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Fostering a culture of care at UNCG

In an effort to create a culture of care, the UNCG Dean of Students Office invites and encourages you to attend a workshop series specifically designed for faculty and staff. Visit http://sa.uncg.edu/dean/uncg-cares/ to register to attend. For additional information, contact the Dean of Students Office at 4-5514.

The series:

UNCG Cares program
Friday, September 13, 2013
2–4 p.m.
EUC, Joyner

“UNCG Cares” about students. During this two-hour training for UNCG faculty and staff, participants learn about types of distress for students, recognizing signs of distress, strategies for reaching out to students, active listening skills, effective referral, and the resources available on campus to assist students. By creating an environment of support, students in distress may seek help before issues rise to the crisis level. After completing the training, each participant is given a decal/sticker with the “UNCG Cares” logo to display in his or her office.

UNCG Cares: Our Critical Responders
Friday, September 20, 2013
2–4 p.m.
EUC, Maple

This specialized UNCG Cares training is designed for frontline staff and their supervisors. The training will help staff members identify individuals in distress and those who may become a risk, appropriately handle the individual and create a safety plan for themselves and their office. We encourage supervisors to attend this UNCG Cares training with their frontline staff members in order to create the safety plan for their office and to spend one-on-one time with their staff addressing safety concerns.

Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
Friday, November 8, 2013
3 – 4 p.m.
Room 2711 MHRA

Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for students to be uncivil and verbally aggressive in the classroom toward faculty and their peers. This behavior is not only disruptive, but if not addressed, could have irreversible consequences on student learning. The Dean of Students Office may have some solutions. Come learn some useful techniques on how to address disruptive behavior in the classroom and share with your peers best practices for dealing with disruptive students.

Establishing Effective Partnership with Parents and Family Members
Friday, November 15, 2013
2 – 3 p.m.
EUC, White Oak (15 space limit)

Talking to parent and family members over the phone/in person can sometimes be frustrating. We’ve all been there. Parent and family members are more involved than ever in their students’ lives. They are communicating regularly with students and the university. This presentation will stimulate dialogue on how university administrators, faculty and staff can establish effective partnerships with parent and family members to help achieve student success and retention.