At their November 18 meeting, Faculty Council members heard an update from a panel of faculty and staff who are actively working to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering … Read more
In December, the Faculty Council heard a presentation about the Thrive@Carolina program. Over the past year, the program opened four student success positions, expanded transition courses for new students, awarded grants for active-learning classes, launched student success tools, and convened a … Read more
The Office of Faculty Governance has received the attached memo explaining some of the unexpected problems the campus experienced with Sakai early in the fall 2014 semester. Please feel free to share this information.
The Office of Accessibility Resource and Service has recently uploaded a suggested statement for inclusion in class syllabi. Faculty members are encouraged to include a statement to inform students of the availability of reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. … Read more
At its January 17 meeting, Faculty Council passed a resolution — drafted by the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) — concerning required use of social media in classroom settings. Resolution 2014-6 advises that instructors make any required use of public social … Read more
Even experienced and long-serving faculty members are sometimes surprised to find campus policies and resources they weren’t aware of. One that came to our attention this week is the Registrar’s University Policy Memorandums page. This page contains documents that codify … Read more
Check out our new Storify account of Friday’s Faculty Council meeting, based on the live Tweeting of our junior work-study student, journalism major Deborah Strange, and a few relevant media accounts. In advance of the official minutes, a quick way … Read more
Dear Faculty, I hope you all had a good summer and are getting ready for an exciting year. As you are all finishing your syllabi and preparing for the opening of classes next week, here’s a reminder to incorporate a … Read more