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Call for Applications: Interim Dean of the Graduate School

Applications are invited from the UNC Charlotte faculty for an interim position as Dean of the Graduate School. The Dean has primary responsibility for the Graduate School’s mission and outcomes including its programmatic, financial, and management operations that support the University's strategic goals for graduate education. The anticipated duration of the appointment is 18 months, beginning in January 2023. More information.

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Teaching with Poll Everywhere

This workshop will introduce faculty/staff to Poll Everywhere, and how to use the student response software in classroom and other learning spaces. During the workshop participants will explore how to get registered and create polling content within Poll Everywhere. We will guide you on downloading your class roster from Canvas into Poll Everywhere and how to export grades from the polling responses into Canvas.

Wednesday, September 7, 10:30 - 11:30 AM (Register)

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.

Wednesday, September 7, 10:30 - 11:30 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

Maker Crawl 2022

Are you a maker, creator, entrepreneur, or are interested in making? Then join us for the Maker Crawl to learn about where you can bring your ideas to life. Drop by makerspace and entrepreneurial spots on campus during the Crawl to learn about what they have to offer, who can use the space, and what you can do there. Each location will be open for 2 hours with special activities and giveaways. Stop by any or all of the locations to mark off your Maker Crawl Map and finish your day with pizza in PORTAL, with Ventureprise and 49er Foundry. Sept. 7, 12-6:30 p.m.  bit.ly/MakerCrawl2022


Podcasting Virtual Workshop

Atkins Library's Area 49 invites you to a workshop on podcasting. Learn about podcast fundamentals and resources the library has (like our EZ Video Studios) that can help you launch or further develop your podcast dreams. Join us for this free workshop hosted by WFAE's Joni Deutsch who will share the fundamentals of podcasting, including easy tips on how to record, produce, market and grow an audience around your podcast. Sept. 8, 4-5:15 p.m. bit.ly/3q6FTTv

Adding the “Academic Calendar” to Your Google Calendar

There are two ways to add academic calendar dates to your Google Calendar. 

1. Click on the plus sign (+) Google Calendar hyperlink on the bottom right of the calendar on the Office of the Registrar website

2. Click on this link; the academic calendar will automatically become a calendar that the user now has access to in their own Google Calendar.

Students Needing Office of the Registrar

A reminder that the Office of the Registrar no longer has a lobby for in-person visits. For all student inquiries, send students to Niner Central in the Cone University Center, room 380, or have them email the Niner Central-Registrar inbox. If a student needs to submit a document or form, they may upload it online.  For faculty or staff inquiries, reach out to an Office of the Registrar specialist; select the expertise needed to determine who to contact.

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.