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University Program Review: Committee, Timeline, Forum

041311Headline_ProgramReviewProgram review at the university level will be the topic of the Wednesday, April 20, Faculty Senate forum. It will begin at 3 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium. The university community is welcome. Dr. Roy Schwartzman, chair of the University-Level Program Review Committee, as well as Dr. Alan Boyette and Steven Serck will lead the discussion. Dr. Rebecca Adams will be present to answer questions as well

University-level review will be conducted June 15-Aug. 31. (See below for a list of members of the University Program Review Committee.) The committee’s recommendations are scheduled to be available electronically Aug. 31, and will be presented to Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association and Graduate Student Association in September.

In mid-November, Provost Perrin is scheduled to forward program review recommendations to Chancellor Brady.

Schwartzman has begun a blog about the committee’s upcoming work and his perspective as chair. His posts have included: “Philosophy: Empower and Listen to Programs,” “Where We Are & How We Got Here,” “Program Review or Program Elimination?” “Chronicle Chronicles” and “Expanding the Options.”

This “UNCG Academic Program Review” blog is linked at the university’s Program Review web page.

The full membership of the University-Level Program Review Committee is:
Roy Schwartzman (Chair)
Ken Snowden
Jennifer Walter
Stephanie Kurtts
Robert Strack
Andrea Hunter
Beth Barba
Jason Morris
Shuntay McCoy
Bonnie Landaverdy
Laura Chesak
Steve Roberson
Alan Boyette (Non-Voting)
Rebecca Adams (Non-Voting)

A more detailed listing of this committee’s membership can be viewed at http://opa.uncg.edu/programreview/docs/committees//University_Program_Review_Committee.pdf

The membership of the unit-level committees, which begin their work May 1, can be viewed at https://uc.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2011/04/12/atunitleveltimeline/.

By Mike Harris

Home at Last

041311Feature_HabitatThe bright, sunny day felt like a good omen.

After months of working through all kinds of weather, the people who had swung hammers, wielded paint brushes and landscaped the yard came to dedicate the Habitat for Humanity house at 1505 Village Crest Drive on April 8.

The Beshir Ibnaouf and Maarif Abbas family proudly watched as well-wishers kicked off their shoes and walked into the house to explore the completed home. Some women bustled in the kitchen, warming trays of food that would be presented at the end of the dedication.

Outside, members of the UNCG community, Well∙Spring Retirement Community, Habitat and other family and friends mingled and shook hands. Well∙Spring funded the project, while UNCG and the family provided the labor.

“It’s amazing what a team can do when a team comes together,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady, a short time later during the ceremony. Turning to Beshir and Maarif, she said, “I hope you have many years of happiness here.”

Dr. Anita Tesh, associate dean of the School of Nursing who served as the liaison between the university and the family, noted the family has been working toward the goal of having their own home since 1997, when Beshir first emigrated from the Sudan.

“I can think of no more perfect family for this,” she said. “These are folks we are going to be very happy to have as neighbors.”

Steve Fleming, CEO of Well∙Spring, noted that this was truly an inter-generational undertaking, with supporters ranging from ages 100 to 18.

“Times are tough and partnerships like these are going to be more important than ever,” he said.

Amanda Albert, the Habitat construction staff member who led volunteers step-by-step through the home-building process, presented the family with a Bible and Qran. Later, when Beshir made his remarks, he singled her out. “Amanda, you did a great job.”

The two-story, four bedroom house spans 1,550 square feet. It’s green certified, Energy Star certified and has non-toxic/sustainable wood cabinets.

And now the family of seven can finally call it home.

By Beth English
Photograph by Chris English

Visual: The April 8 Habitat for Humanity dedication for the home.

Voice Through Photos

041311Feature_PhotoVoiceThose attending the April 6 Faculty Senate meeting expected to hear about the budget, resolutions and a number of items on the agenda. As they entered Alumni House, they experienced more, as they saw and heard some perspectives of African-American male students on campus.

PhotoVoice provides a way for everyone to express themselves – through pictures and captions – and in doing so, to make a difference.

Dr. Robert Strack (Public Health Education) first began using PhotoVoice projects as a research approach about 12 years ago in Baltimore to engage groups and communities to be advocates for positive change. Dr. Robert Aronson (PHE) has been the faculty leader for this “UNCG Through the Eyes of Black Male Students” PhotoVoice exhibition. It is conducted by the Brothers Leading Healthy Lives Project, funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control. The project helps in HIV prevention among young African-American males. Aronson is co-PI. Regina Pulliam (PHE) is project manager.

Strack, Aronson and Pulliam greeted early arrivers to the senate meeting, speaking about the students’ exhbition.

“It pulls people in,” noted Pulliam.

Strack said that taking picture, creating captions and exhibiting them is only part of what the students’ PhotoVoice projects hope to achieve. “It needs to inform our campus community and lead not only to changes in campus social norms but also to new policies and procedures that might improve campus life for our students.”

Aronson said, “The students feel they have a voice.”

The captions, written by the students, present perspectives and impressions many faculty, staff and students may not have considered.

“About 20 percent of Psychology professors are black – but most are women,” read part of one caption under a photo.

Warner McGee, a PHE doctoral student, was instrumental in gathering the students involved. The 10 black male students took a total of 600 pictures, which McGee and the participants culled to a small number for the exhibition, which is currently on view in McIver 161.

Senior Stephen Rountree, an art major concentrating in graphic design, opted for pen and ink representations of some of his experiences. He will likely start a design bureau with others, for local businesses when he graduates next month. He has been freelancing since his sophomore year. One of his works show what appears to be a chained man near the center, representations from news stories around him – including from the Japanese earthquake/tsunami. “All of this is coming from inside him,” Rountree explains. “A lot of my inspiration comes from Japan,” he said, as anime and Pokeman were early influences on his drawing.

In a different PHE PhotoVoice project, Dr. Kay Lovelace (PHE) has led a group documenting the experience of homeless women. But in the photos in Alumni House, most were scenes from around campus, with thought-provoking captions.

Such was the case two weeks earlier, at Public Health Education class HEA 331’s PhotoVoice exhibition documenting tobacco use on UNCG’s campus.

They showed some of their work in EUC’s Kirkland Room.

Graduate student and class instructor Chris Seitz said that most students in Public Health Education do not smoke. “[They’re] all about health, so largely against smoking,” he explained

The rule at UNCG is that smoking is permitted 25 feet or more away from a building. He explains there is no enforcement policy for this rule. Guilford County Department of Health’s Rebecca Rice, the regional College Campus Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, noted that within the UNC system, four campuses have a 100 foot restriction.

One photo showed the Bryan building interior courtyard, with a “No smoking on patio” sign. Nearby is someone smoking.

Seitz’s grandfather died of lung cancer, he explains. “Smoked unfiltered Camels his whole life.” He has had a passion against smoking ever since.

The day’s event was part of a course project – and an IRB approved research study.

His students like that “it won’t just die in class.” He said that members of Staff Senate, Faculty Senate and UNCG Administration had visited the exhibition that day.

He picks up a sealed bucket of cigarette butts. Last year’s class, as a project, had cleared away all the cigarette butts within 25 feet of seven particular buildings on campus. It was hard, meticulous work. The Guilford County Department of Public Health had provided them gloves, goggles and lunch for the endeavor – which continued when they came back 30 days later to see if there were any new butts that needed to be picked up. There were. 7,861 new butts, on the ground, he says. Those are kept sealed in the bucket, as a display. “They don’t degrade,” he says. “The filters are made of plastic, not cotton.

Nearby, two students in the class, Alyce Rice and Emily Moore, spoke with those looking at pictures. A senior, Moore plans to become a nurse, hoping to work work in pediatrics or oncology. A junior, Rice would like to work to stanch the rise in PTSDs. Reginald Summers, a senior interning with Guilford County Public Health, spoke with attendees as well. He’d like to manage a hospital someday.

Dr. David Wyrick is the associate professor for the class. Seitz is helping him teach it. Seitz notes Strack’s help with this project.

The class project is experiential. And it’s a big learning lesson.

One thing the students learn is that you can make a difference. You can teach and help others learn.

“They can have their voice heard,” Sietz says. “Here’s a method to have it heard.”

By Mike Harris
Photograph by Mike Harris

Visual:  Reginald Summers, Alyce Rice and Emily Moore (l-r)

Notes: April 13, 2011

NotesIconCourse Reserve deadline for summer, fall terms Faculty members, it’s time again to set up your course reserves at the University Libraries. To be available by the first day of class, new summer lists are due by Friday, May 6; new fall lists by Friday, July 29. Requests to renew spring lists for summer and/or fall are due by Friday, May 6. Try the online submission form to submit course reserves for items from the Libraries’ collection, items you want ordered and items you will provide. Also use it to upload files and send URLs to University Libraries. Visit http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/access_services/reserves/ to create your lists, or contact the reserve staff at reserves@uncg.edu, 6-1199 or 4-5245 for more information.

New CW web address, and faster loading You may have discovered that Campus Weekly is loading a little quicker than before. You may have also noticed that it has a new web address. If you have CW bookmarked at http://campusweekly.3edev.com/, you will want to update the bookmark to https://uc.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/. And it is always accessed via the more easy-to-remember campusweekly.uncg.edu.

400th anniversary of King James Bible The Atlantic World Research Network will present Stephen Prickett, lecturing on “The Bible and the Making of Transatlantic Modernity.” It will be in the EUC’s Maple Room on Tuesday, 19 April 19, 7 p.m. Prickett is Regius Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Glasgow,and an honorary professor of the University of Kent, at Canterbury. He is co-editor, with Robert Carroll, of “The Bible: Authorized King James Version, with Apocrypha.” He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, former chair of the U.K. Higher Education Foundation, former president of the European Society for the Study of Literature and Theology, president of the George MacDonald Society and fellow of the English Association. His publications include one novel, nine monographs, seven edited volumes and more than 90 articles on Romanticism, Victorian Studies and related topics, especially on literature and theology, including “Romanticism and Religion: The Tradition of Coleridge and Wordsworth in the Victorian Church” (1976), “Victorian Fantasy” (1978, re-printed 2005), “Words and the Word: Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation” (1986), “Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literary Theory” (ed.) (1991), “Origins of Narrative: the Romantic Appropriation of the Bible” (1996) and “Narrative, Science and Religion: Fundamentalism versus Irony 1700-1999” (2002). His latest book, The Reinvention of Tradition: Backing into the Future, was published by Cambridge University Press in the spring of 2009. 2011 is the 400th Anniversary of the “Authorized” or “King James Version” of the English Bible.

Writing tutors return to Jackson Library As your students write their final papers of the semester, there is additional help available. Thanks to an Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant awarded by the University Libraries, the Libraries’ Access Services department has teamed up with the Writing Center to provide extended tutoring hours in Jackson Library. Five Writing Center consultants will be available in the first floor lobby of Jackson Library from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on April 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26. Snacks will also be provided.

Swing it sister, swing UNCG’s Annual Charity Swing Dance will be Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Quad lawn. Mu Phi Epsilon, an International Music Fraternity, hosts this annual dance, the proceeds of which will go to the Greensboro Youth Choir. A swing dance lesson will take place from 7:30-8 p.m., and the dance will be 8-10 p.m. Live music by the UNCG Jazz Band. Admission for UNCG students is $7, and general admission is $10.

Where’s my jacket? Two exhibitions, “From Banners to Beanies: School Spirit at UNCG” and “Class Jackets from the University Archives’ Textile Collection” are on display this month on Jackson Library’s first floor. As the exhibition explains, the tradition of class jackets made its debut at Woman’s College (now UNCG) in the late 1920s. The colors of the jackets corresponded with the rotating class colors; green, red, blue, and lavender. The distinctively colored Jackets were purchased during their sophomore year. On Jacket Day, all sophomores received their jackets, signifying their status as upperclassmen. The jackets were worn by the students for the remainder of their college days. By the mid-1970s, the tradition of the Class Jacket disappeared.

Spartan Printing wins award Spartan Printing won two Best of Category awards from The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA). The awards were for the brochure and poster for the Sociology Department’s 2010 “Women and Conflict” UNCG Harriet Elliott Lecture Series. Wyndell Earles, graphic designer, created both pieces. The awards were given on April 2 at the “Celebration of Print” in Concord.

Fore! Jack Cooke Classic fundraiser It’s time for the 25th Annual Jack Cooke Golf Classic, hosted by the Department of Campus Recreation. This year’s tournament is being played at Jamestown Golf Course on Monday, May 9. In the past the tournament has attracted up to 17 teams and hopefully there will be more this year. Teams consist of four players (two must be university affiliated). Eligible university participants include students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Student Recreation Center. Varsity athletes are eligible to play, however they and their teams are not eligible for team and individual prizes. The tournament format will be “Captain’s Choice” with a modified shotgun start. Offices and departments may enter one or more teams, or individuals from various departments may make up a team. Individuals should come by the Campus Recreation 4th floor Reception Desk to sign up for the tournament. The entry fee for each player is $35. The fee includes cart rental, green fee, cook out and entry for door prizes. Entries are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Checks should be made payable to the Department of Campus Recreation. An information flyer and registration form are available at campusrec.uncg.edu/golf_classic2011/index.htm. For more information contact Erik Unger at 4-5924

Are you a survivor of an abusive relationship? Are you interested in telling your story? Help inform future research and mental health professionals on the possible stigma associated with abusive relationships (including physical, sexual, and/or emotional/psychological abuse) by participating in a research study investigating the impact stigma that battering survivors face. We are seeking female participants who (a) are at least 21 years of age, (b) were formerly abused by an intimate relationship partner (e.g., a boyfriend, life partner, spouse), (c) have been out of any abusive relationship for at least two years, and (d) speak English. Participants will be asked to participate in a one- to one-and-a-half hour interview about their experiences related to stigma and relationship abuse. All participants will receive a $10 gift card to Target upon completion of the interview. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH, and the UNCG. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this study, contact Dr. Christine E. Murray (Counseling and Educational Development) at 334-3426 or cemurray@uncg.edu. Participants will be asked to complete a brief telephone screening to determine eligibility to participate in this study.

How does your garden grow Explore trends in gardening at UNCG on Friday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. in Room 217, Music Building. The Music Building is a short walk from the campus garden at 123 McIver Street where the program will conclude. In the Fall semester of 2010, students, faculty and staff broke ground on a new food garden at 123 McIver Street on the UNCG Campus. But food gardening on campus has a much longer history. Come celebrate and explore trends in gardening at UNCG. Carolyn Shankle will trace the history of community food gardening, from the war gardens of World War I, to the victory gardens of World War II, to the urban gardens of the 1970s, as captured in the pamphlets and photographs housed in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. Dr. Susan Andreatta, professor of Anthropology and co-director of the UNC Greensboro Gardens, will discuss the creation of the new garden and how it supports the campus move toward greater sustainability. Beth Filar Williams and Sarah Dorsey will demonstrate the University Libraries’ resources for “green” gardening in our current print and electronic collections. The event will conclude with a field trip to the UNC Greensboro Garden to see how the first crop is growing.

Research Excellence Awards deadline extended The deadline for the Research Excellence Awards has been extended to Friday, April 29. Application forms and guidelines can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/rsh/researchexcellence.html.

See/Hear: April 13, 2011

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Earth Day 2011

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At Unit Level: Academic Program Review Committees, Timeline

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The Big Frieze

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Announcements: April 13, 2011

MEMORANDUM

TO: Faculty, Staff, Student Leadership, and Alumni Association
FROM: Linda P. Brady
DATE: April 4, 2011

RE: Nominations for 2011-2012 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Awards

To recognize outstanding teaching and demonstrate our commitment to teaching excellence, the University presents three awards to UNCG faculty members every year. Let me urge you to use the attached form to submit nominations for the 2011-2012 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Teaching Excellence awards to be awarded in August 2012.

The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for an Untenured Faculty Member ($4,500) recognizes a full-time faculty member who has completed at least three (3) years of teaching at UNCG, with an average teaching load over the three (3) years preceding consideration of at least three (3) courses per year. Instructors, lecturers, nontenured assistant and associate professors, and clinical faculty who meet the criteria are eligible. The recipient is recognized on campus after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus address.

The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for a Tenured Faculty Member ($7,500) recognizes a full-time tenured faculty member, who has completed at least three (3) years of teaching at UNCG, with an average teaching load over the three (3) years preceding consideration of at least three (3) courses per year. The recipient is recognized on campus after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus address.

The Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a full-time tenured faculty

member who has completed at least seven (7) years of teaching at UNCG, with an average teaching load over the three (3) years preceding consideration of at least three (3) courses per year. The Board of Governors Award brings statewide recognition.

Nominations must be submitted by September 16, 2011. Note that all eligible faculty who receive the 2010-2011 teaching award from their College or School will be automatically nominated for one of these awards.

The nomination form is also available on the web at: http://provost.uncg.edu/Underedu/ATEA/

You may direct questions about these awards to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Steve Roberson (SHROBERS@uncg.edu).

Looking ahead: April 13-20, 2011

Film, “Freedom Riders,” special advanced screening
Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m., Mead Auditorium, Sullivan Science Building.

Staff Senate meeting
Thursday, April 14, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House.

Art conversation, with Tom Otterness, creator of Weatherspoon’s “The Frieze”
Thursday, April 14, 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon.

Reading, Michael Parker
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m., Faculty Center.

Talk, “How Does Your Garden Grow,” Susan Andreatta, Beth Filar Williams, Sarah Dorsey
Friday, April 15, 2 p.m., Room 217, Music Building.

International Festival
Saturday, April 16, noon, The Foutain area.

Play, “Orpheus Descending”
Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m., Taylor Theatre.

Lecture, “The Bible and Transatlantic Modernity,” Stephen Prickett
Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m., Maple Room, EUC.

Music, Symphonic Band
Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Aycock Auditorium.

Faculty Senate forum, “Academic Program Review at the University Level”
Wednesday, April 20, 3 p.m., EUC Auditorium.

more at calendar.uncg.edu

Campus People: April 13, 2011

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