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,
- due date for RFP for Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence proposals
- Deadline to nominate a candidate for an Honorary Degree
- Fall Break
- 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
- TT faculty meeting, 2:30-4:00 (zoom) regarding RPT plolicy
- Registration for Spring begins
- Deadline OEA Spring Break Faculty led Programs applications
- Deadline to apply for SECOLAS Conference, Asheville April 3-6, 2024 CFP
- 4:00-5:30 pm. Rani Singh (Head of Harry Smith Archive), Presentation,
- Day 1 of Financial Literacy Symposium please contact Brad Yeckley
- Day 2 of Financial Literacy Symposium
- due date FRG Proposals (submit via Niner Research)
- 2:30-4:00 pm. Department Meeting
- 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Graduate Faculty mentor training session
- Engaged Scholarship and Student Impact Symposium, Student Union
- due date for nominations for First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal and the Harshini de Silva Graduate Mentor Award
- 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
- due date Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence and UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence online nomination form
- 3:00-5:00 pm. JBusiness Forum
- 10:30-12:00 pm. Department Meeting, 12:00-2:00 pm. Potluck
- 3:00 pm. Fall Commencement ceremony
- applications for Summer Institute on Translation & Global Literacy
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
- 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,