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We were excited to share this custom summer 2020program for new UNC Greensboro faculty.

Goal : To encourage new relationships and peer connections among faculty members who have completed 1 or 2 years of work experience at UNC Greensboro.

Background : Currently, new faculty may have less contact and informal social opportunities to meet and interact with others at UNC Greensboro. We want to build strong networks among our new faculty, provide a forum for conversation about work and life during this time, and promote inclusion.

Format : Spartans Advance Team members, Ayesha Boyce (SOE), Cerise Glenn Manigault and Shelly Brown-Jeffy (CAS), and Julia Mendez Smith (Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate) along with Professors Wade Maki (CAS) and Nodia Mena (LLC) will co-host conversations with new faculty on campus using Zoom. We will start out with informal time for gathering and new faculty can also submit their questions. We will share tips and strategies for coping, scholarship, and maintaining a healthy work/life
balance during the summer and beyond. We have partnered with the UTLC and will invite additional guests on topics of interest to new faculty to future calls.

Next Steps : If you would like to be added to New Faculty Connections, please complete this brief signup.

You can join any of the zoom calls and will be receive a calendar invite for the date/time and any topic we will be addressing. We plan to start the calls in late-May, and they are completely voluntary. For questions, please email

What is Spartans Advance? Spartans Advance at UNC Greensboro, supported by a multi-year NSF grant, is designed to promote the development and advancement of faculty, particularly female and underrepresented ethnic minority faculty, in the STEM fields by making institutional changes that are sustainable. We are supporting Faculty Connections in their efforts to build networks of new faculty across STEM and other disciplines at UNC Greensboro.