An innovative new partnership between UNCG and Rockingham County Schools was unveiled today.

Beginning with the fall 2018 academic year, a “Laboratory School”, located at the current Moss Street Elementary School in Reidsville, will offer the latest concepts in experiential learning and cutting-edge techniques in teaching. The school will serve approximately 400 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade and will develop student skills and interest in “STEAM” subjects — science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

To learn more about the proposal, read the August 29, 2017, UNCGNow press release here.

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Every spring, there is much to celebrate for students who are graduating, or just concluding a successful first year in their program. UNC Greensboro also celebrates the faculty who have supported students in the classrooms, in the labs, in preparing for their careers, and in community outreach.

Dr. Rebecca MacLeod was honored this year with the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award, several faculty members were recognized with Mentor and Advising Awards, two were honored with Research Excellence Awards, and four were honored with the additional campus-wide teaching awards. View their video feature here and read the profiles below to learn about their teaching and how their students have experienced their support.

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sarah Daynes, Professor, Department of Sociology

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Dr. Sarah Daynes

“Teaching is what I love most about my job as a professor, so receiving this award is especially meaningful. I think that UNCG is quite special in that regard: teaching is really valued and supported here. There is a lot of institutional support; the workshops and conferences I have attended have made me a better teacher; I am especially grateful to everyone at the University Teaching and Learning Commons, for the great training they provide but also for their enthusiasm and care. Another thing that’s really great here, is that we are surrounded by colleagues who also care about teaching. I know so many of them who deserve this award at least as much as I do, and I believe that I have learned from them most of what I know about teaching. Sharing our experiences, talking about teaching, visiting their classes, have been truly inspiring to me.”

Dr. Daynes is a recipient of the Globally Engaged Undergraduate Research Award and the QEP Global Engagement Award and has served as new faculty mentor and a graduate teaching fellow mentor. She is currently director of graduate studies in her department and is chair-elect of the Faculty Senate. Her guiding idea in teaching sociology is to accompany students in their self-led learning, and the driving force behind her teaching is an understanding of education as the practice of freedom. Colleagues recall her ability to involve students in discussions of difficult concepts and ideas by relating the theories to their current interests. Her former students especially remember how she prepares students for their future careers.

Graduate student Ena Prskalo shared:

“Dr. Daynes truly encompasses what it means to be a mentor. She goes out of her way for students; she is willing to take on anything and everything; she encourages her students to pursue their own paths and find their specialties; she appreciates and encourages intellectual diversity; she is determined to accommodate various learning styles; she consistently reaches out to her students with an assortment of resources; she makes herself available even when school is out of session; and she consistently reinforces the validity and power of her student’s work. Dr. Daynes has successfully managed to make me feel confident about what I am doing with my research and with my career. When thinking about the kind of professor and mentor I want to be to my own students, please know that Dr. Daynes is one of the first educators that comes to mind. I strive to be the same beacon of light to others like she was to me.”

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sally E. Koerner, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Sally E. Koerner
Dr. Sally E. Koerner

“Teaching is such a wonderfully rewarding occupation, and to be honored like this is just icing on the cake. I am so proud that we’ve been able to provide nearly 500 students with hands-on research experiences in the last four years through incorporating undergraduate research into courses. But this has been a challenging year for the whole world, and every educator and every student out there deserves an award for finding ways to keep learning!”

Since joining UNCG in 2017, Koerner has established a research program with over $1.9 million in funding and which exposes hundreds of students, both graduate and undergraduate, to research in ecology each semester. She also mentors students independently and has an active international research program funded through USDA grants spanning a geographic area from South Africa, to Montana/Wyoming/Kansas, to North Carolina. Under Koerner’s efforts, 125 students attended the Longleaf Alliance Biennial Conference virtually and gained real-world experience directly related to the work in their courses. This year, an additional 100 students will be attending the same conference.

In course evaluations, students have written “Koerner is approachable, motivating, and shows genuine interest and concern for her students…” and

“Koerner achieves the learning environment in part by integrating her research into her teaching.”

Department head of Biology Malcolm Schug said of Koerner’s work:

“Her research is a foundation for her teaching passion. And she is truly passionate about teaching, integrating her research talents, mentorship skills, and clarity of her scientific approach to big questions directly into her teaching at every level. Her curriculum development is superb, her teaching skills emphasize the scientific method, research, and how scientists, and particularly biologists, think about the world. She changes how students think about science from learning facts and concepts to developing both thinking and methodological skills to be scientists themselves. I see it at every level of her teaching from our core course in Ecology (BIO 301) for majors, to her graduate level courses in her specialty area. So, this is her strength, and her passion.”

 

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Kimberly M. Cuny, Senior Academic Professional, Department of Communication Studies

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Kim Cuny

Kim Cuny teaches Communications Studies and is an adjunct assistant professor in Theatre and part-time lecturer in Public Affairs. She has also served as director of the Speaking Center since 2003. She is a past recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the National Communication Association. Her teaching extends the classroom and into real-world experiences for her students through her community engagement work.  She has mentored students as they single-authored more than 20 speaking center-related academic publications.

A former undergraduate student Claudia Grainger, B.S. Community Recreation and Event Planning, 2017 wrote about Cuny :

“Kim Cuny was a crucial part in my college career, promoting my academic, professional, and personal growth. Kim made the information relevant and applicable to my goals and communicating style while also challenging me to think critically. Professionally, Kim worked to make my work in the center applicable to my industry and interests. The most impactful experience was assisting with a production of a theatrical performance for community members with disabilities. It was a beautiful experience that utilized my professional and personal interests and skills in communication. Personally, Kim has been a mentor and role model. Every day I saw Kim express genuine care and interest in our goals and personal lives, forming relationships with each consultant by not only listening to what they were saying but taking the time to understand our needs.”

Online Excellence Award

Dr. Elizabeth Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

“Receiving the award for excellence in online education for the year the education world abruptly was thrown completely online is an honor I will not soon forget!  All educators were challenged

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Dr. Elizabeth Lewis

with something we were not sure was possible, and we rose to the occasion.  To be chosen as a leader on that front is not only humbling, but it also further justifies the incredible amount of work that went into designing and creating excellent online courses for our students.”

Dr. Lewis teaches both undergraduate and graduate mathematics and mathematics education courses. She seeks to help students solidify foundations in math in order to empower them to work past their fears and approach new levels with confidence. She also strives to build constructive attitudes toward mathematics, taking into account that students learn best through a variety of teaching and learning styles. In both in-person and online formats, her course designs also works to convey the beauty and elegance of mathematics to students, in an environment of respect and dedication.

Recent undergraduate student Morgan Rector said of Dr. Lewis’ course:

“Through my five years of experience in college, I’ve never found a more beautifully designed course page. Dr. Lewis has crafted a gorgeous layout that is both functional and practical. Each individual component is extremely straightforward and very accessible. The pieces she has developed are single handedly the best online classwork I have ever participated in. I’ve also never come across such elegant notes and handouts. There is no website or other video channel that can compare to what Dr. Lewis has created. She is able to explain each problem clearly by giving explanations and examples in both verbal and visual forms while being entirely electronic. I feel as though I truly understand the material on every level it is presented through her online teaching. There is care placed into every single component of these Calculus classes. Everything Dr. Lewis has created has had a wonderful cohesiveness that truly positively affected my learning.”

Story assembled by Susan Kirby-Smith, University Communications, and Marisa Gonzalez, University Teaching and Learning Commons

Photography by Martin W. Kane and courtesy of Sarah Daynes, Sally Koerner, Kim Cuny, and Elizabeth Lewis

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With great enthusiasm, UNCG announces that the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 will have an in-person commencement on May 7 and May 8.

“The classes of 2020 and 2021 have persevered in the face of enormous challenges. Each of our graduates has shown tremendous resilience and the kind of compassion and sense of community that speaks well of our collective character. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in-person this May,” said Chancellor Gilliam.

Our graduates and their families and friends have expressed their desire to come together, safely and socially distanced, to celebrate this monumental moment. We heard you. And we are pleased that, with the assistance of the Greensboro Coliseum, we can offer in-person commencement ceremonies that follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

Ceremony details include:

  • Multiple University ceremonies will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum over May 7 and May 8 with graduates walking with their college or school. Names will be announced as they walk across the stage.
  • Each ceremony will be live streamed for families and friends to celebrate no matter where they are.

Commencement dates and times are below:

Class of 2021 undergraduate and master’s students

  • Friday, May 7, at 9 a.m.:
    • School of Health and Human Sciences
    • School of Nursing
    • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
    • UNCG Online
    • Interdisciplinary Masters
    • Beyond Academics
  • Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m.: 
    • College of Visual and Performing Arts
    • School of Education
    • Bryan School of Business and Economics
  • Friday, May 7, at 5 p.m.:
    • College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2020:

  • Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m.:
    • All colleges and schools (undergraduate and master’s graduates from May, August, and December 2020)

Classes of 2020 and 2021 doctoral graduates and candidates:

  • Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m.: 
    • Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, all colleges and schools

The following protocols will be in place:

  • Each graduate may bring two guests; all will be ticketed. No additional guests will be permitted.
  • A screening process will be in place for attendees based on University, State, and County protocols. Attendees will receive information at least one week before the event.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Following each ceremony, graduates and guests are asked not to congregate in the Coliseum and are encouraged to meet at their vehicles in order to limit gatherings.

Given this new plan, the previously announced virtual commencement and “Cross the Quad” event will not be held.

The classes of 2020 and 2021 will receive email communications in the weeks to come to register for their respective commencement ceremonies. Should ceremonies need to be adjusted based on public health directives, we will be prepared to be nimble and flexible and adjust our plans. The most updated information will be shared at commencement.uncg.edu as it becomes available.

 

Story courtesy of UNCG News, March 25, 2021

Photography by Martin W. Kane and courtesy of University Communications Digital Library

2021 Faculty Awards and Videos

We are pleased to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of UNCG faculty in teaching, research, mentoring, and service.  Due to COVID-19 we are unable to gather to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the honorees but are nonetheless proud of their achievements.  Please join us in congratulating the award recipients listed below; this information will also be included in a full-page announcement in the Greensboro News & Record on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Teaching Excellence Awards

Each year the university solicits nominations for three Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards, the UNCG Award for Excellence in Online Education, and the UNC System Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.  A committee comprised of UNCG faculty and students selects recipients for the Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards as well as  UNCG’s nominee for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching (conferred by the Board of Governors Committee on Personnel and Tenure).  The UNC Greensboro Academy of Online Professors selects the recipient for the Award for Excellence in Online Education.

UNC BOG Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Rebecca MacLeod, Professor, School of Music

Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sarah Daynes, Professor, Dept. of Sociology

James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Sally Koerner, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology

Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence

Ms. Kim Cuny, Senior Academic Professional, Dept. of Communication Studies

UNCG Online Award for Excellence in Online Education

Dr. Elizabeth Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics

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Instruction/Education Related Awards

Education is about more than what goes on inside the classroom. The awards shown below recognize excellence in mentoring, academic program assessment, and advising. The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Graduate School honors a full-time tenured faculty member with outstanding success in mentoring graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level.  The Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award honors faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in the mentoring of UNCG undergraduate students in research or creative inquiry.  The Student Learning Enhancement Award honors departments, programs, or individual faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in academic program assessment leading to enhanced student learning.  The Advising Excellence Award honors a full-time faculty member with at least two years of service to UNCG who has demonstrated excellence in advising; student feedback is considered when selecting the recipient.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Dr. Laurie Wideman, Safrit-Ennis Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology

Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Pre-tenured Category

Dr. Chris Wahlheim, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology

Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Post-tenured Category

Dr. Sharon Morrison, Professor, Dept. of Public Health Education

Dr. Sudha Shreeniwas, Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies

Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Non-tenured Category

Dr. Aileen Reid, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Research Methodology

Student Learning Enhancement Awards

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Advising Excellence Award

Dr. Pamela Ladrow, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology

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Service Leadership Awards

The service leadership awards are focused on service and academic leadership.  The Gladys Strawn Bullard Awards were established in 1981 as a gift to the university from Bern and Gladys Bullard.  The awards were named for Mrs. Bullard, a 1939 graduate of Women’s College, and were created to recognize members of the UNCG faculty, staff, and student body for outstanding leadership and service to the university.  The Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service was established by the UNCG Board of Governors in 2007 to encourage, identify, recognize, and reward public service.  The award recognizes those who have demonstrated distinguished service and sustained achievement in improving the quality of life for citizens of North Carolina.  Each of the 17 UNC system institutions may nominate one faculty member annually and the Board selects the winner from these nominees.  Today, we recognize UNCG’s 2020 nominee.  The O. Max Gardner Award is the highest faculty honor awarded by the UNC Board of Governors, given annually since 1949.  The award was established by Gardner’s will to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.”  Those chosen in the past have made notable contributions of national or international scale. As with the Holshouser Award, each UNC System campus nominates one faculty member annually, and the Board selects the winner from the nominees.  Today, we recognize UNCG’s 2020 nominee.

Gladys Strawn Bullard Award

Dr. Rebecca Adams, Professor, Gerontology Program

Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service Nominee

Dr. Stephen Sills, Professor, Dept. of Sociology

O. Max Gardner Nominee

Dr. Omar Ali, Dean, Lloyd International Honors College

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Research Excellence Awards

The research excellence awards were established to recognize the outstanding research and creative accomplishments of UNCG faculty.  The Senior Research Excellence Award is conferred based on research career accomplishments, especially achievements within the past five years.  It is presented to a full-time faculty member at the rank of professor.  Faculty at the rank of assistant or associate professor are eligible to receive the Junior Research Excellence Award, which is primarily based on work at UNCG within the past five years.

Senior Research Excellence Award

Dr. Jennifer Etnier, Julia Taylor Morton Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology

Junior Research Excellence Award

Dr. Gabriela Livas Stein, Professor, Dept. of Psychology

Faculty Excellence in Research & Creative Activity

Please also join us in honoring individuals recognized by their units as achieving Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity in 2020.  The award recipients are listed here.

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Video Segments

A special thank you to Michael Frierson and the students in the Client-Based Media Production course who created video segments to recognize honorees.  These videos illustrate how the accomplished faculty recognized today embody the UNCG spirit through daily, intentional efforts and through innovation, creativity, and dedication.  You can access the videos here.

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MEMORANDUM

April 9, 2021

TO:    UNCG Faculty

RE:  Final Grades and Attendance Verification  

As the Spring 2021 semester is coming to a close, this is a reminder that all fall grades must be submitted by Monday, May 10, 2021.The timely submission of grades ensures the accurate updating of academic records.  Failure to submit grades by the deadline impacts important processes such as degree clearance, academic standing calculation, and satisfactory academic progress for Financial Aid.

Final Grade entry will be closed in Genie at 5:00pm. After this, grading for the semester will be closed and grades that have not been entered will be automatically marked as NR (Not Reported).  To update the NR placeholder with the final grade, instructors will need to issue a grade change beginning Wed., May 12, 2021 in Genie for each student where the grade was not reported by the deadline.

Please note that instructors are required to enter the last date of attendance and/or last date of academic activity when assigning F (failing) or I (incomplete) grades. In order to be in compliance with Federal Regulations, UNCG is required to document the last date of attendance or academic activity for students who received Federal Financial Aid Funds. Verification of the last date of attendance or academic activity must be available for review by the U.S. Department of Education.

Step-by-step instructions for inputting the last date of attendance can be found at http://reg.uncg.edu/faculty/grading/.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in submitting all Spring 2021 grades by Monday, May 10, 2021.

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April 5, 2021

To: UNCG Faculty,

We are extremely pleased that we are able to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for our May 2021 graduates and invite our 2020 graduates back to Greensboro for their own special celebration. Our students have worked extremely hard under extraordinary circumstances and deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

As you read in Chancellor Gilliam’s announcement, we will be holding five university-wide ceremonies to ensure we keep our community safe by following COVID protocols. All participants will be socially distanced and required to wear face coverings. There will be additional screening protocols for attendees.

Please note, it is NOT mandatory (nor has it ever been) that you attend any of these ceremonies. Faculty are welcomed to attend and do not need tickets, but do need to RSVP by April 19. We will reserve a special section for faculty and there will be appropriate social distancing.

We created a Faculty FAQ on commencement (including doctoral hooding) here (scroll to bottom of page). In addition, faculty advisors with doctoral students graduating this year and who graduated in 2020 received a separate email about the doctoral recognition ceremony. If you have additional questions, please contact me or Waiyi Tse, Chief of Staff, at waiyi.tse@uncg.edu.

As a reminder, Commencement dates and times are listed below:

Class of 2021 undergraduate and master’s students

  • Friday, May 7, at 9 a.m.:
    • School of Health and Human Sciences
    • School of Nursing
    • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
    • UNCG Online
    • Interdisciplinary Masters
    • Beyond Academics
  • Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m.:
    • College of Visual and Performing Arts
    • School of Education
    • Bryan School of Business and Economics
  • Friday, May 7, at 5 p.m.:
    • College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2020:

  • Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m.:
    • All colleges and schools (undergraduate and master’s graduates from May, August, and December 2020)

Classes of 2020 and 2021 doctoral graduates and candidates:

  • Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m.:
    • Doctoral Recognition Ceremony, all colleges and schools

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March 9, 2021

MEMORANDUM

TO:    UNCG Faculty

RE:  Online Learning Consortium (OLC) – Innovate Virtual Conference

An institutional pass for the OLC Innovate 2021 virtual conference has been purchased by the UTLC, ITS and UNCG Online. The conference takes place 3/15-3/19.  For the full agenda please see the program session page. Please attend as many or as few sessions as your schedule allows.

To register, use this link. The link is unique to UNCG, and participants should register only with their organization-affiliated email address.

Please direct any questions you have about this opportunity to Christopher Dunst – UNCG Online (cbdunst@uncg.edu).

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March 4, 2021

TO:  UNCG Faculty and Staff

RE: Candidates for Dean of the School of Nursing Open Forums

I’m writing to provide an update on the School of Nursing Dean Search.  I am very pleased to report that the hardworking search committee has completed virtual interviews with a strong pool of semifinalists and selected three candidates to advance to the finalist stage.  I encourage you to participate in the interview process by attending the open forums. The finalists will provide a 15-20 minute presentation about their professional story, why they are interested in UNCG, and their vision of future opportunities in the School of Nursing followed by a question and answer session.

The open forums are scheduled via zoom as follows:

Candidate 1: Tuesday, March 9th from 1:00-2:00pm
https://go.uncg.edu/nursing-dean-candidate-march9

Candidate 2: Wednesday, March 10th from 1:00-2:00pm
https://go.uncg.edu/nursing-dean-candidate-march10

Candidate 3: Friday, March 12th from 1:15-2:15pm
https://go.uncg.edu/nursing-dean-candidate-march12

Finalists names and CVs will be made available before each visit. Surveys will also be available for you to offer your feedback after each open forum.  All information can be accessed here.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  I look forward to a successful conclusion to this important search.

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January 20, 2021

MEMORANDUM

TO: UNCG Faculty

RE: Announcing Tanya Coakley Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Provost

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Tanya Coakley, a Professor in the Department of Social Work in the School of Health and Human Sciences, has accepted the role of Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Provost during calendar year 2021.  In this role, Dr. Coakley will develop a mentoring program for faculty from underrepresented communities to enhance their productivity and advancement in research and academic leadership.  She will be working with me and Chancellor Gilliam and our respective teams on this important initiative.

In addition to her scholarship on minority health disparities, child welfare, and cultural competence, she has served on a number of research, technology, and equity committees at UNCG.  Most recently, to examine campus climate and racial equity, she was appointed to the Faculty Senate Task Force on Equity to help to develop an understanding of the experiences of Black and underrepresented faculty and students and identify university strengths and weaknesses in relation to policy implementation.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Coakley on this important new role.

December 11, 2020

To:  UNCG Faculty

RE: UNC Greensboro 2021-2022 Call for Applications: The Academic Sustainability Coordinator & The Sustainability Faculty Fellow Program

Context

The University of North Carolina System requires each school to develop comprehensive initiatives to address sustainability. At UNC Greensboro, the Academic Sustainability Coordinator and the Sustainability Faculty Fellow Program were created in 2013 to promote sustainability through innovative research, teaching, and service. UNC Greensboro defines sustainability as the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, economy, and aesthetics. The definition recognizes the deep intertwining of environmental threats (e.g. pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change), economic problems & possibilities (from fiscal constraints to increased efficiency), social equity (i.e., questions of justice and fairness for all people), and aesthetics (the desire to live a good life that respects myriad life-forms and cultures). Sustainability is not limited by any particular discipline, and it encompasses both local and global approaches to problems and solutions.

Missions

The Academic Sustainability Coordinator (ASC) leads the development of sustainability initiatives on and off campus with campus and community partners. The goals of the ASC are to increase the quantity and improve the quality of sustainability teaching, research, and outreach at UNC Greensboro. The ASC is a member of the Executive Board of the University Sustainability Council, which also serves a sounding board for initiatives the ASC pursues. The ASC is a 2-year renewable position with a joint appointment between the ASC’s home department, the Provost’s Office, and the Environment & Sustainability Program in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. The ASC is remunerated in consultation with the faculty member’s department head and dean based on requested and available resources, which may include funding and/or adjustments to teaching, research, and/or service workloads.

The Sustainability Faculty Fellow (SFF) works on clearly specified projects that may include, but are not limited to, 1) co- or extra-curricular campus programs, 2) curriculum activities (team-taught and/or individual courses), and 3) innovative research projects or collaborations. The SFF Program may accept multiple fellows each year depending on available resources. The SFF position is a  year appointment that is renewable through re-application. Each SFF is remunerated on an ad hoc basis in consultation with the faculty member’s department head and dean based on requested and available resources, which may include funding and/or adjustments to teaching, research, and/or service workloads.

Qualifications for the ASC and SFF:

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills that foster collaboration.
  • Successful teacher in relevant area(s).
  • Demonstrated interest in relevant research and creative activity.
  • Tenured, tenure-track, or full-time non-ladder faculty (tenured status preferred but not required for ASC).

Responsibilities

The tasks of the ASC and SFF may include:
Leadership and outreach:

  • Collaborating with the Office of Sustainability to bridge academics and operations.
  • Engaging the campus, Greensboro, Triad, and beyond in sustainability issues.
  • Serving on relevant committees and collaborating with appropriate campus initiatives.

Research projects and collaborations:

  • Developing intellectual and practical contributions to sustainability efforts.
  • Conducting research to help UNCG become more sustainable.
  • Collaborating to carry out innovative sustainability investigations.

Teaching and curriculum activities:

  • Consulting with faculty and programs to integrate sustainability into curricula.
  • Engaging diverse constituencies in student-centered programming.
  • Teaching and/or guest lecturing.

Application Instructions

Applications are reviewed by the Sustainability Council; appointments are made by the Provost. To apply, submit the following three documents:

  1. Cover letter. Please include the following:
    a)  Indicate the position (ASC or SFF) you are applying for. If you are interested in both the ASC and  SFF positions, then indicate that interest and develop your cover letter accordingly to address a possible appointment as either ASC or SFF.
    b)  Address your strengths with regard to the qualifications outlined above.
    c)  Propose one (or more) sustainability-focused project(s) to pursue during the term as the ASC or SFF.
    d)  Suggest tentative resources and/or possible workload adjustments necessary to pursue the project(s) and fulfill the responsibilities.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Brief emails from your dean and department head stating their support for your application.

Submit all application materials and additional questions to the Academic Sustainability Coordinator, Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi at e_kinefu@uncg.edu. The application deadline for the AY 2021-22 positions, which start in August 2021, is February 1, 2021 by 5:00p.m.