November 5, 2019

TO: UNCG Faculty and Staff

RE: Weatherspoon Art Museum Leadership Transition
I write to inform you that after 22 years of dedicated service, Nancy Doll will step down as Director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum on July 31, 2020.
Under Nancy’s outstanding leadership, the Weatherspoon’s collection has continued to be known and highly regarded on a global scale, as indicated by the growing number of loan requests we receive from major museums in this country and abroad. Nancy has overseen impressive enhancements in the museum’s service to the national and international arts communities, as well as to the UNCG campus. More faculty than ever, representing a wider array of disciplines, have incorporated Weatherspoon exhibitions into their curricula and assign classes to visit the galleries in support of class projects. Non-student attendance has also grown steadily, reaching more than 38,000 annual visitors.

Nancy has been successful in raising funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations to advance the mission of the Weatherspoon. Supporters have included the National Endowment for the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council, Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Cemala Foundation, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation, Deluxe Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Working with the curatorial staff, Nancy has led the charge to diversify our collections, exhibitions, and programs to include many more artists of color and women artists. Because of her steady commitment to these issues, the Weatherspoon’s audience has also greatly diversified. Nancy was also instrumental in marshalling the Weatherspoon through two successful reaccreditation reviews by the American Alliance of Museums.

Nancy was appointed Director of the Weatherspoon in July 1998. She came to Greensboro from Santa Barbara, California, where she was Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Her impressive career includes a number of other distinguished roles, including service as Curator of 20th Century Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Director of Gallery Eleven and Curator of the University Art Collection at Tufts University; and Director of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College. Nancy holds a BFA (cum laude) from Mundelin College of Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Iowa.

Please join me in thanking Nancy for her many contributions to the Weatherspoon and UNCG. We will miss Nancy’s strong leadership, wise counsel, and collegial style. A national search for Nancy’s successor will begin soon. Given the strength of the Weatherspoon’s collection, I am confident that we will attract a strong pool of candidates for this desirable position.


October 23, 2019

Dear UNCG Community,

I’m writing to let you know that I will transition from the Provost role effective July 31, 2020. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to serve as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at UNC Greensboro and to work collaboratively with Chancellor Gilliam and the campus community to advance our very important mission.

The last five years have seen enrollment growth and record enrollment, an intensification of research and increased research funding, an expansion of the faculty, the launch of new academic programs, the creation of a new division of student success, and the establishment of UNCG as a leader in promoting graduation for a highly diverse student body. Clearly, UNCG momentum is strong. I believe it’s the perfect time to attract a new provost who will work with you to build on the strong foundation in place.

By the time I step down I will have been a Provost/VPAA for over 12 years total. As much as I enjoy this work, I will look forward to a new phase, whether it entails a return to the classroom at UNCG or new endeavors.

Thank you for all you do to make UNCG a great university. I look forward to working with you until my transition.


A Civic Engagement Matters Day at UNCG



11:30 am – 2:30 pm in the Virginia Dare Room


Co-sponsored by UNCG Association of Retired Faculty (ARF), UNCG Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement, UNCG Faculty Senate, UNCG Staff Senate, and UNCG Chapter of AAUP 

  UNCG Students, Staff, Faculty, & Retirees are invited to come & learn how to become more involved in upcoming local, state, & national elections!


Free Pizza & Drinks for Attendees


Come & learn how you can volunteer for the following non-partisan civic groups.

  • League of Women Voters
  • NC You Can Vote
  • Common Cause
  • Democracy NC 

Students will also learn about two courses they can take at UNCG where they learn civic engagement knowledge and skills.


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead



Call for Nominations

Overview: The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) requests nominations of outstanding UNCG faculty mentors for the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards. We seek to recognize both pre-tenured (early career) and tenured (career) faculty for their efforts to engage undergraduates in experiential learning through research. The 2020 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardees will be presented during UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring semester. These honors will include a plaque and $1,000 to support activities related to research and/or creative inquiry as it involves undergraduates during the following academic year.

Eligibility: UNCG faculty members with experience mentoring UNCG undergraduate students in projects that contribute to their disciplinary scholarship are eligible for this award. Nominees should hold a terminal degree in their discipline. The faculty member must have mentored at least five UNCG undergraduate students in research and/or creative inquiry. Prior recipients can be reconsidered after a three-year interlude.

Nomination Process: A faculty member must be nominated for the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards by their Department/Program Chair/Head. The nomination will consist of: 1) letter of nomination from the Chair/Head, 2) the nominee’s C.V. (including highlights of undergraduate research activities), 3) brief letters of support from two students mentored by the faculty member (two-page max), and 4) a teaching/research statement from the mentor (two-page max).

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Dear all:

We are pleased to announce that UNCG has been awarded a prestigious, ADVANCE grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This three-year award will support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies that support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in academic science careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

To celebrate this award and provide the campus information about the opportunities and activities that will be part of this transformative initiative, we would like to invite you to the launch event that will be held on October 29th from 4-6pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. We look forward to seeing you there!

Terri L. Shelton, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Carol Jenkins Mattocks Distinguished Professor
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1601 MHRA Building, 1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412
Phone (336) 256-0232; FAX (336) 334-4624

Dear All,

Please join us at a reception and networking event at UNCG organized by Transforming the Humanities for a discussion of diverse aspects of undergraduate research – a practice that can have great benefits for our students in their participation, GPA, retention, and post-graduation success.

We would like to provide this opportunity to discuss

• Undergraduate research in the classroom and in collaborative groups
• Research skills design and course redesign
• Course based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)
• Portfolios and reflection

and to network with other scholars in the humanities who are in various stages of implementing these practices in their classroom and research.

Date: Thursday, Nov 7th

TIme: 12:00 pm – 2:00pm

Location: Alexander Room, Elliot University Center, UNCG.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Nov 4th:

Yours sincerely,

Joanne M. A. Murphy
PI Transforming the Humanities

October 2, 2019


TO:    UNCG Faculty


RE:  Course Reactivation Process


As we enter our first full curricular cycle with CourseLeaf Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) and the Course Expiration Policy, questions have arisen about the process for reactivating courses. We realize the policy published and activated in July of 2018 did not address the process for reactivating courses that require no revisions, so we are providing this information below.


Spring Reactivations Effective Spring 2020:  To ease the transition to the new policy, courses that are required for any degree program are eligible for exception. Qualifying courses may be reactivated, after review, for Spring 2020 in order to be scheduled for Spring/Summer 2020. The full Course Expiration Policy otherwise remains in effect; however, and there is no plan to offer exceptions after this academic year.


A link to a required course reactivation form similar to the one used over Summer 2019 is provided here.


The University Registrar’s Office will evaluate each request to determine if the course is required for program completion. Requests that are determined to be necessary corrections to the University Catalog will be approved. Elective and other non-required courses will not be reactivated for the Spring/Summer 2020 scheduling cycle. A course/schedule-type review will be necessary for all approved exception requests to ensure valid course type codes are used. The Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning will conduct course/schedule-type review in consultation with the relevant academic unit.

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