The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 10-22-2012


The UNCG Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons seeks faculty and staff fellows for the spring semester 2013 in the following areas of focus: online instruction, experiential education, classroom teaching, mentoring of non tenure
track faculty, mentoring of graduate students, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. During these one-semester fellowships, dedicated professionals will undertake meaningful processes and dialogues as well as disseminate scholarly
work for the benefit of the university. Fellows will negotiate specific work plans and products with FTLC staff. If selected, each fellow will receive compensation in the form of a course release, where applicable, as an add pay to salary, or funds may be deposited in your department or division with the discretion to use them (within state regulations) for your benefit.
To apply for a fellowship, simply fill out an online application and inform your department head, director, or dean, as appropriate, of your interest.

Use this online application

APPLICATIONS DUE: 15 November 2012, 5pm

NOTIFICATIONS MADE: 01 December 2012

FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: 01 January 2013 to 15 May 2013

The Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons offers three types of grants to anyone who teaches a course at UNCG: course mini-grants; course or curriculum re-design grants; and scholarship of teaching and learning grants.

course mini-grants up to $500) : to offset costs related to innovative instruction for specific needs within a given course (beyond E&T funds); MATCH REQUIRED : must be matched 1:1 by department or division;

course/curriculum re-design grants ($1,000-$3,000) : to revise an individual course, a set of courses, or an entire departmental curriculum; MATCH REQUIRED: must be matched 1:1 by department or division;

scholarship of teaching and learning grants ($1,000-$2,000) : to disseminate scholarship and creative work of benefit to teaching and learning though encouraged, NO MATCH REQUIRED

ALL GRANTS HAVE ROLLING DEADLINES. Limited funding available and distributed on a first come first served basis. The number of grants awarded and their precise amounts of each award are both dependent on resources in the FTLC budget.

All grants require a final report and, if applicable, presentation of material in an FTLC workshop or event. Use this online application for any of the grants categories.

The Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching will be held 15-17 February 2013 at Koury Convention Center. The Lilly Conference organization maintains responsibility for the conference organization and details. By arrangement with Lilly, Undergraduate Studies and the FTLC will be able to offer discounted registration of $50 for members of the university community who wish to attend the conference. For anyone presenting from UNCG, the Conference will provide free passes for full participation. Deadline for proposal submissions is 05 November 2012.

And don’t forget….we celebrate the Faculty Center takeover on 01 November from 4-6pm!

All School Meeting 10/19

Click here to download the power point from last week’s All School Meeting.


The IN Box

Questions, concerns, problems, ideas, suggestions, proposals, complaints, compliments, details, praise, or polish that you would like to be addressed by the Staff Coalition, click here.


Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Click here to register.


The International Programs Center [IPC] is offering this workshop to help UNCG faculty and staff increase awareness of their own cultural background and heighten their intercultural sensitivity (a lifelong learning experience). This three-hour workshop centers around Milton Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), a model of the development of one’s worldview structure. According to Bennett, “The underlying assumption of the model is that as one’s experience of cultural difference becomes more sophisticated, one’s competence in intercultural relations potentially increases.”.

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. The IPC staff will provide light refreshments.


NOTE: All enrollees are required to register for the workshop at least one week in advance to allow time to complete the 30-minute online Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). There is an $11.00 fee which must be paid before taking the online IDI. Upon enrollment, a BANFIN-33 will be provided to you. If you have any questions please contact Gwenne R. Causey,, 4-9795.

Instructor: Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center.
Learning Module Credit: Managerial/Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Diversity, Performance Management.


Dean’s Coffee Talks
Please join Dean Wixson for an upcoming “coffee chat”. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome. The next sessions will be held in SOEB 301 on the following dates/times:
11/13 – 9:00


LIS – Online Teaching Workshop
LIS is offering an online teaching workshop for all SOE faculty on the morning of 11/9/12. We will also put in the SOE Announcements for the next several weeks.


SOE Online Learning Brown Bag Lunch
This is an opportunity for individuals who are currently teaching, creating, or thinking about online learning to get together for some conversation about any and all topics related to online learning.  A welcome is extended to anyone who would like to attend!  For a recap of the meeting and to stay abreast of what is going on, check out the new School of Education Online Learning Blog!    This newly developed blog will also serve as a repository of online tips, best practices, videos, etc. to assist you and your students as you navigate through the world of online learning.
Presented below are some highlights.
Monthly Meetings:
Mark your calendars – School of Education Online Learning Brown Bag Luncheons will be held the first Monday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.


Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Murray on the publication of her book

Responding to Family Violence: A Comprehensive Research-based Guide for Therapists.

Along with co-author Kelly Graves, Dr. Murray has crafted a thorough overview of the extant literature relating to the assessment and treatment of the multiple forms of family violence.

The book is a unique contribution to the family violence literature in that the spectrum of violence that may occur within families is discussed along with approaches to treatment. Topics explored include; intimate partner violence, battering, treating couples experiencing intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, treatment of adult survivors of child maltreatment, abuse of vulnerable populations, substance abuse and family violence, prevention of family violence, and self-care for therapists.

This highly accessible 449-page volume is an ideal course text or a ready resource for the practicing counselor. Published by Routledge (ISBN: 978-0-415-88561-4) copies may be purchased at


Dr. Chow, as one of the three founders of the NSF funded STARS Alliance and executive board member, presented a poster session in the atrium of the National Science Foundation on Monday 10/15 about how the STARS project originated, how it was designed to function, and all of the positive personal and professional impact it has had on him over the past six years. As a non-tenure track faculty member and doctoral student at Florida State in 2006 when the grant was originally written and funded, Dr. Chow proceeded to earn his doctorate, become an assistant professor in library and information studies (LIS) at UNCG, and also brought the STARS Alliance to UNCG’s computer science and information systems departments during the 2011-2012 academic year.


The central activity of STARS (Students and Technology in Academia, Research, and Service) is the STARS Leadership Corps which promotes student engagement as the center piece for service activities to increase retention, recruitment, and bridging among college and university peers as well as k-12 students. STARS began as a southeastern alliance of 10 universities and colleges in 2006, grew to 20 partners in 2008, and now has expanded nationally to 42 institutions.


Dr. Chow’s research through this project has focused on age-appropriate web design, which will be published in the month’s volume of Educational Technology and Society, and STEM identity formation (what about STEM resonates with college, high school, and middle school students?) which was presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, the top conference in information systems, as a poster in Shanghai China and was published as part of the proceedings.


Per Dr. Chow, “Without a doubt, helping dream up and build the STARS Alliance to what it is today so that it impacts so many college and k-12 students in the persistent pursuit of broadening participation and computing across the country, is one of my proudest professional accomplishments and contributions to society. It has reinforced for me why I love being a faculty member, which has allowed me the honor and privilege of impacting many students through my teaching, research, and service.”


Brian Clarida and his Principal Fellows at Eastlawn Elementary School in Burlington coordinated a community day at Eastlawn Elementary School in Burlington.  Eastlawn is a high-needs school that is on the NC turnaround school list. A year and a half ago it was reconstituted and has been led since then by an ELC EdD grad as principal, and 2 Assistant Principals who are ELC MSA/PMC grads.  The article can be viewed here.


Congratulations to Dr. Cashwell on his mentoring award from the Graduate School. The article can be viewed here.


Congratulations to Allyson Lugo (Project ENRICH) on her marriage to Robert Ward on Saturday, August 20, 2012.


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