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New Faculty Orientation  2017

Welcome to UNCW! The program is designed to introduce you to important aspects of your life as a faculty member at UNCW. You will have the opportunity to meet other new faculty members and to make connections valuable to adjusting to your new academic community.

Our 2017 New Faculty Orientation will be held August 1st-3rd (full-day sessions) and for a half-day on August 7th.  The programs will be 8:00-5:00 p.m., convening on Tuesday, August 1st, in Burney Center.  On Tuesday evening, August 1st, the Chancellor will hold a reception in your honor at the Wise House.

Please RSVP to Dianne Bass at  For logistical questions, please contact Dr. Diana Ashe, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Faculty Leadership at

We look forward  to welcoming you to campus!

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Confronting Implicit Bias: Resources for Examining and Acknowledging Privileged Identities in Higher Education

Our friends on the College of Health and Human Services’ Globalization, Culture, and Diversity Committee, along with the Watson College of Education and ETEAL, invite all faculty and staff to an applied workshop focusing on the specific ways in which implicit bias is present in our everyday lives, as well as the work we do in higher education as faculty and staff. Dr. Kristen DeVall (SOC) and Dr. James DeVita (EDL) will facilitate, encouraging attendees to examine their own identities and experiences critically. Attention will be given to identifying strategies/practices that can be implemented both within and outside the classroom through structured applied activities. This workshop is designed to be the first in a series of events focusing on implicit bias, so no prior knowledge of the term is assumed.