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2022 Fall Career and Internship Fair

The University Career Center's largest career fair of the year will be held on Friday, September 23rd in the Student Activity Center. This fair is officially back in person and holds value to all students and alumni of the University. We invite all majors and all class levels to use this event as an opportunity to connect with their industries, their community, and opportunities that will build their career-related competencies. Many employers will be here to talk with students about the near-future, as they will be recruiting May 2023 graduates throughout the fall semester. For juniors and sophomores, this fair supports them in finding internships and co-ops for the upcoming semesters and beyond. This career fair serves as an opportunity for students and alumni to network and connect with people within their fields and learn more about industries they could get involved with.
Fall Career & Internship Fair -  September 23, 10 am-2 pm -  In-person event in the Student Activity Center
Free for students & alumni. 230+ employers - Fortune 100 Companies | Nonprofits | Local & Regional Companies | School Districts
To view the employers attending and to RSVP, head to

PBS features The William States Lee College of Engineering

To help elevate awareness of its outstanding engineering education, The William States Lee College of Engineering will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary series called “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid.” That show will begin airing across the country as early as this week.  
Check your PBS schedule for the full show with host Dennis Quaid, and learn more about PBS features William States Lee College of Engineering

Constitution Day: Do We Need a Constitution?

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology considers the role of Americans and the Constitution in the current division of ideology in our country. As part of the Federal observance of Constitution Day; the department will feature a presentation by David Goldfield, Ph.D. from 10–11:30 a.m. on September 19 in COED 065. This part of the Federal observance of Constitution Day. Register here.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Engaged Pedagogy

Using Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Providing students with clear feedback is integral to the teaching and learning process and can motivate and guide behavior change that translates into student success. Soliciting feedback from students allows faculty to make changes in their instructional strategies that also lead to student success. This workshop provides an overview of tools and strategies for giving and receiving feedback – both traditional and technology-based – that can be easily incorporated into any course. This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.

Monday - Friday, September 12 - 16, Asynchronous, Facilitated (Register or email ctl@uncc.edu)

Viewpoint Diversity and Civil Discourse in the Classroom
College is designed to teach students how to think - not what to think. An inclusive classroom must provide opportunities for students to form and express diverse viewpoints while respecting differing viewpoints of others. This workshop will provide techniques and resources to help faculty engage students in safe and respectful discussions around diverse viewpoints and perspectives. This workshop counts towards the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (Register)

Learning Technologies

Instructional Video Part 2: Creating Videos Using Kaltura
This is the second course in a three course series on Instructional Video use in Canvas. This workshop covers how to use Kaltura Capture, software that allows you to add powerful media tools to Canvas, and combine the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more. Creating and sharing multimedia learning content is easier than ever using these intuitive tools

  • Thursday, September 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Register)

Canvas Assignments and Gradebook
In this workshop, you'll learn how to use the Canvas Assignments page to set up your Gradebook to calculate course grades. You'll also learn how to create and grade assignments, enter grades with SpeedGrader, and use rubrics for communicating expectations of quality.

  • Monday, September 19, 10:30 AM - 11:03 AM (Register)

Be Part of Charlotte Teachers Institute’s Class of 2023 Seminar Leaders

Are you interested in sharing your research with a broader audience? Do you care about public education? Do you see PK-12 teachers as allies in your work? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then consider submitting a seminar proposal idea for the Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) lineup of 2023 seminars. CTI is an educational partnership among UNC Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to strengthen teaching and learning through collaboration, creativity, leadership, and content knowledge. CMS teachers in grades PK-12 apply to participate in professor-led seminars based on research and teaching interests with the goal of creating original curricula for CMS students. To date, 800+ CTI Fellows have written more than 1,145 original curriculum units, all available on CTI's website. Check out CTI's website for more information, including the commitment to racial equity and testimonials from teachers, professors, and funders. Submit your ideas by September 12.

J Murrey Atkins Library News

Domain Change for Interlibrary Loan
Atkins will be changing the ILL service link for ILLiad from uncc.edu to charlotte.edu on September 26th. We will have an automatic redirect from the old to the new link. Users with saved links to ILLiad (in browsers or on guides) should update their links to illiad.charlotte.edu  by December 20, 2022.

Film Screen with a Dean
Join Atkins Library and the Levine Museum of the New South for a screening and discussion of “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,” a film that provides historical context and examines America’s history of racist oppression in the criminal justice system. The screening and discussions are part of Atkins Library’s “Film Screen With A Dean” series sponsored by Dr.  Anne Cooper Moore, Dean of Atkins Library. Following the screening, Dr. Tina Shull with Charlotte’s Department of History will moderate a panel discussion featuring Charlotte professors Dr. Gregory Mixon and Dr. Jeffrey Leak, and Kristie Puckett-Williams with the ACLU of North Carolina.  Registration 

  • Tuesday, September 20 at  6:00 p.m. in  McKnight Hall


Cuentacuentos: Conversaciones con escritores de la comunidad latina de Charlotte/Storytellers: Conversation with Charlotte Latinx Local Writers
Join local authors Margarita Dager Uscocovich, Rosy Crumpton, and José G. Vázquez for an evening of conversation about their work, writing process, and experiences being Latine/Hispanic authors in North Carolina. This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages & Culture Studies, J. Murrey Atkins Library, the Latinx/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus, Club de Español Para Amigos CEPA, the Office of International Programs, HCAP Hispanic College Awareness Program, and Latinx Student Union. More Information

  • Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Atkins Library, Halton Reading Room

Mes de la herencia hispana/Hispanic Heritage Month.  Mi español… / My Spanish…
Beginning on September 15, Atkins will display a bilingual, interactive exhibition to celebrate and learn about our Spanish and how it intersects with the Hispanic and Latinx identities. Come browse through the book exhibit on Atkins' second floor and share your experiences in our activities about how Spanish is used by our communities, and bring light to our experiences, cultural depth, and language richness. Then join Atkins Library, the Latinx/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus, and the Department of Languages and Culture Studies for a discussion facilitated by Dr. Pérez Quiñones on the Latinx and Hispanic community at UNC Charlotte. More information.

  • Exhibit - September 15 - October 15 (Atkins Library)
    Discussion - Oct. 3, 12:15-1:00 p.m.  (Language Resource Center, COED)

Gordon Hull, Ph.D. presents “The Biopolitics of Intellectual Property…”

In this “Personally Speaking” series event, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City and J. Murrey Atkins Library presents  “The Biopolitics of Intellectual Property: Regulating Innovation and Personhood in the Information Age”, a discussion on the powerful implications of IP on public welfare and legal precedent. The lecture will be held on September 20 at 7 p.m. (Reception at 6 p.m.) at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City. This is part of the Personally Speaking series.

Faculty Council News

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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.