Dean’s Update 5/23/17

May 23rd, 2017 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

FACS STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 1

The Susan Hale Brooks Professional Development Staff Award will be based on the current needs of professional development by each individual staff member. Applications are due Thursday, June 1 to the Dean’s Office facsdean@uga.edu and will be screened and awardee(s) named by the FACS Staff Council.

Professional development should be outside of the normally-funded activities. The monies should make available something “new” to enhance the abilities and morale of the College’s staff employees. Examples include, but are not limited to: Conference and registration fees, leadership training, certification programs, special guest speaker fees and expenses. The monies do not have to be used in Athens, GA or be limited to the state of Georgia.

Applicants should uphold and demonstrate high standards of work performance, innovation and creativity, congenial relationship with co-workers, and commitment and loyalty to the College.

Detailed instructions can be found on the web site: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/awards-susan-hale-brooks-professional-development-staff-award

Each applicant must submit a letter of request, in addition to, a supporting letter from the individual’s department or unit head or direct supervisor.

Each supervisor of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences is eligible to submit a request for an employee for the Susan Hale Brooks Staff Award, as long as the packet contains the appropriate supporting documents from the applicant.

For each request, submit electronically a nomination packet to the Dean’s Assistant facsdean@uga.edu no later than June 1 and should not exceed six pages.

If you have questions, contact any of the representatives of the college’s Staff Council http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/committees : FHCE, Justine Miller; HDFS, Laura Kelley, Staff Council Chair; FDN, Judy Owens; TMI, Eliza Ayton; and Administrative Unit, Kassie Suggs of the SSAC.

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES – JAN HATHCOTE FUND DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 15

The Jan M. Hathcote Social Science Academic Support Fund and graduate research grants program is for FACS M.S. or doctoral graduate students who have identified their research project, have the support of their major professor, and have a strong interest in the social sciences in the various departments of the college.  

A two page proposal, brief statement of proposed research plan and request for funds are due September 15th to the Dean’s Office. Current FACS students should consult with their faculty advisors and obtain a copy of the guidelines from the Dean’s Office or the department office. Up to $2,000 is available for the academic year 2017-2018.

PRESIDENT’S INTERDISCIPLINARY SEED GRANT PROGRAM

Twelve (12) faculty teams at the University of Georgia have been selected to receive research awards through the President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program. More than 150 faculty teams submitted research proposals to this competitive program. Below are the three (3) projects which FACS faculty are participating. Here is a link to all the funded seed grant projects https://research.uga.edu/iga/presidents-interdisciplinary-seed-grant-program/#1493320426466-4f01b314-8dac

Congratulations to all who submitted and these funded faculty!

Rebecca Matthew

School of Social Work

J. Maria Bermudez

Human Development and Family Science

Carolina Darbisi

Public Service and Outreach; Research & Evaluation, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

Pamela Orpinas

Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health

David Okech

School of Social Work

Nathan Hansen

Health Behavior and Promotion, College of Public Health

Jody Clay-Warner

Department of Sociology

Steven M. Kogan

Human Development and Family Science

Jenifer Elkins

School of Social Work

Dr. James Pippim

Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership

Li Tan

Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Sergiy Minko

Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Debra Mohnen

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Cheryl Gomillion

School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

NATIONAL BOHS AWARD– FACULTY APPLICATIONS SOUGHT BY AUGUST 8

The Board on Human Sciences, Inc., is seeking nominations for the following 2017 awards that will be presented at the BoHS Awards Breakfast on Monday, November 13, 2017, during the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC:

Outstanding Engagement Award

The Outstanding Engagement Award is to recognize an individual who is a "campus based" or a "state level faculty member" for exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service programs.

Eligibility and Nominations

Faculty members who have been employed in a BoHS member institution for at least three (3) years and must have at least 30 percent of their EFT/FTE dedicated to public service, outreach and/or extension programs (administrative appointments in these areas do not qualify a nominee).  Each college and university with active BoHS membership is eligible to nominate one person for this outreach award.

Procedure

The nomination dossier for this award shall be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes: 1) a nomination letter detailing the candidate’s outstanding achievements and outcomes (impacts) in the areas of public service, extension and outreach presented in two pages or less; 2) the nominee’s curriculum vita; 3) a detailed account of the nominee's EFT /FTE allocation for the past three years showing that the faculty member has invested at least 30% of his/her appointment in community engagement related programs and/or projects (e.g., Extension programs, outreach projects, community-based service-learning, integrated grants, and community-based applied research/evaluation); and, 4) Up to three excerpts of relevant supporting materials. Examples of supporting materials include: journal articles, manuals, curricula, DVD’s and media, papers presented, books and others as deemed appropriate. All materials must also be submitted electronically to BoHS Executive Director Eddie Gouge as a PDF file. A BoHS review panel will evaluate and rank the nominees and recommend a recipient to the BoHS Board of Directors.

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is to recognize a faculty member in the Human Sciences for exceptional performance as a research mentor for undergraduate students. This award was developed to advance the purposes of the Undergraduate Research Community in the Human Sciences (www.kon.org/urc/undergrad_research.html). The Undergraduate Research Community focuses on the scholarship of learning and teaching in preparing students for graduate education, the workplace and responsible citizenship. It enhances the experimental content of undergraduate education in the Human Sciences. The BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is intended to advance undergraduate student development and a national undergraduate research agenda for the Human Sciences. Award recipients will be recognized for their contribution in developing the next generation of scholars.

Eligibility and Nominations

Eligibility for the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award shall be limited to Human Sciences faculty members who have been employed in a BoHS member institution for at least three (3) years.  College or universities' with active BoHS membership are eligible to nominate one person for this outreach award.  Former recipients of the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award are ineligible for this award. The award will be presented at a special breakfast hosted by the Board on Human Sciences at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ annual meeting. The award winner must be available to attend the meeting and speak to the organization.  BoHS will provide travel expenses and appropriate recognition.

Procedure

Each college and university shall implement its own procedure for identifying qualified applicants. Following a review of potential candidates, each BoHS member institution will nominate only ONE candidate for the BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

The nomination dossier for this award shall be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes: 1) a nomination letter (2 pages or less) detailing the candidate’s work that advances the research competencies of undergraduate Human Sciences students; 2) the nominee’s curriculum vita; and, 3) up to three examples of undergraduate student work completed under the direction of the nominee. All materials must also be submitted electronically to BoHS Executive Director Eddie Gouge as a PDF file. A BoHS review panel will evaluate and rank the nominees and recommend a recipient to the BoHS Board of Directors.

The deadline for submitting nominations for any of the 2017 BoHS awards is Tuesday, August 8, 2017. 

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, June 6
  • No travel is planned in the next two weeks.

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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