Class of 2020 Retrospective
A yearlong delay couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm or pride of the Class of 2020 as they celebrated their commencement Thursday, May 13, after COVID-19 sidelined plans for in-person ceremonies in May and December 2020.
- Don't forget to fill out the COVID-19 vaccine reporting form once you receive your vaccine. Once submitted, you will be entered to win prizes, including your choice of a free parking permit for the upcoming academic year or $500 on your 49er ID card! You will also be exempt from the daily health check and mitigation testing.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- FYI: Respondus Monitor will remain available for students at no cost in the 2021-22 academic year. Several units have received faculty questions on the availability of Respondus Monitor FY21-22.
- Learning Objectives Workshop: Clear learning objectives are the foundation for great teaching. This asynchronous, online workshop provides concrete steps for planning and writing course and module objectives. This workshop counts toward the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- ICYMI: Gold Rush returns with in-person events this fall! Gold Rush is a University-wide effort to engage returning students and to welcome new students to our campus. New Student and Family Services (NSFS) is encouraging student organizations and campus departments to submit events for inclusion in the official Gold Rush schedule. The priority submission deadline is Friday, May 21, and all other submissions are due Friday, July 2.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
- Congratulations Class of 2021! UNC Charlotte celebrates the 3,746 undergraduate degrees granted and 1,524 graduate degrees granted to the Class of 2021!
- C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal: A total of 333 Charlotte 49ers student-athletes, most in the league, were named to the 2020-2021 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Communication Studies professors Margaret Quinlan and Bethany Johnson talk about the importance of physicians moving away from terms that frame women's bodies as weak, broken and failures.
Jane Neese, associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Health & Human Services, discussed the return of commencement and how it will be a different experience for graduates and their families.
- 5/20: Looking to create flexibility for remote participants? Google Meet is available to you for streamlined video conferencing. Learn how to sign in, schedule and join meetings and configure your audio, video and conversation tools to create flexibility for remote participants.
- 5/23: Maximize and beautify your yard and gardens with a smart planting plan. Ed Davis will introduce foundations of design and guide participants to create a personalized proposed landscape blueprint to ensure a gorgeous result.
- 5/25: QPR stands for question, persuade and refer, and people trained in QPR learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
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