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Five Year Academic Calendar

UNC Charlotte's updated five-year calendar is now available on the Registrar website. This update includes adjustments to spring break as well as inclusion of part-of-term dates.

Deadline Extended for Provost Award Nominations

The deadline has been extended for two 2023 Provost awards – the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship in Teaching and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.* The deadline for submitting nominations for these awards is Friday, January 13. Details regarding nomination requirements can be found on each award’s webpage.

*Please note: The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising are now accepted in alternating years. For 2022-2023, we are accepting nominations for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising. In 2023-2024, we will accept nominations for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Levine Scholars Program Faculty Fellow

The Levine Scholars Program (LSP) announces an opening for a Faculty Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year. The primary purpose of this appointment is to further develop the civic engagement and research opportunities of Levine Scholars; assist in the development of the LSP summer study abroad program; and establish structures to assist Levine Scholars in applying for postgraduate awards, admission into graduate programs, and postgraduate employment.

The appointment is to begin July 1, 2023, and continue through May 31, 2024. Any tenured member of the faculty with the rank of associate professor or professor is eligible to apply. A letter of interest describing experience in civic engagement and leadership development, and a current curriculum vitae with references, should be addressed to Dr. Diane Zablotsky. The application deadline is January 18, 2023. 

Goals and activities of the Faculty Fellow:

  • Act as a primary resource to students for their civic engagement projects at the individual and group level. Direct scholars in the development, review, approval and completion of their projects.

  • Assist scholars in developing and pursuing a research agenda, including providing assistance in developing and reviewing abstracts for submissions to research conferences.

  • Coordinate the Levine Scholars Program Research Mentoring Initiative.

  • Develop and/or deliver the LSP summer international study opportunities for scholars and other undergraduates.

  • Establish and implement structural supports to assist students in applying for post-graduate scholarships, graduate school admission, and professional employment.

  • Participate in existing Levine Scholars programming where appropriate.

  • Opportunity to accompany students on NOLS expedition in summer 2024.

Qualifications for appointment:

  • Tenured faculty member appointed to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

  • Experience with high-achieving undergraduate students.

  • Experience in civic engagement and experiential learning for undergraduate students.

  • Interest and experience in supporting undergraduate students in developing research agendas.

  • Demonstrated experience in student leadership development and/or mentoring undergraduate students.

  • Interest or experience in program development and inter-program coordination.

  • Interest or experience in program assessment.

  • Strong relationship building skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, from faculty to current scholars to community leaders.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • High energy level, engagement skills, and dedication to the continued success of the LSP.

Conditions of the appointment:

Appointees serve for an 11-month period, from July 1, 2023, and continue through May 31, 2024 (with the possibility of being reappointed). Appointees holding nine-month appointments are paid their regular academic yearly salary augmented by summer stipend of two-ninths of their salary. Appointees holding 12-month appointments are paid their regular salary and receive their usual vacation leave. Office space is provided in Levine Hall.

The LSP Faculty Fellow appointment is for 20-24 hours per week in the coming academic year and the Fellow is expected to provide sufficient additional professorial and service contributions to their home department and college to constitute at least half of their efforts for the University. Funds are provided from central resources to provide instructors for one course per semester that otherwise would have been taught by the Fellow, while other duties are covered from department and college sources.

Center for Teaching and Learning

1:1 Faculty Consultations 
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides instructional consultation and advising to individual faculty, faculty groups, or departments to address emerging teaching and learning needs around the university. Possible topics for individual consultation include course design and alignment, instructional strategies, assessment and feedback, instructional technologies, or topics from our workshops. If you would like to request a consultation with a CTL team member, please email
help@uncc.edu with details about your specific request.

Faculty Council News

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

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