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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for SOE Alumni Awards are Open!

We are thrilled to announce we will seek nominations for our alumni awards not only from faculty and staff this year, but from community members, friends of the SOE, and yes, alumni! We encourage anyone in our community to submit nominations for deserving classmates and friends, and we also encourage self nominations. The four awards we give are Early Career, Distinguished Career, Outstanding Achievement, and Distinguished Service.

We are accepting nominations through Wednesday, March 1. You may find a description of the awards and submit nominations through this form.

The awards will be given at the SOE commencement on May 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum, where the winners will be members of the platform party.

SOE Global News 

See the 2017 edition of SOE Global News here.

Close Caption Online Course Videos

Please visit this link for information concerning close captioning online course videos and the closed captioning request form.

 

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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Gate City Writes Workshop

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp

 
 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Exploring U.S. and Chinese Culture and Education

 

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

 

TECHNOLOGY

Coming in April – New Developments with Adobe Creative Cloud & Mobile Printing

 

 

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) was well represented at the annual conference of the Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH).  Professions in Deafness faculty Drs. Jon Henner and Claudia Pagliaro presented along with SES doctoral student, Sulaiman Adeoye, who also gave a presentation with a fellow doctoral student from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  In addition, Dr. Pagliaro co-presented on collaborative research with SES doctoral student Taylor Hallenbeck, and with SES doctoral student Kimberly Hutter. ACE-DHH is the premier association for teacher preparation and research in Deaf Education and related areas in the US and Canada.

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Miller, the faculty recipient of the 2017 Gladys Strawn Bullard Award! This award recognizes members of the UNCG community who provide outstanding leadership and service contributions that go beyond the scope of their normal responsibilities. Sam’s contributions have been numerous, and it is wonderful to see his efforts recognized in this way. The award will be presented during the Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m. in the EUC Auditorium. 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for SOE Alumni Awards are Open!

We are thrilled to announce we will seek nominations for our alumni awards not only from faculty and staff this year, but from community members, friends of the SOE, and yes, alumni! We encourage anyone in our community to submit nominations for deserving classmates and friends, and we also encourage self nominations. The four awards we give are Early Career, Distinguished Career, Outstanding Achievement, and Distinguished Service.

We are accepting nominations through Wednesday, March 1. You may find a description of the awards and submit nominations through this form.

The awards will be given at the SOE commencement on May 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum, where the winners will be members of the platform party.

Close Caption Online Course Videos

Please visit this link for information concerning close captioning online course videos and the closed captioning request form.

 

Former Chancellor Bill Moran in the SOE

Finalists for the William E. Moran Distinguished Professorship in Reading and Literacy are making presentations that are open to the public. We were honored to welcome former Chancellor Bill Moran, for whom the professorship is named, to the School of Education as he visited for the candidates’ public talks.  

 

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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Gate City Writes Workshop

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp

 
 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Honor Under Pressure: Reflections of a Former POW in North Vietnam

Smart Start Workshop

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

 

TECHNOLOGY

Box Update Coming Soon: New User Interface

 

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

 STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congrats to Whitney Akers, CED doctoral student, who has been selected for the 2017 Graduate Student Award from the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).
This award honors a graduate student member of ALGBTIC who has contributed significantly in one of three areas:

  • Representing or embodying the mission of ALGBTIC through direct service for ALGBTIC or in the field of counseling.
  • Furthering knowledge of LGBTQQ issues through an outstanding research contribution.
  • Providing service or research that specifically focuses on furthering the knowledge of and commitment to issues of diversity within the LGBTQQIA community.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for SOE Alumni Awards are Open!

We are thrilled to announce we will seek nominations for our alumni awards not only from faculty and staff this year, but from community members, friends of the SOE, and yes, alumni! We encourage anyone in our community to submit nominations for deserving classmates and friends, and we also encourage self nominations. The four awards we give are Early Career, Distinguished Career, Outstanding Achievement, and Distinguished Service.

We are accepting nominations through Wednesday, March 1. You may find a description of the awards and submit nominations through this form.

The awards will be given at the SOE commencement on May 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum, where the winners will be members of the platform party.

New LIS Faculty Member

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s department of Library and Information Studies welcomes April Dawkins to its faculty, effective August 2017. April is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina, which she expects to finish in May 2017. Her doctoral dissertation examines the factors that influence decisions around selection in school libraries and the role of self-censorship. April received her Master of Library Science from NC Central University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Meredith College. She holds National Board Certification for Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, and NC teaching licenses in school library media education (K-12), secondary social studies (9-12), and academically/intellectually gifted (K-12). At the University of South Carolina School of Library & Information Science, April served as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Karen Gavigan. She also served as a News Intern in the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association. April’s research agenda is centered around intellectual freedom and school libraries. This encompasses the equity of access to materials and technology for students, censorship in school libraries, privacy rights of students, and the role of policy and advocacy in the future of school libraries.

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

ttrflyer2017

Gate City Writes Workshop

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp

 
 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Honor Under Pressure: Reflections of a Former POW in North Vietnam

Smart Start Workshop

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

 

TECHNOLOGY

Box Update Coming Soon: New User Interface

 

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

 

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The University of North Carolina, Greensboro’s department of Library and Information Studies welcomes April Dawkins to its faculty, effective August 2017. April is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina, which she expects to finish in May 2017. Her doctoral dissertation examines the factors that influence decisions around selection in school libraries and the role of self-censorship. April received her Master of Library Science from NC Central University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Meredith College. She holds National Board Certification for Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, and NC teaching licenses in school library media education (K-12), secondary social studies (9-12), and academically/intellectually gifted (K-12). At the University of South Carolina School of Library & Information Science, April served as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Karen Gavigan. She also served as a News Intern in the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association. April’s research agenda is centered around intellectual freedom and school libraries. This encompasses the equity of access to materials and technology for students, censorship in school libraries, privacy rights of students, and the role of policy and advocacy in the future of school libraries.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Love Not Hate

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

SOE International Social

UNCG Working Papers in Education Journal Workshops

Hello graduate students at in the School of Education at UNCG! You are invited to attend workshops throughout the semester to learn more about all facets of publishing in academic journals in general and within the UNCG Working Papers in Education Journal specifically. On Tuesday, February 7 from 3-5pm in SOEB 301, we will discuss the peer-review process and how to give and respond to comments and feedback. It’s a great opportunity to gain experience with publishing and get to know students across different departments in the School of Education. Hope to see you there and contact Dr. Jamie Schissel <jlschiss@uncg.edu> with any questions.

About the journal: Working Papers in Education is an annual, peer-reviewed, online journal managed by graduate students of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Education. It is committed to providing a venue for UNCG School of Education graduate students to share their research and contribute to academic dialogue. The journal publishes full-length conceptual, methodological, and empirical papers in education research. See <https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/wpe/index> for more information, including the articles published in 2015 and 2016.

Honor Under Pressure: Reflections of a Former POW in North Vietnam

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

 

TECHNOLOGY

Box Update Coming Soon: New User Interface

Box Updates: New Optional App “Box Notes Desktop”

NVivo to be Removed from UNCG Network – July 31, 2017

 

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Research Management Best Practices

Thursday, January 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SOE 301

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students
Research management is the process of effectively managing your data (of all kinds) before, during, and after a project. This ensures that your research is secure, facilitates data analysis and dissemination of findings, promotes the reuse of your data by other researchers, and assures compliance with federal guidelines. No matter what kind of research you do, effective management of your research and data are key to your success.

Come to this workshop to learn the best practices of research management. We will discuss why it matters and share ideas. This presentation will take a holistic approach to “data” to include all forms ofresearch input. All types of researchers are welcome! Pizza lunch will be served.

Presenter: Lynda Kellam, Data Services Librarian, The University Libraries. For more information: http://uncg.libguides.com/rdm.

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

SOE International Social

 

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

 

TECHNOLOGY

Box Updates: New Optional App “Box Notes Desktop”

NVivo to be Removed from UNCG Network – July 31, 2017

 

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

 

FACULTY/ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Educational Leadership alum Jusmar Maness is Principal at Balfour Elementary School in the Asheboro City Schools district. Jusmar was recently named Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for the Piedmont-Triad Region. Read the news story here: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170112/acs8217-maness-named-2016-17-piedmont-triad-region-principal-of-year 
 
Jusmar is now a Finalist for the Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year, which will be selected in spring 2017.
 
Jusmar graduated from UNCG in 2013 with a Masters in School Administration. Jusmar was also a member of the first cohort of the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy (2011-2014), which was a grant-funded principal preparation partnership among UNCG and four area school districts. 

 

UNCG has been awarded $999,943 grant from the NSF. The National Science Foundation will support a collaborative effort proposed by faculty and staff within UNCG’s College of Arts and Science, School of Education and University Teaching and Learning Commons.  

The project STAMPS: Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships is serving the national interest by supporting academically talented and financially needy students, including minority, women and first generation college students, in their efforts to complete their college degrees in the STEM disciplines (Natural, Physical, Earth and Computer Sciences). The project is providing financial, academic, mentoring and advising support to talented students in the STEM disciplines to increase their retention rates and better prepare students for science and technology-based careers or for advance study in professional (e.g., medical, dental, pharmacy, graduate) schools. By doing so, the project is increasing the pool of talented individuals for highly skilled jobs or careers in science and technology. The project is also developing best practices on how to support students for a skilled workforce which will be shared with other universities. Project personnel:
PI: Stanley Faeth – Dept of Biology and CAS Associate Dean
CoPIs: Ayesha Boyce – Educational Research Methodology, SOE
Jeffry Patton – Dept of Geography, CAS
Lee Phillips – Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office, UTLC
Lynn Sametz, Research and Instruction in STEM Education, CAS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alternative Spring Break Awardees

The Library and Information Studies program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Alternative Spring Break Service Learning Award.  This project is a joint effort between the State Library of North Carolina and UNCG LIS.

Students will be embedded in service learning projects during Spring Break, March 13 – 17 at public and academic libraries around North Carolina.  They will be working on challenging projects such as, processing, cataloging and digitizing local history and genealogical collections, creating pathfinders and designing and delivering instruction for patrons, and conducting a needs assessment.

Congratulations to the students who received the award: Samantha Bardarik, Aly Bolton, Devin Decanio, Caroljean Gavin, Chase Hanes, Kelly Jones, Della Owens, Lindsey Sprague, and Hannah Welborn. Each student is awarded a small stipend and funding for travel and lodging, made available by UNCG LIS. Students will conduct service learning projects at the following North Carolina libraries: The George H. & Laura E. Brown Library in Washington, Randolph County Public Library, Roanoke Rapids Public Library, Rockingham County Public Library, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University.

This is the first year for this program. UNCG hopes to expand this program to include additional partners and host sites next year.

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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Working Papers in Education

We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 2 of the UNCG Working Papers in Education https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/wpe. Thank you to the editors Saed Qunbar (ERM), Patrick Hales (TEHE), Carrie Hart (ELC), and to J.B. Weir (ERM) and Cherese Childers-Mckee (ELC) for their dedication. This issue features three papers by Robyn Thomas Pitts and Oksana Naumenko; Lalenja Harrington, Kimberly D. Miller, Denise Sumiel; and Kelly M. O’Donnell. Thank you to the authors for the contributions to the journal!
The focus of the journal has shifted to for our next issue be inclusive of all graduate programs in the School of Education. Please see the attached flyers with details of the Call for Papers (January 20, 2017 deadline) and upcoming workshops.
Contact faculty advisor Jamie Schissel jlschiss@uncg.edu with your questions.
wpjcfp2017 wpe_workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOE Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting

The strategic planning process for the SOE is now underway. Based on initial work of the Strategic Planning Committee, along with input from Faculty Council (Staff Assembly will be able to provide input at their next meeting), we have developed an initial set of strategic directions that align with the four Areas of Distinction of the SOE Visioning Framework. This is considered to be just a starting point for us, and will be revised as input is received from across the SOE.

At this point, your input on the strategic directions will be extremely valuable in helping us continue to shape the directions and targets of the strategic plan. To help facilitate the collection of input, there will be a Town Hall Meeting on:

January 24 from 10:00-12:00 in the EUC Alexander Room

During this meeting, I will present the initial draft of strategic directions and targets and allow for an open discussion of these directions and any others that you feel should be considered. Given that this is early in the strategic planning process, it is an opportune time to share your thoughts on these issues. I hope you are able to attend.

If you are unable to attend, we will be sharing the meeting materials with you and providing an opportunity to submit your input online (details to come shortly).

Get Free: Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy

Chinese New Year Celebration

SOE International Social

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

TECHNOLOGY

NVivo to be Removed from UNCG Network – July 31, 2017

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Ayesha Boyce (ERM) is the Co-PI of the recently awarded $230,000 National Science Foundation HBCU-UP grant: “Integrating Soft Matter Into Undergraduate General and Physical Chemistry Courses.” She will use a values-engaged, educative approach to evaluate the efforts of the Chemistry Department at North Carolina Central University to include polymer systems in their core chemistry curriculum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SOE online MEd ranked eighth in the nation

The SOE’s MEd in Teacher Education: Elementary Mathematics Education was recently ranked eighth nationally by Early Childhood Education Degrees for the best online master’s degrees in mathematics education. You can find the rankings here.

SELF Design Studio featured on Hummingbird Robotics

The Writing and Robotics summer camp was featured here.

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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Curriculum Corner

The SOE Curriculum Committee would like to update you on our deadlines and meeting dates for the Spring Semester.

Deadline to Submit Forms SOE Curriculum Meeting Date
January 15 January 19
February 5 February 9
March 5 March 9
March 19 March 23

Please note: Submissions for curricular changes to the SOE Committee for the Fall 2017 Bulletin must be received by January 15th, and must be approved by the January 19thmeeting. Please submit all forms to Scott Howerton: wshowert@uncg.edu. If you have any questions about curricular items please feel free to contact your SOE Curriculum Committee representative.

Many thanks from the Committee,

Anne Akers (LIS)

David Ayers (ELC)

Jill Chouinard (ERM):

Scott Howerton (TEHE, Co-Chair)

Teresa Little (SES, Co-Chair)

Keith Mobley (CED)

Helpful Links:

UNCG Curriculum Guide: http://curriculumguide.uncg.edu/ 

Curriculum Form Help Sessions
Thu 1/5, 2 – 4 pm (330 McIver)
Mon 1/9, 12 – 2 pm (330 McIver)
Thu 2/3, 12 – 2 pm (330 McIver)

Working Papers in Education

We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 2 of the UNCG Working Papers in Education https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/wpe. Thank you to the editors Saed Qunbar (ERM), Patrick Hales (TEHE), Carrie Hart (ELC), and to J.B. Weir (ERM) and Cherese Childers-Mckee (ELC) for their dedication. This issue features three papers by Robyn Thomas Pitts and Oksana Naumenko; Lalenja Harrington, Kimberly D. Miller, Denise Sumiel; and Kelly M. O’Donnell. Thank you to the authors for the contributions to the journal!
 
The focus of the journal has shifted to for our next issue be inclusive of all graduate programs in the School of Education. Please see the attached flyers with details of the Call for Papers (January 20, 2017 deadline) and upcoming workshops.
 
Contact faculty advisor Jamie Schissel jlschiss@uncg.edu with your questions.
wpjcfp2017 wpe_workshops
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOE Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting

The strategic planning process for the SOE is now underway. Based on initial work of the Strategic Planning Committee, along with input from Faculty Council (Staff Assembly will be able to provide input at their next meeting), we have developed an initial set of strategic directions that align with the four Areas of Distinction of the SOE Visioning Framework. This is considered to be just a starting point for us, and will be revised as input is received from across the SOE.

At this point, your input on the strategic directions will be extremely valuable in helping us continue to shape the directions and targets of the strategic plan. To help facilitate the collection of input, there will be a Town Hall Meeting on:

January 24 from 10:00-12:00 in the EUC Alexander Room

During this meeting, I will present the initial draft of strategic directions and targets and allow for an open discussion of these directions and any others that you feel should be considered. Given that this is early in the strategic planning process, it is an opportune time to share your thoughts on these issues. I hope you are able to attend.

If you are unable to attend, we will be sharing the meeting materials with you and providing an opportunity to submit your input online (details to come shortly).

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

TECHNOLOGY

NVivo to be Removed from UNCG Network – July 31, 2017

 

 
 

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

 

Classroom Technology Support

Contact classroom technical support at 334-5207 for technical and training assistance in UNCG classrooms and conference rooms.

ALUMNI UPDATES

Krista Hannah (Middle Grades Education ’99) was named Guilford County’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Read the release here.

Kevin Wheat (Middle Grades Education ’99, MSA ’04, EdS ’12, and current EdD student) was named Guilford County’s 2016 Principal of the Year. Read the release here.

Congratulations, Krista and Kevin!

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

We would like to thank Sarah Cole Jordan ’56 and the Honorable Robert Jordan, III for their gift of $50,000 to add to the Sarah Cole Jordan ’56 Teacher Education Fellows Endowment.  This fund was established in 1998 as the statewide NC Teaching Fellows program and has been continued by the Jordans here at UNCG.
 

We would also  like to thank Elizabeth (Betty) Cone ’64 and Benjamin Cone for their gift of $25,186.94 to be added to the Mary June Darden Ward Endowed Scholarship in Education. This fund was established in 1999 to honor June, Class of 1932. 

 
 
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Samantha Harlow, an Instructional Technology Consultant:

I have recently accepted a new position at UNCG in the UNCG Libraries as the Online Learning Librarian beginning January 9th, 2017.  My last day at the SOE will be January 6th, 2017.
I have loved my time here at the SOE and have treasured my time working with all of the faculty and staff.  I have learned a lot from all of you, and  I hope to continue working and seeing all of you in my new position.   Please let me know if you have any questions from me before January 9th in terms of SOE instructional technology issues.
Thank you everyone, and I hope everyone has a great new year!

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference Proposal Deadline

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Curriculum Corner

The SOE Curriculum Committee would like to update you on our deadlines and meeting dates for the Spring Semester.

Deadline to Submit Forms SOE Curriculum Meeting Date
January 15 January 19
February 5 February 9
March 5 March 9
March 19 March 23

Please note: Submissions for curricular changes to the SOE Committee for the Fall 2017 Bulletin must be received by January 15th, and must be approved by the January 19thmeeting. Please submit all forms to Scott Howerton: wshowert@uncg.edu. If you have any questions about curricular items please feel free to contact your SOE Curriculum Committee representative.

Many thanks from the Committee,

Anne Akers (LIS)

David Ayers (ELC)

Jill Chouinard (ERM):

Scott Howerton (TEHE, Co-Chair)

Teresa Little (SES, Co-Chair)

Keith Mobley (CED)

Helpful Links:

UNCG Curriculum Guide: http://curriculumguide.uncg.edu/

 

Curriculum Form Help Sessions
Thu 1/5, 2 – 4 pm (330 McIver)
Mon 1/9, 12 – 2 pm (330 McIver)
Thu 2/3, 12 – 2 pm (330 McIver)

Working Papers in Education

We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 2 of the UNCG Working Papers in Education https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/wpe. Thank you to the editors Saed Qunbar (ERM), Patrick Hales (TEHE), Carrie Hart (ELC), and to J.B. Weir (ERM) and Cherese Childers-Mckee (ELC) for their dedication. This issue features three papers by Robyn Thomas Pitts and Oksana Naumenko; Lalenja Harrington, Kimberly D. Miller, Denise Sumiel; and Kelly M. O’Donnell. Thank you to the authors for the contributions to the journal!
The focus of the journal has shifted to for our next issue be inclusive of all graduate programs in the School of Education. Please see the attached flyers with details of the Call for Papers (January 20, 2017 deadline) and upcoming workshops.
Contact faculty advisor Jamie Schissel jlschiss@uncg.edu with your questions.
wpjcfp2017 wpe_workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOE Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

Join us in the TRC on Friday, December 16 from 1-3 p.m. for hot chocolate and desserts before the winter break!

invitation

RESEARCH

Faculty First Awards are due on Feb. 28. There will be two workshops on Applying for Faculty First Awards (12/5, 2:00-3:00 pm, and 12/6, 9:00-10:00 am). Register for the workshops at http://workshops.uncg.edu under Office of Research workshops.

Follow this link for an updated list of workshops related to research. It includes several new workshops (see below) For registration and more information, see the document.

  • Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm

TECHNOLOGY

NVivo to be Removed from UNCG Network – July 31, 2017

SOE Instructional Technology: Canvas Arc

UNCG ITS has paid for a trial of Canvas Arc for Spring 2017, an interactive video management system integrated with Canvas.

“Arc is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video through all elements of Canvas with a Rich Content Editor (Pages, Discussions, Assignments, etc).”

Please contact Samantha Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu) for more information about the trial.

UPDATED: Adobe campus-wide licensing discontinued Fall 2017 – Feedback requested for licensing in ITS labs

Turnitin Integration with Canvas

Turnitin Originality Detector has changed the way it integrates in Canvas.  It now works through an LTI integration with Assignments, which significantly changes the way it works and looks in Canvas versus how it worked in past semesters.
For more information about the Turnitin integration with Canvas, please review this SOE Instructional Technology Guide:
You can also sign up for Turnitin workshops through SOE Instructional Technology:

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Classroom Technology Support

Contact classroom technical support at 334-5207 for technical and training assistance in UNCG classrooms and conference rooms.

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