UNC Charlotte knows that in order to ensure success for our students and the institution as a whole, its faculty must have ongoing support as well as developmental opportunities. That is why we are proud to offer numerous programs and departments whose sole focus is to improve faculty teaching methods and opportunities as well as make their classrooms more effective and engaging. In addition to development, we believe it is just as important that you know where to find a desperately needed cup of coffee or other equally pertinant non-academic information. All of this and more can be found on this page.
On this site, you will find valuable information regarding current employment opportunities, benefit options, training opportunities, personnel policies/procedures, and other helpful resources to support you in your role(s) as a current employee and/or supervisor, or in support of your prospective employment with the University and the State of North Carolina. Our goal is to ensure all information is both readily accessible and understandable.
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a proven approach to building community and supporting adjunct faculty. An FLC is a form of professional development that brings together a small group of cross-disciplinary faculty members to engage over a period of time in an active and collaborative program that strives to enhance teaching and learning as well as build a sense of community (Cox, 2004). The 2015-2016 Academic year marks the first time that an adjunct FLC has been offered. This year's participants will enjoy the following:
- Monthly face-to-face meetings during Fall which will transition to virtual meetings via Moodle during Spring.
- $500 stipend
- Meetings will focus on instruction and pedagogy with exact topics chosen by FLC members.
- Meetings will be facilitated by Dr. Kim Buch, Faculty Fellow and 2013 Bank of America Teaching Aware recipient.
- Several instructional and professional development materials including a free copy of A Handbook for Adjunct Faculty and Teachers of Adults.
- January 29: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
- February 26: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
- April 22: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The IT Service Desk's goal is to help faculty, staff, and students use the technology provided by UNC Charlotte. Support is available via phone, email, and self-service. You may contact the Service Desk by:
- Calling 704-687-5500 (or 7-5500 from a campus phone) Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
- Using your NinerNET credentials, login to HelpDesk Online to request assistance.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information.
The UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office was originally funded through a National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation Award in 2006. The goal of the office was to increase the representation and advancement of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines. It has since been institutionalized with its mission expanded to facilitate the development of all faculty by incorporation of diversity and inclusion. The ADVANCE website has a wide array of resources for new and developing faculty as well as leadership and mentoring opportunities.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) enhances the University's mission of teaching and learning excellence, provides enterprise level instructional technologies, and champions the advancement of scholarly teaching. Major priorities include:
- Providing professional development opportunities to ensure constructive and active learning environments.
- Leveraging the experience and wisdom of faculty leaders to promote teaching excellence.
- Encouraging innovative research and scholarly publication on teaching and learning.
- Identifying, developing, and sustaining enterprise level instructional technology systems.
- Collaborating with campus constituents to assess programs, tools, and services that support their teaching and learning needs.
- Contributing to the development of policies, initiatives, and campus-wide culture that supports excellence in teaching.
Check out their website to learn more about the services offered, how to sign up for workshops, and what else the CTL can do to help make you a better instructor!
Canvas is UNC Charlotte's new Learning Management System (LMS) and can be as diverse or simplistic in use as you'd like. Many faculty are continuing to use Moodle 2, the University's prior LMS, until the Canvas implementation becomes mandatory in Spring 2017. However, we encourage all new faculty to jump right into Canvas. Some faculty may choose to only use Canvas for posting grades and listing the semester's reading list. Others may opt for a more interactive set up with quizzes, videos, animations, the options go on and on. The Center for Teaching and Learning is available to help with any and all Canvas related questions and also have regular workshops to assist you as well.
Starfish is an academic early alert and connect software system. Its primary features allow instructors to send systematic notifications to students regarding their academic progress in their courses in the form of flags, kudos, referrals, etc. Advisors are able to access and view this information to better connect with students. Students are able to use the system to conveniently make appointments with their advisor, instructor, and student support services such as tutoring and the University Career Center. Its goal is to ensure student success by identifying problems early and helping the students overcome academic challenges.
Check out the University Advising Center's website for more information about Starfish, upcoming trainings, and a getting started guide.
The Atkins Library offers an incredible amount and variety of resources to assist both you and your students. Here is a brief overview of their services:
- Cost saving options for faculty and students
- Research support and data management
- Classroom development
UNC Charlotte's campus boasts an incredible array of food and beverage options. For coffee lovers, there are two Peet's locations as well as a Starbucks. And no matter where you are on campus, you are guaranteed to be within a quick walk to at least one dining option. The DineOnCampus website shows the location of all of campus' food and beverage locations as well as links to the hours for each and menus so you can plan in advance!
Faculty and staff have a wide array of fitness options to choose from. There are a varity of membership options for those who may be interested in the several gyms available on campus. There is also a climbing wall on campus which offers a free visit once a semester and discounted rates thereafter.