UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Announcements: August 10, 2011

Rawkin’ Welcome Week 2011
For those about to “RAWK,” we salute you!

Get ready to “rawk” the campus with the annual Rawkin’ Welcome Week celebration, August 19-28.

Rawkin’ Welcome Week 2011 is a series of programs and events designed to welcome and acclimate new students to the UNCG community. It is a fantastic opportunity for new freshmen, transfer and adult students to meet current students, faculty, and staff as we start a new academic year. A few of the programs and events planned for the week include the Party like a RAWKstar dance party, Spartan Service Day, Freshman Summer Reading Project, out-of-state student reception, The Chancellor’s New Student Convocation, and Charlie’s Block Party with games and music, featuring a pep rally with UNCG Cheerleading and Dance teams. Our campus will round out the week with the men’s and women’s soccer games, vs. Duke and Wake Forest, respectively. (See more athletic events.)

You’re invited and encouraged to come out and meet our newest Spartans. For more information, contact either the Office of New Student & Spartan Family Programs or Campus Activities & Programs. For a full schedule of events, visit orientation.uncg.edu/programs/welcomeweek.

Announcements: July 27, 2011

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE REIMBURSEMENTS DIRECT DEPOSIT;
PAYROLL AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE DIRECT DEPOSIT MAINTENANCE

To increase employee customer service and efficiency, important enhancements will occur with UNCG Direct Deposit. In summary, the enhancements are: 1) Accounts Payable electronic funds transfer (EFT) of reimbursements will be made to the same bank account as employee payment, and 2) each employee will have the ability to update his/her direct deposit/EFT information through UNCGenie, Each of these changes will take affect August 1, 2011.

Accounts Payable Electronic Funds Transfer
Effective August 1, 2011, Accounts Payable reimbursements, including travel reimbursements, will be paid through the same direct deposit information as used by each employee for Payroll payment. This change will require no set-up or extra maintenance on the part of the employee. We are modifying our system and processes to use the same bank information for both Payroll and Accounts Payable reimbursements.

As an employee has an Accounts Payable reimbursement, the employee will receive an e-mail with the subject of “UNCG – Accounts Payable Direct Deposit Advice”. This e-mail will have a pdf file attached that includes reimbursement stub detail information, consistent with a historical accounts payable check stub, to reflect activity being reimbursed. The deposit typically will be credited to the employee’s bank account within 2-4 banking days, perhaps less.

Direct Deposit Maintenance
Effective August 1, 2011, each employee can update his/her bank information for Direct Deposit of both Payroll and Accounts Payable reimbursements through UNCGenie. The same bank information will be used for both types of activity. Dependent upon the timing of the employee updating Direct Deposit information vs. Payroll and Accounts Payable processing, there may be a delay in future activity being changed to reflect revised banking information. For example, changes within 7 banking days of pay date are generally not effective until the next pay date. Available through UNCGenie, each employee can see the last four digits of the bank account number of the payroll deposit on the employee’s UNCG Pay Stub Detail.

Contact Information
If an employee has any general questions about these enhancements, please contact Randy Bennett, Assistant Controller, at rwbennet@uncg.edu or 334-5795.

If an employee needs to directly contact the Payroll Office regarding a specific action, such as closure of a bank account, please contact payroll1@uncg.edu, or Ebony Miles at 334-5022.

Announcements: July 13, 2011

Chancellor Linda P. Brady sent the follow message to faculty, staff and students last Friday:

To the UNCG Community:

As we begin a new fiscal year and the start of the 2011-12 academic year approaches, I would like to update you on the budget that will guide our upcoming year. I am sure you have read the news about the significant cuts across state government included in the 2011-12 state budget. The budget contains $414 million in net cuts to the UNC System. While we all had hoped that deep cuts to the university system could be avoided, our legislators faced significant challenges in developing a balanced budget in one of the most difficult economic times North Carolina has ever seen.

Although the UNC System budget cuts are considerably less than those found in earlier versions of the budget, they are significant and present many challenges. We at UNCG must contend with cuts of more than 15 percent for the 2011-12 fiscal year. After accounting for the elimination of funding for the UNCG iSchool program, the permanent net cut from UNCG’s state-appropriated budget is nearly $30 million. With these latest reductions, UNCG will have received more than $80 million in permanent and one-time budget cuts over a five-year period. The cumulative effect of these significant budget shortfalls will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on our ability to carry out the teaching, research and service missions of our university. In addition, stipends for our graduate students and state funding for the UNC System’s Need-based Financial Aid Program will also decline this year and will have a significant impact on our student body, given that more than 70 percent of our students depend on financial aid.

While our Vice Chancellors, Deans and I pledge to do all we can to minimize the extent to which our undergraduate and graduate students experience negative consequences as a result of the budget cuts, our campus will be significantly impacted. Cuts of 15 percent will result in the loss of a substantial number of course sections and seats in courses during a critical time of increased student demand. To address this loss of sections and seats, the Provost and the Deans will allocate resources generated by the campus-based tuition increase approved earlier this year to meet, to the greatest extent possible, the academic needs of our students. The Provost has also worked with the Deans Council to identify and protect the sections most crucial to keep students on track for graduation. This spring we also approved a temporary course substitution policy for students whose graduation might be delayed due to canceled sections. These are all examples of our efforts to mitigate the impact of budget cuts on our students’ educational progress.

Although budget cut allocations from UNC General Administration have now been approved by the UNC Board of Governors, our internal budget reduction process will not be finalized until the end of this month. Over the next few weeks, the Provost, Vice Chancellors and I will be working with division leaders to revisit the preliminary reduction plans made this spring and then to implement budget cuts based on the university’s budget principles. In implementing previous permanent budget reductions, we have targeted cuts to administration in order to protect the academic core. However, the latest round of budget reductions will require cuts across the university, including Academic Affairs. These personnel actions will affect SPA, non-faculty EPA positions and non-tenure track faculty. Divisions will make any necessary reduction-in-force (RIF) notifications by August 1, 2011, and HR departments will inform the affected personnel about the severance benefits they are entitled to as RIFed employees.

We will make every effort to provide support to individuals whose positions are impacted by the budget reductions. To help reduce the number of filled positions we lose, divisions have already taken steps to hold vacant positions open rather than filling them. Questions related to SPA employees should be directed to the Department of Human Resource Services and those related to non-faculty EPA and non-tenure track faculty positions should be directed to the Office of the Provost. In addition, I have scheduled a meeting of the UNCG Budget Sounding Board for July 29 to review strategies and operational plans for dealing with the budget situation during the 2011-12 academic year.

We remain a student-centered university committed to access and student success. These additional budget cuts bring new challenges to our university, but we will continue to do everything we can to protect the academic core and ensure that our students receive a high-quality education. The new state budget continues to provide funding for graduate student tuition remissions, building repairs and renovations, and support for the UNCG/North Carolina A&T Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. These positive signs of support from the legislature will help us continue to develop the educated workforce and high tech jobs essential for our state’s economic recovery.

In the past few months, I have facilitated discussions with faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university. During these conversations, I have heard many stories about faculty, staff and students going above and beyond to do more with less. I have heard countless stories about members of the UNCG community going the extra mile to support a colleague or classmate in need. In the end, these stories have reaffirmed my belief that UNCG will continue to thrive during this tough time, as you all care deeply about UNCG and one another. Every member of the UNCG community believes that what we do matters – not only to each of you individually – but to the lives we change and to the communities we serve. Together, we will continue to adapt, evolve and remain a vital source of education, service and support for so many across this state and beyond long into the future.

We are a resilient, committed community, and each of you brings something important to what we do. I promise to keep you informed throughout the budget process through emails and updates to our budget central website. In the meantime, I encourage you to reach out to your colleagues who serve on the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate or Student Government Association and share your thoughts and suggestions for dealing with the difficult challenges we face. In addition, I personally value your feedback and thoughts, so do not hesitate to contact me directly by emailing lpbrady@uncg.edu. Thank you for all that you do for UNCG.

Sincerely,
Linda P. Brady
Chancellor

Announcements: June 29, 2011

Human Resource Services will host two open forums in the coming weeks. These are open sessions for updates on legislation, budgets, benefits and training. The HRS representatives will also answer any questions related to human resource topics. At the forums several weeks ago, a wide number of topics were discussed. All employees are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, July 6 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, July 7 – 1 p.m.

Both sessions will be held in the EUC Maple Room.

Announcements: June 15, 2011

As UNCG’s administration has continued to listen to ideas and concerns about the academic program review process, adjustments are being made accordingly.

“As a result of conversations with Deans Council, past chairs of the Senate and current Senate leadership, and various others, modifications have been made to the program review process and the support documents,” Provost David H. Perrin said in a detailed June 7 email to everyone on the Program Review web site listserv.

[Any members of the campus community wishing to be on this listserv – where you receive updates on the process the moment new documents or information are posted to the Program Review web site – may sign up at http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview/listserv/.]

He referenced three new documents that have been posted on the Program Review web site:
Program Review Process pdf
Program Review Timeline pdf
Unit Program Review Committee Report Outline pdf

Program Review Update from Provost David H. Perrin
June 7, 2011

As a result of conversations with Deans Council, Past Chairs of the Senate and current Senate leadership, and various others, modifications have been made to the program review process and the support documents:

• Purpose: The purpose statement has been revised to provide more specific information about the context and possible outcomes of program review:

The purpose of this review is to position UNCG to be as strong academically as possible while maintaining a sound and balanced educational program that is consistent with its mission, strategic plan, and its functions and responsibilities as an institution of higher education. The review committees will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the University’s academic programs in terms of their contributions to these three areas. The context of this review includes an environment of diminishing resources in higher education, changes in mandates from the North Carolina legislature and UNC Board of Governors, and the impending UNC GA review of program duplication across the UNC system. One outcome of this process is likely to be the reallocation of resources, which may involve the enhancement of some programs and the discontinuation, curtailment, or combination of others.

• Data:

  1. An outside consultant has checked the centrally-provided data for accuracy, clarity, and appropriateness. His report is posted on the website.
  2. The staff/faculty ratio and graduation rate for graduate students have been eliminated as criteria.
  3. An ad hoc committee of faculty are meeting with the Director of Institutional Research and the outside consultant to refine the definitions previously provided.
  4. An ad hoc committee of faculty and staff will be meeting with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to review the appropriateness of the centrally-provided efficiency data (Criterion C) and will be making recommendations to the Provost regarding which of these data should be reviewed by the University Program Review Committee when it starts its work.
  5. A decision was made to have the efficiency data reviewed only at the University level and not to require program leadership to respond to it in the department and program surveys.

• Timeline: The timeline has been adjusted to allow program leadership to respond to the program and department surveys by August 15, to allow time for review committee chairs to meet during the week of August 22, and to extend the University Program Review Committee deadline to March 1, 2012.

• University Program Review Committee Roster: The Provost is in the process of inviting two additional faculty to serve on the University Program Review Committee. These faculty were chosen from the members of Faculty Senate and the Student Learning Enhancement Committee (the only curriculum committee with no representation originally). One will be from a science and the other from a humanities program.

• Unit Committee Process: The Provost has charged the Dean of each academic unit to work with his or her unit program review committee to consider the relative relevance of the criterion to the unit’s programs and to agree upon a process for reviewing them. An outline for the reports to be submitted to the University Program Review Committee by the Deans and unit committees has been developed. By November 24, the Chair of each unit program review committee shall submit the following items to the University Program Review Committee for further review: a unit program report form for each program including rubric scores for program quality and function/demand, a SWOT analysis, and suggestions or recommendations regarding the program’s future; a list of the members of the unit program review committee; a description of the unit review process; and a concise narrative including any other general information the unit program review committee would like the University Program Review Committee to consider. Unit committees will no longer be required to submit an overall rubric score or to divide the unit’s programs the unit into thirds. By December 2, the Dean of each unit shall provide to the University Program Review Committee, a concise commentary on the report of the unit program review committee, its process, and its rankings.

• Process Document: The process document has been revised to reflect the changes listed above.

• In addition, the following documents have already been added to the UNCG Program Review Process website (http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview):

  1. The AAUP Policy Document,
  2. Procedures to be followed to report program changes to SACS and GA,
  3. A feedback form so members of the community can make suggestions throughout the process,
  4. The names of faculty and staff employed by departments each year so staff and faculty FTE’s can be interpreted,
  5. The external funding received by department and faculty so that sums can be verified,
  6. Revisions of the program process document and timeline, and
  7. Outline for unit committee response.

• As soon as possible and by June 25 at the latest, the following documents will also be uploaded to the Program Review Process website:

  1. System-wide data on programs by CIP code for use in determining what programs share markets;
  2. AOS codes within CIP codes for UNCG programs to help with interpretation of the market share data;
  3. Changes to the composition of the University Program Review Committee and the unit program review committees;
  4. Revised list of criteria, refined definitions, and revised rubrics;
  5. The report from the outside consultant.

Announcement: May 18, 2011

The following is critical information regarding the open enrollment for health insurance. The open enrollment will take place between May 9 and June 8. Enrollment packets will be mailed to the employee’s home and should be received by May 9 OR can be accessed via the web site http://www.shpnc.org/

  1. You MUST enroll if you wish to participate in the 80/20 plan.
  2. You MUST comply with the tobacco and BMI requirements to participate in the 80/20 plan. Please read this information carefully in your open enrollment packet.
  3. You MUST complete the open enrollment information by June 8.

As the legislature has not approved health plan changes for the next fiscal year, it is expected that there will be a second open enrollment in the coming months, says Deb Carley (HRS). The Benefits Office has no information on this anticipated second open enrollment, but they will communicate information as soon as legislative decisions are reached.

Announcements: May 4, 2011

“Service-Learning 101 – How to Incorporate Service-Learning into Your Curriculum”

This faculty development workshop will be May 19-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in Willow Room, EUC.

Objectives for this workshop include:

  • Orientation to academic service-learning
  • Assistance in developing and integrating service-learning component into curriculum
  • Introduction to the OLSL Service-Learning Partner Database
  • Overview of how to develop and manage partnerships
  • Tools for fostering deep and effective reflection through writing and discussion
  • Strategies for evaluating and assessing service-learning
  • Review of the official SVL designation process
  • Facilitating service for students with disabilities
  • Approaches to help students learn from diversity in the community and classroom
  • Van tour to 3 community partner sites

Interested faculty members should register by Friday, May 6, with Selena Hilemon, assistant director for Service-Learning, at sjhilemon@uncg.edu.

Announcements: April 27, 2011

On Wednesday, April 27, at 3 p.m., Faculty Senate hosts a forum on “Academic Program Review Process Update and Budget Update.” It will be in EUC Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend.

An hour earlier, there will be a forum about about three bills proposed or passed by the state legislature:

  • Senate bill 575, Higher Education Efficiency and Flexibility (includes the action of separating SPA employees from Office of State Personnel and giving personnel authority of all UNC system employees to the UNC Board of Governors).
  • Senate Bill 265, State Health Plan changes
  • Senate Bill 391, SPA/Repeal RIF Priority Consideration

This forum will be Wednesday, April 27, 2 p.m., Maple Room, EUC.

The day’s first forum is at 10 a.m. in the EUC Maple Room, and is a meeting with PART (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation). Earlier this year, PART announced route changes due to decreased funding. PART representatives will explain the current funding dilemma and how it has impacted PART’s decision to alter routes. They will discuss suggestions on how we can work together to keep current service at UNCG.

Announcements: April 20, 2011

Chancellor Brady emailed this message to faculty and staff Friday, April 15:

Extension of Academic Program Review Timeline

I know that faculty and staff have been working very hard to respond by the impending deadline for the department and program surveys required by the program review process. I also know that the Office of Planning and Assessment’s Institutional Research staff have been working diligently to explain the data and to correct them. Furthermore, the members of the unit and University program review committees have begun meeting to prepare for their work. All of this activity has been taking place at the busiest time of the year. I deeply appreciate the dedication of our faculty and staff to this process, which is so important to the future of our University.

Circumstances have changed, however, and now we are fairly certain that we will have more time than we initially thought. We have learned that the General Administration committee that will review programs system-wide for the purpose of eliminating unnecessary duplication will not begin its work until later this summer. For this reason, we no longer need to rush to the finish line and can extend the process through the end of March 2012. More details will follow, but I wanted to let the campus community know that the University Program Review Committee agrees with my decision to extend the impending deadline to May 31 for programs to respond to program and department surveys. This will also allow time for questions about the appropriateness and accuracy of the data to be addressed.

The unit-level reviews will begin after we return for the fall semester, when our minds are fresh and we face fewer competing demands. Extending the process will not only provide faculty and staff with the relief they need, but will ensure that we complete this process with the care and diligence required of such an important initiative. I remain convinced that it is in the best interest of UNCG that we make the decisions based on a thorough understanding of how programs on this campus operate. Reaching this level of understanding would be impossible without undergoing a carefully planned and inclusive process of the type in which we are engaged.

Thank you for your continued dedication to UNCG and best wishes for a successful conclusion to the 2010-11 academic year.

Linda P. Brady
Chancellor

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, April 27, at 3 p.m., Faculty Senate will host a forum on “Academic Program Review Process Update and Budget Update.” It will be in EUC Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend. The chancellor will be among those speaking.

Announcements: April 13, 2011

MEMORANDUM

TO: Faculty, Staff, Student Leadership, and Alumni Association
FROM: Linda P. Brady
DATE: April 4, 2011

RE: Nominations for 2011-2012 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Awards

To recognize outstanding teaching and demonstrate our commitment to teaching excellence, the University presents three awards to UNCG faculty members every year. Let me urge you to use the attached form to submit nominations for the 2011-2012 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Teaching Excellence awards to be awarded in August 2012.

The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for an Untenured Faculty Member ($4,500) recognizes a full-time faculty member who has completed at least three (3) years of teaching at UNCG, with an average teaching load over the three (3) years preceding consideration of at least three (3) courses per year. Instructors, lecturers, nontenured assistant and associate professors, and clinical faculty who meet the criteria are eligible. The recipient is recognized on campus after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus address.

The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for a Tenured Faculty Member ($7,500) recognizes a full-time tenured faculty member, who has completed at least three (3) years of teaching at UNCG, with an average teaching load over the three (3) years preceding consideration of at least three (3) courses per year. The recipient is recognized on campus after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus address.

The Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a full-time tenured faculty

member who has completed at least seven (7) years of teaching at UNCG, with an average teaching load over the three (3) years preceding consideration of at least three (3) courses per year. The Board of Governors Award brings statewide recognition.

Nominations must be submitted by September 16, 2011. Note that all eligible faculty who receive the 2010-2011 teaching award from their College or School will be automatically nominated for one of these awards.

The nomination form is also available on the web at: http://provost.uncg.edu/Underedu/ATEA/

You may direct questions about these awards to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Steve Roberson (SHROBERS@uncg.edu).

Announcements: April 6, 2011

The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning and the Office of Undergraduate Research announce this year’s request for Community-Based Research Proposals. Application deadline is  Monday, May 9, at midnight. [Read more…]

Announcements: March 30, 2011

Staff Senate Will Accept Nominations

Are you or someone you know a staff member who wants to become more involved on our campus? Staff Senate will accept nominations for open seats April 1 – 15.

Nominations can be submitted online at http://staffsenate.uncg.edu or via campus mail (address to Kevin Bullard, 202 Forney Building). Formal elections will be held May 2 – 6 online, and in the EUC common area from 11 a.m. – noon each day. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Kevin Bullard at kbullard@uncg.edu or 336-790-8642.

Total Number of Open Seats per Division
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & Research 18
Business Affairs 8
Athletics 1
Information Technology Services 2
Advancement 1

Announcements: March 23, 2011

UNCG Campus Transportation Challenge

Save money, help the environment and register for multiple chances to win great prizes by participating in the annual UNCG Campus Transportation Challenge.

Step 1: Pledge to try a form of sustainable transportation – bike, bus, carpool, walk or Zipcar – at least once before July 9. Completing an online or paper pledge form is quick and easy; the pledge process takes less than a minute of your time.

Step 2: Pick a form of sustainable transportation (anything other than driving alone) and give it a try at least once before July 9th.

Don’t drive a car to campus? You’re already using sustainable transportation so why not go ahead and submit a pledge form to be rewarded for your efforts?

In exchange for pledging to drive alone less, participants may receive a free tote bag or lunch bag, two PART bus passes, and a reflective blinking light to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety. Also, you will be entered to win prizes including a new bicycle ($500 value), an iPad 2, athletic gear, bike helmets, bike locks, gift certificates, and more!

Weekly prize drawings begin April 9. Earn extra points and increase your chance of winning by collecting pledges from friends. Earn even more points by collecting bike registrations too.

Pledge online at http://partnc.org/challenge.html or stop by the parking office adjacent to the Walker Avenue Parking Deck for more information.

The UNCG Campus Transportation Challenge is a university initiative to support the annual Triad Commute Challenge sponsored by the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) and Triad Air Awareness. Last year PART collected 4,002 pledges throughout the 10-county Triad region, about half of which came from UNCG. Its goal this year is 5,000 pledges with a least half coming from UNCG.

Announcements: March 16, 2011

The Gladys Strawn Bullard Award

Eligibility Criteria

The Gladys Strawn Bullard Awards have been established to recognize and reward members of the student body, faculty, and staff of The University Of North Carolina at Greensboro who provide outstanding leadership and service to the University. Leadership and service are contributions made to the University which go beyond the scope of the normal responsibilities of a student, faculty, or staff member. Examples of leadership and service include, but are not limited to: committee work, committee chairing, spearheading projects, volunteering for University projects, and/or advising student groups. Service may also include departmental, school/college, university, community, and or professional roles. Three awards are given each year (one each for staff, student, and faculty). For a student to be eligible for the award, he/she must have completed a minimum of three semesters of full-time course work. Consideration may also be given to student organizations (residence halls, clubs, etc.) whose purpose and practices are successful in the advancement of the University. Members of the faculty and staff are eligible after two years of full-time service to the University. Three $1000 awards are given annually to a member of each of these three groups.

The student award is presented at the Spring Student Activities Banquet. The faculty and staff awards are presented at the Fall Convocation. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate their colleagues whom they feel are deserving of this award.

Guidelines for selection are as follows:

Consideration for selection of the award will be given to persons who show commendable initiative and perseverance in their leadership and/or service roles, including those who quietly guide “the few”, as well as those who are more conspicuous and develop creative ideas and programs that advance the University, and whose contributions have significantly promoted the purposes of the University to provide an environment which encourages and nurtures the development of people. Recipients will exemplify qualities worthy of emulation: a positive and constructive attitude, a sense of humor, and appreciation of people and of the satisfaction and pleasure which may be derived from rendering service.

A committee, representative of the diverse constituencies of the campus and appointed by the Chancellor will select the recipients.

If you would like to make a nomination, please complete the nomination form on the reverse side and return it to Ms. Deb Carley, Human Resource Services, Mossman Building by campus mail or email to: ddcarle2@uncg.edu If you are making more than one nomination, please submit one form and complete one form for each nomination. Nominations will be accepted in Human Resources until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

Note: Nominations for the Staff Excellence Award will also be considered for the Bullard Award.

Full information and the nomination form are at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/PolicyManuals/StaffManual/Section12/Gladys_Strawn_Bullard/gladys.pdf

Announcements: March 2, 2011

Spring 2011 Travel Funds Program for International Service-Learning at UNCG

Grants in the amount of $2,500 will provide curriculum development opportunities to faculty who have experience and/or interest in leading a student learning experience in another country.

Program Guidelines:
UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning will provide curriculum development opportunities to faculty who have experience and/or interest in leading a student learning experience in another country. The award must result in an undergraduate course for academic credit that includes an international community service component. Course proposals must be submitted to the appropriate university committees, including the service-learning designation committee servicelearning@uncg.edu for review and approval. For more information and resources: http://olsl.uncg.edu/svl/developingasvlcourse/#designation

Program Mission:
OLSL’s International Service-Learning Program combines academic study with service opportunities in other countries while encouraging students to develop global perspectives, explore multiple concepts of community, and make significant contributions around the world. Through cultural immersion, guided classroom study, service, and personal reflection, students experience the reciprocity of shared learning while increasing their understanding of a global society.

Course Design Options:

  1. Integrated: add a service component to a faculty-led study abroad opportunity through UNCG’s International Programs Center (IPC) http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/leadagroupabroad.html
  2. New or Revised Course: develop a new course or revise an existing course, and include an international service-learning component

Course Information:
The course format, length, and content are up to the discretion of the instructor. The trip portion of the course may take place during a regular semester, summer session, or winter break (preferably 3 weeks or more).

More information – as well as the forms which can be downloaded – are at http://studentaffairs.uncg.edu/svl/2011/02/international-service-learning-curriculum-development-gran

Announcements: February 23, 2011

Deadline for Science/Math Scholarships is March 14

UNCG’s STAMPS Science/Math Scholarship program offers scholarships averaging $6,750 per year to talented students majoring in science or math. Application deadline is March 14 for scholarships for 2011-12.

Interested students must major in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, geography (concentrations in Earth science, environmental science or GIS science only), mathematics and statistics or physics and astronomy. The scholarships are administered by UNCG’s STAMPS program (Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships). They are funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The STAMPS program is currently supporting nine UNCG students this semester with scholarships totaling $20,250, and plans to expand the number of scholarships next year. The NSF grant seeks to encourage talented, financially needy science, technology, engineering or math students to pursue a career in science or math and enter the science workforce. The program reflects the national need to increase substantially the number of American scientists and engineers.

STAMPS Scholars in spring 2011 include Pablo Diaz, Adam Eury, April Frake, Max Graves, Kyle Gutierrez, Westley Moor, Anna Tuck, Jose Velasco and Brandon Yates. This group includes three seniors, one junior, three sophomores and two freshmen.

Additional information on the STAMPS program – as well as the application form for 2011-12 – is available at http://www.uncg.edu/phy/stamps.

Announcements: February 16, 2011

The “University-Wide Program Review Process” is the topic of today’s [Feb. 16] Faculty Senate Forum, as noted in last week’s CW. It will be held 3-5 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. The campus community is invited to attend.

The university is entering into the beginning stages of a university-wide academic program review process.

The purpose of the program review is to position UNCG to be as strong academically as possible while maintaining a sound and balanced educational program that is consistent with the functions and responsibilities of the institution.

This forum, according to info provided by the Faculty Senate, will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to discuss the process with the provost and to provide feedback to the Program Review Process Committee, which is charged with developing a process for this review. Dr. Rebecca Adams, associate provost for planning and assessment, is chairing this committee. Other members are Vice Provost J. Alan Boyette; Dr. Josh Hoffman, chair-elect of the Faculty Senate, Dr. James Petersen, dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Steve Roberson, gean of Undergraduate Studies; Jason Morris, chair of the Staff Senate; SGA President Katie Marshall, and Cynthia Webb, representing Graduate Student Assocation.

In addition to the forum – or if you are unable to attend the forum – you may provide input online through Feb. 21 at http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview/feedback.aspx.

“We welcome suggestions from the university community about how to improve our proposal and to make this process as fair and as effective as possible,” Adams said.

See information at opa.uncg.edu/programreview. Those attending the forum are invited to print out the materials at this web site for reference at the forum.

Announcements: February 9, 2011

Currently, 34 individuals – such as alumni, staff, faculty and friends of the university – serve as mentors for the first class of UNCG Guarantee scholars.

The UNCG Guarantee program, detailed in the most recent issue of UNCG Magazine, is a need-based scholarship program. The goal is to help in-state students graduate from UNCG in four years with little or no debt.

Next year, 69 mentors will be needed for the 69 scholars.

Mentor orientation will be Aug. 18-19.

To learn more about the UNCG Guarantee program, visit guarantee.uncg.edu.

For information about the mentors program – or to see the form – visit guarantee.uncg.edu/mentor.

Announcements: February 2, 2011

A note to the campus community from Dean Steve Roberson, chair of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs positionsearch committee:

Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the search committee (Steve Roberson, Chair; Brett Carter; John Gamble; Chris Gregory; Jeanne Irwin-Olson; Katie Marshall; Kim Record; and Steve Serck) for the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs position has identified three candidates for campus interviews.

February 14 and 15: Dr. Cherry Callahan
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
UNCG

February 21 and 22: Dr. Brent Paterson
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Illinois State University

February 23 and 24: Dr. Brian Haynes
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Clayton State University

Please go to the following site, where you will find c.v.’s, itineraries and evaluation forms for the candidates: http://provost.uncg.edu/public/vcsa/

Steve Roberson
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Announcements: January 26, 2011

The Search Committee for the Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Vice Chancellor (CDO/AVC) position is pleased to announce that it has identified four potential candidates for the position. The following four candidates have been extended campus visits:

  • Dr. Ken D. Coopwood, Director of Diversity and Equity, and Assistant to the Chancellor, Indiana University Northwest
  • Dr. Beverly Edmonds, Visiting Scholar, Clark Atlanta University (Former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alabama A&M University)
  • Dr. Becky Petitt, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Texas A&M University
  • Atty. Marjorie L. Powell, Consultant (Former Director, Institutional diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action, Georgetown University)

The visitation itineraries and CVs will be posted on the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion web site as well as the Provost’s Office web site prior to their visits, according to the committee. The preliminary campus visitation dates are as follows:

  • January 31- February 1 (arrive on January 30) – Dr. Ken Coopwood
  • February 7 -8 (Arrive on February 6) – Dr. Beverly Edmonds
  • February 14-15 (arrive on February 13) – Dr. Becky Pititt
  • February 16-17 (arrive on February 15) – Atty. Marjorie Powell

The CDO/AVC Search Committee examined 162 CVs and interviewed eight potential candidates via teleconference prior to selecting the four above finalists for further consideration, says Dr. Gwendolyn S. O’Neal, chair of the search committee.

Announcements: January 19, 2011

Dr. Daniel T Winkler, chair of the search committee, provides the following message:

January 13, 2011

Hello Faculty and Staff,

I’m pleased to announce that the Bryan School Dean Search Committee, working in cooperation with Provost Perrin, has identified four potential candidates for the position of Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics. These candidates have been extended campus visits.

The four candidates are as follows:

N. Raju Balakrishnan, Senior Associate Dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science, Clemson University.
(http://www.clemson.edu/cbbs/faculty-staff/profiles/profile.html?userid=NBALAK)

McRae (Mac) C. Banks, II, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
(http://www.mgt.wpi.edu/People/mcb.html)

Bruce T. Lamont, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Business, Florida State University.
(http://www.business.fsu.edu/dean/blamont.cfm)

Shawnee K. Vickery, Co-Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.
(http://broad.msu.edu/facultystaff/member?id=201)

The preliminary campus visitation schedule for these candidates is as follows:

  • January 24-25 (arrive on January 23) – Raju Balakrishnan
  • January 31-February 1 (arrive on January 30) – Bruce Lamont
  • February 2-3 (arrive on February 1) – Shawnee Vickery
  • February 7-8 (arrive on the February 6) – Mac Banks

I have attached the CVs of the candidates. The visitation itineraries and updated information will be posted at http://www.uncg.edu/bae/dean_search/ as they become available. The link to the CVs will also be posted on the webpage.

The Bryan School Dean Search Committee members examined nearly 50 CVs during the search, and met twice in the later part of the fall semester to discuss the candidate qualifications and narrow the pool to a group for airport interviews. Within the past week, the Committee interviewed eight candidates at the Marriott Airport hotel; these interviews took place over a period of two full days. Of these eight candidates, the four finalists (above) were selected for further consideration.

Sincerely,
Daniel T. Winkler, Chair
Bryan School Dean Search Committee

Announcements: January 12, 2011

An announcement from the chancellor regarding the Staff Excellence Award:

TO: All University Faculty and Staff Leaders of Affiliated Organizations
FROM: Chancellor Linda P. Brady
DATE: January 2011
SUBJECT: University Staff Excellence Award – Nominations for 2010 – 2011

I am proud of the many outstanding, devoted employees of UNCG and am pleased to encourage your nominations for the University Staff Excellence Award for the ninth year. This award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to the University this year.

The University Staff Excellence Award of $1,000 will be presented to up to two deserving permanent SPA or EPA non-faculty employees who are in good standing and have been employed at UNCG for at least two years as of the nomination deadline (March 25). Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award. Nominations should be based on one or more of the following criteria:

Devotion to Duty – The nominee has exhibited unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and has contributed significantly to the advancement of service to the UNCG community and to the people of North Carolina.

Innovation – The nominee has successfully established new and outstanding work methods, practices and plans for his/her department that are consistent with the University’s mission.

Service – The nominee has made outstanding contributions to the University through involvement on committees and/or representing the University in civic or professional organizations.

Human Relations – The nominee has made outstanding contributions in the field of human relations or employee-management relations that foster a model working and/or learning environment.

Other Achievements – The nominee has made outstanding contributions or service deserving recognition not described in the categories above, including, but not limited to, acts that demonstrate safety and heroism or other examples beyond the call of duty.

I encourage you to consider nominating a colleague for this important award. Please complete the nomination form [which can be downloaded at http://www.uncg.edu/staff.groups/senate/excellence/Excellence_Award_form.pdf and return to the Staff Excellence Awards Committee, c/o Julie Landen, Alumni House, by March 25, 2011.

Thank you.

Announcements: December 8, 2010

Dr. Lew Brown, associate professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics and recipient of a 2010 Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, will deliver the commencement address, “What Did You Learn Today?” For full details about the ceremony visit the Commencement Central Web site.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady will preside at the ceremony, where more than 1,000 students are expected to received degrees completed during the fall semester. August graduates can also participate.

Cory Joe Stewart, Theresa Campbell and Angela Robbins will receive the university’s first doctorates in history. The history PhD program admitted its first students in 2004 and now numbers more than a dozen students.

In addition to Brady and Brown, participants will include Dr. David H. Perrin, provost and executive vice chancellor; John Gamble, chair of the Faculty Senate; Randall Kaplan, chair of the UNCG Board of Trustees; Ann Goodnight, member of the UNC Board of Governors; Keith Ayscue, president of the Alumni Association; and Radmila Petric, speaker representing the December graduating class.

Also taking part in the ceremony will be academic deans; Dr. Daniel Winkler, faculty marshal and mace bearer; Stephen Pritchard, chief marshal; and Malik Barrows undergraduate tassel turner. At the conclusion, the University Bell will be rung by Angela Fate of the December class and Ann Phillips McCracken, an alumna of the Class of 1960. The Commencement Brass will provide music.

Announcements: December 1, 2010

Nominations are being accepted for the O. Max Gardner Award. If you know of any colleagues who would fit the criteria for the award, please forward the nomination to C. Thomas Lambeth at tom_lambeth@uncg.edu by the end of today (Dec. 1). Nominees will then be screened by a committee, and a recommendation will be made to Chancellor Brady.

The O. Max Gardner Award, which has been given annually since 1949, was established by the will of N.C. Gov. Oliver Max Gardner to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.” It is the only award for which all faculty members of the 16 UNC campuses are eligible, Lambeth notes, and is considered the UNC system’s highest faculty honor. The award, which carries a $10,000 cash prize, will be presented by the UNC Board of Governors.

Information about past award winners can be seen here: http://www.unctv.org/omaxgardner/

Among things to consider regarding the context and history of the award:

  • The award is intended to recognize the faculty member who, during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race. The term “faculty” shall embrace all persons, including instructors, engaged in teaching in any unit, institution or branch of service of the Consolidated University of North Carolina.
  • The nominee’s contributions to the welfare of the human race, however technical the field, should be described in terms a layman can understand.
  • Because the will provides that the award shall go to the faculty member “…who …has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race,” the award should not be viewed solely as one for community service nor for excellence in teaching. Through the years, the Board’s committees have been thinking in broad terms of service to the human race; any nominee, no matter how remarkable or unselfish his or her contributions may have been, is at a disadvantage if the service is limited to the particular community. Most of those chosen in the past have been persons who have made notable contributions of national or international scale or persons whose contributions, although local, have served as models nationally or internationally. (Most of the campuses already have their own awards for recognition of excellence in teaching, and many campuses have awards that specifically recognize community service.)
  • Through the years, the committees of the Board have recognized that the selection procedure, which must begin in the fall, makes it difficult to adhere strictly to that provision of the will, which states that the award shall recognize a contribution made “during the current scholastic year.” In order to give as much weight to the clause as is feasible, however, the committees have usually looked for nominees who have recently made contributions or whose work and service have recently culminated in a major contribution.

Announcements: November 17, 2010

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Campus Weekly will not publish Wednesday, Nov. 24. Publication will resume Wednesday, Dec. 1. The final issue of the semester will be Wednesday, Dec. 8, the first day of final exams. The first issue of the spring semester will be Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Announcement: November 10, 2010

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
Date: November 8, 2010

The Department of Interior Architecture has entered a competition to win funds for an innovative lab to reimagine the use of trash, an all-too-abundant resource.

This competition, the Pepsi Refresh Challenge, provides an opportunity to secure $250,000 to build a design lab for experimenting with turning trash and discarded materials into design and construction materials.

This lab would be the first of its kind in an interior design/interior architecture program in the country, and it would provide a great deal of visibility to UNCG’s program. In addition, it would help position UNCG graduates to be leaders in design and technology innovation.

All that this competition requires is that people vote. If UNCG can get the most votes, we will get the most funding, no strings attached. Each person may vote twice per day for our cause, once by visiting and voting at our cause web site www.refresheverything.com/trash2tech and the second by texting 104012 to 73774. There is no cost for voting via the web site, and the site indicates that you won’t be placed on any automatic mailing lists or receive spam.

UNCG’s “Reimagine today’s trash into tomorrow’s technologies: a low-impact lab” idea is competing against 340 other ideas for one of two prizes. This idea has currently risen to #65 in the rankings, thanks to votes already cast by students, faculty, staff and friends.

Please consider supporting this effort by voting each day. We need your vote!

Linda P. Brady
Chancellor

Announcements: November 3, 2010

Dear colleagues,

The State Employees Combined Campaign concludes on Friday, Nov. 12.

The SECC is the official workplace giving campaign for employees throughout state government and the university system. Through donations from individuals at UNCG and at other state agencies, the campaign assists more than 900 agencies and groups.

This is the one time of the year when the UNCG community unites to support others in the spirit of our motto of “service.”

With the current economic conditions, many North Carolina individuals, families, and organizations are in need of support through our campaign. I hope you will join me in supporting one or more of these organizations. Every gift counts and makes a difference in the lives of many people, perhaps even someone with whom we work. Our participation in this campaign reminds our neighbors and friends that UNCG cares about our community!

Those with questions may contact their departmental solicitor or UNCG’s campaign chair, Benita Peace.

I ask each employee to consider being a part of the campaign. The campaign makes a difference in so many lives in our community and our state.

Linda P. Brady
Chancellor

Announcements: October 27, 2010

Open Forum with Students to Discuss Tuition and Fees

Chancellor Linda P. Brady will hold an open forum with students to discuss tuition and fees on Monday, Nov. 1, at noon. The forum will be in Kirkland Room, EUC.

The forum is especially for students, but anyone in the campus community is welcome to attend.

At October’s Faculty Senate and Staff Senate meetings, the chancellor addressed the topic of tuition and fees, as she discussed budget planning for the next two years. UNCG’s Tuition and Fee Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Alan Boyette and Dr. Cherry Callahan, has been looking at potential increases in tuition and fees and what their impacts would be.

Announcements: October 20, 2010

Lloyd International Honors College and MERGE Academic Think Tank

In 2011-12 Lloyd International Honors College and MERGE in the College of Arts and Sciences will offer a year-long academic Think Tank under the auspices of the Honors College. The Think Tank will bring together a faculty team, highly qualified students, and interested community partners to address an important societal issue or problem. Under the direction of the two faculty mentors, students will explore the complexities of the chosen topic for the year, participating in research, classroom learning, special events, and hearing from guest speakers during the fall semester, and completing a significant product of the Think Tank that has application to the wider community in the spring semester.

Full details and the application form are at http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/thinktank/

Announcements: October 13, 2010

Chancellor’s Resident Fellowship for 2011-12

Call for Applications

Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) is pleased to announce the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Resident Fellows Competition. Central to the mission and work of Lloyd International Honors College are the talented UNCG faculty who teach the College’s courses and interact with its students. For the 2011-12 academic year the College will appoint two Chancellor’s Resident Fellows who will teach full-time in LIHC and participate in the life of the College throughout the year.

An honors college is a community of scholars, made up of students, faculty, and staff. It exists in an environment that celebrates learning and the pursuit of knowledge. In order to tap the expertise, commitment and talents of UNCG’s very best faculty, the College has established the Chancellor’s Resident Fellows Program. This program offers a wonderful opportunity for UNCG faculty to change their teaching routine and teach exclusively for one year the highly motivated and talented students in the Honors College. In 2010-11 Dr. William Markham (Sociology) and Dr. Alexandria Schultheis (English) hold the Fellowship.

In Lloyd International Honors College all classes are small seminars that allow the Fellow to teach the subject matter in new ways and on topics that he or she may not get the chance to teach in the scholar’s own department. In addition to a Fellow’s teaching stipend, the faculty member also receives a research award to be used during the year of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Description

The Fellowship is open to all full time UNCG faculty. The term of the Resident Fellowship will be one year from August 2011 through May 2012. During the fellowship year the Fellow will teach exclusively in Lloyd International Honors College. Depending on the selected Fellow’s usual teaching load, the teaching load during the Fellowship year will be four to six courses plus a section of the one-credit proseminar for first-year Honors College students. The Fellow’s teaching schedule will include, in the fall semester, instruction of a section of the Honors College’s proseminar, one 100-level Honors course, and possibly an additional course in the College or a Disciplinary Honors course that carries course credit in the Fellow’s discipline. In the spring semester the Fellow will teach some combination of 100 and/or 200 level Honors courses and disciplinary honors courses up to the level of the total agreed load. Resident Fellows are expected to participate in the life of the College during their one-year appointment by, among other activities, attending Honors College events and working with the Honors College liaison in their departments.

The Chancellor’s Resident Fellows normally should be released from their usual departmental responsibilities during the fellowship year. However, the selected Fellow, in consultation with the Fellow’s department Head and Dean and the Honors College Dean, may continue certain on-going obligations such as, but not limited to, serving on master’s and dctoral committees and administering external grants. Fellows will receive, in addition to their regular salary, a $4,000 teaching stipend and a $3,000 research stipend, both payable only during the year of the Fellowship. The research stipend may be spent as the Fellow determines it is appropriate to his or her research, all expenditures requiring the approval of the Dean of Lloyd International Honors College and the Head of the Fellow’s department. Fellows will be provided with office space and necessary computer and administrative support services.

At the discretion of the appropriate Dean, departments will be compensated for up to six courses, depending on the Fellow’s normal teaching load, at $3,500 per course. While the Fellowship is a 12 month award, the title of Chancellor’s Resident Fellow in Lloyd International Honors College remains a permanent appellation for the faculty member within the Honors College during his or her service at UNCG. Thus, Resident Fellows will be included in all future Lloyd International Faculty Fellow activities and invited to all appropriate Honors College events. Their names and disciplines will be inscribed on a plaque in the Honors College office.

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in securing one of the Fellowship positions, please submit an application letter, approved by your department Head and Dean, to Lloyd International Honors College (205 Foust building) by Nov. 12. The selected Fellows will be notified by Dec. 15. Among other items you may wish to enclose, the submitted application should include your curriculum vitae, a list of the courses you have taught over the previous two years, a proposal of the courses you would like to teach during your year in the Honors College, a statement of interest that should address what you might contribute to the mission and work of the College (particularly its commitment to an international perspective) and a brief description of your research agenda.

The selection of the Chancellor’s Resident Fellow will be made by a committee consisting of the Dean and an Assistant Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, and three members of the Honors Council.

The committee will base its decision on the curricular needs of Lloyd International Honors College, the candidate’s qualifications, his or her teaching proposal, and the candidate’s strengths in terms of multidisciplinary studies and global engagement. Department faculty in disciplines currently represented by a Resident Fellow will not be eligible for selection in the succeeding year. For the Fellowship to be awarded for 2011-12, faculty in the departments of Sociology and English are not eligible. Selection of the Fellows will also be based on the quality of the courses the candidate proposes to teach and the extent to which the offerings fulfill the goals of Lloyd International Honors College. Our Mission Statement asserts, “Lloyd International Honors College at UNCG provides an enhanced undergraduate education with an international focus for motivated, high-achieving students in all fields of study. LIHC is an intellectually challenging and engaged community devoted to fostering critical and independent thinking, global awareness, and strong preparation for success in professional, civic and personal pursuits.” The selection committee will give priority to proposals that address the College’s mission and that also give students a sense of our interconnected world, interdisciplinary approaches to learning, and self-reflection.

If you have questions about the Fellowship Program or your application, please contact Jerry Pubantz, Dean of Lloyd International Honors College, at 256-2579 or 334-5538; or by email at j_pubant@uncg.edu.

Announcements: September 29, 2010

Nominations are now being accepted for Golden Chain. Eligible students should meet the following criteria:

  • GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Must be either a junior or senior who is not graduating in December 2010
  • Must be nominated by a professor or staff member.

References listed on the nomination form should be informed that Golden Chain members will contact them regarding the Golden Chain nominee.

Forms are due in EUC, Suite 221, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

The induction ceremony will be on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m.

Golden Chain was founded at this university in 1948 with the purpose of recognizing and honoring top students who are active on the UNCG campus.

Nominees will be evaluated with respect to the seven qualities represented by the seven links of the Golden Chain: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, Judgment, Tolerance, Magnanimity and Character.

Nomination forms can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/cap/groups/goldenchain/. Direct any questions to the Office of Campus Activities & Programs at 4-5800 or cap@uncg.edu.

Announcements: September 22, 2010

The University Committee on Honorary Degrees has issued a call for nominations of candidates for honorary degrees. [Read more…]

Announcements: September 15, 2010

Our campus holds public service in the highest regard. UNCG incorporates service-learning into our curriculum, encourages alumni to continue their community outreach after graduation and reveres our state’s most dedicated citizens.

To further our tradition of honoring North Carolinans with exemplary public service records, UNCG seeks your help in identifying the 2010-11 nominees for the Charles Duncan McIver Award and the Holderness/Weaver Award. The most prestigious public service honors given by the university, these awards demonstrate UNCG’s value of civic engagement.

Your careful consideration and nomination of a devoted, inspirational citizen will be extremely helpful to the committee and the Board of Trustees. Please submit your nomination form by Oct. 29.

To learn more about the McIver award, see past winners and submit a nomination, visit http://www.uncg.edu/ure/publicservice/mciver_overview.html

To learn more about the Holderness/Weaver Award, see past winners and submit a nomination, visit http://www.uncg.edu/ure/publicservice/hw_overview.html

Announcements: September 8, 2010

Dear UNCG Faculty and Staff,

The Department of Campus Recreation has been working on a “call to action” in support of the 2009-2014 UNCG Strategic Plan 2.0 (Health and Wellness across the Life Span). After much reflection on our mission, vision, and values, we created a new direction to encourage all employees to stay healthy and active in a demanding economy. This initiative includes a complete revision to our Student Recreation Center (SRC) membership packages and pricing structure. In addition, Power Yoga and Pilates classes, which largely include faculty and staff participants, will no longer have an additional fee. Recent evidence from our 2009-2010 study on UNCG faculty and staff participation in the Student Recreation Center indicated lack of parking as the highest reported cause for attrition. Beginning this fall, through collaborative efforts with Parking Operations & Campus Access Management, all SRC members may request a UNCG parking pass from the Department of Campus Recreation for the lot directly across from the SRC (Parking Lot 9 North) during designated hours (Monday – Friday 6am-8am and 4pm-11pm, and weekends). These passes are designed for members to park close to the SRC for a quick workout. For more information regarding memberships, Power Yoga and Pilates, and parking passes, please contact the Department of Campus Recreation at 334-5924, email at campusrec@uncg.edu or visit our website at campusrec.uncg.edu.

To Your Health,

Heather L. Sanderson, Ed.D.
Fitness Director

Cindy Hardy,
Director

Announcements: September 1, 2010

The State Health Plan is verifying the eligibility of all dependents covered on the State Health Plan, according to Human Resource Services. This initiative consists of a six-week Verification Period during which all members must provide proof of eligibility for each of their dependents enrolled for coverage under the State Health Plan during the 2010-11 Plan Year. [Read more…]