NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

In This Issue

Welcome New Faculty!

Eleven instructional and tenure-track faculty joined the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics for the FY20 and FY21 academic years. Please welcome our new colleagues.

Staff DEI Updates

Mark your calendars for two upcoming events: First Lecture featuring Baratunde Thurston, August 20, and the NSM Staff DEI Town Hall, September 30.

Fall Instructional Updates

Read about the modifications to your instructional mode that you may make during the first two weeks of class to reduce the number of students in a classroom at one time as we await further guidance from the state and our administrative teams.

NSM-IT Classroom Support - Start of Semester Q&A, Aug 19

Join the NSM-IT Multimedia and Educational Technology Team’s Start of the Semester Q&A Session on August 19, from 10:30–11:30 am. In addition, the team offers many methods for contacting them with questions and to arrange one-on-one or group consultation.

NSM Faculty Award for Excellence in Service - Comments Please

The College has drafted guidelines for an award to recognize faculty for outstanding and sustained service efforts. Please review the draft included in this article and provide feedback to Jim Briggs, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, no later than September 17, 2021.

Office of Research Update

Recent funded grants, announcements, and internal award opportunities.

Student Success Update

Updates on an NSF Research Coordination Network Grant, teachHOUSTON’s UH-REACH program, and TC Energy Summer Scholars wrap up outing.

Recognition & Honors

Recent achievements and publications.