News and Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Save the Date!

 

Locations and times will be announced shortly!

 
    

UPCOMING EVENTS

Diversity in Language & Culture Conference

FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Journal of College Counseling published an article by Elizabeth Jodoin (HED 2014) and David Ayers (ELC). The article title is “Communication Conflict Styles, Perception of Ethical Environment, and Job Satisfaction Among College and University Counselors.”  

 
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Congratulations to the following doctoral students who have secured highly competitive internships!

 

Ramsey Cardwell: psychometric intern working on the interpretation and use of score reports in different stakeholder groups at the Medical Council of Canada in Ottawa, ON, Canada

Austin Cavanaugh: research intern for the NC Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth Patton: psychometric intern in the Validity Investigation for Education and the Workplace department at HumRRO in Louisville, KY

John Sessoms: psychometric intern working on standard setting and vertical scaling at Measured Progress in Dover, NH

Saed Qunbar: psychometric intern working on test security and automated score reporting at the American Board of Pediatrics in Durham, NC

J.B. Weir: psychometric intern at the National Council for the Certification of Physician Assistants

Julianne Zemantis:  psychometric intern conducting operational work under the supervision of Dr. David Paulson at Inteleos in Rockville, MD

 

Past internship placements have included ETS , SAS, and the American Board of Internal Medicine amongst other organizations.

Whether you need to develop a full course or program, review and revise an existing course, or flip all or part of your course, the Instructional Technology Consultant in the SOE is here to help.

Carla Wilson, Instructional Technology Consultant, provides instructional design assistance for fully online, flipped, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.

Services include:

  • Recommendations for student engagement and assessment
  • Suggestions for streamlining course management and efficiency
  • Advice for selecting and implementing learning tools
  • Consultations for customized services

Interested? Fill out this form or email Carla Wilson directly to set up a meeting.

Below are a few of the latest updates in Canvas, based on the July 15th production release. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Carla Wilson.

Major changes:

  • Global font size increase
  • Icon set changes
  • Modules Course Home Page Default

New features:

  • duplicate pages / assignments

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing.

 View the Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15)

 Watch the Canvas New Feature Screencast

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: libdmc@uncg.edu (best to contact via email)

Phone: 336.256.1381

SAS Conference (SESUG) grant opportunity for faculty and students
Faculty and/or students who use SAS, may be eligible for a grant to attend the South Eastern SAS User Group (SESUG) conference in Cary, NC Nov 5-7, 2017.
The deadline to apply for a grant is next Monday, July 17th.
Eligibility information and links to the application are here:

Interested in trying out something new in your courses? Want to know if the methods you are currently using are the best choices for your course?

Consider setting up a time to meet one-on-one with a member of the Instructional Technology Support team in the School of Education by filling out the Consultation request form.

We provide one-on-one consulting to faculty who want to reflect on their teaching and the effect that it has on learning in their classes, design a new course, develop an existing course into a new format, assess student learning, or incorporate new technology tools into their courses.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Welcome

Dr. Jacqueline Dozier would like to announce Ashley Hughes as the Recruitment Officer for Teacher Education.  Ashley comes to SOE from Asheboro Schools where she served as an 8th grade AVID and Social Studies teacher.  Ashley is an alum having completed both her undergraduate degree and Master of Arts in Teaching at UNCG.  
 
We are excited to have her on board, and look forward to the work ahead!

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

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available

 

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- https://intercultural.uncg.edu/education-training/safezone/training
 

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. 

 

Learning Factory Maker Camps Registration Now Open

Gate City Writes Workshop

 Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Diversity in Language & Culture Conference

FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CED faculty and alumni were authors of articles just published in two ACA journals:
Drs. Jodi Tangen and L. DiAnne Borders are coauthors of “Applying information processing theory to supervision: An initial exploration,” in the June 2017 issue of Counselor Education and Supervision.  In that same issue, Dr. Janee R. Avent Harris is first author of “Faith, race, and LGB affirmation: Experiences of African American counselors-in-training.

The July 2017 issue of Journal of Counseling & Development is a special issue on “traumatology.”  It includes “posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion-focused coping among disaster mental health counselors” by Drs. Allison Marsh Pow and Craig S. Cashwell.

CED was well represented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision by Dr. L. DiAnne Borders and alumni Drs. Tamarine Foreman, Gulsah Kemer, Edward Wahesh, and Laura Welfare.  Drs. Borders, Kemer, and Welfare serve on the conference’s executive committee.

 

Congratulations, Dr. Pamela Williamson (SES), on her award from the US Department of Education (DOED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for her project, “Project Teaching, Leading, and Collaborating (TLC): Serving Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities, Including Autism.” Project TLC will recruit 32 high-quality, diverse elementary education teachers and prepare them with master’s degree, adapted curriculum licensure, National Board preparation, and leadership training to facilitate improved outcomes for students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities in least restrictive environments. 

 

Congratulations, Dr. John Willse (ERM), on his award from Guilford County Schools for his project, “Accountability Support with Guilford County Schools.” Research services for Guilford County Schools will be provided by the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS) related to data analysis, data management, and report writing.

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Below are a few of the latest updates in Canvas, based on the June 24th production release. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Carla Wilson.

  • The Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools throughout Canvas have been replaced with Canvas DocViewer, which provides improved performance for a variety of document and image types.
  • Other small changes have been made to the Rich Content Editor content selector and the Course Settings sidebar buttons.
  • Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 View the Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24)

Three ERM doctoral students secured funding to work on their independent research over the summer from the graduate school. Cherie Avant will be investigating the extent to which the values-engage, education (VEE) evaluation approach meaningfully engages issues of culture, diversity and equity in STEM program evaluation. Alexandra Lay will be conducting research on her project, “Noncognitive Skills in Education: Why They’re Important”, and will produce an overview of methods used for noncognitive assessment. Elizabeth Patton is conducting research on the application of Rasch Trees for DIF detection in anticipation of her dissertation.