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.
CED 688: Summer 1 2016 Open to All Master’s Level Students at UNCG
Working Papers on Language and Diversity in Education Call for Papers
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.
Make nomination for Gladys Strawn Bullard Award
It’s the time of year to solicit nominations for the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. This prestigious award honors faculty, staff, and students who provide outstanding leadership and service to the university. The Bullard Selection Committee asks your support in forwarding the online Bullard nomination material to those in your division who would have knowledge of faculty, staff, and students who meet the criteria for this award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 15, 2016.
The online nomination form is available at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/bullard.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Gwen Evans, HR consultant/committee chair. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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.
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)
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.
By January 06, 2016, applicants should submit to RTI_UnivScholarsProg@rti.org the following:
- Brief cover letter in the body of the email
- 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
- Full curriculum vitae (PDF attachment, no limit on length)
- 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)
- Letter of support from proposed RTI collaborator(s)
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Blackboard End of Life
Blackboard at UNC Greensboro is going away in January 2016, including all the courses, organizations, etc that currently live in Blackboard. This means that everyone has two months to export and store courses, data, etc from Blackboard at UNCG.
You have the option of transferring courses over to Canvas live courses or development shells or storing Blackboard materials in a zip drive for future use.
If you have any further questions about this issue, please contact Samantha Harlow (email@example.com), School of Education Instructional Technology Consultant and Canvas Support.
Upcoming Technology Training
- Google Drive December 2, 2015
- Box Basics December 10, 2015
- MS Office 365 December 16, 2015
- Cloud Based Storage Solutions at UNCG January 12, 2016
6-Tech Tips: Protect Yourself Against Phishing
Classroom Technology Support
Contact classroom technical support at 334-5207 for technical and training assistance in UNCG classrooms and conference rooms.
Easier Now to Schedule and Reserve a “Meet Me” Conference Line
TEHE graduate students presented at the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education conference at Michigan State University:
- Naomi Jessup and Amy Hewitt presented “Understanding Elementary School Teachers’ Perspectives on Children’s Strategies for Equal Sharing Problems”
- Jared Webb and Naomi Jessup presented “Designing Professional Learning Tasks for Learning to Pose Probing Questions”
- Jared Webb and Megan Martin presented “Learning Instructional Practices in Professional Development”
- Jared Webb presented “Teachers’ Positioning in Professional Development: The Case of Age and Grade”
TEHE graduate students presented at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference:
- Montana Smithey presented “Power of Questioning Children about Place Value”
- Arren Duggan presented “Envisioning and Enacting Ambitious Mathematics Instruction”
- Arren Duggan presented “Teachers Mentoring Teachers”
- Ana Floyd presented “Productive Mathematical Discussions”
- Wendy Rich presented “How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experience”
TEHE doctoral candidate Wendy Rich received the 2015 W. W. Rankin Award from the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The Rankin Award is designed to recognize and honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to mathematics education in North Carolina and is the highest honor the Council can bestow upon a mathematics educator. Wendy joins Marilyn Preddy (2011) and Rebecca Caison (2010) as the third UNCG mathematics educator in the last five years to win this prestigious award.