The [Last] Weekly 5.26.23

Author: Admin
May 26, 2022
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Dear GCOE Colleagues,

Welcome to the end of the Spring 2023 semester! We are celebrating our graduates almost every day this week, with the honors convocations and Jabulani yesterday, the University Commencement today, the SLHS graduation tomorrow, and finally our “Celebrating Our Own” event on Sunday. Thank you to the faculty who were there yesterday to represent their departments. (Not pictured: Marcia Raggio)

Faculty members at the Celebrating Our Own event

I hope all faculty will be there on Sunday for our students. I’ve been reminded again this week how important it is for our students to have their faculty recognize their tremendous accomplishments. You being there, in your academic regalia, bestows honor upon them. And it’s also so good for us to celebrate what we’ve accomplished in sending out this excellent group of graduates. So if you haven’t already planned to be there, you still have time – see you on Sunday morning. Line up is in Burk Hall starting at 8:30 in front of your department!

Thank you to all the staff and chairs who have spent so many hours planning COO (Celebrating Our Own) this year. Our planning committee is Victoria, Ty, Nolan, Art, Ali, Doris, and myself. Anarose and Jisel created the goodie bags to hand to all graduates. Mallorie rolled up all the letters that will be handed out. The Leadership Team double-checked our plans. And so many staff are volunteering on Sunday – thank you for this great team effort!

This will be my last Weekly until August. My purpose in writing The Weekly every Friday is to have a regular venue for information, updates, celebrations, and reflection. This summer I’ll be reshaping The Weekly. So I invite feedback on The Weekly with this quick 4-question survey. Thank you!

Enjoy this week, and the transition into summer. Faculty, have a great time away (or here, if you’re teaching). And staff, we will be seeing you often.


Have a great summer!


New This Week

NEW Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability

Dr. Betty Yu and colleagues are pleased to announce a new journal that may be of interest to you, and for which Betty serves as a co-managing editor. The Journal of Critical Study of Communication and Disability (JCSCD) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that is a forum for research, theory, practice, policy, curriculum, and community-based engagement using critical science related to people and groups who are marginalized and/or pathologized for their languaging. The overall aims of the journal are to advocate for linguistic justice, equity, and access for diverse communicators. 
The JCSCD is pleased to announce its inaugural issue. They hope you will enjoy the article and share widely. Please consider submitting your own work to the journal!

Editorial introduction
Link to full issue

Coming in August 2023 – New GCOE Faculty Research Grant

The Faculty Council and I have been developing an RFP for a new GCOE Research Grant, and will be sending it out in late August with a due date of September 30. Supported by an endowment called the Education Dean's Faculty Award for Research in Education, the award will be for $10,300 each year, over a time span of Spring, Summer, and Fall. All full-time GCOE faculty will be eligible to apply, and priority will be given to projects that do not already have funding. The proposals will be reviewed in early October by the Leave with Pay Committee. More details coming soon!

For Your Calendar

  • May 29 Memorial Day, Campus Closed
  • June 5 & 6 Faculty Writing Retreat, in person in LIB 286, 10:00 – 4:00 each day
  • June 19 Juneteenth Holiday, Campus Closed
  • Fall 2023 Academic Calendar
    • August 17 Academic Semester Begins – Faculty are back!
    • August 17 University Convocation (morning)
    • August 21 First Day of Instruction