Displaying items by tag: office of the provost for student and faculty success

One of the largest simulation groups in the country will become two separate teams as of July 2022 to meet current and future growth: UAB Clinical Simulation for the Health System and the Office of Interprofessional Simulation for the academic campus.

Shadi S. Martin, Ph.D., brings extensive experience in international and graduate education and a strong record of interdisciplinary scholarship to this new combined role.

Faculty who took part in the 12-week summer course, made possible by UAB’s National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity membership, explain why the program is so successful at boosting productivity and healthy balance.

Teaira McMurtry, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Education, is using funding from the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program to provide Alabama teachers with tools, strategies and lesson plans to understand the power of Black language.
Projects selected for the UAB Faculty Development Grants Program offer an intriguing look into the creativity and range of research and scholarship on campus.

Four candidates for the new role of vice provost for graduate and international education will make Zoom presentations to campus starting Oct. 5.

Neurobiology Professor Robin Lester, Ph.D., winner of the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award/UAB NAS Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching, has distinguished himself at the bench and in the classroom.

Doreen C. Harper, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Nursing, will transition from her day-to-day duties effective Jan. 1, 2022, and focus on strategic goals until her full retirement in spring 2022. Linda Moneyham, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, will assume those executive responsibilities until Harper retires and then will become interim dean until a new dean has been named.

Collat’s Jamey Worrell handcrafted a new stand for the UAB Mace, using skills taught by his woodworker father and locally sourced wood that represents some of the university’s best qualities: strength, resiliency, knowledge and passion.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to Jerry Oakes and Trygve Tollefsbol and University Professor to Molly Wasko.

Twelve faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. The 2021 honorees represent each school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College and the Graduate School.

Janene Sims, associate professor of optometry, is the winner of the 2020 Odessa Woolfolk Community Service Award for her work to influence change in the greater Birmingham community.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus to Craig Beard, Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Louis Dell’Italia, Robert F. Pass, John Hablitz and Clark Douglas Witherspoon and the rank of Endowed Professor to Jeff Holmes during its June 3-4 meeting.

Employee engagement is an ongoing priority, and UAB leadership will continue to explore new ways to seek input and feedback as campus life and operations return to pre-COVID levels.

Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and past chair of the Faculty Senate, exemplifies core values that propel institutional excellence.  

Orientation is a time for new students to build connections, get familiar with campus and meet faculty and advisors, and UAB worked to keep it that way even as the pandemic unfolded.

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through new facilities and renovations to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life.

UAB aims to generate 20 percent of its electrical energy from renewable resources and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2025, and student and faculty governance groups are supporting the initiative.

The Office of Scholarly Communication can offer guidance about publishing agreements, copyright guidelines, Open Access publishing and more.

Ten graduate faculty were honored with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award for exceptional work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

A virtual internship enables students to be part of change here and abroad and help develop better outcomes for adolescents in Nicaragua.

The Faculty Development Program supports junior faculty as they explore research initiatives, creative works, publications and presentations.

April 14 is scheduled as a day off for the academic campus to rejuvenate.

A new mural on the first floor of the School of Health Professions building captures what it means to be a Blazer in a variety of vibrant greens, yellows and blues.

The new role aligns leadership of the Graduate School with the Office of Global Engagement at an intersection of two pillars of UAB’s strategic plan, Forging the Future.

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