The next session in the human resources department series of Third Friday Supervisor Workshops will be held on Friday, July 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in Franz Hall 206. Human resources director Sandy Chung will lead the session, which will be focused on recent Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes to the test for exempt status for employees. Chung will provide an overview of the changes to regulations, the impact of the changes, and practical guidance for supervisors on managing staff in the new environment. All supervisors are encouraged to attend this important workshop.
The University of Portland has been named the best college in Oregon for value in a ranking released by MONEY magazine, a Time Inc. publication. MONEY’s annual Best Colleges rankings and search tools are designed to help families find a great college at a great price.
The University of Portland received high marks for its health, accounting, and entrepreneurship programs. “The university is best known for its health sciences and accounting programs. Another highlight is the Entrepreneur Scholars Program, which combines classes, meetings with local and international businesspeople and the opportunity to test out new ventures,” according to the ranking. “Almost a quarter of UP students come from low-income families, and the university graduates 80% of students.”
The University of Portland is ranked 173rd overall nationally by MONEY for value. View the entire article here. MONEY’s coverage includes personal finance, including investing, saving, retirement, taxes, and family finance, including credit, careers, and the costs of college.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 interactive University Bulletin is now available. Please access the document by opening the “Academics” menu on the University’s home page and clicking on “University Catalog: The Bulletin.” Smartphone users can access the Bulletin using its mobile site.
All departments that will be sponsoring students to arrive on campus prior to the standard move-in dates (August 25 for new students, August 27 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 28; please contact residence life at email@example.com or 7205 if your department did not receive one. Early arrival requests are due by July 21 to Jessica Wode at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments will be charged $44 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 7205 or email@example.com.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the University’s computing environment and associated services, information services will soon upgrade Microsoft Office software to Office 2016 on all campus computers. Updates for administrative departments are scheduled to begin in July, and academic departments are scheduled to update in August. Training will be provided to each department ahead of the upgrades. To learn more about the upgrade process and timeline, and for answers to frequently asked questions, please visit sites.up.edu/office365. Department-specific communications with additional details will be provided soon.
For questions or concerns contact the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7000.
Shared file storage is moving, according to Matthew Moss, information services. Shared locations for file storage are moving from the current \\netapp1 and \\netapp2 locations to two new share names: \\shared for department drives (U: drives) and miscellaneous shares, and \\personal for home drives (P: drives).
This change will be rolled out over the next month and a half. Additional communications about this change will be sent to each department before the file shares for that department are moved. Once the files are moved to the new location, you will need to log off your computer and back on if you are on Windows, or you will need to re-map to the new locations if you are on a Mac. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or x7000.