This Week in LACS 10/16/2023

I hope you have had a good weekend. 

Chair Schedule this Week
Traveling Monday and Tuesday

Monday -Research Day

Tuesday- working remotely office Hours moved to Friday 11:15 am -12:30 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm (f2f and virtual)

Dates and Events this Week 

Monday, October 16, 

  • 12:30-1:30 pm – Unafraid of Uncertainty: Talk by Alum Raymone Byrd, ATKINS Area 49, Inclusive Programming Series sponsored by LACS and Atkins Library

Thursday, October 19

  • Last day for students to withdraw

Friday, October 20, 

October 23-24

  • Fall Break 

October 24, 

  • due date applications for Peer Leaders and Perceptors for your Classroom 
  • due date to register for Collaboration in Action: Engaged Scholarship and
    Student Impact Symposium 

October 27

  • TT faculty meeting, 2:30-4:00 (zoom) regarding RPT plolicy 

October 30, 

  • Registration for Spring begins

November 1, 

November 2, 

  • 4:00-5:30 pm. Rani Singh (Head of Harry Smith Archive), Presentation,
    Rowe 130 
  • Day 1 of Financial Literacy Symposium please contact Brad Yeckley

November 3, 

November 6,

November 7-8, 

November 10, 

November 13-17, 

November 14, 

  • 12:00-1:00 pm. Brown Bag: Imagining Latinidad: Digital diasporas and  community building among Latin American migrants – by David Dalton, Fretwell 290B or Zoom link

November 16, 

  • due date Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence and UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence online nomination form

November 17, 

December 7, 

  • 10:30-12:00 pm. Department Meeting, 12:00-2:00 pm. Potluck

December 15, 


Kudos to Susana Cisneros, whose students collaborated with an Argentine university and a team from Bioinformatics to create a website guide for Spanish speakers for the CATS Light Rail, More Than a Train Ride.

Congratulations to Javier for his presentation “Raza, lenguas e ideologías. Una apuesta crítica para el estudio de la representación del bilingüismo en Colombia” at the XIV Simposio del Departamento de Lenguas y IV Simposio de la Maestría en Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras, on October 6-7, which he co-presented at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Announcements & Updates

CHESS Updates

Staffing Plan

  • Submission of a proposed staffing plan which assumes that the college will have three associate deans
  • Retention of the other key members of the administrative team – Graduate programs, Assessment, External Relations, and the Business Office Team.  
  • An additional 6 professional advisors have been requested 

Bylaws / Faculty Handbook

  • First draft of Bylaws and Faculty handbook will be reviewed by CHESS Faculty Council at the meeting on 10/20
  • Second review in mid November
  • New Bylaws/Faculty Handbook go out for approval by ballot in December.

Financial Literacy Symposium

Faculty are invited to the second annual Financial Literacy Symposium which will be on November 2nd and 3rd in Charlotte. The 2023 Symposium will focus on program leadership and curriculum development. Since Charlotte is hosting this Financial Literacy Symposium we can send more than two people. Please contact Brad Yeckley directly to let him know if you would like to attend.


Current Debates and Strategies on Inclusive and Non-binary Language. The Case of Spanish, presented by Javier García León. December 2, 11:00-12:00 pm. Register here.  

Nominations for Honorary Degree

One of the highlights of UNC Charlotte’s Commencement is the recognition of individuals for exceptional and distinctive service to the University or the larger community with an honorary degree from UNC Charlotte.  We are asking for your assistance in nominating persons for this honor. Please help us identify someone worthy of this honor.  Click here for details on how to nominate a candidate. The deadline is October 20th.

If you missed an event, information about a deadline or workshop or just want to refresh your memory, please find here all past “This Week in LACS” newsletters for your reference. Hard copies are also posted in the faculty lounge. 

As always, thank you for everything you all do. Please consider submitting more events/news via the This Week in LACS form for next week’s issue.

All the best,

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau