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October is Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness Month
Planned maintenance to PeopleSoft and CIS Oct. 5-7, 2018
Inclusive Access saves students 70-80 percent on textbooks
UMFA Educator Wins Statewide Award
September’s Advisor of the Month is Shelley Nicholson
Distinguished Professor Nominations
Apply to be an Orientation Leader
U Outdoors Club
Professional Education offers certificates in legal professions
Global Learning Across the Disciplines Grants
Learning Abroad: Call for panel participants


OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC AND DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Domestic and dating violence are violence and abuse that occurs between two people in a close relationship. Domestic violence can include physical and sexual violence, stalking and/or emotional and mental abuse by a current or former partner. Join campus partners throughout the month for important information, student perspectives, workshops, events, calls to action and campus resources by following @uofuwellness and #uofudvam and visiting this website.

 

 


PLANNED MAINTENANCE TO PEOPLESOFT AND CIS OCT. 5-7, 2018

Due to a planned upgrade to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2, numerous production environments and applications will be unavailable from Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 7 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, 8 a.m. This infrastructure maintenance is necessary to keep University of Utah systems current and running efficiently.

The following systems will not be available during this planned outage:

  • PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (HE)
  • HE third-party apps (e.g., Parchment, CourseLeaf)
  • Campus Information Services (CIS)
  • Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
  • Custom web applications
  • PeopleSoft Human Resources (HR) and HR/Auxiliary web apps (e.g. campus directory, OSL)
  • HR/Auxiliary web apps (campus directory, OSL)
  • Ad Astra room scheduling system

The following systems will be available during this planned outage:

  • Kronos
  • Canvas
  • www.utah.edu
  • PeopleSoft Financials
  • Credit card systems (e.g., UMarket, Athletics)
  • Faculty Activity Report (FAR)
  • Select financial, faculty and research web apps (e.g., UShop)
  • Password change tool, Forgot your password?

Thank you for your patience as UIT makes this important upgrade.

If you have questions about this event, your local IT support staff may be able to assist, or you may contact the UIT Help Desk at 801-581-4000 option 1.

Please visit the University IT Services Status page for information during this and future maintenance events.


INCLUSIVE ACCESS SAVES STUDENTS 70-80 PERCENT ON TEXTBOOKS

As part of its ongoing effort to support students and faculty in meaningful ways, the University Campus Store and Campus Store Health now offer an Inclusive Access program that helps students save 70-80 percent on course materials—a welcome alternative to the high cost of textbooks with the added convenience of accessing materials online the first day of class.

Inclusive Access puts your textbooks online for ease of access, making them available anytime, anywhere, especially on the first day of class. So no more out-of-stock textbooks or waiting for the book to arrive. Any course is eligible for Inclusive Access and the fee is paid by the student along with the course tuition, eliminating the need to search for and purchase textbooks independently.

In Fall 2017 Semester, over 7,400 students utilized Inclusive Access and each saved an average of 60 percent on their course materials, totaling more than $620,000 saved for one semester. Students can conveniently view their textbooks online, track their progress from assignment to assignment and communicate with other students in their class. Professors can also communicate with students, as well as provide updates and announcements online.

Join the 40 courses already using Inclusive Access by contacting Shane Girton, senior associate director of the Campus Store, at sgirton@campusstore.utah.edu or 801-581-8296. He’ll be happy to work with you on developing a cost-saving textbook program for your course as well.

Hit the ground running on day one next semester while helping your students save money through Inclusive Access.


UMFA EDUCATOR WINS STATEWIDE AWARD

Laura Decker, associate curator of education for K–12 learning and engagement at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), has been named 2018–2019 Utah Museum Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association. Decker provides resources for students and teachers around the state through the development of curriculum, professional development opportunities and educator resources and collaborations with AP art history teachers and students. She is the second UMFA educator in three years to be honored with this award.


ADVISOR OF THE MONTH: SEPTEMBER

Advisor of the Month is an award in which staff on campus who have academic advising roles can give their advising peers recognition for their ability to go above and beyond in their roles and with students.

September’s Advisor of the Month is Shelley Nicholson, assistant director for PreHealth in the Preprofessional Advising Office on campus.

Her nominations for this award speak volumes for the role modeling, creativity and passion she has put into the advising field:

“…Shelley has an engaging and informal manner that encourages students to be upfront with their anxieties about the prospects of applying to medical school. Once students share with her their specific concerns, Shelley systematically addresses each one and suggests practical steps to resolve them.”

“…she demonstrated excellent organization and communication skills. Because of her, we were able to help a record number of students in the registration lab without significant challenges. We believe Shelley demonstrated the first three phases of Appreciative Advising (Disarm, Discover and Dream) towards those freshman students.”

Shelley also shared with us how she got into advising and what inspires her:

“After graduating from Humboldt State University in California, I came to the University of Utah to get my master’s degree in education. Since my time at Humboldt, every job I’ve had has been at a college or university because I love working with college students and all that it encompasses. It’s important for me to do what I can to connect to and relate to the people I work with; students, their supporters, staff, etc. College can be really fun, as well as difficult and complicated. As an academic advisor of prehealth students in the PreProfessional Advising office, I get to help them figure out how to navigate the complexities of higher education to be successful not only in college, but also in their pursuit of admission to competitive professional programs. My students are passionate, driven, and incredibly inspiring, and I am humbled when I meet with them. When they open up to me and let me learn about who they are and their motivations to pursue their dreams of a career in health care, it reminds me of the honor it is to be an advisor. I love my job!”

Though the Advisor of the Month Award is for peer-to-peer nominations, you are welcome to nominate an advisor who has impacted your time at the university regardless of your faculty, staff or student status for Advisor of the Year. This nomination process opens Oct. 1 and goes until Nov. 2. You can cast your vote for Advisor of the Year here.

Do you need to meet with an advisor to help create, navigate and graduate? See our advisors across campus on our website and schedule an appointment at advising.utah.edu.


DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are being solicited for the rank of Distinguished Professor.  Nominations from all parts of the campus are strongly encouraged.

 Policy and Procedures 6-300 states, “The rank of Distinguished Professor is reserved for selected individuals whose achievements exemplify the highest goals of scholarship as demonstrated by recognition accorded to them from peers with national and international stature, and whose record includes evidence of a high dedication to teaching as demonstrated by recognition accorded to them by students and/or colleagues.”  A person should not ordinarily be recommended to the distinguished professorship unless she/he is a member of the faculty who has completed eight years of service at the University of Utah prior to the nomination.

The nomination and selection of Distinguished Professors occur annually. Repeat nominations are permissible up to three years.  After three years, the nominee must wait two years before being eligible for re-nomination.  Regarding repeat nominations, we encourage nominators and/or other professors to add any additional information to update the file that they deem important for this year’s consideration.

All nominations must be submitted electronically. A list of current Distinguished Professors, nomination guidelines and forms can be found online.

Nomination forms and curriculum vitae must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

Questions, please contact the Distinguished Professor Advisory Committee.


APPLY TO BE AN ORIENTATION LEADER

The Orientation Leader position provides students the unique leadership opportunity to officially welcome new students to the University of Utah. Orientation Leaders are hired to ease the transition of new first-year students, transfer students, and their families as they begin their relationship with the institution through New Student Orientation.

Orientation Leaders aid in the academic, social and cultural acclimation to the university. Orientation Leaders also serve as a resource for new students and their families by providing honest and current information about any and all aspects of the U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications due Oct. 15 by 5 p.m.


U OUTDOORS CLUB

The Crimson Outing Club is the Outdoors club for U. They specialize in hiking, backpacking, and anything outdoors. Want to go rock climbing or rafting but are unsure how to start? The Crimson Club can help. Trips consist of different outdoor activities inspired by members, and monthly meetings include expert Q&As, gear trading and job opportunities in the great outdoors. Future trips will include camping in the Uintas and group kayaking.

Follow @thecrimsonoutingclub on Instagram and Facebook to sign up for our email list and get more information.


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION OFFERS CERTIFICATES IN LEGAL PROFESSIONS

Professional Education at the University of Utah offers several certificates in legal professions. The certificate programs are designed for busy professionals in a flexible, online format. Certificates of particular interest to U employees are the Legal Nurse Consultant Training Certificate and the Victim Advocacy Certificate. Courses begin Oct. 15, 2018, and run for seven weeks.

If you are interested in either of these programs, they can contact Rori Douros at 801-587-0139 or go to proed.utah.edu.


GLOBAL LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES GRANTS

The Office for Global Engagement is requesting pre-proposals for the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grants offering up to $10,000 for faculty teams to internationalize the curriculum by developing global learning outcomes and an assessment process.

Global Learning is defined as “the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events; analyze global systems; appreciate cultural differences; and apply this knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers” (Olson, Green and Hill, 2006).

Instructions and background information for the pre-proposals can be found here. Please carefully review the purpose of the GLAD Grants and the instructions.

Resources regarding internationalizing the curriculum can be found here.

Deadlines:

Fall 2018 | Oct. 5, 2018

Spring 2019 | Jan. 11, 2019

Two projects are funded each semester.

If you have any questions or would like to receive feedback on your proposal idea, please contact Sabine Klahr, associate chief global officer, at 801-587-8888 or s.klahr@utah.edu.


LEARNING ABROAD: CALL FOR PANEL PARTICIPANTS

Learning Abroad is looking to do a Diversity Abroad panel this year as part of International Education Week (Nov. 12-16). We aim to highlight the perspectives and accomplishments of the U’s diverse faculty and staff who have gained international experience through study, research, teaching, and/or work/internships.

If you are interested in participating in this event as a panelist, please click this link to fill out a short sign-up form.