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Training: A Faculty Guide to Setting Syllabus Policies

Great Expectations: A Faculty Guide to Setting Syllabus Policies
By including clear policies in the course syllabus, faculty members can effectively state their expectations for classroom behavior, and students will be duly notified of those expectations at the outset of the course. In addition, including informational notices in the syllabus is an effective way to communicate with students about campus resources and assistance. In this session, the presenters will review basic legal guidelines for setting classroom policies, highlight some recommended syllabus policies and notices, and explain when and why certain syllabus policies are required. Presented by Amy S. Kelso, Senior Associate General Counsel, and Leslie Zenk, Assistant Provost.

  • Tuesday, August 8, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, via Zoom* (Register)
    *Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the presentation.

Request Classroom Presentations: International Student Panel Discussion

Are you teaching course content that could be enhanced by hearing the perspectives of international students in your class? The Cultural Ambassador Program facilitates panel presentations by international students in classrooms and trainings. Faculty interested in having Cultural Ambassadors present in your class should complete the Cultural Ambassador Program request form. The request deadline for Fall presentations is Monday, August 21. For questions, contact intlsso@uncc.edu.

Innovate Your Teaching: Faculty Workshop Series

The Center for Teaching and Learning welcomes faculty back to campus this fall with 25 years of commitment to teaching excellence and student success at UNC Charlotte. Engage in three weeks of faculty development workshops from August 7-25 on high-impact and innovative teaching strategies to support student success and assist new faculty with onboarding and preparing for the first weeks of class. There are foundational and new topics to explore this year:

  • Generative AI Tools

  • AI Syllabus Guidelines

  • AI for Writing Skills

  • AI for Study Skills

  • Inclusive Design

  • Growth Mindset Activities

  • Canvas Analytics

  • Canvas Video Assignments

  • Canvas Video Quizzes

  • Active Poll-Ev Questions

  • Designing Group Projects

  • New SoTL Scholars Program

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.