New staff parental leave rule
Applications for Taft-Nicholson Environmental Humanities Education Center
Jan Miller wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Applications open for ASUU government positions
ARUP Breaks Ground for New Building
Nominate an outstanding academic advisor
NCSAM Week 2: U Policies on Network and Physical Security
Big messes, big solutions
October is Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness Month
Inclusive Access saves students 70-80 percent on textbooks
Distinguished Professor Nominations
Apply to be an Orientation Leader
Crimson Outing Club
Professional Education offers certificates in legal professions
All eligible employees may receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Sick time accruals will be used first and then vacation accruals will be applied to the time away. Now, parents will receive six weeks of compensation before using their sick and vacation accruals.
- Benefit will be 50 percent paid leave for up to six weeks for eligible staff.
- Child must be born or adopted on or after Jan. 1, 2019.
- Employee must hold a full-time benefited staff position and be employed for the prior 12 months.
- Leave must be used within 12 months of birth or adoption.
- Runs concurrently with FMLA – doesn’t extend or defer FMLA leave.
- If both parents work for the university, the time can be split between each parent.
- Does not apply for staff at the university’s hospitals and clinics.
Spearheaded by a sub-committee of the University Staff Council, these dedicated volunteers spent years working to better the lives of their fellow employees. A lot of time was devoted to reading current research, drafting and re-drafting the proposal and working with administrators on finalizing the rule.
The Taft-Nicholson Center is now accepting applications for the 2019 season. Applications for courses, workshops and events are due Oct. 31, 2018. Please visit the website to learn about the center and to submit an application.
The building will provide employees with plenty of natural light and mountain views through more than 18,500 square feet of windows. It will be located directly across from where most of ARUP’s 65 labs are currently located—a building that was constructed almost 30 years ago.
This centralization of labs allows for easy collaboration among ARUP’s pathology experts, most of whom hold a faculty position at the U of U Medical School. It can also expedite turnaround time for certain tests that may depend on the interaction of multiple labs.
Read more here.
The awards recognize University of Utah academic advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding advising of students such as:
- Approaches advising as teaching
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Available to advisees
- Reaches out and supports underserved populations
- Makes appropriate referrals
- Uses and disseminates appropriate information sources
- Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
- Works with students outside of the office in formal university-related activities
- Monitors advisee progress toward academic and career goals
- Mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures
- Participates in and supports advisor development programs
- Proactive; builds relationships with advisees and follows up
- Practices developmental advising
It only takes a few moments to complete the nomination process. Please click here to nominate your favorite advisor.
Additional questions can be addressed to Michelle Brooks or Nicole O’Shea (firstname.lastname@example.org) (email@example.com). Consider recognizing an outstanding advisor at the U by submitting a nomination today.
The reality is, no one is immune to cyberthreats. But we can protect against them.
For the fifth year, University Information Technology (UIT) is participating in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign, during which we’ll discuss the many threats to your online security and actions you can take to avoid them.
This week, we’re talking about network and physical security, including ways U students, faculty, and staff can protect their data and devices, as well as those owned by the university.
Missed last week’s topic? Catch up here.
Custodial Specialty Services is a resource for all of campus to utilize. They specialize in:
- Carpet cleaning, see district schedule below
- Window washing both inside and out
- Upholstery cleaning
- Lighting fixtures, above 12 ft.
Offices and departments no longer need to contract with expensive outside providers. This team saves money across campus by providing all these services with in-house crew.
For requests, questions, or quotes contact Todd Stoneking, supervisor of Custodial Specialty Services Crew, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carpet Cleaning Schedule—Additional carpet cleaning services can be requested through a Service Request
District 1 (President): July – September
District 2 (Science): September – October
District 3 (Venue): October – November
District 4 (Engineering): December – February
District 5 (Academic): February – May
District 6 (Health Science): April – June
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.
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.
Members of the Crimson Outing Club at Neffs Canyon.
If you are interested in either of these programs, they can contact Rori Douros at 801-587-0139 or go to proed.utah.edu.