November 13

Categories: Weekly Digest Tags: 2023

The Office of International Programs (OIP) invites the UNC Charlotte community to celebrate the University’s commitment to international education and global learning during International Education Week, November 13 – November 17.  International Education Week is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Departments of Education and State and celebrates our human diversity, intercultural connections, and cultural understanding. During International Education Week, participants can expect globally-focused dialogue, lectures from experts in the field, performances from diverse cultures and so much more. UNC Charlotte plays a special role in shaping awareness as we proudly serve a diverse student, faculty and staff population. 
For more information, please see our OIP’s International Education Week website.

Veterans and active-duty students sometimes struggle with the transition into academic settings. Research shows that shifting from a highly structured environment like the military to the mostly unstructured world of academia can cause feelings of overwhelm and isolation.  On a day-to-day level, educators can help.

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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is seeking a Faculty Fellow on Generative AI to begin service in Spring 2024.  Tenured faculty members who specialize in applying generative AI in teaching and learning, and are willing to serve in a leadership role to advance the institution’s AI initiatives are invited to apply for the fellowship program to champion ways for faculty to integrate generative AI across the curriculum. The duration of the fellowship is January 10 to May 15, 2024 and includes a $5000 stipend. The faculty fellow would be expected to contribute an average of approximately four to five hours per week to this campus initiative, including participation in meetings and events. Interested applicants should submit their application form by November 28th, 11:59 PM. For more details, please review the AI Faculty Fellow Application website.

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, Nov. 13, 3:00 pm –  4:00 pm | (Register)

Syllabus and Classroom Communication on AI
Join us for an exciting information session on student facing communication and  syllabus guidelines for AI Tools! Discover innovative strategies leveraging AI for student learning. Integrate cutting-edge technology ethically into your syllabus, empowering students and revolutionizing collaboration. Unleash the potential of AI in your classroom and revolutionize the way students collaborate and engage with course materials. Don’t miss this chance to transform your teaching experience and be at the forefront of educational innovation.

  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:00 am –  11:00 am | (Register)

Part 3: Student Writing Skills with ChatGPT
Join this session to learn how to integrate AI tools effectively in writing projects. We will demonstrate how to chunk and scaffold project tasks for peer review and instructor support, as well as how to prompt A.I. tools (like ChatGPT) to enhance the writing process at each stage. By the end of the hour, you will have a planning tool and strategies for integrating AI into writing projects.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | (Register)

Canvas Analytics for Early Intervention
Learn how to leverage Canvas Analytics for early student intervention! Course analytics offer data on individual and aggregate student activity, assignment submissions, and grades, as well as page views and student participation metrics across all of their devices. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage Canvas as a tool for identifying students in need!

  • Thursday, Nov. 29, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | (Register)

The UNC Charlotte Faculty Welfare Committee (a committee of the university faculty council) invites you to help us identify opportunities to improve faculty welfare.  Please share with us challenges you or others have faced as faculty at UNC Charlotte, as well as suggestions for improving faculty morale and welfare more generally. We plan to develop a survey from these responses to help us understand broader trends next semester.  We held some town halls in early November, but you can still provide feedback anonymously and confidentially through this form (this differs from other faculty surveys, like COACHE in asking about specific concerns).  We also want to share a resource developed over two years, originally by Heather Freeman and the 2021-2022 Faculty Welfare Committee, that gives suggestions for handling faculty issues like harassment, bullying, discrimination, and other concerns (these have been reviewed by Scott Deyo (ombudsperson) and the legal office on campus for accuracy.  Final Short version:  Long version.   Thanks for your support and everything you do to make UNC Charlotte great. Nicole Peterson, chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee

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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