November 6

Categories: Weekly Digest Tags: 2023

While many dances that you see on stage or screen have been tightly choreographed, improvisational dance asks artists to generate and compose their movements on the spot. Using movement scores, or sets of instructions, dancers challenge their creativity and learn to invent as they go, resulting in surprising, challenging, and creative choices. Charlotte Dance students, accompanied by Director of Music Shamou, will present a series of improvised dances and give audiences a peek behind the scenes at the scores that prompted their creation. Then, they will work with input from the audiences to generate new scores and perform invented dances on the spot. Join us to learn how dance artists engage in creativity and problem solving through improvisation.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library

Faculty are invited to attend a luncheon workshop to learn how to incorporate three simple techniques into any course to engage students to talk to one another. If you find it difficult to get students to participate in class discussions, Jake Fay from the Constructive Dialogue Institute will help you create a vibrant classroom environment. Anne Moore, dean of Atkins Library, will moderate the discussion. The event is sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Free Expression and Constructive Dialogue Task Force. 

  • Thursday, November 9, 12:00 – 2:30 PM, Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library (Register)

NINERways Master Course Showcase
The NINERways QEP is committed to enhancing student success through coordinated courses and curriculum pathways to support students general education Math requirements. As part of NINERways, we are showcasing Master Courses to the campus through scheduled webinars that allow you to experience the course redesign and the impact on students. You are invited to join a webinar via Zoom highlighting Quantitative Reasoning.

  • MATH 1102 Showcase: Thursday, November 9, 1:00 – 2:15 PM (Register)

Enhancing Cultural Awareness
This course is facilitated by the Office of International Programs. The training will present an overview of the common definition and assessment of culture at UNC Charlotte and explore cultural dimensions based on theory and research. Participants will receive resources for sample assignments and a mapping exercise to enhance student cultural awareness. This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate and is offered in two formats: an asynchronous , facilitated three-day Canvas course or as a 1-hour synchronous virtual workshop.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Register)

Part 2: Student Study Skills with ChatGPT
Join this session to learn how to better support students’ study skills in the age of A.I.. We will demonstrate how to prompt A.I. tools (like ChatGPT) to develop self-study guides, practice assessments, and serve as a personal learning assistant for students. By the end of the hour, you will have an action plan for how to communicate these strategies to students in your course(s).

  • Monday, November 13, 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Register)

Part 3: Canvas Studio Analytics
Canvas Studio Analytics can enhance your instructional practices utilizing the power of data to understand student engagement with video content. Learn how to track views, comments, and participation, and gain valuable insights to optimize your teaching strategies.

  • Monday, November 13, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Register)

The Honors College will host its annual Research Symposium on Friday, December 1, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City. Students engaged in research are encouraged to present; poster and panel presentations are appropriate. For students interested in presenting, they must first register, then submit their proposal. The submission deadline is Friday, November 17. For questions, contact Dr. Jeffrey Leak. We encourage other members of our community, especially faculty mentors, to join us for the afternoon. You must also register to attend. The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Richard Watkins, a native of North Carolina and founder of the Science Policy Action Network. He is a distinguished scientist specializing in Virology, with a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focused on understanding disease progression towards AIDS in HIV-infected patients.

The Next Destination Survey is an annual initiative at UNC Charlotte aimed at gathering crucial post-graduation outcomes data from both our undergraduate and graduate students. This information is vital in helping us understand and improve the career and educational trajectories of our graduates. We ask that you direct any December graduating students to complete the survey. Campus-wide collective efforts in disseminating this information will greatly contribute to the success of our data collection efforts and, in turn, benefit our entire university community. The Next Destination Survey takes only a few minutes to complete. The survey for students graduating in December 2023 opens on November 9.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is under new management and looking to build upon previous success as we move into the future. We’re asking faculty and staff working with undergraduates to please complete a short feedback survey to help us refine programming and resource deployment to best support undergraduate research endeavors throughout the entire University.

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

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.

For up-to-the-minute news from Academic Affairs (faculty awards, research, recognition, initiatives), visit the Academic Affairs Division News webpage.

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