Joanne B. Craft Adult Student Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Joanne B. Craft Adult Student Scholarship. This scholarship is restricted to adult students enrolled with at least 9 credit hours, in nursing or education, who is a single parent. Please see the flyer for detailed application requirements.

The application is due before Thanksgiving Break starts.

Craft Adult Student Scholarship Award Announcement Flyer Format 2016

School Libraries Work Research Compilation Available

The new edition of Scholastic’s research compilation about the role of effective school library programs in K-12 student learning is available for download. A brief contact form is required to get a link to the .pdf document.

Here is the link to request the document:

Read more about School Libraries Work here:

As former American Library Association President Jim Rettig describes, school, public, academic, and other types of libraries [are] parts of an integrated library ecosystem.” Like many libraries, school libraries are evolving, important, and sometimes misunderstood in today’s education and information landscapes. School libraries are part of the K-12 education ecosystem, too!

School Libraries Work presents research and practice that demonstrate the ways in which school libraries and school librarians can have maximum impact for student learning.



CED 688: Summer 1 2016 Open to All Master’s Level Students at UNCG

CED 688 course flyer

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 The nomination form can be found here.


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.

RTI University Scholars Program Application for 2016-17 Academic Year

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. The RTI University Scholars Program provides support—one-half of each Scholar’s salary and fringe—for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI International, actively collaborating with our experts. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration and catalyze opportunities for externally funded, joint projects in the future.

General Qualifications

The ideal applicant is an academic faculty member with a commitment to collaboration and a strong research record in one of the following fields:

  • Health and pharmaceuticals
  • Education and training
  • Surveys and statistics
  • Advanced technology
  • International development
  • Economic and social policy
  • Energy and the environment
  • Laboratory testing and chemical analysis


2016-2017 Eligibility and Priority Areas

For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the program is open to faculty from Duke University and UNC’s sixteen university campuses. Priority areas are:

  • Data science
  • Education and workforce development
  • Energy and resource management
  • Food and agriculture
  • Health, including Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)


Working Environment

RTI provides a stimulating environment for individual and collaborative research. Scholars are expected to serve most of their residency at our headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, but may serve a portion of their time in any of our U.S. regional or international offices. Successful applicants will be provided with a temporary laptop, workspace, RTI email address, and access to IT support, conference rooms, and a reference library.

Application Process

By January 06, 2016, applicants should submit to the following:

  1. Brief cover letter in the body of the email
  2. Proposal (PDF attachment) that
  • Describes the proposed collaborative research project (maximum 1,000 words)
  • Identifies the name and title of RTI host researcher
  • Clearly states the proposed duration of the residency
  1. Full curriculum vitae (PDF attachment, no limit on length)
  2. Proposed budget in Excel, explicitly delineating the approximate amount of support requested from RTI (salary, fringe and any other costs, such as travel, if applicable)
  3. Letter of support from proposed RTI collaborator(s)
  4. Letter of support from applicant’s department chair.

Applications should not exceed 8 pages, excluding the applicant’s CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who are not selected for a given year may reapply in a subsequent year, and Scholars may apply for subsequent residencies.

Selection Criteria

An interdisciplinary panel of RTI staff will review submissions. Major considerations in the evaluation process are the likelihood that the period of residence will result in collaborative work of significance and alignment with RTI’s research, mission, and priorities.


Email Dr. Jacqueline Olich, Director, University Collaborations, RTI International with questions.



 UNCG SOE Research Symposium 

Friday, November 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This year’s research symposium will be held on Friday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bryan 160. The keynote speaker is Dr. Darla Deardorff from Duke University.  Background information on Dr. Deardorff can be found at

Other speakers will include representatives from UNCG International Offices and Committees, Nell Pynes and Omar Ali, and representatives from SOE International Committees and Groups, Ye (Jane) He, Amy Vetter, and Melody Zoch. The event will wrap up with a panel for the Q&A session.

Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided.


7th Annual iDEAL Summit

Saturday, November 14 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

The LIS Department announces its 7th Annual iDEAL Summit

Fearless, Disruptive, and Savvy Library Outreach: Stories from the Field


The Cora Paul Bomar Lecture 

Letting the Pigeon Drive the Bus – Literacy and the Pursuit of Happiness, by Laurence Copel, winner of the 1st Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Facing Adversity (American Library Association, 2014)

Panelists & Topics

Meryle Leonard: Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library Outreach Department

Elizabeth Skinner: Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessness

Rebecca Hash: Internship at Mary Duncan Public Library

David Gwynn: Hayes-Taylor YMCA Achievers – Digitizing Greensboro


Melissa Kammerer: Outreach to Prisoners and the Developmentally



12:30 Check-in & Registration

1:00-4:30 Panelist presentations &

discussion groups

4:30-5:15 Cora Paul Bomar Lecturer: Laurence Copel

5:30 Conclusion

Ideal summit flyer



Two SOE researchers presented papers at the conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Denver, CO:

Brian L. McGowan (TEHE) presented “Using Photo-elicitation to Explore the Gendered Realities of African American Men’s Interpersonal Relationships”


David F. Ayers (ELC) co-presented with Leslie D. Gonzales (Michigan State) a presentation titled  “Community College Faculty as Emotional Laborers: An Institutional Logics Approach”