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Nominations needed for the Distinguished Faculty Service Award
University College Advising changing its name to Academic Advising Center
Spring course materials, made to order
Help a student in need
Report suspected fraud or abuse


NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR THE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY SERVICE AWARD

Bennion Center Director Dean McGovern and law professor Jensie Anderson, 2016 Distinguished Faculty Service Award winner.

It’s a new year but time is running out to nominate a faculty member for the Bennion Center’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award. The deadline is Jan. 9, 2017. This award honors a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to the campus-community connection through a life of active, unpaid community service and the integration of service with research and teaching. Faculty service must be based on a long-term commitment to making a positive difference on the campus and in the community, and to the educational value gained by students through community work, beyond the traditional roles of faculty. The Bennion Center will make a gift of $1,000 in honor of the award recipient to a nonprofit or charitable organization of the winner’s choice.

For nomination instructions and selection criteria click here.

The winner will be notified by March 1, 2017.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ADVISING CHANGING ITS NAME TO ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER

University College Advising is changing its name to better reflect what it does for students. It will be called the Academic Advising Center. Is will still provide the same helpful advising services to students, including:
  • General advising (General Education, policies, resource referral etc.)
  • Major exploration
  • Preprofessional advising (premed, predental, prelaw, etc.)
  • Transfer advising
  • Advising for academic success
  • Non-traditional student advising

Find out more here.


SPRING COURSE MATERIALS, MADE TO ORDER

Ensure that your students come prepared next semester by ordering your Spring Semester course materials from University Print & Mail Services. Do yourself and your students a favor by checking this task off of your list!

In partnership with the University Campus Store, Print & Mail Services offers a variety of course material options and services to help you customize your course instruction. This personalized service allows you to optimize your educational content while effectively managing costs.

Visit Print & Mail Services and click on Course Packets to find information on copyright clearance, royalty collection and accounting, distribution through the Campus Store and in-class sales. Order forms and printing and binding options are also available on the site, as are easy re-order options.

For additional assistance in submitting your course materials request, please contact Steve Beck at 801-581-5779, or Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321.


HELP A STUDENT IN NEED

The Office for Equity and Diversity is eager to launch its first-ever Diversity Student Emergency Fund. The fund is a one-time grant providing financial support to students facing a crisis or unexpected expenses, such as an accident, illness, a death of a family

member, fire damage or need for temporary housing. To maximize resources, create a network and strengthen partnerships, these funds are a collaborative effort with various student services across campus. Pools of funding and resources will help students navigate long-term financial goals. Now you can be a part of the network. Your donation will get students back on their feet, so they can continue to pursue their college career.

To contribute, click here.


DO THE RIGHT THING – REPORT SUSPECTED FRAUD OR ABUSE

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The university is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and encourages employees and others to report any dishonest or improper act that violates the law, wastes money, or endangers public health or safety. Employees are encouraged to report suspected improprieties to their supervisor or to a higher authority if the supervisor is involved. Also, the University has an ongoing contract with EthicsPoint, a private company, to administer an ethics and compliance hotline: 888-206-6025 or online at EthicsPoint. This service ensures confidentiality and provides 24/7 availability.

Hotline reports are regularly investigated, and often assist university leaders to halt improper behavior, address policy violations and resolve other problems. Past reports have been instrumental in correcting issues such as misuse of university resources and unauthorized hiring of relatives.

If you suspect or know of fraud or abuse, report it to management. If you feel unable to communicate your concerns directly to management or another appropriate university department, use the hotline. Provide details—names, dates, times, amounts, circumstances, witnesses, etc. You can even check back and respond to questions from the person investigating your report without divulging your identity.