We are excited to introduce you to and share the date for Spring Family Weekend 2023. Mark your calendars to join the fun on Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23. Information will be posted on the 49er Family Hub and the Transition and Success Initiatives website when event registration opens. We look forward to seeing you at Spring Family Weekend!
Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23
Steps On Our Journey: Women of Color Faculty Roundtable
Panelists include Banita Brown, Cheryl Brown, Yvette Huet, Lisa Meriweather, Pinku Mukherjee, and Sonya Ramsey. Moderated by Sharon Hayes-Brown.
Tuesday, March 21, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, CHHS RM 281 and via streaming
You're invited to the inaugural Diversity Scholars Forum. Sponsored by the Graduate School and in conjunction with the Graduate Research Symposium, the Diversity Scholars Forum features graduate student and postdoctoral research related to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.
Friday, March 24, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Popp Martin Student Union, Multipurpose Room 340
Niner Nation at Work: Considerations for Hiring and Leading UNC Charlotte's Student Employees
This month, the Office of Legal Affairs will be collaborating with campus experts to highlight parameters and practical considerations when hiring student employees. Through this training, participants will leave with the information necessary to support students’ important contributions in furthering the University’s vision to be a globally recognized, emerging top-tier research university driving discovery and innovation, while advancing student access and social mobility, nurturing talent, fostering excellence, and ensuring equity.
Presented by: Erica Solosky, Associate General Counsel and Interim Director of Ethics, Policy, & Compliance; Tarek Elshayeb, Director, Office of International Programs, International Student and Scholar Office; Dr. Julie Goodliffe, Assistant Dean for Graduate Funding and Research, The Graduate School; and Teresa Shook, Student Employment Coordinator, Department of Talent Acquisition & Compliance.
The Free Expression and Constructive Dialogue Task Force invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for a panel and conversation about freedom of expression rights, parameters, and support on campus. We hope the program will create greater clarity about free speech, external group visits, and academic freedom and lead to positive discussions at UNC Charlotte. Panelists include Jesh Humphrey, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel; Sujit Chemburkar, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; and Mary Griffin, Senior Program Officer, Policy Reform, FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression). Susan Harden, Associate Professor of Education and Faculty Council President, will moderate the discussion.
Thursday, March 30 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Halton Reading Room, J. Murrey Atkins Library
The 49er Family Fund annually allocates grants to campus initiatives related to student life at UNC Charlotte. These allocations help fund programming on campus that might otherwise be unable to be funded by a campus department, student organizations, etc. The 49er Family Fund seeks to serve as a funding catalyst for innovative, high-impact programs that benefit the larger campus community. Proposals for the 2023-2024 academic year are available online and should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3. If there are any questions, contact email@example.com.
Nexus: Networking Across Disciplines fosters the emergence of interdisciplinary research teams by providing faculty with structured opportunities to learn about one another’s research and brainstorm areas of mutual interest. Through a series of workshops several months apart, Nexus supports the initial stages of project development as faculty formulate shared research questions, consider analytical strategies, and identify potential funding sources. Nexus 2023 will target faculty in two research areas of focus and distinction: 1) Socioeconomic Mobility; and 2) Urban Health. Workshops will be held on May 18-19 and August 17, 2023, with working groups expected to brainstorm ideas over the summer. (Please note new dates to avoid conflicts with other workshops.) Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, March 31(see this page for information and application). Each faculty member in Nexus will receive a $1,000 stipend for participating fully in the workshops. Nexus is organized by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Division of Research with support from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Cato College of Education, and the College of Health and Human Services. Questions can be directed to Professor Beth Whitaker, Executive Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
The BRIDGES Academic Leadership Program offers the opportunity to develop and strengthen leadership skills, knowledge, and networking in order to be successful change agents in communities. BRIDGES is an inclusive professional development program dedicated to supporting cisgender or transgender women and nonbinary colleagues in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen their academic leadership capabilities, and/or individuals who demonstrate a commitment to supporting women and gender issues and equity in the academy. Individuals of any gender identity who want to position themselves for advancement in the academy and/or who demonstrate a strong interest or commitment to supporting women and gender equity in the academy are encouraged to apply. Attend the virtual information session to learn about this unique leadership program and to hear from past BRIDGES participants. More information.
Tuesday, April 11, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, via Zoom
Join 350+ UNC Charlotte faculty and students that have already completed the Charlotte Launch program. Receive active programming and mentorship to explore commercialization viability. Apply to participate in the Spring 2023 Charlotte Launch (NSF I-Corps) Hybrid Cohort. The program provides UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students with commercialization training and pathways for NSF funding. Program is designed for you to work at your own pace with interview and goals. We have designed this cohort with a tiered approach, launching on April 26th. The goal of the program is to identify potential commercial uses for technology and research. The next stage is a six month $50,000 NSF I-Corps Teams grant. Applications are currently open and are reviewed as they are submitted. More information and the application form can be found on the Charlotte Launch NSF I-Corps webpage. Additional questions, contact Devin Collins or Laura Smailes.
Supporting Student Writing Projects in the Age of A.I.
Join this session to learn how to integrate AI tools effectively in writing projects throughout the semester. 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.
Wednesday, March 22, 3:00 - 4:00 PM (Register)
Supporting Student Study Skills in the Age of A.I.
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, March 27, 1:30 - 2:30 PM (Register)
Annual Faculty Showcase
Please join us for this year’s Faculty Professional Development Showcase and learn how fellow faculty made improvements in their teaching as a result of their participation in professional development activities around campus. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and celebrate faculty best practices at UNC Charlotte. This Showcase is hosted by the Office for Assessment and Accreditation, Center for Teaching and Learning, Atkins Library, and Communication Across the Curriculum. Please register by Friday, March 24.
She Flew the Coop LIVE! Women's History Month Talk Show
Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
Join Atkins for a panel discussion on women's empowerment and entrepreneurship moderated by Charlotte alumna and former TV journalist, Sarah Colón-Harris. In 2013, Colón-Harris launched her video production company, Stories to Inspire, and eventually founded the women's empowerment non-profit She Flew the Coop. The emcee of the event is Lanaire Malone, founder of Hurdles in Heels. Panelists include Dr. Sonyia Richardson, assistant professor in UNC Charlotte's School of Social Work, Dr. Michelle Meggs, Executive Director of the UNC Charlotte Women + Girls Research Alliance, Dr. Beth Wahler, Director of UNC Charlotte's School of Social Work, and Chef Yvette Kerns, owner of Petite Cook Charlotte.
Thursday, March 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, McKnight Hall, Cone University Center (Register)
2023 Race and Social Equity Spring Forum
A Call to Action: Cultivating Antiracist Practices in the Helping Professions
The UNC Charlotte Race and Social Equity Academy (RASE) 2023 Spring Forum will focus on advancing inclusive practices, including anti-racism and equity practices for helping professionals. The forum will feature two dynamic speakers, Isis Bey and Joshua McNeill, sharing best practices for inclusive practice from an intersectional lens. The RASE Spring Forum is hosted in collaboration with the School of Social Work Field Education Office and the J. Murrey Atkins Library, and is supported by the UNC Charlotte Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Inclusive Excellence Grant.
Wednesday, March 29, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, via Zoom (Register)
Panel Discussion: Free Expression at UNC Charlotte
The Free Expression and Constructive Dialogue Task Force invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for a panel and conversation about freedom of expression rights, parameters, and support on campus. We hope the program will create greater clarity about free speech, external group visits, and academic freedom and lead to positive discussions at UNC Charlotte. The discussion will be moderated by Susan Harden, Associate Professor of Education and Faculty Council President. Panelists include Jesh Humphrey, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and General Counsel, Sujit Chemburkar, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and Mary Griffin, Senior Program Officer, Policy Reform, FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression). More information.
Thursday, March 30, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Halton Reading Room, J. Murrey Atkins Library
Atkins Out Loud: Ravi Shankar and West Meets East
Atkins Library invites you to experience the "Haunting Hues of Sitar and Kathak." Ravi Shankar was India's best known Sitar virtuoso and Indian music composer and was single handedly responsible for the popularity of Indian music in the West. In this presentation, ethnomusicologist Anirban Bhattacharyya will talk about the intersections of Sitar through the influence of Ravi Shankar in music and dance. He will discuss cross-cultural interactions between Indian classical and Western music in the context of World Music history. The presentation will also feature performances of some of Ravi Shankar’s scores made for the Western audience on the Sitar by Chandrachur Bhattacharjee, a traveling guest artiste from India. It will also feature Ohio-based dancer Smt. Antara Datta sharing her choreography in Kathak dance to Shankar’s Tarana, rhythmic compositions.
Wednesday, April 5 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Halton Reading Room, J. Murrey Atkins Library
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