We’re thrilled to welcome Kim Kaufmann to the Dean’s Office staff as External Engagement and Outreach Coordinator. Kim’s focus will be on working with each of our departments and programs to assist with the cultivation and engagement of their alumni, including helping establish alumni associations, advisory boards, award programs, and increasing fundraising efforts. She will work to involve “champions” and supporters of the SOE in meaningful ways in our program so they can see first-hand the opportunities they are helping make possible. Kim is an alumna of UNCG, and brings with her a wealth of experience working with community organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others.
ELC School Supply and Notecard Drive
Volunteers Needed for Guilford County Schools Librarians
“Make the Dean Pay” – A SECC Challenge
School of Education Dean Randy Penfield recently announced an incentive for SOE participation in the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). SOE faculty and staff, he said, could “make the Dean pay” if at least 60% make a pledge to the campaign. If the SOE reaches 60% participation, the Dean will donate $1 for each employee who participated in the campaign – over and beyond his own individual pledge.
In addition, SOE SECC solicitor, Ramon Martinez, offered SECC-donated prizes to the first five persons in the SOE to complete their pledge.
These incentives are in line with the “friendly competition” initiative by this year’s UNCG SECC campaign committee, said campaign chair DiAnne Borders. “We hoped some of UNCG’s leaders would offer such incentives to help us reach our 2016 goal of $199,999 – a realistic and fun goal. In fact, Chancellor Gilliam has said that, if we reach that goal, he will donate a dollar to make the total $200,000.”
Borders added, “I very much appreciate Dean Penfield’s support, and hope departments and offices in the SOE will think about their own goals for this year – and perhaps issue a challenge or two of their own.”
The SECC distributed over $3.8 million to charities and agencies across the state in 2015. The most popular charities supported by UNCG faculty and staff included Greensboro Urban Ministry, the Triad Health Project, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, and Hospice and Palliative Care in Greensboro. In addition, two UNCG entities, the Center for New North Carolinians and Beyond Academics, also received pledges.
Across all SOE departments and offices, 40.5% of faculty and staff pledged $18,396 in 2015. The SOE’s participation rate was the 4th highest across the seven academic units at UNCG.
Around this year’s campaign, Dean Penfield noted, “The SECC is an amazing cause that supports so many important services in our community. The key here is participation. Having as many people as possible participating is critical, and I am excited to join the generosity of others in the School of Education to help the SECC reach its goal.”
Martinez added, “There is truly no amount too small for this campaign. If you make a donation of just $1 a week, your $52 a year can provide five grocery bags filled with essential food items to a local family in need. As recently as 2014, the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area was ranked No. 1 in the nationwide hunger list by the Food Research and Action Center. Every donation is greatly appreciated, and your participation will directly impact your community and help countless individuals.”
All SOE faculty and staff should have received a SECC packet with information about the 1,000 charities supported by SECC this year as well as pledging information. Each employee also should have received several emails from the SECC and from the Chancellor with a link to the e-pledge site. Those who prefer paper pledges may return their envelopes (provided in the SECC packet) to Roman Martinez (Dean’s Office). Payroll deduction (starting in January 2017) is available through either pledge option. The campaign runs through November 9, 2016.
Be a part of The Power of UNCGGiving!
Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC) Grant Applications Available
Applications are due November 6. Please visit this link for grant application information.
UNCG Researchers Seeking Participants for Survey on Relationships and Families in Guilford County
Researchers in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro are conducting a study to inform the new Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI), which is a community-wide initiative to infuse the local community with resources and information to support safe, healthy, and satisfying relationships. The HRI is being launched in partnership with the Phillips Foundation and a number of other community partner organizations.
The focus of this study is to learn about the perspectives and resource needs related to relationships and families among residents of Guilford County. To be eligible to participate in this study, prospective participants must be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in Guilford County, NC. Eligible volunteers will be asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire that will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The study will be conducted anonymously, and participants who complete the survey will be eligible to enter a drawing for one of two $100 store gift cards.
To learn more or participate in this research study, please visit the following website: goo.gl/rEiOkX
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at UNCG. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this study, please contact Dr. Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor in the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development, at 336-334-3426 or email@example.com.
SELF Design Studio – Maker in Residence Program – Fall 2016
Are you looking to gain teaching experience and learn amazing new skills? This is your opportunity to work, learn and serve UNCG students in one of the most innovative learning spaces on campus!
In the SELF Design Studio — our STEAM education lab — School of Education students have access to state-of-the-art tools such as 3D printers, a laser engraver, circuitry invention kits, computer graphic applications, virtual and augmented reality tools, robotics, and art and craft supplies.
What will I do as a Maker in Residence?
- Serve as an ambassador and recruiter for the studio at open house events, including workshops for UNCG students and community members, and regional makerfaires
- Introduce and assist SOE students on integrating new technologies such as 3D printers, robots, and art/engineering building projects in curriculum
- Promote and assist in leading Fall workshops for:
- Building your own green screen studio
- 3D printing your own phone case
- Building your own art robot
- Soldering a blinking LED pin
- … as well as opportunities to create your own workshops based on YOUR interests!
- Engage students in pop-up making activities:
- Cardboard and plastic straw construction
- Paper rocket building and launching
- Rain art creation
- Green screen photography and movie-making
How can I become a Maker in Residence?
- We are searching for students who enjoy learning new skills, are open to taking risks, and are excited for the opportunity to share knowledge with others.
- Prior experience with creative teaching is not necessary, but can be a plus! If you have a passion for the arts (fine arts and crafting, music, puppetry, sewing), technology (computer coding, use of tablet apps, video/photography), and/or engineering (building structures with random materials) share it with the SOE community.
- This opportunity is open to any freshman, sophomore, or junior considering a career in education or already admitted to the SOE program.
- Makers in Residence will volunteer for at least 30 hours over the Fall semester.
Apply here or visit Room 307: SELF Design Studio for more information.
2016-2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education Fall Speaker
We hope that you will be able to join us!
Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Workshop
Thursday, October 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SOE 301
North Carolina College Personnel Association Conference
October 27-28, Elliott University Center
Friends & Colleagues,
I am happy to announce that registration for the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) conference (celebrating it’s 50th anniversary) is now up and available on the NCCPA website. Come help us celebrate 50 years of student affairs and higher education in North Carolina on the beautiful campus of UNCG October 27-28, 2016. Register now to take advantage of early-bird rates!
Finally, recognize your colleagues for all the great work they’re doing in student affairs and higher education in support of our students. Submit nominations for one of the many awards that NCCPA will give out at its annual conferenceOctober 27-28, 2016. For more information, click here.
Please pass this information along to your student affairs/student life colleagues–we want to get the word out as widely as possible.
On behalf of the Executive Board of NCCPA, we look forward to hopefully seeing you at the 50th anniversary celebration and/or the Careers in Student Affairs conference as well as reading your award nominations!
Internal Research Awards applications (New Faculty Research Awards and Regular Faculty Research Awards) are due Oct. 19.
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.
Annual Conflict of Interest Forms are due 9/30/2016. Detailed instructions for completing disclosures via AIR can be found here. Contact Dr. Lisa A. Goble, Export Control & COI Official in the Office of Research and Economic Development with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-256-1173.
URSCO is accepting requests for support through the general URCA (Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award) and Globally Engaged URCA fund lines for Spring 2017. GE URCA proposals may include requests for Spring – Summer terms. Don’t miss this October 2 deadline. (Full Summer requests are due Feb 12.)
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.
- Introduction to Online Surveys using Qualtrics
10/3/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm; 11/2/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm
- Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG
Additional session added in the spring on 4/5/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
- Grant Writing for Maximum Impact
10/11/2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
- CFRN Conference – Healthy Relationships, Healthy Lives Conference
10/12/2016, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Va Dare Room, Alumni House
On September 20th, Apple will release macOS Sierra to the public. SOE IT ask that everyone in our MAC community hold off on updating your systems for a minimum of 30 days while we assess the impact of the new operating system.
Fall Instructional Technology Training
Turnitin Integration with Canvas
Classroom Technology Support
Contact classroom technical support at 334-5207 for technical and training assistance in UNCG classrooms and conference rooms.
Ashley McLain (SES alumna) was named Guilford County Elementary Teacher of the Year – Congratulations, Ashley!
One of the L2L scholars, Mel Sullivan Walker, received word that her article has been published. This article was a result, in part, from her LINK-2-LEAD summer externship experiences. It is an important practitioner piece that will ultimately yield a positive impact on students with disabilities and their families who experience homelessness. She is continuing with this topic for her dissertation research. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi
Sumur Neace (SES) wrote “The unfunny truth about your casual joke” in The Carolinian: https://carolinianuncg.com/2016/09/29/the-unfunny-truth-about-your-casual-joke/
Chris Allman (LIS) was one of 14 graduate students recently selected from universities from across the U.S. to receive travel scholarships to attend Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Online News, a conference next month where they will take active steps toward preserving digital news. Allman, of Charlotte, North Carolina, studies library and information science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He wants to learn more about how the local news startup Charlotte Agenda is preserving its born-digital news content, and develop additional guidelines for how Charlotte Agenda staff can improve those efforts.
During the conference, which will be held at UCLA, students will work side by side with journalists, technologists, librarians and other stakeholders to craft a national agenda for preserving born-digital journalism — content created on a computer or digital sensor. The forum is an initiative of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s (RJI) Journalism Digital News Archive. Attendees will hear from speakers from organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Library of Congress. RJI is located at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
As part of being selected to receive a scholarship, each student has been asked to propose and complete a project that supports one of the conference goals. They will also pitch their project ideas to the assembly during the forum.