March 2023 Announcements
Administrator and Search Updates
- Dean of the College of Engineering search: On-campus interviews for four finalists were held between Feb. 21 and Mar. 3. A new dean will be announced soon. More information on the search is available at go.ncsu.edu/coe-search.
- Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences search: Three finalists for dean will be participating in on-campus interviews beginning next week. The finalists and their interview dates are:
- Todd Armstrong, Phibro Animal Health Corporation: Mar. 21-22
- Garey Fox, NC State University: Mar. 23-24
- Diane Rowland, University of Maine: Mar. 27-28
- Dean of the College of Sciences search: Finalists will be brought to campus for interviews between Mar. 27 and Apr. 17. Candidates and their interview dates will be announced soon. More information on the search is available at go.ncsu.edu/cos-search.
- An open search for the vice provost for global engagement is underway. The nomination committee is chaired by Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Rob Dunn. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/vp-ge-search.
- Save the Date for DELTA Grants 2023-2024! Get ready to partner with DELTA and set your project proposal into motion! The DELTA Grants proposal submission system opens April 3, and proposals are due May 1 by 5 p.m. DELTA Grants provide support, key services and financial resources to increase student success through faculty partnerships.
- Does My Course Content Need a Change? This spring, DELTA is offering the following types of grants: Course Improvement, Critical Path, Course Design, Exploratory Grants and Faculty Fellows Grants. Each grant includes an award stipend that allows you to foster student success by creating/improving course content organization and delivery.
- DELTA Testing Services is transitioning to the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) tool starting in spring 2023. Respondus will no longer be available for summer 2023, effective May 15. Please refer to our Enabling Secure Testing in a Moodle Quiz using Safe Exam Browser Knowledge Base article for additional information on the SEB tool.
- DELTA has three classroom strategies for ChatGPT. Ready or not, ChatGPT has arrived and similar Chatbot releases are on the horizon. DELTA Faculty Fellow Sarah Egan Warren shares an overview of this new release as well as three teaching strategies to assist in working with this new platform.
- Instructional Consultation: What’s it Like in DELTA? If you need guidance on course design, teaching strategies or instructional tools, DELTA can help. These brainstorming sessions are designed to discover the optimal approach for your course content creation, organization and delivery. DELTA experts can help you at any point in the process!
From the Office for Faculty Excellence:
- The Office for Faculty Excellence has developed a new way for faculty to connect with one another in this way and to develop mentoring and co-mentoring connections. This Mentor-the-Pack program will be supported by a software platform, Chronus, which enables faculty members’ access to resources and ideas for conversation topics, as well as offers you a way to track the time and progress of the mentoring and “consultative” relationships you establish on the platform. Interested faculty who would like to serve as a MENTOR or MENTEE can join in the month of March. If you are interested now and would like to sign up, please visit go.ncsu.edu/mentor-the-pack. If you have any questions about the program, please email Dr. Carrol Warren, OFE Faculty Fellow.
From the Genetics and Genomics Academy:
- The Genetics and Genomics Academy is looking forward to co-hosting Dr. Latifa Jackson for the Being an Ally in Academics Genes and Society: Decolonizing Human Genetic Research Workshop Series on March 20 and 21. As part of a two-day engagement, Jackson will join us for a “fireside chat” and Q&A session to answer your questions about her research on race-related health disparities, her work with the 1,000 African-American Genomes Project, her career path, and more. Join us March 20th from 6:30–8 p.m. in Erdahl-Cloyd (2304) in DH Hill Library for this in-person Q&A session! See the full schedule of events on the Genetics and Genomics Academy website.
- Evolutionary biologist, award-winning film producer, and celebrated author, Sean B. Carroll will be visiting NC State on April 10! You can watch his documentary “The Serengeti Rules” on March 21st in Witherspoon Student Center, as part of the University Libraries’ Global Film Series.
From the Office of Global Engagement:
- The Global Training Initiative is hosting a workshop on Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for faculty and administrators on bridging cultural gaps for student success with a focus on U.S. and Chinese cultures. Lunch is provided, but space is limited. Visit go.ncsu.edu/gti-cultural-workshop for more information.
- Interested in engaging with universities and other partners in the Latin American and Caribbean regions? Join us for a networking event to connect with faculty across campus and learn about exciting opportunities to get involved in this dynamic region. The event will take place April 12 from 5-7 p.m. in the Currituck Ballroom in Talley Student Union. Visit go.ncsu.edu/gti-latam-gathering to register.
From the Office of Information Technology:
- On March 15, OIT kicked off its first “What’s New Wednesdays” workshop that will highlight new features in Google Meet, Chat and Spaces. Register now for this workshop to learn how you and your team can optimize and maximize communication, collaboration and sharing with these Google Workspace apps.
- OIT will perform extended IT maintenance from 6 a.m. Saturday, April 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 that will impact many campus enterprise IT services. This maintenance will involve the shutdown and movement of equipment, hardware replacement and infrastructure configuration. Upcoming extended maintenance that can impact campus IT services will be performed: July 8-9, 2023 and November 4-5, 2023. If you have any questions regarding these maintenance windows, contact the NC State Help Desk via the NC State IT Service Portal at https://help.ncsu.edu or call 919.515.HELP (4357). For IT maintenance updates, view Service Status on the NC State IT Service Portal at https://help.ncsu.edu.
From Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
- Do you know an NC State student or recent alumni (within 5 years) working on a venture that could use support? Encourage them to apply to the Andrews Launch Accelerator! The 14-week summer program (starting in May and ending in August) takes place in downtown Raleigh at NC State’s Entrepreneurship Clinic. The program is composed of a set of modules that provide companies with information that helps them breakthrough to the next stage of their venture. Learn more about the accelerator on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship website. The application is open until March 31, 2023.
From the Institute for Emerging Issues:
- Join former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) and his former chief of staff, Steve Kadish (D) on March 20 for in-depth discussions on bridging political divides to effectively serve the needs of the public while renewing people’s faith in public service. This event will take place in Duke Energy Hall at the Hunt Library. It is hosted by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues and the School of Public and International Affairs.
From the Office of Research and Innovation:
- The National Science Foundation’s latest Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide expands the requirements for Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RCR) training. For NSF proposals submitted on or after July 31, all faculty and other senior personnel named on the proposal must complete an approved form of RCR training before any funding can be awarded.