My name is Darron A. Jenkins. I am a Coordinator for Residence Life at UNCG. I also serve as the chair of Academic Enhancement Initiatives for Housing and Residence Life. As a committee, we wanted to welcome you to participate in our 2020 Open House event, where you will get to tour some of our spaces and see where our students live. If you would like to attend, please complete this form. Also, please share with your colleagues in your individual departments. We would love to have more faculty and staff see our residential spaces, as most of our students spend the majority of their time in the residence halls. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a good day.
Darron A. Jenkins, M.A. (Pronouns – he/him/his — Why pronouns matter)
Coordinator for Residence Life
The Historic Quad Community
Bailey, Coit, Cotten, Gray, Hinshaw, Jamison, and Shaw Residence Halls
This past winter session the UNC Online system went down for updates and was scheduled to return on Jan 6th but that did not happen. Faculty members reached out to Kisha Carmichael-Motley’s office in order to look for a solution. Kisha is the official liaison between UNC Online and UNCG. She is working with a number of courses in the Math department to arrange proctors for their students.
It was brought to her attention that faculty were unaware they had a campus contact for proctoring and working on their behalf with UNC Online. She wanted to share some information with faculty via Faculty Senate.
This is likely to change next month depending on the changes that are implemented by the System office through UNC Online.
As was announced in the November 13 issue of Campus Weekly, the search committee for the position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has been convened.
As this work begins, we are seeking perspectives from the campus community (faculty, administrators, staff, and students) to help inform the committee’s efforts and those of our partners Isaacson, Miller (IM). To provide input, please complete the linked scoping survey which is administered by IM. Only IM will see the responses. IM will then submit a report on the findings to the search committee, without identifiers attached.
The survey will close on Monday, November 25.
You are also invited to participate in Wednesday’s Faculty Forum to discuss the Provost Search. It will be on November 20, 3-5 p.m., at the Alumni House.
Thank you for your participation.
Professor Andrea Hunter
Chair, Provost and EVC Search Committee
I am writing on behalf of the O. Max Gardner Award committee to ask that you assist us with the nomination process for the 2020 award. The Gardner Award is awarded by the UNC Board of Governors and has been given annually since 1949. The award was established to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.” The Board of Governors solicits nominations from UNC campuses in the fall semester each year, and a BOG committee decides on the system-wide winner during the spring semester. The winner receives a cash prize and recognition at the May BOG meeting. Those chosen in the past have been persons who have made notable contributions of national or international scale. See information regarding last year’s winner here 2019 O. Max Gardner Award Winner.
The role of our UNCG Faculty Senate-based committee is to solicit nominations, recommend the campus nominee to the Provost and Chancellor, and assist with preparation of the nomination materials that are put forward to the Board of Governors. To better honor our campus nominees, Provost Dunn has allocated a $1000 award for our campus nominee.
One thing to note about the award criteria: the award is based on the significance of accomplishments made during the past year. Of course, big accomplishments almost always arise after an extensive history of work. So, don’t discount putting forth a nominee whose long-standing work has culminated in an interesting way over the past 12 months (we can put forth nominees multiple times).