Dean’s Update 4/24/18

April 24th, 2018 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

Georgia Remembers Memorial Service Thursday, April 26

UGA hosts an annual candlelight memorial service for those students, faculty and staff members who died in the previous year. This year 24 individuals will be recognized in the brief service, candle lighting and the ringing of the bell at the Chapel. Please join us as we join together in remembrance as a university community. The service is this week, Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm at the Chapel. No fee, no RSVP required, everyone is welcome to attend.

SALARY INCREASES FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Through a combination of funds allocated by the university and a re-direction of funds from the college, a 2.0% pool of funds is available to department and unit heads to provide merit-based salary increase for faculty and staff. As applicable, the college was provided funds to address compression, market alignment and other critical compensation challenges. Salary increases are to be reasonably distributed among employees, ranging from 0% to 4% maximum.

Grant-funded employees also will be eligible to receive salary increases based on performance and merit within the available funds of the grant(s) from which he or she is paid. This will occur at a later date and align with the funding cycle of the grant.

Salary increases for employees paid on the academic payroll will go into effect on the contract date: January 1, 2019.  Salary increases for fiscal year employees paid on the monthly, salaried bi-weekly and hourly payrolls will go into effect January 1, 2019 as well.

Promotional salary adjustments will go into effect with the contract date (august 6, 2018 for academic year contracts and July 1, 2018 for fiscal year contracts). For FY19, funds provided to award promotional salary increases are as follows:

$7,000 promotion to Professor

$6,000 promotion to Associate Professor

$4,000 promotion to Senior Lecturer

$7,000 promotion to Sr. Public Service Associate

$6,000 promotion to Public Service Associate

In addition,

$6,000 promotion to Clinical Associate Professor

$7,000 Promotion to Clinical Professor

The college will notify employees of the outcome of salary increase in writing in early June.

Georgia Remembers Memorial Service Thursday, April 26

UGA hosts an annual candlelight memorial service for those students, faculty and staff members who died in the previous year. This year 24 individuals will be recognized in the brief service, candle lighting and the ringing of the bell at the Chapel. Please join us as we join together in remembrance as a university community. The service is this week, Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm at the Chapel. No fee, no RSVP required, everyone is welcome to attend.

Bulldog 100

The hunt is on for the fastest-growing Bulldog businesses. Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni each year.  Do you know a deserving FACS grad? Nominate the company today for the 2019 Bulldog 100!

Visit http://alumni.uga.edu/b100/ for the list of requirements and nomination form. The nomination deadline is May 31, 2018.

ONLINE LEARNING FELLOWS 2019 – APPLICATIONS DUE

The Office of Online Learning (OOL) requests proposals from faculty who wish to create new online courses or revise existing online courses during the 2018-2019 academic year. The work completed in the 2018-19 academic year must result in an undergraduate course being offered in summer of 2019 or a graduate course being offered by the fall 2019 semester. Faculty who are awarded a fellowship will receive a $5,000 stipend or course release.

  • Undergraduate Courses (must be offered summer 2019)
    • With approval from the department and college or school, a course release to facilitate online course development. If a course release is not approved, OOL will work with the college or school to provide a $5,000 support account for the participating faculty.
    • Summer salary for teaching the course in the cases in which it is allowable.
  • Graduate Courses (may be offered summer or fall 2019)
    • With approval from the department and college or school, a course release to facilitate online course development. If a course release is not approved, OOL will work with the college or school to provide a $5,000 support account for the participating faculty.

Preference will be given to:

  • Courses that are part of existing or new fully online graduate programs
  • Courses or programs with demonstrated high demand such as undergraduate courses with large annual enrollments or graduate programs with viable market research studies or high enrollment. 
  • Bottleneck courses at the undergraduate level. That is, courses that would be highly sought after for undergraduate summer enrollment to ease time to graduation.

Successful proposals will contain elements such as:

  • Active learning strategies (Freeman, et al., 2014) that incorporate Universal Design for Learning (Smith, 2012)
  • A clear vision for assessing student learning outcomes, with preference given to use of authentic assessment
  • A plan for incorporating the three types of interaction (Moore, 1989): student-to-student, student-to-instructor, and student-to-content

Download the call for proposals.
Download the cover sheet for all submissions.

Proposals are due to jcastle@uga.edu by May 25, 2018 at 5pm. Selected faculty will be notified by June 22, 2018 at 5pm.

Please contact James Castle at jcastle@uga.edu for questions or consultation.

GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AT UGA

Thursday, April 26, 2018

NIH Mock Review Panel

Are you interested in learning about the NIH panel review process? Come sit in on a mock NIH review panel session. UGA faculty who regularly serve on NIH Study Sections will review actual draft proposals from selected faculty, and conduct a review panel meeting that will be open for viewing! Those who are new at submitting to NIH are especially encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served and questions are encouraged. The mock panel will take place from 11pm-1pm in Coverdell N104. If you are interested in participating as a submitter or reviewer, contact Jake Maas at jnmaas@uga.edu.

To attend, RSVP to Stephanie Tucker at st@uga.edu

FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ELECTION RESULTS

Newly elected to two-year terms, 2018 – 2020:

  • FDN – Rob Pazdro
  • HDFS – Assaf Oshri
  • Professor – Joan Koonce
  • Assistant Professor – Claire De La Serre

Returning for second year of their term, 2017 – 2019:

  • FHCE – John Grable
  • TMI – Greg Vessels
  • Associate Professor – Diann Moorman
  • Instructor/Lecturer – Clair McClure
  • Public Service and Outreach – Michael Rupured

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

  • Next Dean’s Update May 8

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

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.

Tags: dean's update