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  • Faculty Senate / Staff Senate Forum with Chancellor and Provost

On Wednesday, March 25, from 4-5 p.m., a virtual town hall forum with UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. and Provost Dana Dunn will be hosted by Faculty and Staff Senates. The town hall will be held online only, and can be accessed in the Faculty Senate’s virtual meeting room located at uncg.webex.com/meet/facsen. Instructions on using Webex are found below, as well as instructions for participating by phone.

In preparation for the forum, you can submit questions here through 9 a.m. Monday, March 23. The Chancellor and Provost will spend the first half of the forum addressing the most pressing questions and then open it up for general Q&A. The session will be recorded and posted on both senate websites. The agenda is here.

There are two options for joining the forum:

  1. Attend via video conference: uncg.webex.com/meet/facsen (User Guide | Text Version). You can use chat, video, and audio (please remain muted at all times unless recognized by the floor). We recommend testing access at least 30 minutes before and you will automatically be muted upon entry. Two moderators will be standing by via chat to assist you with any questions or concerns once you enter. During the forum, you can submit questions via chat to the moderators.
  2. Attend by calling in: 415-655-0002, Enter Access code: 801 035 104
  • For the foreseeable future, any UNCG event or gathering that would assemble 10 or more people in a single space will be postponed or canceled. In line with recommendations about social distancing, it is strongly encouraged that events or meetings be rescheduled or conducted virtually if possible. For details on specific event decisions, please check the websites of the hosting department or unit.
  • All employees who can telework must begin doing so as soon as possible and no later than close of business on Wednesday, March 18. Employees who are not able to work remotely, including temporary and student employees, will receive administrative leave for time missed through March 31, 2020. Academic and office buildings will be open as usual through Friday, March 20, at 5 p.m. Beginning Friday evening, buildings will be secured as they are during a standard University break. Employees will be required to use ID cards and/or keys to access their buildings and offices.
  • The revisions to UNCG University Libraries hours are as follows: Wednesday March 18 – Friday, March 20: 10 a.m – 3 p.m. ; Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 22: Closed ; Music Library is closed after Wednesday, March 18 ; updates for next week will be posted by Friday, March 20.
  • The Weatherspoon Art Museum will close Wednesday, March 18 at 5 p.m. and remain closed until further notice.
  • The New Student Transitions and First Year Experience (FYE) office is seeking engaging, passionate, and supportive individuals to serve as FYE Instructors for fall 2020. “FYE 101: Succeed at the G” is a two-credit, 15-week transition seminar for first-year and transfer students in their first semester at UNCG. This course gives students the opportunity to explore personal development opportunities, gain skills essential to academic success, and connect with their new community. Each FYE section is led by an FYE Instructor and a Peer Academic Leader (PAL). Class sizes are capped at 25 students to allow for a discussion-driven environment where every student plays an active role in their learning experience.

    If you are interested in learning more about “FYE 101: Succeed at the G” and applying for the FYE Instructor role, please check out the “Information for FYE Instructors” at https://newstudents.uncg.edu/yfy/succeed-at-the-g/. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 22nd.

    If you know of a colleague who may be interested in the FYE Instructor role, please recommend them here: go.uncg.edu/fyeinstructornomination2020 so they can receive more information. For questions, contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu.
  • The Staff Senate Scholarship will offer awards in 2020-21 for a permanent employee with five years of service to the state, or an eligible dependent. Requirements for eligibility, along with the form to apply are available here. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Ready to make someone a Staff Star? The Staff Recognition Committee encourages all staff to nominate employees whom they observe being kind, thoughtful, helpful, or considerate. Complete the Staff Star nomination form.
  • The Kendon Smith Lecture Series event, “Remembering Everyday Events: Mechanisms of Mind and Brain,” scheduled for March 26 and 27, has been postponed.
  • The Lunch and Learn “Gerontology is GROing: What’s New with the Graduate Programs,” scheduled for March 19, will be postponed until the fall semester.

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