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:

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

SELF Design Studio – Maker in Residence Program – Fall 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 2.34.42 PMAre 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.


 Opening Access to Public Libraries for Children with Disabilities

Jo Kaeding, Doctoral Candidate, University of South Australia

Tuesday, September 20 from 12-1:30 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch SOE 401

Every child has the right to feel welcome and be part of their library’s community. Unfortunately, this is not always the experience of children with disabilities and their families. Learn the seven elements of the inclusive libraries model and how you can use these in your library. This session summarizes the findings of a study of 18 public librarians who focus on inclusive library practices and offers attendees recommendations for how to move towards the achievement of inclusion.

Biographical Information

Jo Kaeding is a Doctoral candidate with the University of South Australia, researching ‘Access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families’. Jo is also a Children’s Librarian with the Adelaide Hills Council. She is the Programs Team Leader, responsible for children’s, youth and adult programs throughout the library service. Jo is the current recipient of the following awards: South Australian Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship, Public Libraries of South Australia Rod East Memorial Award and the Australian Library and Information Association Twila Ann Janssen Herr Award. Jo is a current committee member of the Australian Libraries and Information Association Children’s and Youth Services and is a past secretary of the South Australian Libraries Children’s Youth Services.

Spiral Bound Screening

Friday, September 23 at  5 p.m. in SOE 120

ELC will be co-sponsoring the screening of Spiral Bound with the Office of Intercultural Engagement.

Spiral Bound is a documentary about the unlikely union of eight creative high school students from a youth development program and a group of liberal arts college students over the course of one summer. Together, these education activists are seeking social justice not only in the public school system but also in the higher education arena. On this journey, both groups learn the power of the arts in giving a voice to those who need it the most, including themselves. From the inner city streets of Charlotte and the quaint college town of Davidson to the bustling steps of the US Capitol, these young people stand together to change the face of education through their courageous narratives.


2016-2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education Fall Speaker

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are delighted to welcome Dr. Robert Berry to UNCG on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  He will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm focused on Black boys who are successful with school mathematics. The talk is intended for the broader community so please invite interested educators from the community.  Details about the talks are included in the flyer.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson


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!

In addition to NCCPA’s 50th Anniversary conference, the Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education (SPAHE) M.Ed. program at UNCG is proud to co-sponsor with NCCPA and present its annual Careers in Student Affairs/NextGenNC Conference, also on the beautiful campus of UNCG, on October 28, 2016.  Tracks for undergraduate, graduate, current professionals, and those considering doctoral study will be offered.  Graduate programs in student affairs and higher education will also be invited to an information fair to speak with conference attendees about their programs.  Registration is now available.
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, 2016For 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!

Brad Johnson


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 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 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

9/6/2016, 2:00-3:30 pm; 10/3/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm; 11/2/2016, 3:00-4:30 pm

  •  Intermediate Qualtrics

Tues., 9/20/2016, 2:00-3:30 pm

  • Intro to SPSS

9/14/2016, 2:00-3:30; 9/26, 2:00-3:30

  • 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


macOS Sierra

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

There are still sessions and dates left for SOE Instructional Technology training in Fall 2016.  This year sessions are offered in-person or virtually, and all training have a self-guided option.  Training is available for SOE instructors and staff.  Some topics being offered include Canvas, WebEx, polling, Google, Box, and Office 365 – and more.
Please view the full list of trainings and sign up for each training here:
You can also see a Google Calendar and sign up for training through the SOE Instructional Technology Services Workshops and Training page:

Turnitin Integration with Canvas

Turnitin Originality Detector has changed the way it integrates in Canvas.  It now works through an LTI integration with Assignments, which significantly changes the way it works and looks in Canvas versus how it worked in past semesters.
For more information about the Turnitin integration with Canvas, please review this SOE Instructional Technology Guide:
You can also sign up for Turnitin workshops through SOE Instructional Technology:

New Phishing Protections

Go Mobile with UNCGmobile

Now in Effect: New Password Policy for University Accounts

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.


Several UNCG-affiliated persons received awards at the annual conference of the American Association for Research in Counseling this month.

Dr. Kelly Wester (CED) and Dr. Holly Downs (former ERM faculty) were coauthors of “Factors linked with increased non-suicidal self-injury: A case study,” which received the 2016 Outstanding Research Award.

Dr. Sejal Mehta Barden, CED alum, received the Exemplary Practices Award – Professional Level.

Congrats to all!