- Goldmine: Root
- University History
- UNC Charlotte Oral History Interviews
- William T. Jeffers Interviews on UNC Charlotte History
- James H. Woodward oral history interview 4, 2014 September 16
James H. Woodward oral history interview 4, 2014 September 16
Dr. James H. Woodward, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1989-2005, discusses initiatives taken to increase faculty support and faculty quality during his tenure. He notes that one of his first efforts was to diversify his Executive Council during his first year as Chancellor. In addition Dr. Woodward describes university policy changes that included protections for sexual orientation--noting that UNC Charlotte was the second campus in the UNC System to implement these changes. He continues with a discussion of new initiatives to recognize faculty at UNC Charlotte through the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professorship for Teaching. Dr. Woodward credits current chancellor Philip L. Dubois (then Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs) for taking the lead in creating these awards, and he recalls the achievements of several award winners during his tenure. Other topics discussed include the revision of the Faculty Tenure Document as well as efforts to address pay disparity between male and female employees. Dr. Woodward concludes the interview discussing the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and why it was important for UNC Charlotte to join this organization.