Students Needed to Work on Long-Term SELF Design Studio Project
The SELF Desgin Studio staff is looking for up to 4 SOE students who will be here over the next year or two to work on a long term project. The studio will be working on developing a brain controlled interface; in other words, create a device that you wear on your head, reads your brain waves and allows you to control other objects with your thoughts. Please visit this link for more information: http://mashable.com/videos/3573180727001
Interested students can email email@example.com to express interest in working on the project.
Give to SECC Online
You can now give to SECC online at secc.uncg.edu. The ePledge system is the easiest way to participate in the campaign. UNCG hopes to raise more than $200,000 for charities across the Triad and the state through this year’s campaign. Individuals who wish to opt out can follow the link in the SECC emails they receive each week. Employees will continue to receive email reminders until they participate.
Alumni Awards Update: Now Anyone May Nominate a Deserving Candidate Online
This year, we are opening up Alumni Awards nominations not only to our faculty, but to students, alumni, community members, and anyone who knows an alumna or alumnus who is deserving of one of our four awards. The form will be open until March 4 and the winners will be invited to the School of Education’s Commencement on Friday, May 6. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Caroline Spell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The nomination form can be found here.
Call for Stuffed Animals in the SELF Design Studio
The SELF Design Studio staff is asking for donations of new or gently used stuffed animals to make Frankenplushes with SOE students. Donations will be accepted through October 15.
SELF Design Studio to Exhibit at Charlotte Mini Maker Faire
The SELF Design Studio will be an exhibitor at the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 10 at the Discovery Place. Read more about the exhibit and the faire here: http://cltmakerfaire.org/1629
Make Nominations for 2015-16 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Awards
To recognize outstanding teaching and demonstrate our commitment to teaching excellence, the university presents three awards to UNCG faculty members every year; the UNC system also presents an award for teaching excellence to a UNCG faculty member each year.
Nominations must be submitted by October 6, 2015. Complete submission dossiers must be submitted by November 9, 2015. Eligible faculty members who receive 2014-2015 teaching awards from their College or School will be automatically nominated. The nomination form is available at http://utlc.uncg.edu/teaching/teaching-excellence-awards.
Those with questions may contact UTLC Director David Teachout at email@example.com.
UNCG Global Engagement Faculty Learning Group
You are invited to participate in the UNCG Global Engagement Faculty Learning Group. This group will explore the QEP goals and support each other in developing/revising courses (including assignments and assessments) to address global learning and increase our students’ intercultural competency. We will also hear from past recipients of the QEP Course Development Awards to learn about how they revised or created new courses. For more information you may contact the UTLC Global Engagement Fellow, Melody Zoch (Assistant Professor in Teacher Education and Higher Education), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars! Here is the schedule of meetings for the 2015-2016 academic year:
- Tuesday, October 27 3-4pm
- Tuesday, November 17 4-5pm
- Tuesday, January 19 3-4pm
- Tuesday, February 23 3-4pm
- Tuesday, March 22 3-4pm
- Tuesday, April 26 3-4pm
*All meetings will be held in the UNCG Faculty Center.
Refreshments will be provided.
CDLC Research Fellowship Application
Due Friday, November 6
Call for Faculty Research Award Nominations
As in the past we will have two faculty research awards, the Distinguished Research Scholar (only assistant professors are eligible) and Distinguished Senior Research Scholar (only associate and full professors are eligible). This year’s award ceremony will be Friday, April 22 from 9-12. As part of this ceremony, we will hear from last year’s recipients: Wayne Journell, Laura Gonzales and Dale Schunk. Deadline for nominations is Monday, November 30th.
Faculty/Staff Lounge Opening
Thursday, October 1 at 10 a.m. in SOEB 116
Day of the Dead Masks in SELF Design Studio
We will start our Day of the Dead mask projects from Oct. 1 – Oct. 31st. It is open to all SOE students. You will create a life-sized skull mask that you can decorate beautifully for the DOtD. We will also work on developing lesson plans and other curriculum tie-ins for this project. Students can sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/SOEdotd
Siena Italy Deaf Studies Program Presentation
Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The Professions in Deafness program will be having an evening in which students who have studies abroad in Siena Italy Deaf Studies program will share their study abroad experiences. The program is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1 7:30 pm in SOEB 226.
Rebecca Carver Institute on Experiential Education Workshop
Saturday, October 3
On Saturday, October 3, The Rebecca Carver Institute on Experiential Education will host an all-day workshop entitled, “Addressing the Achievement Gap through Experiential Education” at UNCG’s Campus Recreation Piney Lake Facility. Led by Dr. William Sedlacek, expert in metacognitive skills, participants will explore a unique and interactive framework that can be applied to better equip 21st-century students with the skills that will make them more effective, engaged, and critical learners. This workshop is open to UNCG faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as K-12 educators from the greater Greensboro community.
To register for this event, please use the following link:
Space is limited so register soon!
The Rebecca Carver Institute is in honor of former UNCG professor, Dr. Rebecca Carver, and sponsored by the Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations department in SOE. Email Jessica McCall (email@example.com) or Colleen Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions about the Rebecca Carver Institute.
Asian Autumn Festival
Saturday, October 3 at 11 a.m.
Movie Night: I Learn America
Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m.
UNCG SOE Research Symposium
Friday, November 13
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Darla Deardorff from Duke University. Background information on Dr. Deardorff can be found at http://sites.duke.edu/darladeardorff/
More details to follow.
Discontinuation of Support for Bootcamp on Apple Devices
See the new blog post here: http://itsnews.uncg.edu/2015/08/26/discontinuation-of-support-for-bootcamp-on-apple-devices/
Canvas and IT Workshops Open for Sign Up
SOE IT Fall 2015 Canvas and Instructional Technology workshops are now available for sign ups – including in person and self directed training. For more information, and link to the sign ups, check out this blog post: http://uncgsoeit.blogspot.com/2015/08/soe-it-workshops-fall-2015.html
Instructional Technology Tools Course Available
SOE Instructional Technology has created an Instructional Technology Tools Course in Canvas. This resource is designed for instructors who are interested in implementing more technology in their classroom and pedagogy. This course is asynchronous, available to anyone with a UNCG email address, provides no certification or degree credit, and is voluntary.
Here is the enrollment link: https://uncg.instructure.com/enroll/3DYPH7