ANNOUNCEMENTS

SOE Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award Nominations Open

This year, the School of Education is soliciting nominations for the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising award in a slightly different manner.  Each department will have a representative in the MAS Nominating Committee, and any person in that department who wants to nominate a colleague for exemplary work in these areas can put their name forward to the representative.  We will publish the names of the representatives soon and will ask them to put out a call for nominations.  Please be prepared to describe what makes your colleague a wonderful mentor/advisor/supervisor, and then the nominating committee will meet to consider all nominees and make a consensus choice.  We’d like to have names from you by March 28 if possible  –  thank you!  Laura Gonzalez and Stephanie Kurtts

Commencement Information

Registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 SOE Commencement ceremony on May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Graduating undergraduates and graduate students may register here.

Faculty may register here.

All registrations are due by Friday, April 15.

Student Speakers

Faculty and staff may nominate any graduating student, undergraduate or graduate, to speak at the ceremony. The nominees will be asked to audition for a small committee before one undergraduate and one graduate student are selected to speak. Please submit your nominations to Laura Caroline Spell (lcspell@uncg.edu) by Wednesday, March 30.

Commencement Website

For all SOE Commencement details, please visit soe.uncg.edu/academics/commencement/

 

Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professorship in Women’s and Gender Studies

Deadline extended to 3/31

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Women’s and Gender Studies Program invites applications for a professorship in Women’s and Gender Studies.  The professorship will be awarded for a period of four academic years beginning in August 2016. Candidates must be full professors at UNCG when they take up the appointmentCandidates whose promotion to full professor is pending must supply their letter from the UNCG Board of Trustees confirming their promotion. Final appointment to the professorship for candidates undergoing promotion review is contingent upon promotion approval at all levels (i.e., the UNC Board of Governors).

Recommendation of a candidate for the professorship will be made by the Dean, in consultation with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, to the Provost, who with the Chancellor will recommend appointment by the University’s Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will normally be selected from faculty members who have contributed to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Candidates in all disciplines and departments are invited to apply.

Criteria to be used in recommending and appointing the candidate to the professorship include the following:

  • the applicant’s scholarly or creative achievement related to women or gender issues
  • importance of the work
  • potential to enhance the interdisciplinary field of women’s and gender studies, specifically the WGS program at UNCG and its place in the community

The professor is expected to engage both with the WGS program and the broader community through activities such as symposia, programs, community-engaged scholarship or public exhibitions or performances. A public presentation by the professor must be an integral part of each year’s work (e.g., colloquium, lecture, presentation of essays or creative work in progress).  The professor will also be asked, as funds are available, to invite annually to campus a nationally recognized speaker whose work relates to the professor’s scholarly or creative activity. This visiting scholar is expected to participate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program through lectures, seminars, performances or other similar activities.

The professor will receive a salary supplement of $5000 annually, and research support of $12,000 per year will be made available to support the professor’s work. Candidates are asked to specify a two-year budget that has been approved by the appropriate department head or dean as part of the application process. At the end of two years a budget for the final two years will be required. The budget may include such items as release time, research assistance, books, equipment and supplies, and travel. Application forms are available on line at http://wgs.uncg.edu.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday, March 31, 2016. Please send your application to Isabell Moore and Sarah Hamrick, Women’s and Gender Studies Program Administrators (wgs@uncg.edu).
Questions may be addressed to Karen L. Kilcup, Committee Chair (klkilcup@uncg.edu).

 

UNCG Learning Factory Summer Camp Registration Now Open

UNCG’s Learning Factory Summer Camp is a maker camp for students led by classroom teachers. Throughout the one week in the makerspace, campers will engage in various activities in robotics, circuitry, engineering, digital storytelling, and computer science. The camp program will focus on building students’ capacities to use creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Registration is now open at https://soe.uncg.edu/services/self-design-studio/the-learning-factory-summer-maker-camp/

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UNCG Young Writers’ Camp

Registration deadline: June 1, 2016  

Registration before April 1, 2016 is $225.00
Registration on or after April 1, 2016 is  $250.00.
We will celebrate students’ published work at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro on the evening of Friday, July 22.
Tuition includes all materials, snacks, drinks,  and a camp T-shirt.

For more information and registration form, please visit www.youngwriterscampuncg.com

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New CED Summer Elective: CED 688:  Social Justice Advocacy in the Community

In case your summer plans are changing and you’d like to consider joining us, we have some great learning experiences planned!  We will be partnering with an immigrant serving community agency in order to observe their functions and gather information from clients and staff as part of a culturally-informed needs assessment.  We will also have guest speakers and written/video narratives in order to immerse ourselves in the experiences of newcomers to our country and consider what advocacy skills we could learn in order to be of assistance.  We’d love to include you – feel free to ask any of us if you have questions!

CED 688 course flyer

UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 5 at 9 a.m.

Please join us for the 2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held Tuesday, April 5th, at 9 a.m. in the EUC Auditorium. The ceremony will reflect the creativity, innovation and achievements of UNCG’s talented faculty and staff. Award recipients will be highlighted in short videos created by our own UNCG students.

University Service Awards recipients with 30, 35 and 40 years of service also will be recognized, and the following awards will be presented:

    • UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence
    • James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence
    • Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence
    • Gladys Strawn Bullard Awards
    • Holshouser Award for Public Service
    • O. Max Gardner Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
    • Research Excellence Awards
    • Staff Excellence Awards
    • Student Learning Enhancement Awards
    • Thomas Undergraduate Research Award

To see past years’ recipients and videos, visit: http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Employee_Recognition/Excellence_Awards

Please don’t miss this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our colleagues. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Most Likely to Succeed Film Screening

Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in SOEB 120

​​The SOE will host a screening of Most Likely to Succeed on Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in Room 120 of the SOE Building.

After watching the film, the SOE will host a reception where conversation about the film will be facilitated.

Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of – if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools.

The screening is open to anyone interested in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing.

To view the trailer and learn more about MLTS, visit mltsfilm.org.

To register for the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/most-likely-to-succeed-film-screening-uncg-school-of-education-tickets-22749397059.

Seating is general admission. For more information, please contact Laura Caroline Spell at lcspell@uncg.edu.

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LEARN Teaching and Research Symposium

Friday, April 8 from 9:15a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Cone Ballroom C

Please register here: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0OsJC0nLxrGRfMN

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SOE Retirement Celebration

Thursday, April 14 from 3-5 p.m. in the Teaching Resources Center

Join us as we celebrate the careers of Belinda Hardin, Catherine Matthews, Lee Shiflett, and Karen Wixson in the TRC on April 14. The SOE will host a floating reception in honor of these faculty members who will retire at the end of this academic year.

UNCG Science Everywhere

Saturday, April 16 from 12-4 p.m. at the SOE and across campus

UNCG’s second annual Science Everywhere festival is scheduled for April 16 from 12-4 p.m. in the SOE and across UNCG’s campus. The festival will engage the Triad community to science all around them. The event is free and open to the public.

Watch this video to see what you can discover in the SELF Design Studio!

SOE Research Awards

April 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in SOEB 120

The Research Awards Ceremony this spring will be held on April 22, from 9-12 p.m. in Room 120 SOEB.  The format will be similar to that of last year’s ceremony. We will have a video of people out in the community talking about the impact SOE researchers have made, three-minute thesis talks from the top graduate researcher from each department, as well as short presentations by last year’s faculty research award recipients, Dr. Laura Gonzales, Dr. Wayne Journell and Dr. Dale Schunk.   The ceremony will conclude with the handing out of research awards for this year’s recipients.

Triad Teacher Researcher Conference

April 27 from 5:30-9 p.m.

For more information, visit our website: http://triadteacherresearcher.weebly.com/

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 2016 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

June 2-4

AAUW Greensboro is offering three scholarships to attend this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in June at the University of Maryland.

Also, here are two short videos about the conference:

Here’s one about lessons learned from the 2015 NCCWSL Women of Distinction:

TECHNOLOGY

Set Sharing Expiration Dates: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides

https://itsnews.uncg.edu/2016/03/23/set-sharing-expiration-dates-google-drive-docs-sheets-and-slides/

WebEx Transition

UNC Greensboro has officially transitioned from the SLMS (video conferencing) Blackboard Collaborate to WebEx.  You have the option to use Blackboard Collaborate until July 2016, but it is in the process of being phased out to WebEx.  For more information about this transition, please read the UNCG ITS official announcement on their blog:

https://itsnews.uncg.edu/2016/03/14/webex-now-available-to-faculty-and-staff/

Upcoming Technology Training

  • There are new times and sign ups for SOE Instructional Technology and Canvas Training for Spring 2016: http://goo.gl/forms/QGMEcwwo87
  • This link has been added to the SOE Instructional Technology webpage under Training, Guides and Tutorials: http://intech.uncg.edu/guides-tutorials/
    • A Google Calendar of workshop dates has been added to this page for convenience.
  • One new session on Canvas Communication has been added, while we are also offering the same advanced Canvas sessions on Visuals and Multimedia, Assessment, Quizzes, SoftChalk, and Instructional Technology Tools.  For an overview of Canvas, please email Samantha Harlow or sign up for individual training through this form.  The form gives you options for workshops, individual tutorials, and/or self directed training.

6-Tech Tips: Protect Yourself Against Phishing

http://itsnews.uncg.edu/2013/12/16/6-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

http://itsnews.uncg.edu/2015/11/16/easier-now-to-schedule-and-reserve-a-meet-me-conference-line/

 

 

STUDENT/ALUMNI/FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Laura Gonzalez (CED) had her op-ed article, “We can provide immigrants with maps to local resources” published in the News and Record this week. You can find the piece here: http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/laura-gonzalez-we-can-provide-immigrants-with-maps-to-local/article_a7fb4352-863d-5aba-9fdf-882f99b953bd.html