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									Academic Affairs Annual Report for Calendar Year 2005                                               Executi ve Summaries

III.     Executive Summaries
Executive Summary: Bryan School of Business & Economics

Cornerstone 1 : Public and Pri vate Support
The capital campaign co mmittee was used to leverage relationships and seek support from alu mn i and co mmunity
leaders. There were 21 major gifts and pledges totaling $1.6 million dollars received. At year end, $3.5 million had been
raised for the campaign. For the third year in a row, the graduating seniors sponsored a class gift with challenge funds
being provided by the Business Advisory Board.

Cornerstone 2 : Technol ogy
The final phase of wireless imp lementation was accomplished to accommodate the laptop requirement of the MBA and
MSITM programs in addit ion to the forthcoming requirement fo r undergraduates. The Bryan School ho mepa ge and all
primary websites have been redesigned to meet University and accessibility guidelines.

Cornerstone 3 : Admi nistration
A formal rev iew and update of the School‘s Strategic Plan was completed and approved by the Faculty Assembly. The
process started with a report fro m the Faculty Planning Co mmittee and included input fro m all stakeholder groups.
Utilizing differential tuit ion, the Graduate Career Serv ices Offices for MBA and MSITM was established and the
personnel were h ired.

Cornerstone 4 : Facilities
No major renovations or upgrades were made to the facilities. A total of 14 classrooms in the Bryan Bu ild ing were
upgraded with new instructional workstations, VHS/DVD players, and four received rep lacement data projectors at a
total cost of $28,000.

Strategic Direction 1: Teachi ng and Learning
Significant progress was made on imp lementing the assurance of learning standards throughout the curriculu m. The
learning goals for all programs were reviewed and rev ised. Assessment plans are being develop ed and measurement of
student learning will occur continuously beginning in Spring ‘06. The School maintained and strengthened its
commit ment to providing exceptional learn ing experiences for students. More than 500 students completed some form
of internship, experiential or service learn ing activity. In addition, there were 44 students who studied abroad during the
year and 87 students were hosted as incoming exchange students. New curricu lu m offerings include the dual degree
program, MS in Gerontology/MBA, and a minor in informat ion technology.

Strategic Direction 2: Creati on and Applicati on of Knowledge
A variety of intellectual contributions were produced by the faculty including 37 peer reviewed journal art icles, 5 books,
12 book chapters, and 61 peer-reviewed presentations at professional meet ings. In addition, there were 39 non -peer-
reviewed presentations and 53 non-peer-reviewed publications. The faculty participated in 28 department -sponsored
research seminars. There were several research collaborations between faculty and students that resulted in two
publications with students as co-authors and a presentation made for the N.C. General Assembly by an undergraduate.

Strategic Direction 3: Campus Community
New in itiatives accomp lished to further the goal of becoming a mo re diverse and actively engaged community included
hiring an Asian-American female as associate professor in information systems and incorporating cross -cultural
sensitivity training in the MBA ―boot camp‖ for entering full-t ime M BA students. The tradition of recognizing and
celebrating the successes of students, faculty, staff and alu mni was accomp lished through the May and December
graduation events, Beta Gamma Sig ma induction ceremony, the Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner, as well as with
department, office and student organization events.

Strategic Direction 4: Economy and Quality of Life
The impact of faculty, staff and student collaborations with regional businesses, non -profit organizations and other
agencies and industry has never been stronger. More than 500 students participated in internships and experiential
learning experiences, primarily with Triad-based companies and agencies. Participating in professional development
programs were 160 individuals representing 58 organizations. Through internships, consulting, and class -based projects,
the Bryan School had a significant interaction with more than 275 businesses and organizations.




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Strategic Direction 5: Access and Student Success
The MBA market ing plan that was developed three years ago is continuing with some ad justments that include increased
visibility at college recru it ment fairs, enhanced web presence through chat rooms and message boards, and a refined
email co mmunicat ions plan for prospective and admitted students. Approval was received to use tuition differential to
establish a position of director of marketing and recruit ing for the M BA program. At the undergraduate level, the
recruit ing init iatives started last year have been refined and continued. Retention is a primary focus both this year and in
the coming years especially in regard to freshman to sophomore retention. A special effort was made to collaborate with
the Math Department to assist at risk students in college algebra and calculus. A parents association for freshman parents
was init iated and enhancements were made in all services provided to students including academic advising, career
counseling and study abroad advising.

Significant Achievements
Many faculty members have made significant achievements in their profession. Five faculty members currently serve as
chief editor, or co-ed itor, of peer-rev iewed journals in their field, and another 12 serve on one or more editorial boards
for journals in their field. A student team received national recognition by placing first in a marketing co mpetition.




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Executive Summary: College of Arts & Sciences
Six program reviews were conducted this year: African-A merican Studies, Broadcasting & Cinema, History,
Psychology, Theatre, and Women‘s & Gender Studies. Memoranda of Understanding for all six will be signed in 2006.

Cornerstone – Public and Pri vate Support
The College raised mo re than $2.6 million in p rivate gifts, including two g ifts of $500,000. Faculty were awarded $3.9
million in external grants and contracts and a plan was developed to set 5-year numerical goals for proposal submission
for each College department. If ach ieved, these goals would comb ine to double the number of proposals submitted
annually by College faculty.
Cornerstone – Technology

Another year with limited one-time funds made it d ifficult to address the continuing need for major equip ment purchases
in many College departments, especially in the arts. Using a co mbination of Co llege and Science Bu ild ing Equip ment
funds, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry made one major equip ment purchase, but many significant needs
remain throughout the College.

Cornerstone – Admi nistrati on
Depart ments submitted workload policies for approval by the Dean and the College Budget & Planning Co mmittee, the
aim of wh ich is to encourage diversificat ion in facu lty roles where appropriate and ensure commensurate distribution of
rewards. A change to the College Pro motion & Tenure Gu idelines was made to exp licitly recognize the important
attached to interdisciplinary and mu ltidiscip linary work. The University Honors Program, which had been housed in the
College for many years, was renamed the International Honors College and administrative responsibility transferred to
the Provost‘s Office.

Cornerstone – Facilities
As construction of the Studio Arts Center and the Hall for Hu manit ies & Research Admin istration nears completion,
planning for the move continued throughout the year. Co llege programs continue to be limited by lack o f space or
suitable facilit ies in many areas. The AD/ HD specialty clinic in the Psychology Department was moved to off-campus
near Moses Cone Health Center, and we continue to hope that it will be possible to identify a suitable location for the
general Psychology Clin ic in the near future. Few existing College programs could be moved to the North Millennial
Campus, limiting our ability to take advantage of that space.

SD 1: Teaching and Leaning
Two new Master‘s degrees (Biochemistry and Women‘s & Gender Studies) were approved and will ad mit their first
students in 2006. A request for Permission to Plan a Ph.D. in Co mputational Mathematics was submitted to General
Admin istration and planning begun on a Ph.D. in Medicinal Biochemistry. If eventually approved, these prog rams would
bring the total number of Ph.D. degrees in the College to six. The on -line BLS program continued to attract strong
enrollments, with almost 150 students in the program, although not all are taking courses full-time. The response to this
offering demonstrates the strong appeal of on-line degree programs for adult and returning students. Departments have
been very energetic in providing internship and research opportunities for students, providing practical experience in a
variety of ways appropriate to their courses of study. The new B.S. in Chemistry & Biochemistry with a concentration in
research will allow undergraduate students to earn a degree focused on laboratory experience that will make them even
more co mpetitive fo r graduate programs and technical emp loyment. An NSF grant in the Depart ment of Mathematical
Sciences provides research experience for undergraduates, several of who m p resented papers at a conference in the fall.

SD 2: Creati on and Applicati on of Knowledge
The College co mpleted 28 tenure-track searches in 2005, including two for department heads. Dr. Anne Wallace was
hired as Head of the Depart ment of Eng lish and Dr. Charles Bolton as Head of the Depart ment of History; both came to
UNCG fro m the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Marc Breg man jo ined the faculty of the Depart ment of
Relig ious Studies as the first Herman and Zelda Bernard Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies. An additional 19
tenure-track searches were in itiated in the fall semester, 2005, and are expected to conclude in 2006.

College faculty approved a revision to the Pro motion & Tenure Gu idelines that explicit ly acknowledges the importance
of interdisciplinary and mu ltidiscip linary work. The Board of Trustees approved establishment of the Center fo r Crea tive
Writing in the Arts, with Dr. Mark Smith-Soto (Ro mance Languages) as Director. Planning began or continued for
several other Centers based in the College to encourage and support interdisciplinary research.

Each depart ment has been assigned a target for submission of external grant proposals by 2010 that will double proposal
submissions from the Co llege. In addit ion, a policy was adopted that allows some faculty receiving research grants from

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agencies that do not permit charging academic -year salaries to grant budgets to request such support from the College,
making such grants more attractive to faculty, who can now receive release time for funded research projects.

SD 3: Campus Community
College depart ments continued to offer a wide range of progra ms for the campus and the local co mmunity, including
conferences, lectures by visiting scholars, artistic shows, and theatrical performances. The Harriett Elliot Lectures on the
theme of ―Are We Energized? Politics, Energy, and the Environ ment‖ featured A mory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain
Institute as the keynote speaker and drew an audience of 300. The Psychology Department‘s annual Kendon Smith
Lectures focused on challenges in the analysis of longitudinal data fro m develop mental studies, an important fo cus of
research in many departments at UNCG.

SD 4: Economy and Quality of Life
The Center fo r Drug Design established connections with several area pharmaceutical co mpanies and received
significant donations of software. Keith Debbage (Depart ment of Geography) was assigned to work part-time with the
Greensboro Partnership to continue work on developing a transportation/logistics economic cluster in the Pied mont
Triad area. Syngenta Crop Protection Systems continues to fund internships for the Department of Geography,
maintaining UNCG‘s long-standing relationship with this company.

SD 5: Access and Student Success
A substantial amount of College salary resources continues to be spent on providing additional seats and sections in
introductory courses to serve the growing number of undergraduates, especially fresh men and sophomores. To help these
students succeed at UNCG, resources have been provided both to continue Supplemental Instruction (SI) in several
introductory courses and to increase tutoring available in mathematics and foreign languages. Several introductory
mathematics courses are now taught in a fully or partly on-line format, although the department will reinstate some face-
to-face sections next fall to provide students with a choice of format. The College is working with depart ment heads to
ensure that we can offer on-line sections of a variety of GEC courses each semester, which will allo w students across the
university to complete their General Education requirements on -line. The College or Arts and Sciences Advising Center
(CASA) continues to provide excellent advising for most Co llege freshmen and all undecided students, in addition to
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Executive Summary: School of Education

Research and Creati ve Acti vi ty
The School of Education (SOE) ranked 35th in the nation on this year‘s U.S. News and World Report list of schools of
education; among counseling programs ours ranked 6th . To further enhance the research mission, a search began for the
SOE Research Director, who will work with faculty members to identify potential sources for external funding and assist
them with proposal development.

External funding for research garnered by the SOE and its affiliated units tot aled over $16 million. The Wachovia
Foundation funded a three-year project, ―The UNCG/Wachovia Teacher Mentoring Net work,‖ for $719,000. This
project will form in area school systems a network of master teacher mentors who will work with beginning teachers to
ensure their success and foster retention. The U.S. Depart ment of Education provided $800,000 in funding for doctoral
fellowships in special education, which will help recruit outstanding students to the new doctoral program in special
education.

To continue to attract high-quality doctoral students the SOE again raised graduate stipends. Planning began for the 2 nd
SOE Research Sy mposiu m to be held in March 2006. Th is event will feature keynote speakers, poster sessions, and
discussion panels focusing on key educational research issues.

Teaching and Learning
The SOE steered the preparation of all program reports for the national and State re -accreditation visits of UNCG teacher
education programs during fall semester 2006. The SOE Director of Assessment worked with program coordinators to
ensure that assessment data for students will be available.

In 2004 target enrollments were established with the UNC President‘s office. The first year‘s data showed that UNCG
far exceeded its target for traditional students but fell short in alternative licensure. The SOE developed a plan to raise
the number of students in alternative licensure programs.

Master‘s and doctoral student cohort programs were established in Alamance County, Gu ilford County, Asheboro, an d
Thomasville. Professional Develop ment Schools (PDS) continued in Gu ilford, Rockingham, and Chatham counties.
Elementary and midd le grades students spend over 1,000 hours in schools by the time they graduate, a number
unmatched by other institutions. Planning began to develop a PDS secondary school.

With an endowment fro m the Michel Family Foundation, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) expanded its collect ion
of books, materials, and technology, to enhance the professional preparation of UNCG teacher edu cation students. The
TRC also provides students with access to Praxis preparation software; the SOE also funds site licenses at Gu ilford
Technical Co mmunity College and Rockingham Co mmunity College.


Recruitment, Retenti on, and Professional Development
The SOE Director of Recruit ment, Retention, and Pro fessional Development traveled to all Pied mont Triad area school
systems to meet with superintendents and human resources directors, and conducted recruiting events in high schools.
Two major recruit ment events were held at UNCG: a talk by master teacher Hazel Haley and a Teaching Career day on
campus attended by over 100 high school students.
The Exploring Teaching as a Profession (ETAP) program—designed to recruit into teaching UNCG students with
undeclared majors—began its fourth year. The program now is part of the Grogan Learn ing Co mmun ity. The SOE
academic advisor for transfer and co mmunity college students met with advisors and students on community college
campuses to ensure that 2 + 2 arrangements lead to a smooth transition to teacher education at UNCG.
The Guilford Education Partnership was formed between UNCG and Guilfo rd County Schools. Its purpose is to foster
collaboration in recru it ment, preparation, and retention of educators. A master‘s progra m for midd le grades science
teachers began, and in 2006 programs will begin in mathemat ics education and social studies.
The SOE participated in the Institute for the Recruit ment of Teachers (Andover, MA), to recruit capable minority
students for graduate study. The Dean and department chairs participated in graduate recruit ment fairs held on campus.
The SOE sponsored several summer p rofessional development workshops, including the Yopp Professional
Develop ment Institute (with a focus on beginning teachers). The SOE Dean served on the North Carolina State Board of
Education Teacher Retention Task Force.



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Devel opment and Alumni Relations

Through December 2005 the SOE raised $3.25 million toward its goal of $6.5 million (50%) in the UNCG Students First
Capital Campaign. The majo r gift was a distinguished professorship fro m James and Jo Yopp for mathematics and
science education.

The SOE held an alu mn i reception and awards ceremony in Greensboro on commencement weekend. This year‘s
recipients of alu mn i awards were: Early Career – A licia Tate (Director of Special Education Services in Scotland
County); Outstanding Achievement – James Merrill (Superintendent of Alamance-Burlington Schools); Distinguished
Career – John Sch midt (Distinguished Professor at East Caro lina University), Richard Thompson (UNC Vice President
for University-School Programs).

The SOE Advisory Board began its fifth year. The 28 members represent a broad constituency of educators and
community leaders who either are UNCG alu mni or have a clo se connection to UNCG, and many serve on the SOE
Campaign Co mmittee. The Board met t wice during 2005 (one meet ing was at Asheboro High School); members learned
about SOE activit ies and advised the Dean on educational issues.

Communi ty and Outreach
The Teaching Fellows program passed its State evaluation with all excellent or satisfactory ratings and no areas for
improvement. The SOE teacher education PDS cohorts and the Principal Fello ws Program help students feel part of a
student community. The SOE Mars hals (Un iversity Marshals who are SOE majors) assist at various events. Education
students also are members of the Curry Education Society and the Kappa Delta Pi honorary.

The SOE Dean visited all 15 Pied mont Triad school districts, met with the superinte ndents in their offices, and
accompanied the superintendents on a tour of one or more of their schools. The Dean also hosted luncheons for
superintendents, human resources directors, and directors of teacher education.

Our affiliated units continued to provide needed services to schools and educational programs: The Collegiu m for the
Advancement of Schools, Schooling, and Education; the Pied mont Triad Education Consortium; the Center for
Educational Studies and Develop ment; and SERVE.




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Executive Summary: School of Health & Human Performance

Public and Pri vate Support.
The School‘s figures for the first phase of the Students First Ca mpaign (Ju ly 1, 2004 – December 31, 2005) were
$4,733,968 and 160% to Goal. Several new funds were established in 2005, including the Loretta M. W illiams
Undergraduate CWHW Research Fund, Theodore & Loretta M. W illiams Fund for Arts Health, Marge Leonard
Scholarship, School of HHP Undergraduate Research Award Fund, Dean‘s Student Advisory Council Scholarship, and
the Sue Stinson Award in Dance. New planned giving funds included the Safrit Measurement in Research Fund, Jo Anne
Thorpe Scholar-Service A ward, Mary Jean Pyatt Merit Scholarship in Dance, Araminta Little Distinguished
Professorship in the School of HHP, Martha Anne Jesnak Scholarship, and the Marjory W. Johnson Pre-Physical
Therapy Research Program Fund.

Technol ogy
The major foci this academic year were an increased emphasis on enhancing teaching and learning in HHP and
introduction of and support for several new software applicat ions. Significant activit ies included expansion of support for
new faculty, ad junct faculty, and Tas, and development and support for two options for ad min istering student course
evaluations online. HHP now has a listserv for adjuncts and teaching assistants (Tas) which is updated each semester. All
instructional technology updates are sent both to the faculty and adjunct/TA listservs. Seventeen HHP faculty members
attended the Lilly South conference. Of those, eleven presented nine conference sessions. Three faculty members also
attended the UNC System Teach ing and Learn ing with Technology (TLT) conference, and two presented. And,
approximately 30 faculty and Gas attended each of the semester HHP Instructional Technology Cracker Barrel sessions,
where facu lty and Gas demonstrate their use of instructional technology in support of teaching and learning.

Administration
The formal merger of the Hospitality Management Program with the Depart ment of Recreation, Parks, and Touris m
(RPT) was co mpleted. Th is resulted in a change in the name of RPT to the Depart ment of Recreation, Tourism, and
Hospitality Management (RTH). The School continues to address the federal mandate to become HIPAA co mpliant. The
Speech and Hearing Center, which is the clinical t rain ing site for undergraduate and graduate student clinical work,
became HIPAA comp liant this year.

Facilities
A plan was developed, in conjunction with Intercollegiate Athletics, to move the existing weight train ing facility (roo m
123) to the batting cage space, and to transform the current weight train ing space into a complex to house the Center for
Women‘s Health and Wellness and the HHP Office of Research. This will generate additional facu lty offices, and enable
the current CWHW space to become the HHP Office of Development. The t ransformat ion of the batting cage space was
completed, and construction is scheduled to begin on room 123 in February, 2006. One program, the fibro myalgia
activity intervention program, was moved to the Millennial Campus in the spring semester, 2005. Several laboratory
instruments were purchased to support current faculty and to provide start up packages for new faculty. The
administrative staff area, academic offices, seminar roo m, and clinic reception area in the Depart ment of Co mmunication
Sciences and Disorders was remodeled to become co mpliant with HIPAA.

Strategic Direction: Teaching and Learning
The Teaching Excellence Network was established, which consists of a core group of HHP faculty members fro m each
department who seek to identify examples of teaching excellence within HHP and serve as teaching mentors/consultants.
Additionally, a New Facu lty Orientation Seminar Series was developed and provided important information on six topics
– teaching, research, promotion and tenure, the history of the School, commun icating across the curriculum, and
instructional technology. The Measuring Student Achievement in General Education Goals initiative was also completed
for the office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. Approval was granted for the establishment of a
Doctor of Public Health degree in Co mmunity Health, and the first cohort of DrPH students will be admitted fall 2006.
The UNC Office of the President also approved a request to plan a Doctor of Ph ilosophy degree in CSD. The
Depart ment of PHE underwent an accreditation review with the Council on Education for Public Health and received the
maximu m 7-year period of reaccred itation, and the Fitness Leadership concentration in the Depart ment of ESS was
certified by the American College of Sports Medicine. Two of HHP‘s programs were nationally ranked by U.S. News
and World Reports 2005 Rankings of Best Graduate Schools in the Health Discip lines Category (CSD Speech Language
Pathology 50th ; PHE Co mmunity Health 12th in the nation tied with the Un iversity of Maryland and University of
Southern Californ ia), and our doctoral program in ESS was ranked 24th in the nation by the American Academy of
Kinesiology and Physical Education (tied with Purdue Univers ity).



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Strategic Direction: Creati on and Applicati on of Knowledge
The HHP faculty authored or coauthored 8 books, 74 refereed journal art icles, 51 book chapters or monographs, and
made 215 professional presentations at scholarly meet ings. The Depart ment o f Dance presented 56 public performances,
including 6 co mmissioned dance works. HHP submitted 44 p roposals requesting $11,384,176 to a variety of local, state,
federal, public, and private funding sources, and received 24 awards totaling $1,908,979. Six HHP facu lty members
participated in a February campus proposal-writing workshop conducted by GrantWriters consultants. The Center for
Women‘s Health and Wellness (CWHW) focused its research activities around four strategic areas that build on faculty
and community interests: Improving the health and quality of life of wo men with breast cancer; Understanding the
physiological, psychological, and social foundations of wo men‘s health and wellness; Improving health systems and
community response to wo men who are sick and who are well; and Pro moting safe, healthy and meaningful lives at
home, at work, and in the commun ity. A CWHW study to learn more about the factors that influence the health, wellness
and quality of life of wo men as they age, Understanding the Pathways to Women‘s Health and Wellness in Later Life: A
Cohort Study of Woman‘s Co llege A lu mnae, will survey half of the nearly 10,000 WC alu mnae.

Strategic Direction: Campus Community
The HHP Outstanding Staff Award was established to recognize and reward members of the staff in HHP who provide
outstanding leadership and service to the school beyond the scope of normal responsibilities of a staff member. Ann
Venable fro m the Depart ment of RTH was the inaugural recipient of this award. The Dean‘s Outstanding Student Award
was established to recognize and reward two outstanding graduating students (1 undergraduate; 1 graduate) in the School
of HHP, who provide outstanding leadership and service to the school, university, community, and their pro fessional
organizations. The inaugural recip ients were Anomis Davis (CSD) and Robert ―Bobby‖ Maxwell (CSD). Two HHP
faculty members received the University‘s most prestigious teaching and research awards. Karen ―Pea‖ Poole received
the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for an untenured faculty member, and Sandra Shultz received the Research
Excellence Award for a junior faculty member. Cindra Kamphoff received the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. The
School also awarded Emerita Professor Mariana Newton with the Schoo l of HHP Distinguished Service Award at the
May 13 HHP Graduation Ceremony. Also recognized at the same ceremony were assistant professors Robert Aronson
with the Teaching Excellence Award and Sandra Shultz with the Gail M. Hennis Teaching Excellence Award for
Graduate Faculty.

Strategic Direction: Economy and Quality of Life
Through a variety of collaborations and outreach programs, the School of HHP continues to improve the quality of life of
the Pied mont Triad‘s citizens. For examp le, the Speech and Hearing Center conducted 319 on campus evaluations and
368 screenings, 43 evaluations, and 831 t reatments in off campus settings. ESS faculty conducted health fairs,
fibro myalgia physical activ ity interventions, sport psychology consultations, diabetic scree nings, and a home-schooled
physical education/aquatics program, and Project Effort served 51 youth fro m the co mmunity. RTH‘s Partnership
F.I.V.E. (Fostering Inclusive Vo lunteer Effo rts) staff disseminated informat ion, including two new videos, on inclusive
volunteering at national and statewide recreation and parks conferences, regional recreation and park agencies, UNCG
classes, local schools, group homes, and nonprofit and advocacy agencies. PHE engaged in research and development
activities with Tanglewood Research, a for profit prevention research organizat ion. The Depart ment of Dance continued
its involvement with Artslin k, and the Dance Depart ment Head was elected by campus arts leaders to serve as chair of
the Artslink steering committee in 2005-06, and in this role organized the Graduate Research in the Arts Conference
(GREAT).

Strategic Direction: Access and Student Success
The School of HHP Scholarship Program awarded over $72,000 to 34 undergraduate and graduate students during the
2004-05 academic year. At the University Excellence Awards Convocation, the following students (and faculty mentors)
had posters at the Undergraduate Research Assistant Presentations: Felicia Bowens (Leandra Bedin i and Nancy
Glad well), Kristen Brown (Den ise Tucker), A manda Chap man (Tammy Schilling),, Anomis Davis (Susan Phillips),
Skye Dregalla (Erick Byrd), Jared Hill (Mark Schulz), Kristina Hill (Paul Davis), Debbie Mason (Mark Schulz), and
Christine Stuart (Bob Strack). At the Undergraduate Honors Convocation, 6 Student Excellence Award Winners were
fro m HHP: Valerie Banning (ESS), Kelly Gott (ESS), Kathleen Kelley (DCE), Nina Madsen (DCE), Abigail Rothe
(ESS), and Sarah Weber (CSD).




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Executive Summary: School of Human Environmental Sciences

The School received a total of $352,816 in private, corporate and foundation gifts this year. Furniture donated by
Brayton Industries of High Po int, N.C was used in the newly renovated 1929 wing of Stone building and will be utilized
in the Studio Arts Center, due for co mpletion late summer 2006.

The Hu man Environ mental Sciences Foundation Board continues to be a very viable support to the School. All
departments within the School have advisory boards that provide advice and counsel to the programs, and contribute to
fund raising activities, mentoring of students and the development of student internship sites. The School continues to be
a leader at the university in the funding of student scholarships with $146,795 worth of scholarships awarded this year.

The School added a Behavioral Research Facility in the newly renovated 1929 wing of Stone build ing. The facility
houses a market ing and survey lab research room that contains equipment for telephone surveys, scanner and software to
develop and tally surveys. The facility also houses observation rooms with the capacity to video/audio tape activities.
The 1929 wing is equipped with a wireless environment and multimedia units in every classroom and conference room.
In addition, the wing houses classrooms, an apparel design lab, the university telelearn ing facilities, facu lty offices, and
the Human Develop ment and Family Studies Department and the Social Work Depart ment main offices. Additional
major construction for the School includes the Studio Arts Center, scheduled for comp letion in July 2006, which will
house the Interior Architecture Depart ment.

Over $ 212,103 was spent by the School and Departments on renovation and repair of facilities. Facility safety and
efficient use of space are ongoing priorities within the School. Renovation to existing facilit ies include converting
128 Stone into a co mputer design lab for design students; 244 Stone into a mult ipurpose classroom; 346 Stone into a
graduate teaching assistants‘ satellite wo rkroom; conversion of roo m 317 into an office fo r part-time Lecturers; and
renovation of rooms 305/325 to increase efficiency of laboratory research space.

The School spent $170,000 on expenses associated with placing appropriate furniture and equip ment for the 1929 wing
of Stone. Other major purchases include equipment for conducting telephone surveys; an OP Scan 4U scanner and
software ($6,579) for designing survey formats, scoring surveys and providing data summaries; twenty sewing machines
for the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies design lab ($6,000); A maxa Nucleofector Electroporator ($11,860) and a
Bio-Tek microplate reader ($31,661) for the Nutrition labs.

An ―E-Learning Init iative‖ was begun this year to encourage and facilitate the development of additional b lended model
classes by faculty. Six faculty received min igrants ($1,000 each) to aid in develop ment. A faculty instruction room was
set up with co mputers, a scanner and software utilized by faculty in developing instruction and presentation materials.
The Instructional Technology Consultant developed and provided workshops to faculty on hybrid course design to
enhance teaching and learning with technology. Design courses in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies were rev ised to
incorporate software applications including Gerber, Illustrator, and Photoshop widely used in the Apparel Industry.

Depart ments within the School continue to expand opportunities for international research, study and education. New
sites for study abroad were imp lemented in Hong Kong; Monterrey, Mexico; and Canberra, Australia. Negotiations are
underway for study abroad opportunities with universities in St. Petersburg, Russia; Melbourne, Australia and Odense,
Den mark. Students from many countries, including India, Turkey, Korea, Ro mania, Ireland, So uthern Denmark and
Norway are studying in the School as part of student exchange agreements. Faculty also traveled abroad to Norway and
Ireland to collaborate on research. The Depart ment of Social Work developed a new Costa Rica educational exchange
program wh ich provides cultural and Spanish language immersion to 20 students and faculty who attended from May
18th through June 11th , 2005.

New degrees and majors approved this year in the School include the Depart ment of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail
Studies, which not only changed its name, but retailored its graduate and undergraduate concentrations to better prepare
students to the changing textile industry of today. Also approved is a non -thesis MS degree in Family Life and Parenting
Education in the Depart ment of Hu man Develop ment and Family Studies and a jo int MS degree in Family Life and
Parenting Education with North Carolina State Un iversity.

The Nutrit ion Depart ment continues to produce nationally recognized students. Lauren Budd (undergraduate student
researcher working with M ichael McIntosh) was first place winner of the 2005 Undergraduate Research Poster
Co mpetition held at UNCG on May 4, 2005. Soonkyu Chung (Ph.D. student working with M ichael McIntosh) and David
Scott (M.S. student working with George Loo) each received one of the 12 abstract awards fro m the A merican Society


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for Nutrition/Proctor and Gamb le Graduate Student Research Awards Co mpetition for 2005. This is the highest research
honor available for Nutrition graduate students by a national research professional organization.

The annual Interior Arch itecture Scholarship Foru m was established and held (May 2005) for the purpose of presenting,
promoting, and discussing faculty research initiat ives. Interio r Architecture facu lty members won an international design
competition and two international art ist‘s residencies. The Center for Innovation in Interior Arch itecture (IA R) was
approved by the UNCG Board of Trustees. Two IAR undergraduate students, who worked with department faculty, were
selected to present their research projects at the Biennial Undergraduate Research Symposiu m in Raleigh.

HES recognized the contributions of its faculty and staff is through awards, including the Mary Francis Stone
Outstanding Teaching Award won by Sherry Lyon of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, the Board of Governor‘s
Outstanding Teaching Award in HES won by Mary Morgan of Hu man Develop ment and Family Studies, the
Outstanding Advisor Award given to Lauren Haldeman of Nutrition, and the new HES Staff Excellence Award
presented to two staff members, Barbara Webb of Social Work and Kelly Elliott of Nutrition . A lso established for the
first time this year by the Dean‘s Office are the Research Excellence Awards for faculty and research scientists in the
School. Ron F. Morrison of Nutrition won the Early Career Research Excellence Award.
Marion O‘Brien of Hu man Development and Family Studies received the Senior Scholar Research Excellence Award
and Robert J. Wineburg of Social Work received the Senior Scholar Research Excellence Award. All recip ients receive a
monetary award of $1,000.

Special events promoting community engagement and citizenship include, ―The Trend master‘s Gu ide,‖ October 27,
2005 with Robyn Waters, International Trend Consultant as keynote speaker presented by the Department of Consumer,
Apparel and Retail Studies. In addition, the Depart ment hosted the Executives -in-Residence day with a leadership
development workshop led William Sternbergh, Sen ior Fellow, Center for Creative Lead ership, mock interviews by
representatives from the International Text ile Group, a lecture on Trends by Mike Sholt is (Bill Blass, NY), and a lecture
on diversity in the workp lace by Fran Mellett (VF Corporation).

The Depart ment of Interior Arch itecture collaborated with Rockingham Co mmunity College Creative and Fine
Woodworking Program (one student and one faculty fro m each) to develop a chair prototype and collabora te with
Brayton International for further develop ment. An Interio r Architecture studio clas s worked with Habitat for Hu manity
in Winston Salem to develop new ideas for p rototypical housing forms. The department has planning efforts underway to
utilize the new Millennial Campus by establishing a prototyping facility wh ich will work with industry to develop new
furniture and interior designs.

The Center fo r New North Carolin ians conducted over 1,800 presentations to people in the community involving
outreach, service and research on immigrant and refugee topics which addresses the changing diversity in North
Caro lina. The Child Care Education Program (CCEP) in the Depart ment of Hu man Develop ment and Family Studies
provided 145 practicu ms and 20 student teaching experiences in addition to observation opportunities, independent study
experiences, and special projects for students in Nutrition, Music, Psychology, Counseling and Educational
Develop ment, Nursing, Specialized Education Serv ices, Interior Architecture, English, Art, and Public Health.

The Depart ment of Social Work MSW Program received successful re-accred itation and 100 percent co mpliance with all
accreditation standards. Social Work Faculty member, John Rife, received the award ―Social Worker of the Year‖ fro m
the National Association of Social Workers, NC Pied mont District.




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Executive Summary: School of Music

This summary and annual report cover the period January through December 2005.

The School of Music had another extremely productive year, both by students and faculty. Details can be found earlier
in this report, but students and faculty continue to garner recognition and honors for the work that they do. Probably the
two most important items here are: 1) the fact that 4 o f our facu lty hold positions as President or President -elect of their
respective professional associations; and 2) BOTH of the universities candidates for the prestigious National Endowment
for the Hu manit ies Su mmer St ipend award were fro m the School o f Music! The presidencies are as follows: John
Locke, A merican Bandmasters Association; Paul Stewart, Music Teachers National Association; Dennis AsKew,
International Tuba and Euphonium Association; and Steven Stusek, North American Saxophone Alliance. The t wo
faculty selected as NEH applicants were Gavin Douglas (ethnomusicology) and Pierpaolo Polzonetti (h istorical
musicology), both members of the Co mposition, History, and Theory Division.

The School‘s enrollments remained steady at around 600 majo rs (400 undergraduates and 200 graduate students),
although the number of new first-year students was higher than before, due to an exceptionally successful recruit ment
year. We have spent a good part of the year discussing as a faculty the enrollment targets that are appropriate for the
School, given the restrictions imposed by the number of studio teachers and the number of students required to fully staff
our large ensemb les. These targets have been identified, and we are now in the process of working to manage the
enrollments of the School by utilizing more effectively what we refer to as a ―wait list‖ met hod rather than a ―rolling
admission‖ method. This simply means that in certain studios or areas, where the applications for ad missions are
inordinately high (saxophone, voice, viola, etc.) we will render ad mission decisions right away for the very top an d
bottom students. For those in the middle, the admission decisions will be delayed until all applicants have auditioned
(March 18 is the final audition date). This will help us to choose the very best students for enrollment in the School.

Because of the above increase in first-year students, the SCH generation of the School was higher for Fall Semester
2005. Given previous Delaware data (these are normally at least a year or more behind), the School of Music was finally
able to meet at least the mean Delaware figures for faculty productivity. We remain convinced, however, that the
Delaware data may not be the most accurate comparison. Moreover, the structure of the General Education Curriculu m
on campus is such that students have a plethora of cours es fro m which to choose to meet the various requirements of
GEC. With fewer options available, students would be more likely to choose music courses as GEC requirements, thus
increasing the demand for such courses. As it now stands, we believe that the d emand on campus is largely being met.
(In co mparison, one of our colleague institutions, whose students must take a course in either music, visual arts, or
theatre, reports that they offer 20 sections of music appreciation to meet the demand! That will n ever occur at UNCG,
regardless of how good the courses are, until the students have fewer choices of courses.)

The School of Music conducted four searches during Spring Semester 2005: Associate Director of Bands (new line);
String Music Education (replac ing Valerie Trollinger who was not reappointed); Music Theory (replacing Fran k
McCarty who retired); and Vocal Coach/Accompanist (new line). Three of these searches were comp leted. Dr. Kev in
Geraldi was hired as the first Associate Director of Bands to work with Dr. John Locke in our instrumental p rogram. Dr.
Irna Priore was hired in the Music Theory position. Dr. Ja mes Douglass was hired as coach/accompanist. The search for
the String Music Education position was nsuccessful.

The highlight of the year has most certainly been the hundreds of hours of work that have been spent preparing a bid to
acquire the Bern ie Krause Natural Sound Archive. The Music Research Insitute in conjunction with Jerry McGu ire,
Director of Technology Transfer, and John Merrill, Director o f the Greensboro Center for Innovative Develop ment and
the joint UNCG/ NCAT Millenial Campus, has been working feverishly to put together a plan for the acquisition of the
archive. Once acquired, the arch ive will have a three-pronged emphasis: research, education and community outreach,
and commercial. The co mmercial co mponent will be housed at the Millen ial Campus and will consist of a corporation to
whom the archive is licensed. As of December 2005 the School had received a co mmit ment fro m the Chancellor to
conduct a due diligence study on the acquisition, and that is nearly comp leted. It is anticipated that investors will be
identified and approached in March or April 2006 with the archive under full operation on campus by Fall 2006.

The Music Research Institute also continues to play a lead role in at least three other areas within the School: a) noise -
induced hearing loss; b) music medicine research program; and c) the Sounds of Learning research initiat ive. In
conjunction with the Depart ment of Co mmunication Sciences and Disorders, the Mri continues research into the issues
of noise-induced hearing loss and its prevention. Several projects have been conducted within the School and outside,
and the School is preparing to take the necessary steps to ensure that such hearing loss is minimized within its walls.


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The music medicine research program has been in the planning stages for the entire year and beyond. In March 2005
Drs. M ichael That and Ralph Spintge were invited to deliver a presentation to the Greensboro Medical Society. Fro m
this presentation there developed an acute interest in the work of these two individuals in the area o f rehabilitation of
stroke and Parkinsonian patients (Thaut) and pain management (Spintge). Negot iations are currently under way to bring
these two individuals to campus as targeted hires, UNCG funding Thaut and, it is hoped, Moses Cone Health Systems
funding Spintge (an anesthesiologist). The init iation of such a program would not only provide significant opportunity
for research funding, but would improve the lives of those in the commun ity through enhanced rehabilit ion options and
shortened hospital stays and recovery times for surgical and chronic pain patients.

The Sounds of Learning project, funded by the International Foundation for Music Research and the Grammy
Foundation, has gone through two rounds of grant awards to researchers who are investigating the effects of the presence
of music programs on the total fabric of K-12 schools. The leading music education researchers in the United States are
involved in this project fro m a consulting and oversight basis, including, Dr. Edward Asmus, Dr. Clifford Madsen, Dr.
Bennett Reimer, Dr. Peter Webster, and many others. Having this project centered at UNCG has brought significant
attention to the School of Music and the Mri.

Two other events during the year also brought significant recognition to the School. The first was hosting the conference
of the Society for Music Teacher Education on Campus in Fall 2005, attracting leaders in the music education field fro m
all over the nation. Also held in Fall 2005 was the annual conference of the Society of Co mposers, Inc. Particularly
impressive to all in attendance was the organization of the event by Dr. Mark Engebretson and the wealth and depth of
musical talent that abounds at the School of Music. It was most impressive that the Wind Ensemble, the Sy mphony
Orchestra, and the University Choirs all presented majo r concerts of works by these visiting composers, further
impressing the attendees that the entire School could work together toward such an event.

Again in 2005, the School of Music was exceptionally successful in fundraising toward the Students First Campaign.
The details of these endeavors are found earlier in the report, but it should be recognized that the School of Music met its
campaign goal within appro ximately 18 months of the inception of the silent phase. To date, the School has exceeded its
goal of $3.3 million and is well on its way to reaching a new, additional goal of $1.2 million. This is again due to the
exceptional wo rk of Ms. Nancy Shane, develop ment officer for the School of Music, whose tireless efforts have resulted
in the acquisition of significant gifts to the School.

Finally, the School of Music in itiated or continued several projects in regard to governance and administration of the
School. In response to an ad hoc committee reviewing the graduate program o f the School, the facu lty approved in Fall
2005 a revised DMA degree program, which g ives additional flexibility to match the abilit ies and needs of incoming
doctoral students in performance. A lso, at the request of the Provost, the faculty spent Fall 2005 pondering the option of
converting to a departmentalized governance structure. An ad hoc committee was established to draft a governance
document based upon departments rather than divisions, and this was recently delivered to the faculty (March 2006) for
their consideration. Finally, discussions surrounding a revised workload policy for music faculty continued throughout
the entire year. A new policy, aligned closely with that of the entire Un iversity, will be put in place effective Fall 2006.
In contrast to the current teaching load policy in the School of Music, the new workload policy will reflect all three areas
of faculty responsibility for each faculty member and allow for flexib ility of ratio o f assignment by individual faculty
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Executive Summary: School of Nursing

Cornerstone: Public and Pri vate Support
During 2005 there were 17 major gifts to the school. The Students First Campaign School of Nursing Steering
Co mmittee met three times during the year. The School of Nursing Scholarship Recognit ion Luncheon was held on
October 26, 2005. The School of Nursing was represented at Inside UNCG events at ten sites in North Caro lina.

Cornerstone: Technol ogy
Desktop Co mputers and printers are replaced for staff, ad min istrators and faculty on a three -year cycle. An interactive
conference room was established in Moore 311 with the installat ion of a flat screen television and Macintosh computer.
The school building was retrofitted for wireless throughout the Moore Building. A pilot was comp leted with wirele ss
access available in a few classrooms and seminar roo ms.

Cornerstone: Administration
In the fall 2005, Dr. Richard Cowling was appointed as Director of the PhD program and Dr. Ray mond Buck, a
biostatistician, was hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor. The P&T co mmittee was reorganized fro m an elected
committee to include all tenured faculty.

Cornerstone: Facilities
The first floor of the Moore Building was renovated including the Classroom 130. One classroom was redesigned with
tables/furniture for laptop computer use by doctoral and distance learning students The office in the McIver House was
renovated for use by the new director of the doctoral program. A new Sim-man for instruction was purchased for the
skills lab along with a new ECG mach ine. New teaching stations and screens were placed in the classrooms.

Strategic Direction 1: Teachi ng and Learning
The School of Nursing graduated the first cohort of RN to BSN students at the airport site and began a new group of
students in t he fall 2005 of 22 students. The school also graduated the first group of students in the collaborative
agreement with the Moses Cone Health System for clinical faculty. A new g roup of eight students called the Moses
Cone Scholars was ad mitted in fall 2005. The school entered into an agreement with Forsyth Medical Center for
providing a clinical facu lty to supervise a group of students in the Psychiatric Mental Health course. The School of
Nursing continued the RN to BSN program in Hickory, NC. The MSN group graduated in May 2005 and a new cohort
of 22 students were admitted in fall 2005. The School of Nursing established the PhD program fall 2005 with 12
students.
The school sponsored two international educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.
They staffed health care clin ics in Russia and Honduras. Nursing had two undergraduate research assistants during the
2005-2006 academic year. To enhance the use of educational technology in the School of Nursing a simu lated model
called Sim man was purchased for the skills lab.
The official pass rate for 2005 NCLEX was 93%. Eighty-one out of 87 graduates passed the NCLEX the first time. 2005
graduates of the anesthesia concentration had a 91.2% first time passage rate on the CRNA exam in 2005. Fifty -seven
students graduated from the program and 52 passed the exam the first time. The 2005 certification rates for the nurse
practitioner program will be d istributed in March, 2006 and will be presented in next years report.
Dr. Patricia Crane received the UNCG School of Nursing Teaching Excellence A ward, May 2005. Emelia A moako
received the 2005 Distinguished Research Award fro m the Allied academics, Candler, NC. The fo llo wing awards were
given by Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sig ma Theta Tau International to faculty: Jenny Clapp received the Excellence in
Nursing Practice Award; Patricia Crane received the Excellence in Nursing Research Award; Ellen Jones received the
Excellence in Nursing leadership award; and Debra Stanford received the Excellence in Nursing Educ ation Award.
Laurie Kennedy-Malone was inducted into the Hall of Fame for outstanding alumni Mallard High School, Pennsylvania.
Three faculty were honored as one of the Great 100 nurses in North Caro lina: Susan Letvak, Betsy Leh man and Debra
Stanford. Hazel Bro wn received two awards: North Carolina Award for College Bound Sisters fro m the Adolescent
pregnancy Prevention Coalition of NC. She also received the Blue Ribbon Award winning Abstract for College Bound
Sisters, at the Annual NC Perinatal Conference. Ginger Karb received two awards for her efforts with the SECC
campaign: the Chairman ‘s award of Merit and the Chairman‘s Special achievement award . Dr. Eileen Kohlenberg was
elected as President Elect of the North Carolina Nurses Association. Consultants were used for assistance with NCLEX,
undergraduate curriculu m, development, nurse practitioner p rogram, NLN center fo r excellence application, g rants,
research, graduate program in nursing administration, cultural co mpetence and editorial assistance. The School of
Nursing received the NLN Center for Excellence in Nursing Education award fro m the National League fo r Nu rsing.




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Strategic Direction 2: Creati on and Application of Knowledge
The School of Nursing offered 24 graduate assistantships and 11 research assistantships funded by the school, Graduate
School, Associate Provost for Research, and research and program grants. Dr.Richard Cowling, director of the doctoral
program, is the Editor o f the Journal of Ho listic Nursing. The new PhD p rogram began fall 2005 with 12 students.
Grant and Contract funding calendar year (CY) 2005
Total amount requested: $5,981,186 (15)
Total amount awarded: $4,613,613 (14)
Total funds received: $1,904,372 (14)

Strategic Direction 3: Campus Community
The School of Nursing Alu mni Association recocgnized Jean Burgess Sellers as the 2005 distinguished alumni award.
The alu mni board meets in the school regularly and the school helps host alumni events including a reception at the NC
Nurses Association annual convention. Jo Winchester completed her presidency and Kimberly Gordon began her term as
President in April 2005. In the spring of 2005 the Race and Gender Co mmittee held a 2 hour program on ―Hispanic
Cultures: a comparative discussion ―. The committee also sponsored a ―Cultural Co mpetence‖ workshop fall 2005.

Strategic Direction 4: Economy and Quality of Life
The school operated four clin ics for med ically underserved elderly. The total nu mber o f residents served for 20005 was
995. In 2005, the school sponsored 8 campus blood drives. The School of Nursing Advisory Board met four times during
the year. Stanley Fran k chaired the board until October 2005. M r. John Schrull was appointed as the new chair.

Strategic Direction 5: Access and Student Success
The School of Nursing continues with faculty advisors who make recru it ment visits with the UNCG ad missions office to
high schools, junior high and career fairs. Graduation rates: Students in the pre-licensure and RN to BSN p rogram
exceed the standard of 80% or h igher. Graduation rates for the master‘s students is generally above 90%. Faculty
participated in the faculty phonathon, fall 2005 that was targeted to students with a h igh SAT or h igh school GPA. All
fully admitted graduate nursing students have GPA‘s above 3.0 and scores on the MAT or GRE at the mean or above for
the discicpline. Career placement: New graduates of the pre-licensure program are usually emp loyed in hospitals (98%
of respondents). Of the RN to BSN graduates of 2003-2004, 65% of respondents are employed in hospitals, 6% in
physicians‘ offices and 16% in miscellaneous other settings, including health departments, preschool programs, and the
Federal Bureau of Prisons. Graduate students were emp loyed in hospitals (52%), anesthesia practices (15%), physicians
offices (12%), including faculty positions, home care, and private companies. Su mmary tables are bound in the school‘s
annual report. Of the 2004-2005 pre -licensure graduates, 97% of respondents are emp loyed in hospitals, as are 82% of
RN to BSN graduates. Graduates of the MSN programs and post-MSN certificate programs are all emp loyed, with over
50% employed in hospitals, 17% emp loyed in physicians‘ office, and 28% eimp loyed in a variety of teaching positions.
In spring 2005, over $149,600 was awarded in endowed and non-endowed scholarships, which were distributed over the
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Executive Summary: Office of Undergraduate Education

The Office o f Undergraduate Education includes the following in itiatives and programs:
         A+ Schools Program
         Co mmunicat ion Across the Curricu lu m
         The Lloyd International Honors Co llege
         Grogan Co llege
         Residential Co llege
         Strong College
         University Teaching and Learning Center
         Academic Assessment
         ArtsLink
         Undergraduate Curriculu m Co mmittee
         Undergraduate Studies Council
         Accreditation (SACS)
         Academic Planning and Coordination

Calendar year 2005 included a number o f notable accomp lish ments by these units:
     Hosting of the Lilly South Conference
     The first national A+ Schools Conference, held in Greensboro
     Successful satisfaction of all pending reporting requirements of the Southern Association of Co lleges and
        Schools, fro m the 2003 re -accreditation visit.
     Establishment of an Office of Academic Assessment, and the hiring of a full -time Director
     First steps in establishing a Pied mont Triad Co mmunity Festival (―Bricolage‖
     Formation of the International Honors College, including ad ministrative structure and academic planning
     Hosting the Arkansas Governor, Jerry Huckabee, on campus, to speak about arts in education
     Adoption of an Academic Affairs Assessment Plan by the Council of Deans
     Successful management of campus classroom technology, updates, and expansions
     Implementation of a faculty development program on using wireless technology in the classroom
     Implementation of a faculty mentoring pilot program.
     Initiat ion of the five-year rev iew o f General Education, including the in itiation of a General Education Review
        Taskforce, under the direction of the Undergraduate Curriculu m Co mmittee
     Ongoing expansion of classroom technology, totaling 118 technology-equipped classrooms, the Blackboard
        Course Management System, and numerous faculty development init iatives in the Teaching and Learn ing
        Center.
     Continuing expansion of the services of the University Writing and Speak ing Center, including expanded
        student use of tutorial services.
     The highlight of the 2005 year in the Office of Undergraduate Education was the formation of The International
        Honors College, wh ich became an official campus entity on July 1. The Co llege s ubsequently received a gift of
        $4.2 million, which subsequently named the college in honor of Aubrey Paul and Georg ia Garrison Lloyd.
        During its formation year, the Co llege is working to create its administrative structure, approve curricular
        requirements, and design course schedule for Fall 2006, when the first class of freshmen will be ad mitted into
        the ‗new‘ program.




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Executive Summary: Office of Research & Public/Private Sector Partnerships

The Office o f Research and Public / Private Sector Partnerships has a threefold mission: research, economic
development, and federal relations. Significant acco mplishments have occurred in each of these efforts from January
through December 2005. W ithin the research mission there are two major object ives: pro viding support for the
infrastructure surrounding the research enterprise and visualizing new object ives / initiat ives for UNCG‘s research
efforts. Support for the research infrastructure comes fro m the Office of Research Co mpliance (ORC), the Office of
Sponsored Programs (OSP), the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), and the Associate Provost for Research.

The ORC co mpleted its second year of operation in August of 2005. The ORC encourages a campus culture of
compliance through excellent customer service. It has numerous professional training opportunities for faculty, staff,
and students. A partial listing of in itiatives imp lemented this year includes the follo wing items. The train ing schedule for
all co mmittees with research-comp liance related activit ies was revised. The train ing materials for IRB and IA CUC were
revised and distributed. Training for new co mmittee members was updated. IRB training seminars were conducted. A
follow up to last year‘s internal audit using the Office for Hu man Research Prot ection (OHRP) Quality Assessment tool
was conducted and a second phase of internal auditing was initiated. The ORC website was updated. The Director of
ORC interacted with UNCG facu lty, staff, and students to increase awareness of the ORC operation and university
compliance research efforts. The training manual for g raduate students working in ORC was revised. On -line education
related to UNCG‘s drug-free workp lace policy was rewritten.

OSP manages pre-award and non-fiscal post-award functions related to research. Over 316 proposals valued at almost
$100 million were submitted in the 2004-05 academic year and 220 grants valued at almost $28 million were funded.
Oversight of programs for professional development of faculty and staff in regards to ability to locate sources of external
funding and ability to prepare co mpetitive proposals was moved fro m the Associate Provost for Research to OSP. Over
31 meetings ranging in topics fro m a general overview of grantsmanship for graduate students to specific grantsmanship
components (such as locating sponsors or post award management) for university research faculty and staff were held.
Train ing to use COS was imp lemented and OSP coordinated approximately 834 COS Expertise records, representing
university research faculty (673), graduate students (30), and staff (131). Training sessions related to understanding and
implementing the rapidly changing electronic proposals submission process were conducted.

OTT celebrated it third anniversary in 2005.This office has con tinued an aggressive outreach program to the faculty and
graduate students. Towards this end, the Director gave numerous seminars to small groups, visited with faculty on an
individual basis, and interacted with groups of faculty. A new Patent Policy was a pproved by Office of the President on
9/16/05. Two addit ional graduate assistant/licensing positions were filled. A Professional Licensing Associate Position
was imp lemented. All outstanding issues with ―Read ing Together‖ were co mpleted and license agreeme nt with Learn ing
Together Inc was established. Activities in economic develop ment for the TRIAD were continued. The Director
participated in the Technology Outreach at Nussbaum (TON).

The APR‘s office assumed the responsibility of managing the intramural grants program. Almost $400,000 of intramural
support was awarded. Eighty faculty fro m depart ments across the campus were awarded almost $27,000 fro m the
Scholars‘ Travel Fund. Almost $80,000 was awarded through the New Faculty Research Grants Program and an
additional $109,100 through the Regular Facu lty Research Grants Program. An additional $92,000 was awarded through
the Summer Excellence Research Award Program. The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program gave 88 research
assistantship awards in a variety of disciplines totaling approximately $88,000. The newly formed t ravel assistance
program for undergraduates to share their research at regional and national meet ings gave $648 in awards to four
students. ORPPSP held over 300 meetings with groups of and individual faculty. The APR assumed the responsibility of
managing the establishment, planning, and review of centers and institutes. Two centers were granted permission to
establish, bringing the total number of centers to 21.

Critical p layers in the research at UNCG are the center in ORPPSP: the Center fo r Youth, Family and Co mmunity
Partnerships (CYFCP) and the Institute for Health, Science and Society (IHSS). The Center made two strategic hires
which brought depth to its early childhood readiness initiative and program evaluation capacities. They relocated to a
more pro minent downtown location, comb ining all pro jects under one roof. They continued to expand their strategic
partnerships, deepening expertise in translating research into practice. They received national and state recognition for
work in juvenile justice, being funded for numerous projects. Finally, the Center was funded for several in itiat ives on
child mental health and positive youth development including train ing and technical assistance across the state on best
practices in mental health and substance abuse; model intervention programs and workforce develop ment to support the
social emotional develop ment and academic readiness of young children; and outcome evaluation to build the capacity of


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other organizations in supporting the health of children, families, and co mmunities. CYFCP submitted proposals totaling
$8,381,350 and received awards of $1,316,960.

The major focus of IHSS in 2005 was the initiat ion of the Guilford Geno mic Medicine In itiative, a collaboration among
UNCG, the Moses Cone Health System, and the Center for Hu man Genetics at Duke University. The central goal of this
initiat ive, funded through the Department of Defense, is to develop a comprehensive model for the translation of genetic
discoveries into everyday medical care. In addition, IHSS secured funding to purchase equipment for a clinical
genotyping core laboratory and collaborated with the Greensboro Chamber of Co mmerce to obtain funding fro m the
North Carolina Biotechnology Center to offer a Biotechnology Academy for local business, community, and political
leaders. The Institute also has ongoing, federally funded research programs in b iotechnology that have produced
intellectual property that is intended to deal with society‘s concerns about environmental quality. IHSS submitted five
proposals totaling $2,770,423 and received awards of $2,203,498

Dr. Jerry Meisner, a pro fessor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and his co -investigator, Dr. Harol Hoffman,
continued activities associated with the second and third years of their NSF/ITR g rant; the fourth year plus a six month
extension of their NSF/TE g rant; and the extended year of their DED FIPSE grant. Two new research scientists were
hired in 2005:a cellu lar b iologist whose work focuses on the role of nutrients on AIDS at the molecu lar level and an
expert in counter terroris m issues. He is participating in an initiat ive to imp lement a disaster management certificate and
is trying to establish a research program on counter terroris m.

Economic develop ment is a key co mponent among those of the ORPPSP. Much of these efforts, although not all, have
been through the activities of the Director of OTT and the Associate Provost for Research. The Directo r of OTT is on the
board or task force for five and the APR n ine community groups. At the state and national level the APR is on the board
or council member of five groups.


Federal relat ions are also an important component of activities associated with t he ORPPSP. In spring of 2005 six federal
earmark requests were submitted and two were funded.




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Executive Summary: The Graduate School

The number of graduate students at UNCG continues to grow. Nearly ¼ (23.4%) of the students during Fall Semester,
2005 were graduate students. The nearly 3800 graduate students who took classes during that term included more than
500 who were exclusively taking classes through distance education. The graduate student population also included 306
international students taking graduate work, a 5.9% increase over Fall Semester, 2004. Graduate enrollment at UNCG
has increased about 20% since 2000.

The range of graduate programs at UNCG also continues to expand. During Fall Semester, 2005 we enrolled our first 12
doctoral students in the Ph.D. program in Nursing. During 2005 we also received permission to establish the M.A. in
Women‘s and Gender Studies, the M.S. in Biochemistry, and a dual degree M.S. in Gerontology/MBA program. Work
has been progressing to recruit the initial class of doctoral students for the new Dr. PH program in Co mmun ity Health.
Planning underway for possible doctoral programs in Co mmunicat ion Sciences and Disorders, Co mputational
Mathematics, Bio logy, Medicinal Biochemistry, Dance, and, Institu tional Research. Planning has also progressed for a
new jo int M.S. in Family Life and Parenting Education with North Caro lina State University.

In recent years the biggest growth area nationally in g raduate education has been graduate certificate programs. More
people now receive post-baccalaureate and post-master‘s certificates annually than receive doctorates. UNCG now
offers 32 graduate certificates, 14 of them established since 2002.

The imp lementation of the electronic thesis and dissertation project has gone very well. A pilot during Sp ring Semester,
2005 and the summer resulted in the comp letion of 40 electronic theses or dissertations. The complet ion of an electron
thesis or dissertation was an option for all graduate students during Fall Semester, 2005 and will be required beginning
with Fall Semester, 2006.

Eleven Graduate Student workshops offered in conjunction with the Office of Research and Public/Private Sector
Partnerships were:

        Research Using Hu man Subjects: What You Need to Know (2 workshops—spring 2005 and fall 2005)
        Making Your Innovation a Reality
        Writing for Publication in the Sciences
        Writing for Publication in the Hu manit ies, Education, and Social Sciences
        Everything I needed to Know About Publishing I Learned in Art and Music Classes
        Writing to Seek Funding: Fello wships and Grants
        Filing Your Thesis or Dissertation Electronically
        How to Find Funding Sources
        Writing for On-Line Publicat ions
        Writing for Professional Journals: What Ed itors Like to See

Graduate Studies Co mmittee (GRS):
Policies and Procedures:
Passed a resolution to:
        Not support any changes in the letter grade or grade point system for graduate students.
        Reco mmend the retention of the current undergraduate grading scale.
Approved policy additions for graduate certificate programs:
        Maximu m of three semester hours of independent study
        Specific regulat ions to determine academic inelig ibility
        Plan of study requirement
Student Affairs:
Approved:
        Change to the policy regarding electronic submission of theses and dissertations
Curriculum:
Approved the following:
         Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in advanced Spanish language and Hispanic cultural studies
         Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in dietetic internship
         Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in leadership in early care and education
         Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – teaching English as a second language


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         Minor in early keyboard instruments
         Concentration in interior produce design for the M.A. in Interior Architecture
         Split the concentration for the M.M. in music performance in key board, wind, string and percussion into
          two: 1) keyboard and 2) string, wind, and percussion
         Degree name change for the M.Ed. in Higher Education to Student Personnel Administration in Higher
          Education
         Distance education delivery for Ed.S. in Educational leadership (online and on site in Stokes County)
         Program revisions for M.A. in Mathemat ics (Applied Statistics concentration), doctoral minor and Post -
          Baccalaureate Cert ificate in Statistics, Post-Baccalaureate Cert ificate in Nonprofit Management, M .P.A.
          (Nonprofit Management concentration), Post-Master‘s Certificate in Financial Analysis, Post-Baccalaureate
          Cert ificate in Business Admin istration, M.S. in Information Technology and Management, Post -
          Baccalaureate and Post-Master‘s Certificates in Information Technology, Ph.D. in Education, M.A. in
          Conflict Resolution, M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, M.F. A. in Dance and Choreography and Design
          concentration), M.A. in Dance (Dance and Related Studies concentration and Choreography and Design
          concentration), M.A. in Dance Education, M.S. W., M.M. in Music Performance (Choral Conduction, Vocal
          Pedagogy, and Voice Performance concentrations), M.M. in Music Performance (Choral Conducting, Vocal
          Pedagogy, and Voice Performance concentrations)
         Elimination of three concentrations for the M.S. in Accounting
         Change name of Post-Baccalau reate Certificate in Studies in Business Admin istration to Business
          Admin istration and Post-Master‘s Certificate in International Studies in Business Admin istration to
          International Business.
         Revised 73 course proposals
         88 new/amended course proposals




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Executive Summary: University Libraries/Jackson Library

Cornerstone 1 : Public and Pri vate Support

The Library Campaign Co mmittee has been busy seeking funds for the initiat ives that were re-defined this year. In
addition to our key areas of collections, preservation, special collections/archives, programming and the Women
Veterans Historical Project, we have incorporated learning environment as a new init iative. Th is will assist us with some
of the beautification efforts we have been involved in to make the Libraries a more attractive place fo r our students and
faculty to come for service, study and research. This year we received some significant collect ions fro m donors and were
given significant funds to renovate our Hodges Special Co llect ions/University Archives Reading Room.

Cornerstone 2 : Technol ogy

Most significant was the installation of a new integrated library system to allow for an imp roved online catalog in terms
of accessibility and flexib ility for user needs. We also introduced a chat service via Instant Messaging to revolutionize
the way our students utilize reference and instruction services. We worked with the Art Depart ment to install a new
server that allows for the dig ital d isplay of art images in the classroom and also makes the images much more accessible
to students remotely. We are continuing to work with the Institutional Repository Task Force to investigate strategies of
gathering faculty scholarly output and collecting research data in ways that can automatically be harvested into a
university-wide repository. Finally, we continue to lead the Carolina Consortium effort which, in 2005, has grown fro m
participation of 38 to 61 schools with a joint purchasing power that has saved the group approximately eighty million
dollars. We also developed the Digital Library o f Slavery, advisee scheduling system and led campus efforts to make all
UNCG web pages ADA-compliant.

Cornerstone 3 : Admi nistration

The Libraries were involved in career banding this year wh ich resulted in new position defin itions for the members of
our Electronic Resources and Information Technology Depart ment. We also established a mentoring program for our
non-tenured library faculty. This progra m provides for pairing between a tenured and non-tenured library facu lty
member throughout the year, with lunch n‘ learn opportunities scheduled on a quarterly basis. We changed the name of
our Binding Serv ices unit to Preservation Services, to reflect the importance of preservation activities for our collections.
A focus on digital preservation is also becoming a key issue and the recruit ment of a new Digital Projects Coordinator
emphasizes our focus on digital co llect ions and preservation.

Cornerstone 4 : Facilities

Most importantly, the EUC/ Library Connector provides for a new entranceway into Jackson Library and allows us to re-
define our current services and space. We utilized the opportunities afforded by the Connector to combine service desks
on the first floor o f Jackson Library to provide for g reater ease of use of our services and for even more efficiencies by
our students and faculty. The first floor of Jackson Library is now wireless, and joins the Music Library with its wireless
capabilit ies. The first floor of Jackson Lib rary is also in the process of being carpeted and new furniture is being acquired
to make the library a more attractive p lace to study and do research.

Strategic Direction 1: Teaching and Learning

The Libraries‘ teaching and learning contributions are in the growth and strength of our collections, the quality of our
instructional literacy classes and in our technological capabilities. The Libraries continue to add to our strong collection
of materials. We added over 18,000 print tiles and 1,900 electronic serials and over 5,600 electronic books this year. This
year we have also provided records in our catalog that provide for the streaming of audio and musical recordings.

Reference and Instructional Services and the Music Library continue to provide library instruction sessions and in 2005
they provided 335 sessions reaching over 6,600 students.

Strategic Direction 2: Creati on and Applicati on of Knowledge

The University Libraries are in the knowledge business. We make knowledge available by cataloging and providing
access to our rich resources. This past year, Hodges Special Co llections/University Archives has been very busy with the
Women Veterans Historical Project, adding thirteen new interviews and the creation of the C ivil Rights Oral History


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Dig ital Library. We have added new resources from the Teaching Resources Center and the Multicultural Resource
Center. We have also added many new databases, web sites and e-journals to our collection of resources.

Strategic Direction 3: Campus Community

Through the Friends of the Library and other collaborative venues, the Libraries have organized, conducted and
collaborated on a number of significant programs in 2005. Exhib its were held and receptions were mounted for Keith
Cushman, Mark Schumacher, Jan Hensley, Paul Hessling, and the Le lia Tuttle collection. Clyde Edgerton was the
speaker at our Friends of the Lib rary Annual Dinner.

The Libraries also held a reception for new faculty members in the fall. The reception created an opportunity to welcome
new faculty to the university community and to introduce lib rary services and resources to them.

This year we co-sponsored programs and readings with the American Democracy Project, Political Science Depart ment,
Ro mance Languages Department, International Poetry Review, a member of the English Depart ment and the MFA
Writing Program.

Strategic Direction 4: Economy and Quality of Life

Journal Finder, our product that links the different formats of journals together in a single search, is one of the best
examples of co mmun ity-wide partnerships. In addition to other university libraries in the Triad, four co mmunity colleges
participate with us- Guilfo rd Tech, Durham Tech, Central Pied mont and Wilkes Co mmunity College. Our membership
in and activity with NC LIVE serves all of the public, co mmunity college, UNC system and private educational
institution libraries in the Triad and state-wide.

Our Hodges Special Collections/University Archives is very active in co mmunity support, due to the rich nature of their
collections. In 2005, they provided information and materials to such partners as the Yeshiva University Museum and the
News & Record.

Strategic Direction 5: Access and Student Services

The Libraries have been active participants during SOAR. This year, to try to reach our students better, we advertised
lib rary services in Facebook. We meet with student representatives to gauge their needs and respond as best we can. We
developed quiet floors and group study floors in response to their requests. We were also open during longer hours
during study periods and offered free coffee and coffee mugs as a perk. We are also co-sponsoring the LIS/Library
Speaker Series as an effort to bring LIS students and faculty and our own library facu lty and staffs together to hear
speakers of national acclaim discuss issues affecting our libraries and information studies programs.




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Executive Summary: Division of Continual Learning

The Div ision of Continual had an exceptionally successful year in 2005 in terms of enrollments, online course
development, and commun ity workshops. Specifically, DCL:

        Increased total enrollments (credit + non-credit) in DCL programs to 28,734, an increase of more than 3% over the
         previous year
        Generated 3,990 d istance learning fundable SCHs through MALS, Wintersession, and 15,363 su mmer stand -alone
         courses; this was 26% of UNCG‘s distance learning credits
        Generated another 3,138 SCHs in the Fast Forward program (now UNCG iSchool)
        Enro lled 12,329 North Carolinians in outreach workshops and activities
        Won a total of 11 national and regional awards in programming and market ing
        Developed 29 highly interactive and educationally effect ive online courses
        Generated 9,145 en rollments in Su mmer Session courses.

Credit Courses
A major acco mp lish ment for DCL for 2005 was the completion of all of the online courses for the new Bachelor of Arts
in Liberal Studies (BLS), which is a partnership with the Arts & Sciences. The program greatly exceeded enrollment
goals by enrolling 142 majors.

Another major acco mp lish ment in 2005 was launching the online version of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
(MALS). Co mbin ing both online and face-to-face instruction, MALS generated 1,500 credit hours this year. The
program now has 154 majors. As evidence of the program‘s quality, MA LS was given the 2005 award for the most
outstanding distance learning program by a four-year college or university fro m the North Carolina Distance Learn ing
Association and a similar award fro m the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Southeast region.

Another credit program housed in DCL is Fast Forward, wh ich offers advanced high school students the opportunity to
earn college credit. To reflect its transition to an online program, Fast Forward changed its name to iSchool in 2005.
The program had 1,750 enrollments, served 5 private schools and 15 public schools in 9 counties, and offered 101 total
sections of 15 UNCG courses.

The third credit program housed in DCL is Wintersession, which is an accelerated session during the break between fall
and spring semesters. The 12 online courses offered during Wintersession this year allowed 331 students to expedite
their progress toward a degree.

DCL also runs Summer Session for the entire campus, and in 2005 over 591 Su mmer Session courses were offered with
9,145 enro llments.

Communi ty and Economic Devel opment
In terms of co mmunity outreach, DCL enrolled a total 12,329 learners fro m the commun ity. The main co mmun ity
development program is CA LL (Co mmunity Advancement through Lifelong Learning), which p rovides instruction and
personal enrich ment to the commun ity at large. The CA LL program pro motes lifelong learn ing in the co mmunity by
moving the classroom experience beyond the traditional settin g and timeframe, thereby furthering UNCG‘s role as a
―community university.‖ Th rough CALL, the Un iversity offered 200 workshops to 2,046 cit izens.

DCL‘s Emeritus Society provides stimulating non-credit but highly academic learning opportunities for retirees and
other adult learners. In 2005, Emeritus Society registrations were 825.

Another non-credit program is the All-Arts and Sciences Camp, wh ich is a series of one-week, residential academic
summer camps for youngsters fro m 7–15 years old. No w in its fifteenth year, the camp focuses on innovative arts
programming and hands-on science instruction and includes a recreation program and a citizenship co mponent. In
summer 2005 the camp served almost 2,000 campers over six weeks on five university campuses in North Carolina and
Virgin ia. W ith funding fro m the Burroughs Wellco me Fund, full scholarships were provided to 36 Latino and minority
students this year.

In terms of economic develop ment, DCL launched a computer cert ification program to enhance the workp lace skills of
Triad emp loyees. This program directly benefits the economy of the Triad by providing train ing in various information
technology tracks.

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In addition, DCL continued its Co mmand Spanish®) program, wh ich provides elementary occupation -specific Spanish
training for non-Spanish speakers who interact with the Lat ino community in the workp lace. DCL delivered 25 contract
programs to businesses in the Triad, reach ing 403 employees, a 25 percent increase over last year.

Furthermore, a number of the courses in CA LL are workfo rce development workshops, such as public speaking,
computer classes, Web design, paralegal certificate, and medical certificates.

Campus Services
DCL provides two very impo rtant services to the University: marketing and online course development. In 2005, DCL
launched an Internet marketing campaign that generated worldwide inquiries and resulted in enrollments in three degree
programs. In addition, the div ision distributed over a million copies of brochures and newspaper inserts. The highly
creative marketing campaigns designed by and paid for by DCL significantly enhance the visibility of UNCG throughout
the Triad and the state. In recognition of these efforts, DCL was presented with 8 national Marketing Awards of
Excellence at the annual meeting of the UCEA and a silver award fro m the United States Distance Learn ing Association.

Finally, DCL has established itself as a premiere source of expertise in online course development on campus. As the
University seeks to provide e-learning opportunities for students who cannot come to campus, faculty across campus
have turned to DCL for assistance, and in response DCL has developed teams of Web experts to ease professors‘
workload in imp lementing these courses. The courses resulting fro m such team efforts accommodate different learn ing
styles and are highly interactive, academically challenging, and graphically appealing.




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Executive Summary: International Programs Center

Cornerstone1: Public and Pri vate Support
The major source of support for UNCG‘s students going on study abroad comes fro m the travel g rants program of the
UNCG Endowments for International Programs. During 2005, 165 students received travel grants totaling $104,550.00.

Cornerstone2: Technol ogy
We have examined the benefits of acquiring ―Studio Abroad‖, a program to manage our student exchange and study
abroad programs. It will develop and maintain our database and permit us to report on many important facets of our
successful programs. We are preparing to install the program next year.

Cornerstone3: Administration
Daniel Diaz, was hired as Program Coordinator for the International Programs Center. Dan iel has studied abroad as an
undergraduate at UNCG.

In order to help facu lty design and manage faculty-led study abroad programs Penelope Pynes has revised Faculty
guidelines for study abroad found on the website: http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/facultyguidelines.pdf to tighten up deadlines
for proposing new programs and to systemize renewal of programs. She has also compiled a detailed Program Director’s
Handbook for faculty-led programs (http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/programd irectorhandbook.pdf) and created a Student Pre-
departure Handbook for faculty-led programs (http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/studenthandbook.pdf). New safety measures
have been put in place for these programs and they are outlined in the handbooks.

Strategic Direction 1:       Teaching and Learning
During Fall Term, 2005, UNCG had a total nu mber of 482 international students, among those were 220 degree -seeking
international students, 103 exchange students, and 57 in the INTERLINK English Language Program. It is important to
note that the number of graduate degree-seeking international students (156) has trip led since 1994 (when 51 were
enrolled), in spite of the challenges resulting fro m increased security measures since 200 1. The UNCG/INTERLINK
English Language Program continues to be a strong supplier of degree-seeking students. Since INTERLINK‘s arrival in
1997, over 180 students have matricu lated fro m INTERLINK to UNCG, an average of mo re than 20 students per year.

During 2005, 316 UNCG students took part in Study Abroad Programs. For the first time, less than half of the students
(47%) were on semester or year long one-for-one student exchange programs. In return for the outgoing exchange
students, UNCG welco med 168 international exchange students, 46% were at UNCG fo r the entire academic year.

The International Programs Center at UNCG expanded opportunities for students to study in Asia through exchange
agreements with Yonsei University and Sungkyunkwan Un iversity, in Korea and Seinan Gakuin University in Japan. We
also developed new exchange programs with the Un iversity of Southern Queensland, Australi a, Fachhochschule
Heilbronn, Germany, and Foggia Un iversity, Italy The first students participated in the study abroad options at Kazan
State University in Russia and the program in Hyderabad Un iversity in India will begin in 2006.

As a part of our Baden-Wuerttemberg exchange, we had one graduate student work in Vince Hen rich‘s lab (Thorsten
Fauth). As a part of our Angers program, we brought in a graduate student (Prono) to teach French at UNCG, and this
year we sent one graduate TA to Anger to teach English (Josh Lunsford). See above under 1.5.3. We also had three
exchange students do internships at the conclusion of their programs (Prono, Wallprecht, Sch mitt).

Penelope Pynes offered a HSS 208 course (social and behavioral) fall 2005 incorporating Milton Bennett‘s
Develop mental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) and the Intercultural Develop ment Inventory (IDI) in
preparation for the opening of the Lloyd International Honors Co llege

Strategic Direction 2:     Creation and Applicati on of Knowledge
Intramural support for faculty to get international research experience reached $19,000 an increase of $6,800 fro m the
previous year.

IPC staff has encouraged the development of a lecture series by international scholars. The presentations are given in the
I-House Residence Hall to students who are interested in learn ing more about the culture and scholarly activ ities of our
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Strategic direction 3:    Campus Community
UNCG‘s 23rd Annual International Festival, April 16, 2005. Visitors interacted with international students among 30
country booths where artwork, food and cultural information were displayed. It a ttracted over 3,000 campus and
community people, the largest crowd ever to attend this annual signature event.

International Education Week in November involved a reception and introduced new successful activit ies such as two
cultural simu lations delivered to UNCG faculty and staff. The purpose of those activities was to raise awareness of how
international students deal with the first stages of their academic and cultural experience in the Un ited States

The weekly Friday Fests, held in UNCG‘s International House (Phillips-Hawkins) each attracted 70 to 80 people drawn
fro m both on- and off-campus

The Office o f Housing and Residence Life and IPC cooperatively developed and imp lemented the I-Fello ws program.
Four I-House residents, I-Fellows, assist with the efforts of Housing and Residence Life and (IPC) to guide the transition
of international students into the university community and provide opportunities for American and International
students to interact and learn about different cultures. I -Fello ws activities encompass Weekly International Movie Night
in I-House, and International Dinner Night.

During 2005, 77 UNCG faculty members traveled overseas on IPC funding. These included 47 who attended
international conferences and were funded by the International Travel Fund; 26 whose international travel was supported
by the Kohler Fund; and 4 who went overseas in their capacit ies as directors of UNCG‘s various Study Abroad
programs.

(IPC) UNCG had 15 v isiting scholars fro m 13 countries. They have been developing research and/or teaching in the
following departments: Socio logy, Education, Po lit ical Science, Math Sciences, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Physics,
Psychology, Business Administration

Strategic Direction 4: Economy and Quality of Life
UNCG‘s 23rd Annual International Festival, April 16, 2005. Visitors interacted with international students among 30
country booths displaying artwork, food and cultural information. It attracted over 3,000 campus and community people,
the largest crowd ever to attend this annual signature event.

International Education Week in November involved a photo contest, talent show and introduced new successful
activities such as two cultural simu lations delivered to UNCG faculty and staff. The purpose of those activities was to
raise awareness of how international students deal with the first stages of their academic and cultural experience in the
United States. Finally, the weekly Friday Fests, held in UNCG‘s International House (Phillips -Hawkins) each attracted
70 to 80 people drawn fro m both on- and off-campus.

IPC provided monetary support for several international campus events including the Shades of Color Conference hosted
by the Office of Mult icultural Affairs, a Pro fessional Etiquette Workshop organized by Career Services, and bringing in
a Spanish poet with the department of Ro mance Languages.

Strategic Direction 5:     Access and Student Success
As part of IPC international recru it ment efforts Anelise Hofmann visited the Embassies of Saudi Arabia, and in
Washington D.C. Several applicat ions have been forthcoming because of these visits.

Anelise Hofmann, with the support of undergraduate admissions, CASA, the Graduate School, and Bryan School of
Business, delivered a workshop on Admission to UNCG targetin g INTERLINK students that are still in intensive
English language training at UNCG and are interested in pursuing a degree in the U.S. Quality services result in
students‘ satisfaction and consequently retention.

The International Programs Center used Hobsons and Study Link, to recruit and help pro mote UNCG‘s web presence for
potential students in Asia. A large nu mber of ad mission information requests have resulted from this investment.

Thirty (30) international students who graduated at UNCG in Fall ‘0 4 and Spring ‘05 engaged in 12 months of Optional
Practical Train ing (OPT) in o rder to have mo re wo rk experience before going back to their ho me countries. International
Programs staff provided counseling regarding immigration regulations and compliance.



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Executive Summary: Weatherspoon Art Museum

Cornerstone 1
The Weatherspoon Art Museum garnered substantial financial support from varied sources. In 2005, an additional
$404,101 was given to The Student First Capital Campaign; with pledges that brings us to more than 90% of our five-
year goal of $1 million. In non-campaign support, the Weatherspoon received $53,753 in contributions to the
Benefactors Fund (for art acquisitions); $40,500 in foundation gifts; and $42,541 fro m indiv iduals. Continuing efforts to
strengthen the Museum Association and Arts Foundation boards are proving successful. New members are p roviding
increasing financial support and expertise in various pertinent areas. The Association Board raised the funds to hire
consultants to prepare for and hold a retreat, one of the objectives of which is to reconsider the board‘s responsibility in
giving and role in fundraising.

Cornerstone 2
An ongoing project is the further digit ization of images for inclusion in the web database. Funding fro m the F. M. Kirby
Foundation this year is being used to complete dig itization of the Dillard Collection supported purchase and installation
costs to equip the Dillard Roo m for v ideo/DVD project ions and power point presentations, making it more useful for
small guest lectures and board meetings. The museum continues to expand its listserv to distribute program and event
announcements to members, and the majority of press material is now provided to writers directly through the Internet.

Cornerstone 3
In August, the Weatherspoon was awarded subsequent accreditation from the A merican Association of Museums
(through 2015). A new Co mmunity and Public Relations Officer was hired in September.

Strategic Direction I
The Weatherspoon is committed to supporting academic programs at the university whenever possible and believes that
the first-hand experience of works of art is a valuable part of a college education. WAM staff offer tours to UNCG
classes and programs; serve on review boards and thesis committees for the Depart ment of A rt; lecture regularly in
Museum Studies, Art Education, and Interior Architecture classes; make works of art available for classes to view first -
hand; and permit students and faculty access to object and artists‘ files for research purposes. We increasingly work with
other academic depart ments on campus, often involving them in programming.

Two graduate students from the Art Depart ment work as assistants at WAM each year (most of them fo r the two -year
period of their MFA program): one in the Reg istrar‘s Office and one for the Curator of Education. They gain invaluable
experience across a range of practices and procedures involved with museum work. The museum also uses six to eight
FWS students each year who answer phones, help at special events, and work on a variety of miscellaneous projects.
Interns often work in the summer and are assigned to a specific curatorial or education project that offers in -depth
learning experiences.

Strategic Direction 2
The Weatherspoon contributes to the scholarly, research and creative aspects of the university. In 2005, museum staff
organized 12 of the 15 exhib itions it presented: two were acco mpanied by major books, one by a small catalogue, and
several others by gallery guides. All of these publications included original essays and/or historical and interpretive
informat ion based on research and expertise in the field. In addit ion, educational programs and other special activ ities
were offered for students and community members. Museum staff members are encouraged to actively participate in
their fields by attending conferences (this year the North Carolina Museum Conference, North Carolina Museum
Conference Southeast Museum Conference, ArtTable, Banff Curators;‘ Conference, and National Art Educato rs
Association) and by participating in gatherings of colleagues across the state and country (NC Educators Consortium,
Contemporary Directors Consortium, and NC Cu rators Group). In a number of cases, staff presented papers.

Strategic Direction 3
The Weatherspoon ensures a supportive and positive environment for the UNCG campus, the commun ity, and other
visitors through staff outreach, visitor services within the museum, and a co mmit ment to collaboration and
interdisciplinary learning. It provides opportunities that strengthen the diversity and engagement of the UNCG
community. A s mall show this year of some twenty-five pieces fro m our collection, Artists and Civil Rights provided
one of the many opportunities at Weatherspoon that strengthen diversity and engagement on campus. The exhib ition was
visited by classes and student groups from across campus, and the tours generated some meaningful d iscussions about
the issues addressed. The aesthetic merits of the museum‘s build ing and the great attention paid to exhib ition
installations make it a welco me space for meetings and events by both campus and community groups; these are


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frequently noted by visitors. The museum also serves community learners through its educational programs and ―New
Art/New Audiences‖ project. Through local, regional and national publicity it helps raise awareness of UNCG.

Strategic Direction 4
Weatherspoon staff is engaged in numerous outreach efforts that help to enhance the quality of life in the area. These
range fro m talks on art to civ ic and commun ity groups and working with cultural and economic develop ment groups
(United Arts Council, Action Greensboro, GCVB, etc.) to providing tours to a wide range of school and public groups.
With cultural touris m gro wing in economic importance, and with the Weatherspoon becoming mo re of a destination due
to regional and national publicity, the museum contributes to the economic vitality of the Pied mont Triad.

Strategic Direction 5
As a unit of Academic Affairs, WAM provides critical support to the academic and learning environ ment of the
university. It offers learning opportunities for children (K through 12), the campus community, and adults. With a
national reputation for the excellence of its collections and exhibit ions, the museum reinforces UNCG‘s efforts to grow
as a university of first choice.

Museum staff advises students on career opportunities in the fine arts and in the museum field. By participating in the
Art Depart ment‘s Museum Studies program, staff members offer a solid overview of the practices and procedures of
museum work and, through working with interns and graduate assistants, provide first -hand learning experiences in the
field.




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Executive Summary: Enrollme nt Services

Cornerstone: Technol ogy
Six kiosks with terminals for student and public use were installed in the Mossman Co mmons. These kiosks, including
an ADA approved workstation for handicapped, are set with only UNCG network approved access and are networked to
a small p rinter.

The Curricu lu m Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) port ion of the Banner student informat ion system was
expanded to include the programs in the School of Education. About 73% of the currently enro lled students and their
advisors are able to follo w their progress to degree using CAPP.

In fall 2005 a new system of coding and tracking veteran students was initiated allowing for improved co mmunication
with students based on their benefit chapters. The system enhances interaction with the Veteran‘s Cert ify ing Official,
facilitates the payment of their veterans‘ benefits, and enables faster verification of their enro llment.

The Co mmunicat ions division of the office
     Converted ShareNet intranet to an extranet for off -campus accessibility
     Created online Undergraduate Bulletin Prev iew. Students registering in the spring for the following fall
        semester can now see new course descriptions before print catalog is published.
     Increased course schedule loading training and open lab opportunities; hence, the percentage of departments
        loading their own course schedules has risen from 30% to 47%.
     Conducted a comprehensive review of all user documentation and created a production schedule for reviewing
        screenshots and updating instructions in advance of anticipated upgrade to Banner 7.0.
     Established an in-house creative process for publication design; photography, design, and prepress all prepared
        in the URO. Upgraded to Adobe CreativeSu ite2 products.

Cornerstone: Admi nistration
The Evening Un iversity Program was phased out in December 2005 – a new marketing in itiat ive will be undertaken
during 2006.

In October a new EPA position, Director of Academic Systems and Student Achievement, was created. Th is position
will be responsible for gathering data and general anecdotal informat ion fro m ac ross campus to evaluate current retention
efforts and to begin to draw conclusions about their impact on retention. Student retention and graduation rates will be
studied, and the report by the Retention Task Force will be revisited to renew the emphasis on student achievement and
success.

The Academic Systems portion of the position got off to a quick start in fall 2005 as data management responsibilities in
Student Academic Serv ices were shifted to the University Registrar‘s Office, where it can be mo re efficiently handled.
This shift has allowed staff in Student Academic Services to staff more focused on retention, advisor training, and an
early warning system for identify ing unsuccessful student achievement. As a function of this effort, Virtual Ad vising as
it currently exists for new freshmen will be expanded to become a Virtual Services portal that will be readily availab le to
all students, customizab le so that it can serve as a tool that students can use from orientation to graduation planning.

Cornerstone: Facilities
The renovations to the old chancellor‘s residence were co mpleted – creating a new visitors center. Ad missions moved a
major port ion of their recru iting staff to this location in May 2005.

SD 1: Exempl ary Learning Environments
Improving support services for teachi ng and learning
The Advising Council continued to increase the participation in the Master Advisor Program. To date, over 90 faculty
and professional advisors have completed the program. Du ring the 2005 year, the program sessions were enhanced to
provide former participants and interested faculty and professional advisors with additional training opportunities. The
Advising Council began work on a formalized assessment plan for academic advising on the UNCG campus.

Following a shift of data management and reporting responsibilities fro m Student Academic Serv ices, the University
Registrar‘s Office developed imp roved reports for faculty advisors during the spring 2006 ro lling registration period for
new transfer students. The reports provided expanded informat ion, were emailed rather than sent through campus mail,


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and allowed the academic un its to utilize and customize the reports for their own use. Response to the improvements has
been very positive.

SD 4: Economy and Quality of Li fe
Enro llment Serv ices staff are serving in leadership roles a myriad of co mmunity and international agencies, in the
Co mmunity College System, and represent UNCG in the educational consortia in Greensboro and across North Caro lina.

SD 5: Access and Student Success
The Freshman Advantage initiative continued for the second year. Ad mitted freshmen who attended the Admitted
Student Open House Programs in spring 2005 were allo wed to register for a block of two fall 2006 courses. Data
indicate that the yield of students who have not attended Open House in years past was 36.8%, co mpared with a yield of
86.2% for students who attended Open House in spring 2005. The retention rate fro m fall ‘05 to spring ‘06 for students
who attended the Open House was 94.19%, co mpared with 92.98% o f those who did not participate in Open House.

In summer 2005, Student Academic Serv ices published a new textbook for the Un iversity Studies program entit led
Momentum: Your transition to UNCG. M icah Martin and Scott Amundsen coauthored this book, which is now the
required text for UNS 101 and UNS 102 courses.

The freshman to sophomore retention rate of freshmen who co mp leted University Studies 101 UNS 101) in fall 2004 and
returned for fall 2005 was 77.7%. Th is compares to a retention rate of 76.1 fo r freshmen who d id not take the course.
The average GPA for students taking UNS 101 in fall 2005 was 2.71, wh ile the average GPA for new freshmen who did
not take UNS 101 was 2.68.

A mu lticultural task fo rce was established in Admissions. Partnering with the Center for New North Carolinians the task
force will be shaping culturally appropriate recruit ment efforts of a variety of non -white populations. Multicultural
themes are being introduced into all programs s ponsored by Admissions.

An admissions publication ―UNCG at a Glance‖ has been translated into Spanish.

Many of the offices in Enro llment Services participate in five Adult and Transfer informat ion sessions hosted on
UNCG‘s campus. These information sess ions offer adult and transfer students informat ion about admission, financial
aid, transfer cred it and continual learn ing options.




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