The daculty of UNC Charlotte are charged with the responsibility for making policy decisions regarding the curriculum, academic standards, and the allocation of internal research funds. Also, the faculty are charged with important advisory responsibilities regarding working schedule and conditions, the University budget, facilities planning, administrative appointments and other elements of institutional policy and operation. These responsibilities are conducted through a system of shared governance.
This call to nominate and elect faculty is for positions that are University-wide. There are other faculty governance positions (members of Faculty Council standing committees, Faculty Council representatives, etc.) that are elected college-wide or department-wide and those units will handle their own election processes.