feet (109 boxes [108 letter document cases; 1 legal document case])

7.112 Megabytes




Records of faculty governance functions as held by the Office of Academic Affairs from 1966 to 2014. Includes agendas and minutes of the Faculty Council and Faculty Executive Committee, annual reports, course and curriculum proposals, and other material from various committees.

Related Materials

Previous versions of the Faculty Governance website dating back to 2015 have been archived and are available at: https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-841/*/http://facultygovernance.uncc.edu/

Faculty Governance Records (UA0042)

University Governance Committee Records (UA0189)

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Subject Files (RG 6)

University of North Carolina System Records (UA0434)

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Records (UA0091) - See Alphabetical Subject Files D-G

Processing Information

Originally, this collection consisted of ten accessions that were either unprocessed or were processed in varying degrees, each as a separate collection. In January 2018, archives assistant Olivia Eanes merged these collections into this single collection titled Academic Affairs Faculty Governance Records.

Physically within each accession, the files were kept in the order in which they were in January 2018, when identified to be merged. In some cases, the files had been processed already and were possibly rearranged during that time. In cases where the files had not yet been inventoried, files were only rearranged intellectually (in the created inventory) at the time of the merge; physical order was maintained as received. In creating the finding aid inventory, some file titles were expanded from what is on the physical folder to aid researcher understanding. In other cases, files that, years prior to merging, were inventoried with different titles than those on the physical folders were changed back to their original titles during the merge process.

The files in Accession UA2013-001 (Boxes 59-61) were received filed by the following headings: Faculty Council Structures and Committee Report Summaries; Standing Committees; Miscellaneous Committees; FEC (Faculty Executive Committee) Meetings and Items; Faculty Council Meetings; Faculty Governance Structure; Issues; and Faculty Assembly. During the merge, the files were kept in the physical order in which they were received but, when inventoried, were added into the appropriate series in the merged collection.

There are no folders 5-8 in Box 21.

In January 2018, four files of copy request invoices and monthly account statements were destroyed per the retention schedule (GU80, GU61).
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections: spec-coll@uncc.edu; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States