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University Studies Requirements 2017-2018

To aid your advising for next year's incoming students, we have generated a one-page PDF that gives an overview of the requirements and rules to watch out for.

University Studies Advising Forum

Friday March 24, 1 pm

Bear Hall 106

As USAC continues to finalize the courses for the University Studies curriculum beginning in the fall of 2017, we will be holding an open forum to discuss definitive changes that may help you as you meet with your advisees. We have also created a page where you can find the list of all approved courses (that we will continue to update following spring faculty senate meetings).

If you missed the forum, you can find the Powerpoint slides from the presentation here!

UNCW Receives Funding to Prevent Stop-Outs

UNCW has received $33,000 to increase efforts to identify and prevent "stop-outs," students who fail to register for classes after attending for several semesters. The proposal, funded by University of North Carolina General Administration, will be used to develop support programs for students who have attempted at least 60 college credits and who are at risk of stopping out.

Read the full article here: Funding Will Help UNCW Prevent "Stop Outs"

University Studies Workshop

Friday, September 16, 1 - 2 pm

Bear Hall 106

Do you have any questions about the recent changes to University Studies? Hoping to propose a course for Critical Reasoning but unsure about the category? Would you like tips about how to make the certification process for current University Studies courses as smooth as possible? Come to this workshop with Paul Townend (Dean of Undergraduate Studies), Jennifer Horan (chair of the University Studies Advisory Committee), and Beverley McGuire (Director of University Studies). We will review last year’s changes, clarify the timeline and requirements for new submissions and recertifications, and offer tips for what to consider as you and your department recertify or make new proposals for each category of University Studies.  We will also field any questions that you may have. Hope to see you there!

If you missed our workshop, you can view the PDF of the Powerpoint presentation here!

New Curriculum for 2017

This fall, we will be preparing for our new University Studies curriculum! We will be holding a workshop on Friday September 16 in Bear Hall 106 to discuss the new category of Critical Reasoning as well as the modifications to the Student Learning Outcomes for the other categories. See "Important Dates" for information about deadlines to submit and recertify courses for next year's curriculum.

Beverly Faulks McGuire

New Director of University Studies

Beverley McGuire has been appointed Director of University Studies beginning this fall. She looks forward to collaborating with faculty senate, the University Studies Advisory Committee, departments and schools, University College, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and all who play such a seminal role in University Studies. You can learn more about her background here.

Important Dates

Mar. 24

University Studies Advising Forum, 1 pm in Bear Hall 106, to discuss changes to the University Studies curriculum beginning in the fall of 2017