The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 9-24-2012


School of Education Online Learning Help Desk – Now Live!

Dear SOE colleagues,

We just wanted you to know that our online help desk is now up and running.

The help desk has two primary roles: 1) Marketing to prospective students an=d 2) providing traditional tech support for faculty and students involved in online learning.

As many of you are aware the SOE will be offering online professional development opportunities in the near future and this help desk will also serve as the first line of support for people interested in taking them and/or who may need real-time support. The LIS program is also now offering our MLIS degree entirely online starting this fall.

Here is more information and you can chat with the help desk by clicking on this icon which live on or adding them to your chat contacts in your UNCG email at

All the best,

Anthony Chow

Sandra Hart

Rebecca Croxton


School of Health and Human Sciences | Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Join us for a conversation on diversity and inclusiveness

“Win, Lose, or Draw” : Creating Engaging, Dynamic, and Affirming Learning Communities Through Inclusive Education

C. P. Gause

School of Education | UNCG

Thursday, October 4 noon – 1 pm

Faculty Center

Bring your Lunch

Dessert and Beverages will be Served

Book Signing to Follow

To teach, learn, and lead democratically requires the individual to engage in problem posing and in critiquing taken-for-granted narratives of power and privilege…Educators must do justice to the larger social, public, and institutional responsibility of our positions, and we must exercise courage in creating opportunities for change

C. P. Gause


UNCG Offers Library Master’s Online

GREENSBORO, NC – The Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) in the UNCG School of Education is now offering its Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree online. The fully online MLIS complements the face-to-face program on the UNCG campus.

The 36-credit hour MLIS, accredited by the American Library Association and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, can be completed full-time in four semesters and prepares graduates for careers in public, academic, school, corporate and specialized libraries as well as other information settings locally, nationally and internationally. The MLIS-School Library Media Specialization is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians as a program in the School of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Online students have access to Education Hubs (e-Hubs), a unique component of the online MLIS degree program where LIS staff/faculty connect virtually and/or face-to-face with potential and current students, alumni and professionals.  For example, through the e-Hub in Charlotte, students in the local area have access to professional development and networking opportunities, the Distance Education Coordinator and local instructors.

“Online delivery of our MLIS is not just an opportunity to provide our quality program beyond our geographic area,” says department chairperson Clara M. Chu. “Through e-Hubs our online students will have the same opportunities as those on the Greensboro campus to connect and learn with our extensive professional and academic network.”

To learn more about the online MLIS, visit, download a brochure at or email


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:

10/17 – 1:00

11/13 – 9:00


Dr. Jane Myers Retirement Party

Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the career of Dr. Jane Myers and wish her a wonderful journey into retirement. Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the career of Dr. Jane Myers and wish her a wonderful journey into retirement. The date of the retirement celebration has been moved to the spring semester, and it will now be held on Monday, April 8th, 2013, from 3-5 in the Virginia Dare Room at the UNCG Alumni House. If you have already RSVP’d and still can attend, we already have your RSVP recorded. Please send all other RSVP’s to Heather Ratti at

We’ll send out a reminder in the spring, but please do mark your calendars for this special event.


Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

David F. Ayers (TEHE) has published a letter in the Herald Sun.  The letter can be found here.

Bonnie Billingsley (SES) has a new publication: Crockett, J., Billingsley, B., & Boscardin, M.L. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of Leadership & Administration for Special Education, Routledge Press: New York, NY.

Karen DeNaples (SES) has successfully earned national certification as a Qualified teacher of American Sign language (ASL).  This national certification is given to those who have demonstrated knowledge of second language teaching methodology, language activities, evaluation and knowledge of ASL linguistics.  The American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is a national organization of professionals involved with teaching American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies.   Its major purpose is to evaluate and certify teachers of ASL.

Nancy Poole’s (TEHE student) paper submission titled “Who Do You Know? A Study of Connectedness in Online Education and Employment” was accepted to the ALISE Conference Juried Paper Proposals Committee.  The goal of the reviewers was to select the papers that had the greatest potential for contributing to the scholarly, professional development, and collegial needs of the ALISE membership.

The students in the Educational Leadership Department and the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy teamed up to provide school supplies to Archer Elementary School.  The students collected supplies ranging from glue sticks to Kleenex.  For questions about this volunteer effort, please contact Dr. Brian Clarida at

UNCG Principal Fellows volunteer at the Teacher Supply Warehouse

Greensboro – Nine University of North Carolina at Greensboro Principal Fellows spent Thursday, August 30th volunteering at the Teacher Supply Warehouse. All nine Principal Fellows are members of the Class of 19, and currently in their first semester as MSA students at UNCG


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