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LSP Faculty Director Candidate Presentations

The Office of Academic Affairs invites you to attend candidate presentations for the position of Faculty Director for the Levine Scholars Program. View the search webpage for information on the candidates and the dates, times, and locations of their presentations.

Honors Research Symposium

Please mark your calendars for the Honors Research Symposium on Friday, December 2, 3:00-6:00 p.m., at The Dubois Center. All honors students are invited to share their research through poster or oral presentations, and can sign up by registering here by November 21, 2022. Faculty and staff should also register for parking purposes. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact interim associate dean Jeffrey Leak.

Seeking Faculty Participants for urbanCORE/CLAS Engaged RPT Research Projects

Faculty participants are sought for two studies intended to support continuous improvement. CLAS faculty Ryan Kilmer and Joanne Carman are working with Dr. Tamara Johnson, Director of Engaged Scholarship in urbanCORE, on two different studies. Study 1 is designed to assess the impact of specific aspects of CLAS’ RPT guidelines, and Study 2 seeks to enhance our understanding of faculty members’ perceptions of support for community-engaged scholarship. Eligible faculty can participate in both studies. More information can be found in the November 2022 edition of urbanCORE Community Engagement Announcements.

Legal Affairs Training: FERPA Basics and Beyond

This presentation will provide a refresher course on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and will focus on the rules for protection and disclosure of student information. The session will also review the intersection between FERPA and other laws, including the North Carolina Public Records Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We will look at the similarities and differences between FERPA and HIPAA, and situations under which one or both may apply. We will learn about what is and is not considered an "education record" and why --- and what are some exceptions. 

  • Wednesday, November 30, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, via Zoom* (Register)
    *Zoom link will be provided to registrants.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Instructional Video Part 1: Managing "My Media" with Kaltura in Canvas
This is the first course in a three course series on Instructional Video use in Canvas. This is an introductory course for instructors who have never used My Media and Kaltura to manage videos in their Canvas Course. In this workshop, we will explain what My Media and Kaltura are, explain storage limits in Canvas, define features and tools of Kaltura, show how Zoom integrates with My Media and Kaltura, and explain how to share videos in Canvas Pages or the Media Gallery.

  • Thursday, December 1, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Register)

New Canvas Quizzing
This workshop will teach you the basics of creating quizzes in Canvas for assessments using the New Canvas Quizzing Tool. We will also show you how to migrate classic quizzes to new quizzes. We recommend it for anyone new to quizzing in Canvas or creating new quizzes from scratch.

  • Thursday, December 1, 3:00 - 4:00 PM (Register)

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, email help@uncc.edu with details about your specific request.

Request Classroom Presentations: International Student Panel Discussion Applications Open

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 online Cultural Ambassador Program request form. Note: The online request deadline for Fall 2023 presentations is Monday, January 9, 2023.

Mentor Training for Graduate Faculty

The Graduate School will offer Effective Mentor Training for graduate faculty on January 13, 2023. This training incorporates the curriculum from the Center for the Improvement of the Mentored Experience in Research, which uses empirical research to inform practices. This session will be offered face-to-face and will include a working lunch. The training is limited to 20 attendees. Please register in advance. For more information, visit the Graduate School website.

Study Abroad in Italy: Intercultural Communication on the Amalfi Coast

Designed for first-time international travelers and seasoned visitors alike, this four-week program introduces participants to the rich culture, language, and scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Our base will be in beautiful Salerno, Italy, a city steeped in tradition with easy access to the region’s most well-known destinations. This experience will leave an impression on the traveler, an unforgettable awakening that will unlock our curiosity and provide us with the concepts needed to be better world citizens. The conveniently located accommodations in historic Salerno facilitate group exploration to a variety of tucked-away places and artifacts inaccessible without being among the land, people, and architecture. Additional excursions from Salerno may include the beaches of Capri Island, the Isle of Ischia, and the medieval Medical School of Salerno, where ancients fused Greek, Latin, and Arabic medical knowledge, setting the foundation for our contemporary successes in medicine.

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.