April 22

As a best practice, faculty members should notify students whether and how generative AI tools (such as ChatGPT, Bard, etc.) may be used in their assignments, exams, and other course work. As faculty work to develop future syllabi, the Suggested Syllabus Policies webpage includes (under Policies Related to Academic Integrity) three suggested syllabus policies that may be used or adapted, depending on the level of generative AI use the faculty member wants to permit.

UNC Charlotte’s inaugural Historically Underutilized Business Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, in CHHS / CoEd Quad. More than 80 local women- and minority-owned businesses have registered to be a part of the HUB Expo. Industries that will be represented include design and construction, personal services, office-related products and services, I.T. services and food services. Learning sessions will be offered throughout the HUB Expo in the Popp Martin Student Union, Room 265. Food trucks including HotBoys Chicken and Marlie Q’s will be on site for food purchases, and DJ Hugo will perform from noon to 2 p.m.

Atkins Library invites you to “Change the Subject: Language Matters,” a documentary about a group of college students who challenged anti-immigrant language used in Library of Congress subject headings. The language we use in resources like library catalogs can impact people’s experiences and feelings of belonging within the campus community. Encountering an outmoded subject term or an insensitively worded resource description while doing research may make some library users feel excluded or othered instead of welcomed. Join us to learn more about how the language we use in catalogs and other search systems matters, and what advocacy is taking place across the country to make the library research experience more welcoming and inclusive.

  • Thursday, April 25, 5:00 – 6:15 PM, via Zoom (Register)

urbanCORE at UNC Charlotte is proud to announce the release of “Her Voice, Our Future: Insights from the 2023 Leadership Cafe,” a pivotal report by the Women + Girls Research Alliance. This publication distills the contributions and insights of over 250 women and girls who participated in a community conversation focused on mental health and economic empowerment. The report offers actionable recommendations and best practices to support and enhance wellbeing and economic opportunities for women and girls. The report reflects the voices of our community and serves as a roadmap for stakeholders committed to fostering positive change. View the report.

The schedule for May 2024 commencement ceremonies has been set; all ceremonies will be held in Halton Arena.

Friday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.
Belk College of Business
College of Health and Human Services

Friday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.
College of Arts + Architecture
College of Computing and Informatics
Cato College of Education
The William States Lee College of Engineering

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.
College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences
College of Science

Saturday, May 11, 3:00 p.m.
The Graduate School (Doctoral, Master’s and Certificate Programs)

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