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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September 30, 2019

TO: UNCG Faculty

RE: O. Max Gardner Award Nominations

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).

For more information on our past nominees, our committee, and the nomination process, please visit the Provost’s O. Max Gardner Award information page.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, November 22, 2019.

Feel free to forward this to others; nominations are encouraged from all on campus. If you have any questions, committee member contact information may be found here.

Dear Colleagues,

I trust this email finds you having a wonderful semester.

As a direct result of UNC System Faculty Assembly efforts, the Board of Governors (BOG) has given each of the Faculty Senate Chairs an opportunity to meet with the Presidential Search Committee to communicate their faculty’s priorities in terms of the System, desired leadership qualities, and campus priorities.

I need your input to properly represent you and our campus from a faculty perspective.

Please complete this survey (15-20 minutes) by no later than Friday October 11th: Take Survey (

What are your priorities?

Thank you,
Anthony S. Chow, Ph.D.
Chair, UNCG General Faculty and Faculty Senate (2019-2021)
Secretary, UNC System Faculty Assembly (2019-2021)

September 19, 2019


TO:  UNCG Faculty

RE: Request for Proposals “She Can, We Can”

UNCG’s theme for the 2020-21 academic season is “She Can, We Can: Beyond the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.” We hope for all disciplines to take part.

This will be manifest in performances, lectures, panel discussions, art, exhibits, presentations, new classes, interdisciplinary events and the like, that bring gender equity or justice to light.

Please get involved! While your project can be about the 100th anniversary of the suffrage movement, it can go many places as we can use inspiration, be it positive or racially redemptive, for things related to the history, current events or future of women, and beyond. It does not have to be related necessarily to suffrage.

We are offering eight Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) up to $4,000 for projects you might want to fund. The link to the user-friendly RFP applications are here:

They are due Monday, December 9th.

Feel free to reach out to Steve Haines at for more information or support.