Hollywood writer and producer Calvin Brown Jr. is serving as the 2017 Africana Studies Artist-in-Residence from March 13-March 23, 2017. Brown, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate and native Charlottean, Brown will guest lecture in classes, meet with students in a brown bag question-and-answer session, and work with select students to produce a short film on the history of the Africana Studies Department with students taking on roles as writers, researchers, producers, editors, and videographers.More →
Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, has been named a trustee of the North Carolina Humanities Council for a three-year term.
“Liberal learning provides the building blocks for a life characterized by passion and purpose,” Gutierrez said. “The North Carolina Humanities Council’s encouragement of diversity, innovation and education in the humanities is aligned with our goal of educating critical and imaginative thinkers through inquiry and engagement. Both institutions also support multicultural awareness and responsiveness to a world increasingly characterized by diversity and change.”More →
People might be interested in this article that appeared in the Washington Post… Maybe next year we’ll get an article for our work on iPASS. See: Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate (subscription may be required for viewing…)
Many of you expressed interest in the University Professional Internship Program. Information can be found here on the UPIP website.
Position proposals can be submitted through the UPIP/Career Center’s online request form.
As the current UPIP director, Carrie Silver, has accepted a position elsewhere, UPIP inquiries and concerns for now would go to the Director of the University Career Center, Dr. Patrick Madsen.
New Report Describes Outcomes, Prospects for Taking Approach to Scale
A groundbreaking approach to assessing student learning created and spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) shows it is possible to evaluate undergraduate students’ achievement without relying on standardized tests and by using existing material. Read more…
Faculty, please save the date for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference! Here are the details regarding URC 2017:
- Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
- Location: Student Activity Center
- URC Registration opens: Friday, February 24, 2017
- URC Registration closes: 5pm on Friday, March 24, 2017
Please encourage your undergraduate students who are involved with research to apply for the URC when the registration opens on Friday, February 24.Read more…
Enjoyed meeting with folks this morning. This is the link to the guidance document I referenced this morning: https://osc.gov/Pages
Loy H. Witherspoon, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies at UNC Charlotte and a longtime confidant to University founder Bonnie Cone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, in Charlotte. The founding chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Witherspoon retired in 1994 after 30 years of distinguished service at the University. “Loy Witherspoon embodied the values and aspirations of UNC Charlotte,” said Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.More →