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CCI to use NSF Grant to Transform Education

The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) has received a five-year, $2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to fund "The Connected Learner: Design Patterns for Transforming Computing and Informatics Education." This project is a reorientation of undergraduate computing and informatics education to focus on student learning that connects to peers, the profession and the community.

"The project vision is to transform the student entering an undergraduate computing and informatics program from a person with an interest in computing to a person with an identity as a computing professional," said project principal investigator Mary Lou Maher, professor and chair of the Department of Software and Information Systems. "The project will transform faculty attitudes toward education, shifting their attitudes and behaviors away from knowledge transmission and lecturing toward a refreshed approach of developing educational activities that scaffold the computing knowledge and skills to build successful computing professionals."

Godfrey Honored at CFO of the Year Awards

Accounting Professor L. Howard Godfrey is being honored by the Charlotte business community for his academic leadership and legacy. He received the first Academic Leadership Award during the Charlotte Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards July 22. The Charlotte Business Journal recognizes outstanding chief financial officers at its annual CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon, which honors finance professionals in the Charlotte area who exemplify excellence as corporate financial stewards.

Godfrey joined the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte in 1975. He was the first business faculty member to hold a Ph.D. in accounting, which he received from the University of Alabama, and the first CPA in Charlotte with a doctoral degree. Teaching primarily in the area of federal taxation, Godfrey is a certified public accountant in North Carolina and a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Taxation Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).