February 13

Categories: Weekly Digest Tags: 2023

February 13, 2023

QEP Town Hall

Learn more about the process of a SACSCOC visit and Charlotte’s Quality Enhancement Plan, NINERways: A Path to Math Success, at a virtual town hall for the campus community on Tuesday, February 14, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Register to attend.

International Women’s Day Nomination Submission

The Office of International Programs (OIP) joins the broader global community in recognizing International Women’s Day (IWD) in March and invites you to submit a nomination for our 2023 IWD campus celebration. This celebration is an opportunity to highlight a UNC Charlotte faculty, staff or student who identifies as a woman and has positively contributed to global efforts. Those who have been nominated will be recognized at the International Women’s Day celebration on March 23, 2023. International Women’s Day is an event celebrated throughout the world and fosters the mission to help forge gender equality. The deadline to submit a nomination is February 22. Self-nominations are welcome! Please visit the OIP website for more information.

Legal Training: Navigating Medical Leaves of Absence

Employees, do you know what your responsibilities are when taking a medical leave of absence? Supervisors, do you know what’s required of you when your employees are on medical leave? This program will cover relevant University policies, and explain employees’ obligations when taking and while on a medical leave of absence. The program will also cover supervisors’ responsibilities and best practices to support their employees while they are on medical leave and ensure a smooth transition back to work. Presented by: André Lindsay, Associate General Counsel, and Marina LeLeux, Human Resources Specialist

Thursday, February 23, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, via Zoom* (Register)
*The Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

J. Murrey Atkins Library News and Events

Atkins Hosts The Black Read
Join Atkins Library to read and discuss passages from Black Literature, speeches, and correspondence. Bring what you would like to read or reach out to Adreonna Bennet or Randi Beem to request library materials for the event. Readings will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Janaka Lewis. Refreshments and prizes for participants will be provided.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Halton Reading Room

“Fostering Constructive Disagreement in Student Discourse”
Kevin Marinelli will share practical insights gleaned from his experience teaching rhetoric and directing the Program for Public Discourse at UNC Chapel Hill. He will focus on constructive dialogue in the classroom and across campus, including approaches to public dialogue and deliberation, classroom exercises and student development. Participants will leave with a toolkit of rhetorical activities, best practices and theoretical perspectives.

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Atkins Introduces the Library Mobile app
Atkins Library partnered with Ex Libris to bring the Library Mobile App to Niner Nation! This innovative, free application puts Atkins’ website at your fingertips. Log into Library Mobile with your NinerNet credentials for quick access to your library account information, the library’s catalog, study room reservations, and much more. Download the app today.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Instructional Video Part 2: Creating Videos Using Kaltura
This is the second course in a three course series on Instructional Video use in Canvas. Kaltura CaptureSpace allows you to add powerful media tools to Canvas, and combine the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more. Creating and sharing multimedia learning content is easier than ever using these intuitive tools.

Tuesday, February 14, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Register)

Making Textbook Affordability a Reality for Your Students
Are you interested in making your course more affordable, but unsure exactly how to go about it? Learn how the library can support you to find and implement open textbooks for your courses to lower the costs for students. We will showcase prominent examples, places to look, and discuss the services of specialists that are available to you. We will also give you resources on how to use and adapt these materials in your classroom. This workshop is delivered by Liz Siler, Associate Dean for Collection Services and Jeff McAdams, Science and Engineering Librarian, Atkins Library.

Thursday, February 16, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Register)

Faculty News Council

Please visit the Faculty Governance website for the latest news from the Faculty Council including:

Dissertation Defense

The dissertation defense is one of the ways a new scholar demonstrates readiness to join the academy and is an opportunity to share their research widely. View All Dissertation Defense Announcements.

Latest AA News

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