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May 2024 Announcements

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Administrator Updates:

  • Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence search: On-campus interviews for four finalists were held between April 22 and May 1. A new senior vice provost will be announced soon. More information on the search is available at
  • An open search for the Vice Provost Budget and Business Operations is underway. The nomination committee is chaired by Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Resource Management Barbara Moses. Stay up to date by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or

From the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative:

  • On April 24th, the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative hosted the Envisioning Transformations in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain workshop, which was sponsored by the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs. Harnessing the power of the Climate Solutions Collaborative, more than 100 NC State faculty, staff, graduate students and partners participated in the collaborative climate futuring event. The highlight of the event was an ambitious gamification approach to eliciting research, education and engagement needs and opportunities to support just and sustainable transformations in the coastal plain between 2030 and 2100. Read more about the event here

From Continuing and Lifelong Education:

  • Registration is open for NC State Continuing and Lifelong Education’s 100-Year Celebration! Join us Aug. 27 for our centennial celebration focused on shaping careers and communities for the century ahead. We’ll engage in panel discussions and professional development sessions, hear Michelle Weise’s keynote titled “From the Future of Work to the Future of Workers,” and connect during the reception. Check out the 100-Year Anniversary site to review workshop session descriptions, read stories about our history and programs, and secure your spot at the celebration! 


  • DELTA is introducing Moodle 4.3! Here, you can learn about the new features and how they can help you plan and organize your course content to foster student engagement and success! This version of Moodle contains many improvements featuring everything from enhanced grading experiences to bulk editing.
  • DELTA and the Office for Faculty Excellence have launched two new learning communities:
    • Ungrading Implementation – Curious about ungrading strategies and techniques? Join this new group of faculty and staff formed to open communication channels and provide collaboration opportunities around how to implement ungrading in courses.
    • AI in Teaching and Learning – Wondering how to use generative AI in digital teaching and learning? Join your colleagues to exchange tips and tricks on incorporating this new technology into your course content.

From the Office for Faculty Excellence:

  • Are you ready to elevate your teaching skills and join a community dedicated to reflective teaching and learning? The Reflective Educational Design (RED) Core Teaching Certification is your opportunity to develop, discuss, and deploy best practices in higher education pedagogy. Registration for the RED Core Teaching Certification is now open, and we invite you to be part of this transformative journey.
  • We are now accepting applications for the RED Universal Course Design Certification. Faculty and postdocs are invited to participate in our comprehensive certification program designed to elevate your teaching practices and support all learners in your classroom. Become part of a community of educators committed to excellence and innovation. The Universal Course Design Certification was formerly known as the RED Inclusive Teaching Certification.
  • We are now accepting applications for the TH!NK Certification. Do you want to design and implement evidence-based instructional strategies to cultivate students’ critical and creative thinking in your course? The Reflective Educational Design TH!NK: Cultivating Critical and Creative Thinking Certification (RED TH!NK) is your opportunity to explore strategies for identifying, developing, and assessing discipline-specific activities and assignments targeting critical & creative thinking in your course.
  • Join the OFE team for 2024-2025! We are looking to fund four Office for Faculty Excellence Faculty Fellows who will facilitate either one of the OFE RED certification programs, Faculty Affairs programming, or External Awards and Recognition.

From the Genetics and Genomics Academy:

From the Office of Global Engagement:

  • Congratulations to all of the Global Training Initiative student workers who will be graduating in May. This cohort of unsung heroes has been a tremendous help to the GTI programs and staff, and they will be greatly missed as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.

From the Global One Health Academy:

  • The Global One Health Academy is excited to announce the recipients of the Summer 2024 One Health Museum Internship at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. During this internship, students will grow their scientific and professional skill set, gain experience in public engagement of science, and broaden their knowledge of One Health topics. Congratulations to Adira Cohen (College of Sciences) and Ashley Cave (College of Veterinary Medicine)!
  • The Global One Health Academy is proud to announce the offering of several interdisciplinary courses for both undergraduate and graduate students for the Fall 2024 semester: Foundations of Global One Health (GOH 201), One Health: From Philosophy to Practice (CBS 586/GOH 586/VMP 986), Seminar in One Health Problem Solving (GOH 811), and Fundamentals of Citizen Science and Other Participatory Research Methods (PSC/GOH 550).
  • On April 12, the Global One Health Academy hosted its first One Health Research Symposium. This half-day event consisted of insightful One Health talks from three expert panelists, presentations from the Global One Health Fellows, and an engaging networking session.

From the Institute for Emerging Issues:

  • The IEI Faith and Community Conference brings rural leaders together to tackle tough topics. Nearly 100 faith and community leaders gathered on April 15 and 16 in Asheboro, N.C., to engage in thoughtful discussion and learn about resources related to mental health, nutrition, end-of-life care, local policies and legislation, financial wellness and more.
  • Hear from four college students across the state about their financial wellness and perspectives in the latest Emerging Voices blog entry on the topic of the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum: financial resilience.
  • Registration is now open for Digital Opportunities: Growing Connections Across North Carolina on June 4. This statewide event will bring together practitioners, funders, and community members to share knowledge and best practices about digital inclusion planning while celebrating success stories.

From the Office of Research and Innovation:

  • The university has been granted almost $50 million in total through the “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act” to lead a DoD-funded Microelectronics Commons regional innovation hub focused on wide bandgap semiconductors, called CLAWS, as well as play a key role in one of the NSF’s first-ever Regional Innovation Engines, the North Carolina Textile Innovation and Sustainability Engine. 

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