EVC Plowman regularly communicates with faculty and staff throughout the academic year. Here you’ll find her most recent message.

January 16, 2019

Hi everyone. I hope you are off to a great start to the spring semester

If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen one of my recent leadership tips: Be Inclusive — Engage in dialogues, not monologues.

In that spirit, I will hold EVC Office Hours every Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning January 28. Anyone is welcome to drop in and visit. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity if there is something you would like to talk about or if you just want to visit. Looking forward to it!

A new EVC TipSheet on Inclusive Meetings has been released. We are all leaders in our departments and classrooms and it’s important that we facilitate meetings in a way people feel they can participate safely and equally in the discussion. All EVC TipSheets are available at go.unl.edu/tipsheets.

In the visits I’ve made to colleges, I’ve been asked for more regular updates about things happening in Canfield. Below are some highlights:

  • Important leadership searches. The fourth candidate for dean of the College of Arts & Sciences presents Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Nebraska Union. The search for dean of University Libraries is underway. Friday, we’ll announce finalists for College of Education & Human Sciences dean. Please engage in these searches and give us your feedback. Also, applications for director of the Center for Transformative Teaching are in review and applications are still being accepted for Faculty Ombuds. go.unl.edu/searches
  • Submit to The Conversation. Our campus recently subscribed to The Conversation, a publication written by academics and edited by journalists. If you are interested in sharing your research and expertise on a national level, come learn more about this publishing opportunity. The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting information sessions on January 22 and 23.
  • Student Luminary Awards. These are new awards created to shine a light on exceptional students making a difference through their leadership and extraordinary commitment to improving the campus or community while excelling in their academic pursuits. Please nominate worthy students by going to this website for details: studentaffairs.unl.edu/awards. The deadline is Friday, January 25.

Thank you for your leadership on our campus. We often never know when the one, seemingly small thing we did to step forward and act profoundly impacts someone else.

Happy New Year.

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