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Planning for Your Promotion on the Teaching Track

November 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This event will help those on the teaching track/fixed-term track plan for their review for promotion, and reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities on the teaching track.

The special guests for this event are Marc Cohen (English and Comparative Literature), Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf (Physics and Astronomy), and Yi Zhou (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies). This experienced panel will guide us in a discussion about how to “survive and thrive” on the teaching track, and they will share their knowledge and experience about how to plan for your promotion.

This will take place in the University Room of Hyde Hall. If you are planning to attend, an RSVP is appreciated, but not required. RSVP by emailing Pam Lothspeich ( and Phillip Hollingsworth (


About the speakers:

Marc Cohen is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. As a rhetoric and composition teacher, he specializes in writing in the disciplines and basic writing. As a literature teacher, he specializes in world literature and multicultural American literature. Professor Cohen’s teaching is informed by his background as a Hollywood story editor. In 2018, he won the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He has served the university in a variety of capacities including, most recently, as the co-chair of the 2021 University Teaching Awards.

Jennifer Weinberg-Wolf is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She is also the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies within the department and an undergraduate majors advisor, in addition to serving as a CSTEP mentor and advisor to multiple student organizations. She is passionate about making STEM accessible and fun for all her students and is also involved in K-12 outreach. In 2018, she was awarded the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She serves on multiple committees, and is currently chairing the General Education Oversight Committee.

Yi Zhou is a Teaching Professor and Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. For nineteen years, she has taught Chinese courses at various levels and in multiple formats, including face-to-face, hybrid, online, and accelerated. She has also developed and taught an advanced business Chinese course. Ms. Zhou co-authored the textbook Chinese for Working Professionals (Routledge 2020). She also actively participates in professional conferences, and serves as a proposal reviewer for professional organizations. She often experiments with new approaches in her classes and materials. In 2008, Ms. Zhou was a recipient of a Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award.


Hosted by the New Faculty Program.


November 16, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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University Room, Hyde Hall
176 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3322 United States
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Institute for the Arts and Humanities
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