The Franz Center is providing free leadership training and development during the 2017-18 academic year for faculty and staff who want to learn more about becoming a Dexheimer Leadership Fellow. There are over 70 faculty and staff from across the University who have been trained as Dexheimer Leadership Fellows, and the Franz Center would like to include 40 additional faculty and staff, who will begin their training next fall. Dexheimer Leadership Fellows serve as instructors and coaches in the Leader Certificate Program and earn a stipend of $2,500 for their teaching or coaching. We are able to include only exempt (salaried) employees in the program at this time. To participate, nominate a colleague, or for more information, contact Dave Houglum, director for leadership in the Franz Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31.
Over the next several weeks, information services will be transitioning university-owned computers from Symantec Endpoint Protection to Microsoft’s System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for virus prevention and detection.
UP’s license for Symantec will end in late July 2017, so every university-owned computer will need to be upgraded to SCEP. Not upgrading the anti-virus software will potentially expose computers and university data to unnecessary and preventable threats.
Information Services will be updating most university-owned systems automatically. For more information about this transition and recommendations for updating personal computers currently using Symantec from UP’s software download center, please see this Knowledge Base article.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the help desk at x7000 or email@example.com.
Technical services will be performing an on-site, physical inventory of all campus computers and monitors this summer. To achieve this, we will have a student staff member entering all offices and work spaces in order to collect asset tag and location information. If you are on campus, this interruption will take less than one minute. If you are away from your office, we will enter your office for the inventory and leave a “calling card” indicating we were there. Thank you in advance for helping us inventory our assets.
Questions? Contact the help desk at extension 7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting a new fiscal year is also an opportunity to reflect on the previous year. In that spirit, we invite you to view our 2016 – 2017 Annual Report. We also have plans brewing for the year ahead including developing a gallery space, creating thematic book displays, starting an Information Ethics project through a Dundon-Berchtold Grant, and launching more online tutorials and libguides.
Now is the time to submit orders for letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and forms for the upcoming academic year, according to Reneé Byrd, printing services. This allows the publication team to schedule production throughout the summer. Please estimate usage for the next academic year and order accordingly. Letterhead is available by the ream (500 sheets) or by the case (4,000 sheets). Envelopes are available by the box (500) or by the case (2,500). When ordering, include a sample of each item and indicate if any changes are necessary. For more information, contact Byrd at 8115 or email@example.com.
All departments that will be sponsoring students to arrive on campus prior to the standard move-in dates (August 24 for new students, August 26 for returning students) are asked to complete a Department Early Arrival Request, according to Jessica Wode, residence life. Templates for making this request were sent via email on June 26; please contact residence life at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7205 if your department did not receive one. Early arrival requests are due by July 20 to Jessica Wode at email@example.com. Departments will be charged $47 per person per night unless it is specified that the students’ accounts should be charged.
Students who are not working for any department but wish to request an early arrival for themselves should submit a Petition Form to Modify Housing Contract to residence life.
For more information contact the Office of Residence Life at x7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff who need to rent regalia for the Orientation Opening Mass are asked to please place your order online by Monday, July 17. Faculty should visit this link. Orientation Mass is on Saturday, August 26, at 5 p.m., with the academic procession starting at 4:45 p.m. Rented regalia will be available on Saturday, August 26, from 3 to 4:45 p.m., in the Chiles Center.
For any questions contact the events office at x7523 or email@example.com.
Academic technology services is pleased to announce the new line-up of Teaching With Technology Workshops for Summer 2017.
- using the new, accessible Moodle theme
- creating video/audio forums and assignments with VoiceThread
- creating dynamic online presentations and reports with Microsoft Sway
All workshops will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays this month in the Clark Library Digital Lab (on the top floor of the library).
For more information and to RSVP please visit the Teaching and Learning website.
All nine-month faculty members can opt in to be paid over a 12-month span, according to Shiromani Narayan, payroll. This process begins with September paychecks and holds a portion aside for nine months, then pays out over June, July, and August of the following summer. To sign up for this option you can download the form from the payroll website at this link or come into the payroll office to fill out a paper form.
Faculty who sign up for this program remain enrolled until they give written notice that they do not want to participate in the program. There is no need to renew each year. All forms must be submitted to the payroll office no later than Friday, September 8, 2017, to be eligible for the 2017-2018 academic year, otherwise your next opportunity will be September of 2018. Contact payroll at 8338 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The UP social media team is on a mission to make office hours more accessible and less daunting to students, and we need your help! If you are on campus this summer, the social media team would love to chat with you and take photos of your office for our “Office Hours” photo series. If you are interested please contact UP Social Media at email@example.com.