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1 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Conference Room, School of Design & Production Lunch in Performance Place Lobby

2 The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the state’s unique professional school for the performing, visual, and moving image arts: Training students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels for professional careers in the arts. As such, UNCSA provides gifted developing artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives; and serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina, the South and the United States.

3 The School strives to foster an environment akin to that of an artistic colony where students are encouraged to develop their artistic abilities to the fullest. UNCSA also provides a professional training ground where students actively and realistically are involved in preparing for the practical aspects of making a living as artists.

4  1963 The vision of Vittorio Giannini  1965 NCSA opens its doors  1972 UNC Consolidation, 17 institutions  1993 The School of Filmmaking Added  2003 Major campus building & renovations  2009 NCSA becomes UNCSA  2011 Semester calendar implementation  2013 Major Construction Projects: Library, Film Production Design Building, Campus Police Operations Building, Central Storage

5 pro·vost [proh-vohst, prov-uhst or, esp. in military usage,proh-voh]  a person appointed to superintend or preside.  an administrative officer in any of various colleges and universities who holds high rank and is concerned with the curriculum, faculty appointments, etc.  Ecclesiastical. the chief dignitary of a cathedral or collegi ate church.  the mayor of a municipality in Scotland.  the steward or bailiff of a medieval manor or an officer of a medieval administrative district.

6 Dr. David Nelson, Provost Madison Bush, Executive Assistant Dr. David Nelson, Provost Madison Bush, Executive Assistant  Senior officer of the University responsible for ensuring that the primary mission of developing artists is carried out in the most effective manner  Oversees the Deans, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and major centers and institutes  Chief Academic Officer of the University, responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership in all areas related to student learning  Member of Executive Council; Chairs Deans Council and Provost’s Council

7 Dr. David English, Vice Provost & Dean Madison Bush, Executive Assistant Dr. David English, Vice Provost & Dean Madison Bush, Executive Assistant  Oversees the day-to-day operations of Academic Affairs  Responsible for institutional accreditation, and serves as the SACS liaison  Oversees Academic Planning & Institutional Research, Educational Outreach & Summer Programs, Office of Faculty Affairs, Library Services, and the Teaching & Learning Center  Provides leadership for certificate and degree program development  Provides guidance, interpretation, and administration of faculty personnel policies, procedures, and guidelines at UNCSA, including: review and approval of faculty appointments, reappointments, job changes, and salary actions.  Member of Provost’s Council and Deans Council

8 Mr. Ward Caldwell, Vice Provost & Dean Alice Thompson, Executive Assistant Mr. Ward Caldwell, Vice Provost & Dean Alice Thompson, Executive Assistant  Provides leadership and management to the Division of Student Affairs, which strives to enhance each student’s experience at UNCSA  Oversees Admissions, Counseling & Testing Services, Health Services, Financial Aid, Registrar, Residence Life Programs & Housing, Student Engagement, & Outreach & Career Services  Advises the Provost on all policy areas concerning student welfare affecting the institution  Responsible for coordinating student affairs reports and other student matters with the UNCSA Board of Trustees and UNC General Administration  Member of Provost’s Council and Deans Council

9 Kim Pauley, Director Mitsy McNeill, Administrative Assistant Kim Pauley, Director Mitsy McNeill, Administrative Assistant  The Office of Faculty Affairs is the central clearinghouse for all faculty-related programs, policies, and procedures.  Responsible for assisting faculty as they move through the University from appointment to retirement.  Manages various personnel processes, including:  new faculty onboarding  faculty retention  rank promotion  contract reappointment  endowed professorships  faculty grievances  reassigned time  phased retirement program.

10 Restroom Break 10:00 am Walking Tour of UNCSA Campus… 12:00 pm Lunch in Performance Place Lobby Afternoon session begins at 1:00 pm – Same location


12  Betsy Towns Chair, Faculty Council Faculty, administrators, and trustees traditionally share governance of higher education institutions. The UNCSA Faculty Council serves as the executive committee of the Faculty, and convenes to advise the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the institution that are of interest and concern to the members of the Faculty. Faculty Council tackles matters of interest brought to the Council or discharges them to the four Faculty standing committees: Educational Policies, Faculty Development, Faculty Welfare, and Campus Development. In turn, Faculty Council communicates the analysis and advice conveyed by these standing to the Chancellor and the Faculty as deemed appropriate.

13  The Syllabus – Jason Romney, Faculty, School of Design & Production Contract between instructor and students, legal document, stipulating work requirements, grading and content and contact information.

14 Course Syllabus Guidelines Students should expect to receive a course syllabus during the first week of class, preferably at the first meeting, which serves as a contract with the students and effectively communicates the mechanics of the course, the instructor’s expectations of student participation, and the methods used to evaluate students’ work. The syllabus is a tool that answers some of the most basic questions that students need to know early in the course in order to lessen their anxiety and to set the tone of the learning environment. Although there are necessary elements, and each school has a template for you to follow, they do allow individual discretion with regard to additional information which may be included.

15 COURSE ALPHA & NUMBER COURSE TITLE COURSE SYLLABUS TERM, YEAR INSTRUCTOR: JOHN DOE OFFICE LOCATION: Building ?, Room ??? OFFICE HOURS: 00:00 - 00:00 Mon, Wed, Fri; 00:00 - 00:00 Tue, Thr OFFICE PHONE: 770-5555 (goes to voice mail after six rings) E-MAIL ADDRESS: ONLINE CHAT: Day, hour, access address INSTRUCTOR WEB PAGE: COURSE WEB PAGE: CLASS HOURS: 00:00 - 00:00 Mon, Wed, Fri

16 A. COURSE DESCRIPTION Paragraph description of the course (from the latest approved curriculum action) B. TEXTBOOK(S) AND REQUIRED TOOLS OR SUPPLIES Textbook (required): TITLE and author C. COURSE OBJECTIVES/STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Objectives should be stated in a way that explains what a student will be able to “do” or “demonstrate”. Avoid vague statements that are difficult to assess. 1. Objective 1 (statement) 2. Objective 2 (statement) 3. Objective 3 (statement) D. COURSE TOPICS/UNITS AND DATES E. GRADING PLAN Clarify whether you will use a letter grade system or a point system. If you will use a point system, explain final point and letter grade equivalents. List assignments, tests, etc. and show how these will affect the final grade. These “assessment tools” should connect directly to the course objectives. F. ATTENDANCE Policy G. CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT This may be a serious list of "rules," or general statements of expectations regarding courtesy, sexual harassment, simple idiosyncratic operating procedures, etc. Safety rules, if any, should go here or under a separate heading. H. WEEKLY OR DAILY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Be sure to entitle it "tentative" to avoid any legal risk if you later vary from it even slightly. NOTICES ON STUDENT POLICIES Disabilities, Privacy, Academic Integrity

17 Clear  The Importance of Clear Expectations SLO  The Significance of SLOs  The Value of Not Teaching Too Much “Differentiated Learners”  Learning Your Students – “Differentiated Learners”  Some Simple Techniques  The value of discovery letting students learn to solve problems  The “one-minute” paper  The “muddled moment”

18 Break

19 #702 Illegal Drug Policy #616 Improper Relations #614 Grievance Policy EPA #615 Grievance Policy SPA Discipline and Dismissal Policy #111 EEO/AA and ADA Policies #117 T Prohibited Harassment (Title IX) #703 Smoking Policy #508 Technology Policy #706 Violence in the Workplace Policy #624 Reduction In Force Policy Security Power Point Presentation #304 Fixed Assets Policy Review and sign off on policies in SOLO. Instructions are under New Faculty Orientation on the Faculty Affairs web page.

20  No employee may evaluate or supervise any enrolled student to who he or she is related by blood, law, marriage, or with who he or she has an amorous relationship.  No employee or independent contractor may engage in sexual activity with any enrolled student unless married to that student.  Violations of this policy may subject both students and employees to disciplinary action (up to and including suspension and termination) pursuant to the applicable disciplinary procedures.

21  The contract between faculty and the University.  Contains pertinent information  Contract terms  University organization  Evaluation and promotion procedure  Updated periodically by Provost & Faculty Council.

22  If you have any questions about a policy, just ask.  Dean  Human Resources  Provost  If you don’t know who to ask, call Faculty Affairs.

23 Our Goal… To assist you to be an excellent teacher Our Means… An open environment of continuing improvement via…  Self-evaluation  Course Evaluations  Peer Review  Dean Review  Formal Evaluations (annual, reappointment, mid 10-year)  Rank Promotion

24 At the conclusion of instruction and before course grades are given, course evaluations are conducted. (Sample) My overall evaluation of the instructor is positive. The instructor seems to have a well developed plan for each class session. This instructor keeps me apprised of my progress in the course This instructor is available outside of class time for questions and concerns. The class/instructor begins on time This course is creatively challenging. My syllabus contains appropriate information for my understanding of course requirements. The workload for this course is appropriate. There was agreement between the course objectives and what was taught.

25 Benefits Enrollment Sessions D&P Conference Room Wednesday, August 13 9:00 am & 1:00 pm Blackboard Training Welcome Center Presentation Room Wednesday, August 13 10:00 am & 2:00 pm Faculty Enrichment Day School of Filmmaking Thursday, August 14 9:00 am – 4:00 pm High School Classes BeginMonday, August 18 College Classes BeginMonday, August 25 Convocation Crawford Hall, Gray Building Monday, August 25 5:00 pm (picnic to follow) Last Day to Drop/AddFriday, August 29 Fall BreakSaturday–Tuesday, October 4-7 High School Classes EndFriday, December 5 College Classes EndMonday, December 8 High School Exam PeriodMonday-Thursday, December 8-11 College Exam PeriodTuesday-Friday, December 9-12 Intensive ArtsSaturday-Sunday, December 13-20

26  Questions?  Survey

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