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 General Information


The Office of Academic Affairs would like to keep you informed of pertinent news and updates. It is our desire to operate with transparency and efficiency. Check back often to see the latest with the office, deans, or faculty members.


The Deans Council meets with the Provost every second and fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The meeting is designed to discuss issues relevant for each of the Deans. Minutes will be listed below soon.

August 27, 2012
September 10, 2012
September 17, 2012
September 24, 2012
November 12, 2012
November 19, 2012

January 14, 2013
September 9, 2013
September 23, 2013
October 14, 2013
October 28, 2013
November 11, 2013
November 18, 2013


The Provost meets with all direct reports and pertinent university constituents every first Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. The meeting is designed to provide updates from the Office of Academic Affairs and serve as a liaison of information for other departments within the university. Please see the minutes below.

May 7, 2012
October 1, 2012
October 7, 2013
November 4, 2013


Division of Liberal Arts

Hans Gabriel, German Faculty, was selected as one of 25 participants in “The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship” ~ A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Center for Translation Studies which was held from July 7-26, 2013.

From the acceptance notification:  “Out of a deep and talented applicant pool, we have selected 25 participants with a truly fascinating range of projects and perspectives. You were chosen because we felt that your background and interests would enrich the conversation this summer.”

The institute is being organized and led by faculty from the School of Education and the Department of Foreign Languages.  Participants receive a stipend and the opportunity to research, present, discuss and work on various “case studies” as well as an individual translation project with faculty from around the U.S. and with experts in the field.  In addition to providing national exposure to the DLA program and to UNCSA, the institute will expand and enhance the content and scope of the DLA courses I can offer and support a creative project I have been working on:  the translation into American English of some of the German-language stories of the Swiss author Gottfried Keller.

This is the second invitation Hans has received to participate in an NEH summer institute while at the UNCSA.  The first, on “The People of Vienna in a Century of Turmoil, 1848-1954,” was held in Vienna in 2001.

Information on this past summer’s institute can be found at:

English Composition Faculty member, Joe Mills’ collection, “Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet,” debut on the Poetry Foundation’s bestseller list the week of November 25 at #27 on the Contemporary Poetry chart, (  There is a nice review of it in “Our State – North Carolina” magazine at  You can also find comments about Joe Mills poetry at:  Recent readings done by Joe Mills in the Fall have included Bookmarks, Charlotte Writers Club, Poetry Hickory, the North Carolina Poetry Society’s anniversary celebration, and Poetrio at Malaprops in Asheville, and his work was again featured this past September on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac.”  Additionally, this past Fall, Joe Mills organized “Conversations on Creativity” and some of the participants, including Betsy Towns and Michael Dodds, have done interviews for his blog at  Joe Mills is also the first recipient of the Susan Burress Wall Professorship in the Humanities.

Gaillyn Clements (English Composition Visiting Instructor) presented "Teaching Linguistics in a General Education Literature Course" on January 5, 2013, during the Linguistic Society of America's annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts (held January 4-7, 2013).  The presentation was part of a panel on the theory and success of teaching linguistics in a variety of forums.  Her presentation focused on Linguistics and Literature, and the successful presentation of both in a general education course.  The presentation highlighted ways to introduce students to the systematic study of language and how linguistic study informs many other subjects, transforming the students' outlook from English class as boring oral and written communication, into viewing and discussing all communication (canonical literature, advertisements, performance poetry, text messages, and more) as verbal art. 

School of Filmmaking

Film faculty member Michael Chapman is profiled in this week’s YES! Weekly cover story, a wonderful piece by Mark Burger.  Here is the link:

University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Filmmaking faculty member Dale Pollock, who teaches cinema studies, has been all over the news lately about the recent sale of Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Co. and the upcoming seventh STAR WARS film. Pollock, a film producer and former dean of the School of Filmmaking, is author of “Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas.

Below, please see an article he wrote for The New Republic, a forum in which he participated on KQED in San Francisco, an Associated Press article in which he was quoted (by Michael Liedtke), and an article by Sharon Waxman for which he was interviewed on



Office of Academic Affairs

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