Faculty Development & Welfare Subcommittee (FDW)

Chair: Scott Hicks

Secretary: Christopher Woolley


The Subcommittee on Faculty Development and Welfare examines all proposals and policies relating to faculty, and shall, as necessary, makes recommendations to the Faculty and Institutional Affairs Committee on such matters. Among the areas of concern of the Faculty Development and Welfare Subcommittee are the following: Faculty development, evaluation, and criteria governing appointment and retention procedures; salary scale, leaves of absence, sabbaticals, fringe benefits, resignations, recognition of retirees, grievances, and collegiality. The Subcommittee also administers the James F. Hubbard Faculty Leave Fund.

Committee Members

  • Scott Hicks, (Ex officio, Teaching & Learning Center Director) Chair
  • Dennis Edgell, (NSM, 2023-2025)
  • Christopher Woolley, Secretary (LETT, 2023-2025)
  • Namyeon Lee (ARTS, 2022-2024)
  • Sandra Plata-Potter (EDUC, 2022-2024)
  • Bishwa Koirala (SBS, 2023-2025)
  • Keara Ndhlovu (CHS, 2022-2024)
  • Angela Revels, Asst VC for Human Resources


The Subcommittee meets on the second Thursday of each month during the regular Academic year.


Click here for Academic Year 2023-2024 Agendas and Minutes. 


The James F. Hubbard Faculty Award

The fund was established by retired UNCP professor James F. Hubbard to assist full-time faculty in their professional endeavors in study, research, travel, and writing. The amount of the award (up to $1,000), dependent upon available funds, shall be determined by the Subcommittee on Faculty Development & Welfare. 


  • This incentive is available for expenditure throughout the academic year, including summer and intersessions.
  • The recipient must be tenured.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and funded as monies are available.
  • Partially completed applications will not be considered.
  • Considering equally meritorious projects, priority will first be given to the faculty member who has taught at the University fulltime for the longest period and second to applicants who do not have current funding. 
  • Failure to provide a final report after completion may affect whether an applicant’s potential for future funding of this award.


Individuals who wish to apply for the award must complete this application (link), entering the following information:

  • Name
  • Tenure status
  • Number of years employed, and number of years employed in rank, at UNCP
  • Project title
  • Project timeline
  • Proposed activities for award funding
  • Project objectives
  • Project budget
  • Solicitation and/or securing of additional funding, if applicable
  • Affirmation of pledge to provide a report, and provision of consent for its publication via the Subcommittee’s website, within 30 days of the conclusion of the semester during which award-funded work was undertaken.

For more information, contact the chair of the Subcommittee on Faculty Development & Welfare.