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- Please help Protect the Pack by staying up-to-date on all the latest COVID-19 news and information at https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/.
- The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost will offer a general information session on the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure process. The session, offered on two different dates, will include information about the process, an overview of the website and a question and answer period. New faculty with professorial rank in all tracks (tenure track, teaching, research, etc.), those who will soon be entering the RPT cycle, and anyone involved in reviewing candidates in the 2022-2023 RPT process are encouraged to attend. One session will be offered in person on Main Campus and the other session will be offered remotely via Zoom Webinar. No registration or RSVP is needed to attend these sessions. The first session will take place Thursday, March 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Cox Hall, Room 206. The second session will take place Wednesday, March 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar will be accessible on March 9 at https://go.ncsu.edu/rptmeetings. Please familiarize yourself with the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure website prior to participation. If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rob Dunn was named interim senior vice provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective January 17. Dunn, already a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Applied Ecology, will oversee the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs. As interim, Dunn will stand up the office and start working toward getting new interdisciplinary initiatives moving and increasing momentum on existing initiatives. A majority of his time will be dedicated to the interim position, and he will continue to serve his department on a part-time basis.
- An open search for the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is underway. The nomination committee is chaired by Dean Louis Martin-Vega of the College of Engineering. As previously announced, Dean Rich Linton is leaving NC State in mid-February 2022 to become president of Kansas State University. John Dole, associate dean and director for academic programs, has recently been appointed to serve as interim dean effective February 16. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/cals-search.
- Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine search: Two finalists for dean have been selected for on-campus interviews, which begin on Feb. 10. The finalists and their interview dates are:
- Kathryn Meurs, NC State University: Feb 10-11
- Nicholas Frank, Tufts University: Feb 15-16
The candidates’ CVs and interview schedules, as well as Go links for the Zoom webinar open forums, are available on the search website, which can be found on the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/cvm-search.
- Dean of the College of Education search: The nomination committee conducted first round interviews in early February. Two to four candidates will participate in finalist interviews during the weeks of February 21 and 28 and the finalist names will be shared soon. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/ced-search.
- Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Programs search: The nomination committee met on Jan. 26 for a mid-search review to ensure that they’re receiving the caliber of candidates expected. The committee will meet in late February to identify a small handful of candidates for first round interviews which will take place in mid- to late March. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/svp-ip-search.
- Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs search: The nomination committee will meet on Feb. 21 for a mid-search review. Finalist candidate interviews and open forums will be held in late spring 2022. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/svp-uip-search.
From the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative:
- The Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (CRSI) is partnering with NC State’s Center for Marine Science and Technology to present a series of talks where the presenter answers the question, “What is the future of coastal resilience and sustainability research and communications?” The presenters will discuss the future of coastal resilience and sustainability research and communications within one of the initiative’s six major themes. Join us each Friday, now through March 11, from 11 a.m.-noon. The weekly titles and other initiative events can be found on our events calendar.
- CRSI will host a panel discussion on February 22 from noon – 1 p.m. Join us as our panelists address “The Power of Interdisciplinary, inter-institutional collaboration: the C-CoAST experience, and a broader discussion of what else might be possible.” Learn about C-CoAST, an ongoing collaboration among multiple institutions, and dialogue with our inter-institutional panelists (NC State, UN –Chapel Hill, Duke University, and East Carolina University) about how we might all gain from greater collaboration!
- Join DELTA for an online workshop series from Feb. 10-24, and learn how instructors use Gradescope. This series will cover all Gradescope assignment types and course formats, including the LMS workflow. In the sessions we’ll offer guidance on the delivery of assignments that are hand written, fully online and a combination of the two. Learn more and register today!
- Get ready for the significant and exciting changes coming to Moodle as we upgrade to Moodle 4 on May 1. On this date, faculty can begin requesting spaces and preparing their fall courses. Summer courses will remain on the current version. To get an early look, request access to the Moodle 4 preview server.
- NC State and DELTA lead a group of four Universities in an Adaptive Learning Project. Associate Professor Katherine Saul shares her experience fully integrating Adaptive Learning (AL) and Realizeit into her engineering dynamics course.
- Emotional engagement and feeling supported directly impacts how well students learn and succeed. Learn how to increase emotional engagement in your courses through trust, presence, awareness and empathy.
- WolfSNAPS is a self-paced training designed for faculty and graduate instructors who want brief training and resources for online course best practices. The sessions include, Setting Up for Success, Engaging Students with Online Learning Activities, Guiding Your Students to Success with a Course Map and Writing Effective Learning Objectives.
- Save time while helping students succeed in your course by planning closed captioning for your class videos in advance. Learn more about captioning.
From the Office for Faculty Excellence:
- DELTA and the Office for Faculty Excellence are pleased to offer NC State faculty, staff and graduate students free registration for the ITLC Lilly Online Conference, occurring April 6, 13, 20, and 27, with asynchronous sessions available through June. The Lilly conference is focused on enhancing online, onsite and hybrid teaching and learning. Attendees will enjoy 4 full days of conference programming, conveniently scheduled across four Wednesdays to reduce disruption to your teaching schedule. The conference is geared toward faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. Attendees will enjoy a variety of 20-minute and 40-minute asynchronous sessions, traditional plenary addresses, synchronous facilitated discussions, and poster presentations addressing contemporary issues and include proven, innovative pedagogies. The NC State site license provides up to 150 free conference registrations for faculty, staff and graduate students using their NC State email addresses. The Office for Faculty Excellence is managing registration for the conference and will gather registration requests and send them to Lilly Online in batches. If you want to attend the conference, complete the registration form. You will receive a confirmation of your registration from the Office for Faculty Excellence and later from ITLC Lilly Online Conference when we send them the batch registrations.
- The 2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium is on Friday, February 25 from 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m., offered virtually via Zoom. This year’s theme will be Creating Our New Normal. OFE’s signature annual event, the Teaching and Learning Symposium celebrates teaching and learning by bringing together faculty and staff from NC State and the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges to participate in interactive sessions, attend a keynote lecture, view a poster session, and build a community of peers who are interested in teaching and learning. The 2022 keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan D Blum. Dr. Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and the author of “I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College (Cornell, 2016) and My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell, 2009), and the editor of the recent volume Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (West Virginia University Press, 2020). Faculty, postdocs, and staff are invited to register by filling out the registration form.
- Registration is open for spring Back to Basics workshops. Many faculty members have never had any formal training in education. For this reason, OFE is offering some simple introductory offerings to get faculty on track with their teaching. In this workshop series held via Zoom, faculty will have the opportunity to listen to the workshop presenters and other participants, share their experiences, receive insights and feedback from peers, engage in important, timely, and relevant conversations with other faculty who are interested in these topics. Faculty will build professional and social connections with other faculty. Sessions will be led by OFE’s Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams (Senior Faculty Development Specialist) and Dr. Diane Chapman (Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development). Please register via REPORTER.
- Registration is open for the spring Faculty Conversation Series. In this series, faculty will have the opportunity to engage with relevant readings and participate in important, timely, and relevant conversations with other faculty who are interested in teaching. All conversations will be facilitated by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, Senior Faculty Development Specialist. Please register via REPORTER.
From Faculty Senate:
- The Faculty Senate needs you! Faculty Senate elections take place in March. If you are interested in serving your fellow faculty as a representative in shared governance, visit go.ncsu.edu/senate-recruitment to learn more about Senate roles and how to apply. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 25 at 5 p.m.
From Institutional Strategy and Analysis:
- ISA welcomes Andrew Walker, who is joining the team this month as a Resource Analyst. Andrew brings his experience from the North Carolina Community College System with over 13 years in higher education and data analysis.
- Reports on results from NC State’s triennial survey of baccalaureate alumni are now available on the ISA website. The Spring 2021 Alumni Survey, administered to those who graduated summer 2015 through May 2018, asks alumni for a wide range of information, including detailed questions about their post-graduation and current employment, further education, and undergraduate experiences, Reports on results include those for respondents overall, as well as dashboards with results broken out by college, gender, and race/ethnicity. For information on results by academic department, contact ISA. Results from college/department/program-specific “insert” surveys will be distributed by the end of February.
- ISA is pleased to share a new dashboard exploring trends in results from the NC State survey of baccalaureate alumni. The dashboard includes results from Alumni Surveys administered every three years since 1995. Table and charts are available for respondents overall, as well as broken out by college, gender, and race/ethnicity. Note that access to the dashboard is restricted to those with valid NC State login credentials.
- Reports on results from NC State’s annual survey of incoming first-year students and annual survey of incoming transfer students are now available on the ISA website. The Fall 2021 Incoming First-Year Student Survey and Fall 2021 Incoming Transfer Student Survey, administered after first-year and transfer students attend New Student Orientation in the late summer/early fall semester, asks students about what factors influenced their decision to apply to NC State, their application and admissions experience, their goals/objectives for attending NC State, and their demographic and family background characteristics. Reports on results include those for overall respondents, as well as interactive dashboard reports with results broken out by college, gender, and race/ethnicity. Interactive dashboard reports are also available with trend data from 1994-2021 for the Incoming First-Year Survey and with trend data from 2013-2021 for the Incoming Transfer Student Survey. For more information on results, contact ISA at email@example.com.
- The 2022 Sophomore Survey is live until February 23. This triennial survey asks second-term sophomores about their overall satisfaction with their time thus far at NC State. Specific topics include academic and non-academic support; self-rated knowledge, skills, and development; and enriching educational experiences. Please encourage eligible sophomores to complete the survey at go.ncsu.edu/sophomore.survey.
From the Office of Global Engagement:
- NC State Global will host a Global 3D: Discuss, Discover, Develop seminar, “COIL at NC State: Global Learning for Student Success,” on Friday, February 18 from 10-11 a.m. Join NC State Global to hear from NC State faculty and those who have coordinated COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) experiences to know how it works in real-time on our campus. Learn more.
- NC State Global is accepting nominations for our Distinguished Global Alumni Award. This award honors former international students who have used their education to distinguish themselves through outstanding achievements. The nomination deadline is March 1, and nominees will be honored at our annual Global Engagement Expo on April 20, at Hunt Library. Alumni who are current NC State staff/faculty are not eligible for this award. Learn more and apply here.
- NC State will participate in the University Global Coalition’s SDG Action and Awareness Week from February 28 to March 4. The Office of Global Engagement is planning the week and working to introduce projects and events on campus to inform students about global concerns through the NC State SDG Initiative. Learn more.
- During his 40 years as a mathematics professor at NC State, Dr. Chia Ven Pao left a life-long impact on both the academic performance and the later personal and professional development of so many international students, particularly those from China who he also knew through his role as a faculty advisor of the Chinese Students & Scholars Friendship Association. He passed away on March 16, 2018, and in addition to being survived by his wife, his three sons, and his six grandchildren, he is remembered fondly by the large circle of his former NC State students, colleagues, and friends.
- Judith Gisip, class of 2015, obtained her doctorate in forest biomaterials from the College of Natural Resources. Dr. Gisip first heard of NC State from a professor of hers: “I was inspired by my late lecturer who attended NC State. He was teaching a course in my class when I was taking a diploma in 1997. He said, ‘go to the US, it’s a beautiful country’. Since that moment, I have been very committed to my dream.” Learn more about her story.
- On Tuesday, February 1, the NC State Office of Global Engagement held a Lunar New Year celebration. It took place in the Talley Student Union Ballroom. Learn more about the Lunar New Year.
- From having librarians as guest speakers to managing course reserves and dealing with copyright, NC State Libraries offers several teaching resources. Browse a list of the teaching support resources available. NC Libraries also put together a helpful article on instruction support.
- Registration is live for this year’s virtual Sisterhood Celebration event! Please complete your registration and hold Monday, February 28 from 4-5pm to join us on YouTube Live for this year’s event!
- University Communications offers a training program tailored to the needs of NC State faculty and staff. Whether you’re a researcher trying to communicate your work to the public or a communications specialist interested in creating top-notch content, we’re here to help. Our training sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year, as well as on demand as needed. To request a custom training for an individual or group, please contact Tracey Peake. To register for a course, check out our current listings.
- Register now for the College of Sciences’ third Diversity in STEM Symposium: Your Role in Inclusion from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. This free virtual event will include sessions on how race impacts the field of science; broadening participation in computing and STEM through socially relevant projects; and preparing for careers amidst the pandemic.