News and Events

With the 2nd Summer Session semester right around the corner, I am sure that everyone is busy designing course content and/or copying content from a previous semester into their course shells.

Please remember that students will not see any content and/or communications (Conversations or Announcements from Canvas until you Publish the course.

If you are ready for your students to start interacting and receiving communications, feel free to publish your course by clicking the Publish button in the upper right-hand of the course home screen.



Did you know that you have access to unlimited cloud storage at UNCG through Box?

Box is one of 3 cloud storage solutions available to us at UNCG. Everyone with a UNCG account (Faculty, Staff, Students) has unlimited storage available on Box. All UNCG users can access Box at from any browser.

Box is available with a valid UNCG user account and can be installed on a maximum of 3 computers (Windows or Macs). There is no limit to the number of computers that can be used to access Box via a web browser.

To learn more about Box view the ITS Box @ UNCG webpage.


SOE News will run on a bi-weekly basis until the first week of classes. Please continue to submit news items to

Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to faculty, staff, and computer lab users.

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available

NC Collaborative for Mathematics Learning Conference

The NC Collaborative for Mathematics Learning grant project (PIs P. Holt Wilson and Kimberly Kappler Hewitt) will host the NC2ML Summer Math Leadership Conference on June 19-21, 2017 in the School of Education Building. The conference will host math educators from across the state to 1) prepare for the implementation of the proposed NC K-5 Mathematics Standards and 2) shape the year two implementation plan for NC High School Mathematics Standards.

Summer Safe Zone Sessions

If you have not had the chance to complete all of the Safe Zone workshops and you’d like to, there will be a few sessions over the summer for faculty and staff! Please use the form website to sign up-

Safe Zone Summit

Greetings from the Office of Intercultural Engagement! 
I’d like to invite you to register for our Safe Zone Summit, happening on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, from 9am-1:30pm in the Elliott University Center. 
What is the Safe Zone Summit?
The Safe Zone Summit is a brand new initiative born from conversations within our LGBTQ+ Education Task Force, and is intended to provide an opportunity, outside of our standard Safe Zone Training, for faculty and staff to explore aspects of LGBTQ+ identity more deeply and meaningfully. Consider this an information-packed, build-your-own-adventure rest area on your journey of continuing education around gender, sexuality, and creating a more inclusive campus. 
Who can attend? 
The Safe Zone Summit is tailored to faculty and staff however, feel free to also invite graduate students that work in your department. 
What will the day look like?
The Safe Zone Summit is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 11th, from 9am-1:30pm. The majority of the Summit will consist of three 45-minute time slots where attendees will be able to choose from two breakout topics that best fit their interest. We will close out our day with brief, guided group discussions. These groups are meant to provide space for processing what you’ve learned, and for considering how to best apply new strategies, skills, and knowledge in your daily work. 
How do I register?
That part is easy! Fill our our Safe Zone Summit Registration Form before Friday, June 23rd, 2017
What else do I need to know?
Nothing! Simply mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, from 9am-1:30pm, and expect an email from me at the beginning of July with more details. Until then, put on your learning pants and add another notch to that belt – because this is sure to be a day full of great information and important dialogue! 
We appreciate your commitment to inclusion at UNC Greensboro, and look forward to engaging and learning alongside you during this important opportunity. 


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Gate City Writes Workshop

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Diversity in Language & Culture Conference


Congratulations to Dr. Holt Wilson (TEHE) his award from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for his project “North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning II (NC2ML II).” The project will continue ongoing analyses of teachers’ and leaders’ participation to refine aspects of the learning architecture developed in Year 1, investigate ways of improving infrastructures, and identify additional elements to promote learning at scale. 

Congratulations t0 Dr. John Willse (ERM) on his award from Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools for his project “Data management and statistical analysis support for Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools.” 

Congratulations to incoming MLIS student Christy Hyman for being named A Spectrum Scholar! This scholarship can be used to attend an ALA-accredited or AASL-recognized/NCATE accredited master’s degree program in library and information studies.



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If you are in the Chicago area this summer, UNCG LIS would love to see you at the American Library Association annual conference, June 22-27 at McCormick Place!

Our booth number is 4939 in the Vendor Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours, and we’ll have UNCG LIS Alumni Ribbons and a lot of other swag to give away.

We will also have a table at the ALISE LIS Cooperative Alumni Reunion on Sunday June 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, Room Alpine II,  323 E. Wacker Dr. in Chicago.

Please stop by and say hello!

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Congratulations to incoming Library and Information Studies student Christy Hyman, who has been selected as a recipient of a 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarship!

The scholarship, sponsored by ProQuest,  can be used to attend an ALA-accredited or AASL-recognized school library focused master’s degree. Christy has chosen to attend UNCG, and will begin her studies in the Fall of 2017.

Moreover, the scholarship provides funds for participation in ALA and attendance to the 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018.

Welcome, Christy!

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I am pleased to announce that Dr. Troy Sadler has been appointed the next Associate Dean of Research for the UNCG School of Education. Troy will transition into the role over the fall semester, and assume full-time responsibilities as Associate Dean on January 1, 2018.

Dr. Troy Sadler

Dr. Sadler is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of science education and a leading expert on how students negotiate complex socio-scientific issues and how these issues may be used as contexts for science learning. He is interested in how issues-based learning experiences can support student learning of science and development of practices essential for full participation in modern democratic societies. He has also explored ways in which innovative technologies, including virtual environments and gaming, support student learning. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, presented scholarship in venues around the world, including the National Academies of Science, and his work has been honored with awards for outstanding scholarship. Dr. Sadler’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, as well as local foundations and state agencies. He has served in elected and appointed leadership roles in the world’s leading science education associations including NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching), a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and serves on editorial boards for Science Education and Research in Science Education.

Dr. Sadler joins the School of Education following service as Professor of Science Education at the University of Missouri, where he is the founding director of the ReSTEM Institute: Reimagining & Researching STEM Education, an interdisciplinary STEM education research, outreach, and evaluation center. Prior to his role at the University of Missouri, Dr. Sadler was on faculty at the University of Florida and Indiana University-Bloomington.

Dr. Sadler received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami, his M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Science Education from the University of South Florida.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sadler in his new role. I am confident that he will be highly effective in working with the SOE faculty and staff and the broader UNCG community to build upon the strong foundation of the SOE.

Randy Penfield
Dean, UNCG School of Education

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Did you know that you can get help with multimedia projects here on campus…

The Digital Media Commons (DMC), is located on the lower level of the Jackson Library, they provide the space and resources for UNCG students, faculty and staff to create and refine their multimedia projects, on Windows workstations. 

Stocked with Windows workstation & dual monitors, they use and support Full Microsoft Office 2013 Suite, Windows Movie Maker, and Adobe CS6 Creative Suite. They can provide assistance for both PC and Mac users, however Mac users will need to bring their equipment with them if they do not want to work on a PC.

Classes are welcome to come for Tours of the DMC, click here, to fill out the reservation form or you can contact them.

Location: Lower level of the Jackson Library

Email: (best to contact via email) 

Phone: 336.256.1381