RFA provides professional education through its General Meetings, held quarterly at the Friday Center with a luncheon, speaker and timely and interesting educational programs. Recent speakers include Chancellor Carol Folt; Health Care Policy expert Dr. Jonathan Oberlander; Southern politics and journalism practitioner Ferrel Guillory, and UNC system President Margaret Spellings.
Another important benefit of membership is representation on the UNC-CH Faculty Council. The RFA elects two representatives. The current delegates are Andy Dobelstein (2017-2020) and Pat Pukkila (2015-2018). Your delegates are voting members of the Council. We also serve as guests on Faculty Council committees, and submit resolutions on your behalf. In the years in which a delegate’s term is expiring, all RFA members will receive a ballot by email in early April to fill the vacancy.