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Academic Oversight & Faculty Relations

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Dr. James W. Dean, Jr. serves as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Beginning in the summer of 2013, Dr. Dean assumed responsibility for the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes. More information can be found at the Provost’s website.

Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)
Appointed by the Chancellor, Lissa Broome, UNC Wells Fargo Professor of Banking Law, has served as the Faculty Athletics Representative since 2010. She can be reached at FAR@unc.edu. The general duties of the FAR are to:

  • Serve as an advisor to the Chancellor and the Director of Athletics as a liaison to the faculty.
  • Help ensure academic integrity and compliance with ACC and NCAA rule.
  • Assist in promoting a positive student-athlete experience at the University.

The FAR also represents the University within the ACC and participates in NCAA committees as requested.

ASPSA Advisory Committee
The ASPSA Advisory Committee was reconstituted in Fall 2013.The purpose of the committee is to advise the ASPSA about policies and procedures. The Advisory Committee, which meets twice a semester, is composed of faculty and staff from campus offices that provide direct service to students. Since Fall 2013, the Advisory Committee has provided perspective on topics including proctoring of exams, faculty involvement in annual academic awards events, and the infractions policy for missed tutoring sessions.

Faculty Athletics Committee (FAC)
The Faculty Athletics Committee’s (FAC) charge as delineated in § 4-7 of the Faculty Code is:

“…informing the faculty and advising the chancellor on any aspect of athletics, including, but not limited to, the academic experience of varsity athletes, athletic opportunities for members of the University community, and the general conduct and operation of the University’s athletic program.”

The Process Review Group (formerly Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group)
The Working Group led by new Provost James W. Dean, Jr. and Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham is taking a comprehensive approach to assessing and enhancing how the University provides academic support to student-athletes. For a detailed description of the 21 academic processes for student-athletes see the Process Review Group Website.