DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: A FACS PLAN FOR ACTION
The Faculty Advisory Committee incorporated input gathered since last April when the draft plan was shared with all of you at the College Assembly. The final version of Diversity and Inclusion: A FACS Plan for Action https://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Diversity_and_Inclusion_FACS_Plan_for_Action_Final_Nov_1_2015.pdf is posted to the Diversity web page http://www.fcs.uga.edu/college/diversity. The week of January 25 – 30, 2016 we will “launch” the plan. Come to the FACS College Assembly on Thursday, November 19, 3:00-4:30 pm, Dawson room 116 for more details.
In the final version of the Plan, five (5) themes are identified around which the college will act through implementation strategies:
COUNT ME IN! ONLINE SURVEY
You are encouraged to take a few minutes to complete a survey The Count Me In survey, a research study of learning, living, and working at the University of Georgia. Please share your thoughts through this survey and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
Be assured: All of your responses will remain confidential, and the results will be reported in group form only. You will not be identifiable as an individual. Your participation in this project is voluntary. This research has been reviewed and approved by the University of Georgia Institutional Review Board.
COLLEGE ASSEMBLY – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 3:00 PM
Fall College Assembly will be held on Thursday, November 19, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Room 116 Dawson Hall. Please put this date on your calendar and make plans to attend.
We will provide an update on the Graduate Studies Strategic Plan and welcome a guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Sperling, Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives of the UGA Graduate School. Members of the Faculty Advisory Committee will share plans for the January launch of the college’s Diversity and Inclusion: A FACS Plan for Action. Other news on instructional innovation including Experiential Learning Initiative of the university, and commitment to deepen our sponsored research and graduate education will be shared.
REMINDER - BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT
The two-week benefits open enrollment period is now through Friday, November 13, 2015, and UGA Human Resources has posted information so faculty and staff can review their choices prior making benefits decisions for 2016.
HUNGER BOWL 2015 – FRIDAY, NOV. 13 IS THE FINAL DAY
Dear FACS Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students:
Did you know that 1 in 3 children in Clarke County are food insecure? The Hunger Bowl ends this Friday, November 13th and so far, we have received very few donations. Let’s do our part in helping those in need this holiday season!! Click here for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s list of most needed food items. Please be sure to check the expiration date on donated food items.
Food donation locations are:
If you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your departmental representative:
Dean’s Office and Student Success and Advising Center: Broc Funke
FDN: FDN Office Staff
FHCE: Justin Miller
HDFS: Stephanie Martin
TMI: Diane Kesler
Extension: Paula Moon
Contact Brocton Funke firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Twenty-four FACS Extension agents, specialists and administrators attended the 2015 National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) annual conference in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia last week, Nov. 2 - 6. We would like to congratulate the following Georgia Extension award winners!
Distinguished Service Awards: Helen Carter, Pike County
Continued Excellence Awards: Terri Black, Burke County and Rachel Hubbard, Lanier County
Other National awards were:
First Place Awards
Environmental Education: Christa Campbell, Elbert County, and Team
School Wellness, Terri Black, Burke County, and Team
Marketing Package: Joan Koonce, FHCE State Specialist, and Team
Extension Housing Outreach: Keishon Thomas and Team
Second Place Awards
Early Childhood Childcare Training: Lisa Jordan, Chatham County, and Team
Educational Technology: Keishon Thomas, Bibb County, and Team
TV/Video: Christa Campbell, Elbert County, and Team
Third Place Awards
Public Relations Awards
Marketing Package: Pamela Turner, FHCE State Specialist, and Team
Professional Development Awards
Florence Hall Award: Joan Koonce, FHCE State Specialist, and Team
SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):
Linda Kirk Fox
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.