A Different Prague Experience
More than 50 NC State undergraduates arrived at the NC State European Center in Prague this January to go on a journey of academic and cultural enrichment. Signs of spring began to show up in the Czech Republic’s capital just as COVID-19 hit. Even with everything that happened this semester, NC State Prague continued with classes, albeit in a different manner than usual.
May 2020 Provost’s Corner
While this semester was not one anyone could have anticipated, good things are still happening at NC State. Our students were still able to learn online and make progress toward their degree, and now many of these students can call themselves proud Wolfpack alumni.
May 2020 Announcements
Find out the latest happenings related to NC State faculty and staff, including virtual professional development opportunities, academic continuity resources, campus updates and more.
Campus Update from Provost Arden and Vice Chancellor Maimone
NC State is moving forward with a phased reactivation plan for critical operations and activities in adherence with the Governor’s Phase 1 mandate. Our top priority in all decisions is the health, safety and well-being of our Wolfpack community. NC State will follow all state orders and UNC System guidance, as well as CDC guidelines to help ensure a safe on-campus environment.
Vice Provost Katharine Stewart to Shave Head (Seriously) if Faculty/Staff Donations to Student Emergency Fund Hit $25K by May 15
If NC State’s associate deans for academic affairs and others raise $25,000 for the university’s Student Emergency Fund before Friday, May 15, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Katharine Stewart will shave her head.
3D Memo: HR COVID-19 Special Faculty and Staff Leave Provisions, Special Compensation for Eligible Mandatory Onsite Employees and OSBM Updates
This memo provides important updates on HR COVID-19 special faculty and staff leave provisions, special compensation for eligible mandatory onsite employees and new guidance from the Office of State Budget Management (OSBM).
From Provost Arden: Academic Continuity Plans for Fall 2020
In this memo, Provost Arden asks all instructors of record to create academic continuity plans for each of their Fall 2020 courses and submit them to department heads or unit leaders no later than July 31. Resources, templates and training have been developed to help faculty create course continuity plans.
3D Memo: Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Paid Administrative Leave
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted in March 2020 to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. The FFCRA went into effect April 1, 2020, and is set to remain in effect until December 31, 2020. The act provides two types of leave: emergency paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave.
Three Faculty Win Holladay Medal
Three faculty members have been selected to receive the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees. These faculty will be honored and receive their medals at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence, tentatively scheduled for September 1.
2020 Provost’s Unit Awards for Excellence Announced
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost has recognized six outstanding staff members as winners of the 2020 Provost’s Unit Awards for Excellence.