Creating Community for Faculty and Staff
In addition to more than 36,000 students, more than 9,600 faculty and staff call NC State home. Creating a sense of community with those kinds of numbers seems daunting, but many campus units and entities work together to make community possible.
SSC Stays the Course
Along with many other campus entities, NC State’s Sensory Service Center (SSC) necessarily pivoted due to the advent of COVID-19 and its impact on the university. Dr. MaryAnne Drake and her team of dedicated staff and graduate students transitioned the center’s operations in a way that allowed for high-quality research and education to continue, seamlessly serving customers and the campus community alike.
Honorary Degree Call for Nominations
The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees at NC State seeks nominations for recipients of honorary degrees. Honorary degrees represent NC State’s highest recognition of outstanding contributions to academic, professional or civic society, that create a model for others to emulate and reflect the mission and vision of the university.
Five Questions with New Student Programs
New Student Programs at NC State sets the stage for success for thousands of incoming students each year. The unit coordinates a wide variety of activities and programming that make NC State feel like home for first-time, first-year and transfer students alike.
Making Wellness a Priority
NC State’s Wellness Days will be held February 9, March 5, March 24 and April 15. During these days, no classes will be held and faculty are asked to abstain from assigning any deadlines or tests on days immediately following Wellness Days. Due to the addition of these days, there will be no spring break.
Looking Back and Moving Forward
2020 will be a year long-remembered by all NC State faculty, staff and students. We want to inspire the campus community by sharing the most important lessons you’ve learned this year, and your plans for 2021.
Strategic Planning Update
The Strategic Planning Executive Steering Committee has reviewed the content of task force reports and defined overlapping themes to create high-level strategic planning goals that will guide the university over the next 10 years. A high-level review of NC State’s proposed 2021-2030 vision, values and strategic plan goals is ready for review and feedback.
2020 Promoted and Tenured Faculty
Promotion and tenure mark major milestones in the academic lives of NC State faculty. Promoted faculty have met rigorous standards in their realms of responsibility, and tenured faculty have made a significant impact in their discipline.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Inclusive Teaching Online
This month, Maru Gonzalez, assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agriculture and Human Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, talks about the integration of inclusive teaching methods into online learning.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Keeping Up With Keeping Fit
This month, Renee Harrington, lecturer; and Kari Lewis, assistant teaching professor, both in the Department of Health and Exercise Studies give faculty and students tips for keeping physically fit during online teaching and learning.