SAC meeting on Sept. 24 to include President Susan R. Wente and more

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The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Topics and speakers include:

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Campus Dialogues: Guiding Principles on Naming

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is moderating institutional efforts to gather names of individuals, themes, and concepts that are not currently honored or remembered as fully as possible on campus. The first event will focus on the “Guiding Principles on Naming” and will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 5:15 p.m. in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and alumni.

The Principles were developed last year by the Advisory Committee on Naming, which was co-chaired by School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton. Please join Dean Walton and Vice President José Villalba as they discuss the Guiding Principles in relation to naming initiatives on our campus.

The event will take place in person, but a virtual option is available for those who would prefer to engage in that manner. Click the “Join Stream” button here to register.

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LAC-DS becomes the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS)

Banner graphic that says "CLASS: Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success" and "The LAC-DS is now CLASS. New name, same services."Wake Forest’s Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services (LAC-DS) has announced several updates to its office and practices as it marks its 35th year serving the campus community. The LAC-DS will reintroduce itself this semester under a new name: the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS). The new name will more accurately represent the mission and strength-based approach of the office, which encourages students to tap into self-determination and resilience when faced with adversity

Although the pandemic posed many challenges, it also inspired the CLASS office to assess its services and the campus’s evolving needs to strengthen its commitment to “providing opportunities for all students to achieve academic success.” CLASS will continue to offer high-quality disability services, academic and learning resources and peer mentoring, supported by a variety of departmental initiatives, including the production of alternative media, academic coaching and peer tutoring. Read More »

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A message from the University Ombuds

The following is a guest post from Jill Crainshaw, Wake Forest University faculty and staff ombuds.

Photo of Jill Crainshaw, Wake Forest University ombuds, vice dean for faculty development and academic initiatives and Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology

Professor Jill Crainshaw, University ombuds and vice dean for faculty development and academic initiatives

Do you seek a confidential sounding board for a work-related idea or question that is on your mind? An active listener? A strategy for responding to a tangled situation in your daily work?

In Spring 2021, Wake Forest established an Ombuds Office as a resource to provide informal, confidential, impartial and independent resolution for all Reynolda Campus faculty and staff – both full and part-time.

What is an ombuds?

Here at Wake Forest, the ombuds helps faculty and staff to resolve workplace problems and gives general feedback to University administrators on observed trends and patterns related to overall workplace health. Read More »

Proposals funded: Geyer, Guthold, McCord

Congratulations to Scott Geyer, assistant professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Employing atomically precise colloidal synthesis to reveal the roles of stoichiometry, strain and electron density in metal phosphide electrocatalysts” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Martin Guthold, professor of physics, whose proposal entitled “Identifying the function of the Fibrin(ogen) alpha-C connector region” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) East Carolina University.

Congratulations to Emily McCord, news director for 88.5 WFDD, whose proposal entitled “La Noticia’s match for RFA Newsroom Host Grant” has been funded by La Noticia.

Congratulations to Emily McCord, news director for 88.5 WFDD, whose proposal entitled “RFA Newsroom Host Grant” has been funded by Report for America.

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