Featured this week: Joe Williams – Dr. Tara T. Green – Dr. N. Frank Woods – Steve Moore – Dr. Robert Strack
Joe Williams (University Libraries) has been selected to participate in the Frye Leadership Institute sponsored by Educause, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and Emory University. The program is designed “for leaders in higher education, including CIOs, librarians, information technology professionals, and administrators, who are interested in working collaboratively to promote and initiate change on critical issues affecting the academy.” The twenty-one participants in this year’s program will focus on three broad areas: adopting and scaling innovations to sustain broad change in higher education, exploring new methods of scholarly communication and their implications for higher education, and examining the impacts of online education and other alternative models on traditional higher education.
Dr. Tara T. Green (African American Studies) and Dr. N. Frank Woods (African American Studies) will present at the National Council of Black Studies Conference, which will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 16-19. Green, an African American literature and gender studies scholar, is part of a panel with two African American Studies majors who will present on education and African American leadership.
Steve Moore is the new director of the Office for Adult and Transfer Academic Success (OATS.) Within the Division of Undergraduate Studies and in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, the Office for Adult and Transfer Success will lead collaborative efforts to engage learning, academic and personal success for undergraduate students who enter the university as a transfer student, second degree student and/or an adult learner. The office will seek to establish academic partnership with community colleges located in the Piedmont Triad, leading to earlier success for students who plan to transfer to UNCG from the area community colleges. Steve holds a BS from Appalachian State University and is an alumnus of the School of Education at UNCG (MEd, Higher Education Administration.) Prior to his new role, Moore was director of undergraduate advising for the School of Nursing, and prior to that assistant director of undergraduate student services for the Bryan School. He welcomes the input of faculty and staff in regard to engaging learning and success amongst UNCG’s transfer and adult student populations.
Dr. Robert Strack (Public Health Education) guided the planning and execution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Summit in February. Five local foundations – Cone Health Foundation; The Joseph M Brian Foundation; The Cemala Foundation; Weaver Foundation; and The Community Foundation – joined forces to sponsor Guilford County’s first community-wide Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Summit (APPS) to build community awareness of and involvement in the prevention of adolescent pregnancy. The Feb. 14 summit was held at the Greensboro Airport Marriott Hotel where more than 300 citizens, agency personnel, parents and youth gathered to develop strategies for community-wide, cross agency solutions.
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