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June 20, 2018

Professional learning invitation from the Clarke County School District

Demond Means, superintendent of the Clarke County School District, cordially invites all College of Education faculty to the district’s two-day 2018-2019 Professional Learning Event at the Classic Center.

From 8 to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 30, there will be a keynote address delivered by Kristine Mraz, an acclaimed author and instructional coach with New York City Public Schools. Her talk will center on literacy development. In addition, the district will introduce its literacy curriculum for the 2018-2019 academic year.

From 8 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, Richard Milner, the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver a keynote address on supporting the needs of students in high-poverty school districts. Dean Denise Spangler will provide welcoming remarks.

Technology updates: Cleaning up affiliate, student MyIDs

New process for cleaning up affiliate MyIDs: If you hold an affiliate MyID or are a sponsor for affiliate MyID accounts, please be aware of a new process for renewing those accounts. Affiliates are individuals who require a MyID, but who do not have an official active record in a UGA human resources or student system. These MyID accounts have expiration dates, typically set for a year. Effective June 1, if you are an affiliate MyID account holder, you will receive two warning notices before your account is set to expire. These notices will be sent 30 days and 15 days before your account expiration date. If you are a sponsor for affiliate MyID accounts, you will also receive a notice 30 days and 15 days before the accounts you sponsor are set to expire. If you are still a sponsor for those affiliate accounts and they are still with your department, please contact the Office of Research or the UGACard office to update their information and renew their affiliation dates. This will ensure their MyID does not expire. If they are no longer affiliated with your department, you do not need to do anything. Affiliate account holders cannot renew their own accounts. OneSource may impact these processes in the future. For more information about this process, please email Shannon Marable.

Planning begins for summer MyID account clean-ups: Later this month, many former undergraduate and graduate students will receive notice that their MyIDs will be disabled and UGAMail account information will be deleted in July. Any former student who last enrolled in classes during the spring 2017 term or earlier will receive a notice that their account will be included in this year’s clean-up, and they will no longer be able to access their accounts after July 20. People who enrolled in classes in the summer 2017 term or later should not be affected. The clean-up process will include accounts of alumni who are forwarding their UGAMail to a third-party email account. Former students and former faculty and staff who have an FS code of 98, meaning their accounts are inactive, will also be included in this clean-up. They will also receive notices that they will no longer be able to access their accounts after July 20. Those who have a justified reason for keeping their UGA MyID and UGAMail account, such as completing postdoctoral research, will have the option to appeal and keep their account. For more information about the account clean-up process, please email Kristi Wall.

Changes are coming to What Works Clearinghouse

Mark Schneider, director of the Institute of Education Sciences, announced improvements institute will be undertaking with the What Works Clearinghouse. Since it was created 15 years ago, the What Works Clearninghouse has been a flagship investment of the Institute of Education Sciences and has undergone several enhancements to ensure it continues to fulfill its mission to help the nation identify what works, for whom, and under what conditions.

In the coming months, the Institute of Education Sciences will be engaging with a variety of stakeholders to consider ways to:

  • Increase attention to the cost of interventions
  • Communicate more effectively to the range of stakeholders
  • Reflect updated practices with regard to statistical significance
  • Broaden our coverage from preK-12

Read Schneider's full statement on the Institute of Education Sciences website.

Seeking a new associate dean of faculty and staff services

We are seeking a new associate dean to join the college leadership team. This will be a 50 percent-time position, with the other 50 percent of the person’s time to be negotiated across teaching and research.

Responsibilities
In this position, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Plan and carry out mentoring and professional development programs for faculty, staff, and administrators to support their success
  • Facilitate the promotion and tenure process at the college level
  • Facilitate faculty and staff searches
  • Facilitate the faculty awards process
  • Work with the human resources coordinator to support faculty and staff with processes such as leave, third-year review, annual evaluation, reclassification, post-tenure review, graduate faculty status, telecommuting, flex time, and EOO matters.
  • Collaborate with fellow associate deans, department heads, members of the Leadership Council, and the HR coordinator to plan and enact programming for faculty and staff.

Eligibility
Tenured faculty members holding the rank of associate professor or professor are eligible for this position. Because the position deals with tenure, career-track faculty are not eligible.

Qualifications
Those interested in the position should demonstrate their experience with:

  • Enacting the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Collaborating with a range of constituents, including staff, faculty, and administrators both inside and outside the college
  • Managing multiple complex tasks that have firm deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills that serve to facilitate success and de-escalate challenging situations

If you are interested in this role, please send a letter of interest outlining how your experiences align with the job description as an email attachment to Denise Spangler by July 3. Letters of interest will be reviewed by the Dean’s Cabinet (Ellen Evans, Andy Garber, Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, Anneliese Singh) but will otherwise be treated confidentially. The Cabinet will identify individuals for follow-up meetings with the Cabinet and the Dean with a goal of having someone in place by the start of fall semester.

Register for the Trans-Affirming Practice in Education and the Helping Professions workshop

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 22
  • Aderhold Hall Room 418

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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be facilitiating a day-long workshop on trans-affirming practices for educators and helping professionals. In this training, participants will review foundational knowledge related to trans-affirming terminology and best practices for creating an affirming environment for trans and non-binary students, clients, and colleagues in professions and the community.

There are three modules in this workshop:

  • In the first module, we will review the history of trans communities, trans-affirming language, and the landscape for trans communities.
  • In the second module, participants will meet intraprofessionally to brainstorm strategies and practices that support trans communities.
  • The last module will involve participants coming together to learn about the ways they can create and support affirming spaces for trans communities in Athens.

This workshop counts toward the faculty and staff Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion.

If you are interested in attending this training, please RSVP today!

Contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion if you have any questions.

Register for the Ally Community-Building workshop

  • Friday, July 13
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Aderhold Hall Room G23

Ally community-building workshop

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a critical dialogue about what it means to be an ally to people belonging to a marginalized or targeted community. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to disrupt patterns of oppression in various areas of their lives through acknowledging privilege, initiating dialogues across differences, and sustaining social change strategies that are consistent and meaningful.

This workshop counts toward the faculty and staff Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion.

Email the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with questions.

Register for the workshop today!

Sign up for workshop to help support student veterans

  • Thursday, July 19
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Aderhold Hall Room G23

Certificate logo The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants an awareness of the UGA student veteran population and explore the challenges/opportunities faced by this population.

This course counts toward the faculty/staff Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion.

Instructor: Ted Barco, Student Veterans Resource Center

RSVP online

Email the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with questions.