Policies of Academic Freedom and Tenure
The University of North Carolina Wilmington
Approved by the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina - May 14, 1976, effective June 11, 1976; revisions approved July 20, 1979, effective July 20, 1979; revisions approved May 10, 1982, effective July 1, 1982; revisions approved November 11, 1994, effective December 9, 1995; revisions approved January 2001, effective July 1, 2001; revisions approved August 2007, effective August 2007; revisions approved October 2009.
This document sets forth the official policy of The University of North Carolina Wilmington regarding academic freedom, rights, and responsibilities, promotion, and tenure of its faculty. Fundamental in this policy are the concepts of academic freedom, rights, and responsibilities as stated in Chapter VI of the Code of The University of North Carolina. Equally fundamental is an explicit policy of promotion and tenure.
A faculty member may retire in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 135 of the North Carolina General Statutes or the Optional Retirement Plan offered by the UNC System. An eligible faculty member may participate in the university’s Phased Retirement Program in accordance with the applicable policy.