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
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:
- 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 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow @thecrimsonoutingclub on Instagram and Facebook to sign up for our email list and get more information.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in participating in this event as a panelist, please click this link to fill out a short sign-up form.