Heather Smith, professor of geography, interim chair of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and Levine Scholars faculty fellow, has been appointed faculty director of the Levine Scholars Program, effective July 1, 2023. She succeeds Diane Zablotsky, who will return as a faculty member to the Department of Sociology.
A new academic division of four STEM departments will form within CLAS in January 2023, led by Interim Divisional Dean Bernadette Donovan-Merkert. The division’s creation will address needs the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Optical Science have expressed for identity, advocacy and research support. Meanwhile, study of the college’s structure will continue over the next 10 months.
Pinku Mukherjee, who currently is the Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor for Cancer Research and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, will serve as the interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School effective Jan. 3, 2023, succeeding Tom Reynolds, who will retire after 40 years of service to the institution.
I want to thank all of you for your resilience, your professionalism, your patience, and your good humor in this very, very difficult time. I know, from your chairs, that you have made the necessary changes to the delivery of your courses, many of you for the very first time. Your focus on the students is, of course, why working in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is so gratifying.
Please do not hesitate to be in contact with your colleagues and chairs about any questions or concerns you might have. If your chairs do not know how to respond to your question, they know to consult the Dean’s Office and we will work to have an answer for you as quickly as we can.
In this time of crisis and concern, your first priority must be your own health and the health of your loved ones. Please take care of yourselves and take all necessary precautions to be safe.
Now that all of our spring recruiting events have been cancelled, the Office of Admissions is looking for faculty members who are willing to be ambassadors for their college/programs. If you are willing and eager to communicate with newly admitted students please sign up here: Faculty Contact Form. The Office of Admissions will send you recruitment tips, FAQs, and sample communication to faculty who sign up.
Students can check out laptops, calculators, cables, chargers, and other equipment from the Circulation Desk inAtkins Library today, Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Items checked-out will have an initial due date of May 7, 2020.
The CTL continues to add multiple daily workshops to our calendar to support faculty who are moving to remote instruction. Workshops are still available. See the full document here.
These workshops will focus on using WebEx to deliver synchronous instruction and using Canvas for asynchronous instruction and communication with students. The workshops are 30-minutes in length and delivered via WebEx. See the CTL calendar for a schedule and to register. Additional resources for faculty can be found on the CTL Keep Teaching page.
Space in these webinars will be prioritized for course instructors (i.e., not staff), who may need to plan to move their courses and teaching presence to online modes of delivery. (If you are staff, see the ITS Resources for Remote Work.)
Questions about how to register for a workshop? This FAQ can help.
Questions about how to cancel a workshop registration? This FAQ can help.
#KeepTeaching Workshops: Register at ctl.gosignmeup.com
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte and the College of LIberal Arts & Sciences’ top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.
After careful thought and consideration, many of the departments and programs within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences have decided to cancel the events previously announced for March and early April. This was not an easy decision, but a necessary one in protecting the health and well-being of our campus community.
If those events are rescheduled, they will be listed in future Dean’s Digests and on Campus Events.
|Mar – May||As the situation rapidly evolves, the Botanical Gardens’ leadership is working thoughtfully with University administration to determine next steps with regard to events and gatherings at the Gardens. In-person events may be modified to an online format if necessary. WATCH WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.|