General Event

Chamber Orchestra to present “Symphony of Diversity”

The UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra will present “Symphony of Diversity” on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Belk Theater, Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. Led by Director of Orchestras Jonathan Govias, the concert is a celebration of the diversity of thought, background, life experience, culture, ethnicity, and orientation that exists in American society.

2016 New Faculty Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to UNC Charlotte! New faculty members joining the University for the Fall 2016 semester are expected to attended the New Faculty Orientation hosted by the ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office.

PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE EXPECTING A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW FACULTY THIS YEAR. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ARRIVE IN PLENTY OF TIME TO REGISTER SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH YOUR DEAN.

REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK UP WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 A.M.

Communication Across the Curriculum Presents: José Antonio Bowen, Author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning

Keynote Speaker: José Antonio Bowen 

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning

What Works for Women at Work - A Workshop for Women Faculty Facilitated by COACh and The Center for Creative Leadership

Many highly successful women can easily identify changes that should happen in their departments or groups that would make it easier for everyone to succeed and for the institution as a whole to model. However, they may find it difficult to help others to see the challenges and biases facing many members of their group. The goal of this workshop is to increase the capabilities of powerful women so that they are more effective within their organizations.  This can involve working more closely with personalities different from their own, as well as recognizing and responding to subtle biases in ways that allow challenges to be dealt with and goals to be achieved.

The workshop includes:

  • Discussion of what it takes for women to be effective at work
  • Working well in groups or teams with different personal approaches
  • Recognizing standard subtle biases, including double jeopardy
  • Developing individual strategies to respond in difficult situations
  • Identifying allies who can be added to networks
  • Identifying important values at work
  • Looking at the upside of stress and nonverbal communication
  • Recognizing resiliency and tolerations
  • Developing a plan for personal and/or organizational change

The workshop will use participants’ stories and situations in a highly interactive format, and they will leave with new strategies — theoretical, psychological, and physical — for successfully creating change for themselves and their organization.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

FACILITATOR BIOS

JANE TUCKER

Jane Tucker is President of Jane W. Tucker & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, and problem-solving skills. Dr. Tucker has over twenty-five years of experience working with leaders in both academics and industry. Her areas of interest include coaching of individual leaders, problem-solving negotiations and change management.

Her experience has been primarily in higher education, although she has worked with leaders of corporations in the U.S. and abroad as a faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her higher education experience is both in Human Resources and Instructional Technology at Duke University. She has been Director of Learning and Organizational Development and is currently heading the Change Management team for an enterprise software system at Duke. Dr. Tucker has taught negotiations at Duke’s School of Business and has facilitated leadership development programs for both profit and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Tucker holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and is an alumna of Wellesley College. She did her graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests are in goal-setting and early adopters in change processes. She has worked internationally in Europe and Africa and has published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Management, the Journal of Biocommunication and the International Journal of Health Education.

ERNESTINE TAYLOR

Ernestine T. Taylor worked more than 20 years at the executive level in human resources and organizational development with fortune 500 companies such as Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical (Johnson & Johnson), Avon Products Company, Inc. Continental Can and Ford Foundation. She has taught management and business communications courses at Elon University, Bennett College for Women and several community colleges.

Doctoral Students and Advisors Talk: The Challenges of Writing across Disciplinary and Linguistic Texts and Contexts. A presentation by Dr. Terry Zawacki

While aimed at graduate faculty, this presentation is useful for faculty supervising student projects at any level. Following her talk, Dr. Zawacki invites a discussion of shared concerns, issues, and challenges around dissertation and thesis supervision, to create recommendations for next steps participants can use.