Message from Chancellor Gaber and Provost Lorden
As we recently announced, the University has formed a search committee to assist in the selection of the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for UNC Charlotte. In preparation for the recruitment of this role, we have updated and enhanced several aspects of our organizational structure to continue progress in support of our mission of being North Carolina’s urban research university. These changes will be effective July 1, 2022.
Specifically, the planned organizational changes are as follows:
The vice chancellors for research and economic development and One IT will report directly to the chancellor.
We will request System approval to change the executive director position with oversight for the Honors College to a dean position that will report directly to the provost and sit on the Dean’s Council.
In addition, several changes are planned for the provost’s office:
An associate provost position has been created to lead the new School of Professional Studies; and pending review and approval by System Office, we will establish
An associate provost for faculty affairs to better serve the needs of our faculty; and
Institutional Research and the Office of Assessment and Accreditation will be merged. The position of associate provost will be created to lead the new unit.
Finally, the University will undertake a review of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to determine if the college is most effective as it is currently structured or if it should be reorganized into smaller colleges. This review will take place this year.
We are at an exciting juncture in our University’s history as we work to become a globally recognized, emerging top-tier research university that focuses on student access and social mobility. We believe that the above organizational changes/review will better align our resources to achieve our vision and goals. Please remember, any changes will not occur until July 2022. If you have any questions, please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you do for Charlotte!
Sharon L. Gaber
As a reminder, all faculty, staff and students will receive the flu vaccine attestation form this afternoon. It will be sent to your University email address. You will continue to receive the form each week until you complete it. Additional information about the flu vaccine attestation is available on the Niner Nation Cares website.
Mitigation testing information
The University is continuing to conduct ongoing COVID-19 mitigation testing of unvaccinated nonresidential students, faculty and staff. If you have not scheduled your mitigation test for the current week, Sept. 26-Oct. 1, please do so now. UNC Charlotte is covering the cost of on-campus mitigation testing. If you do not register for and participate in an on-campus test, you will need to submit an off-campus, negative test result, at your expense, by Friday, Oct. 1, at 11:59 p.m.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- ICYMI: Novant Health’s mobile mammogram unit will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4. To reserve your time slot, call 704-384-7226.
- Tax season will soon be upon us. If you receive wages from UNC Charlotte, be sure to review the important annual reminders on the financial services website.
- Online diversity, equity and inclusion training courses for faculty and staff are now available on Canvas, with additional modules coming soon. Participation is voluntary, though encouraged, as learning more as a campus community about diversity, equity and inclusion is a University priority.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- The Office of International Programs has teamed up with DailyChatter, a free international daily newsletter that curates some of the most interesting and important global developments in a conversational, easy-to-read format designed for your smartphone.
- The New Student & Family Services Office has extended the deadline for orientation counselor applications! Want to help welcome new Niners and their families to campus? Apply to join the OC team! Applications are due by Sunday, Oct. 3, at 11:59 p.m.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
- Brito named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week: Senior midfielder and co-captain, Joe Brito has been named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, following a goal and two assists in the Niners 3-0 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 25, to open league action.
- 10/1: The School of Architecture 50th Anniversary Lecture Series continues with Sylvia Lavin of Princeton University.
- 10/2: The Department of Theatre will present the world premiere of Georgina Escobar’s “Migrant X,” exploring the issue of immigration policy globally, nationally and locally through the lived migrant experience.
- 10/4: Volunteer as an individual or bring a group to help reforest part of campus. Gain service hours. Snacks will be provided for volunteers as well as gloves and tools to get the job done. This event is sponsored by the Facilities Management Grounds Department.
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