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Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011

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NEWS

FACULTY MASTER AGREEMENT FOR 2011-13NEW

The Faculty Master Agreement for 2011-13 has been posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/11-13facultycontract/. It became effective July 1, 2011.

NEW POLICY ON MISCELLANEOUS COURSE FEESNEW

The president's cabinet recently approved Policy 2.10 Miscellaneous Course Fees. This policy establishes the procedure for the proposal, review and approval of new or increased courses and miscellaneous fees. The policy is at http://www.uni.edu/policies/210.

P&S COUNCIL ELECTIONS RESULTSNEW

Congratulations to the 2011 P&S Council election selections: John Aronowitz, Chris Conklin, Matt Copp, Sara Eberle and David Lemon.

NEW UNI DEPARTMENTNEW

Effective July 1, the Department of English Language & Literature and the Department of Modern Languages combined to form one department. The name of the new department is the Department of Languages & Literatures and is chaired by Jeffrey S. Copeland. The department office is located in 117 BAK, the telephone number is 273-2821 and the campus mail code is 0502.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

President Allen will appear on Iowa Public Radio's The Exchange at noon, Thursday, July 7.  Listen at http://iowapublicradio.org/news/the-exchange/.

FACILITIES SERVICES MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMNEW

The Facilities Services Maintenance Management System (FAMIS) was implemented on July 1. FAMIS automates facilities maintenance and operations functions and reflects accurate, up-to-date costs associated with the maintenance and operation of the university's facilities and certain building components. The application integrates and manages maintenance and operations functions between itself and other Accruent applications and also integrates enterprise resource systems outside the suite such as Oracle General Ledger, Payroll, Purchasing and Payables. Work requests can be submitted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/famis/.  Customers can access the FAMIS system to check on the progress of the work order. Maintenance issues that need immediate attention should still be reported to 273-4400.

FREEBURG EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMNEW

In 2010, UNI partnered with Tri-County Head Start, the Waterloo Community Schools, Allen College and Allen Health Systems, Inc. to transition the Freeburg Center to a Head Start and pre-kindergarten program. UNI has extended this partnership for another five years. The College of Education faculty and staff work with the students and staff for professional development and enhanced learning experiences. For more information, contact Dwight Watson at 273-2717.

FINANCIAL AID WEBSITE CONVERTED TO DRUPAL NEW

The Office of Student Financial Aid has recently converted its website to Drupal. The home page continues to be www.uni.edu/finaid, however most of the subpages have new URLs. Please update bookmarks and websites accordingly that link to financial aid information. Contact Tim Bakula at 273-2722 or tim.bakula@uni.edu with any questions.

KLAFTER NAMED ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMSNEW

Craig Klafter, former Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, has been named associate provost for International Programs at UNI. His appointment is effective July 5. For more information see http://www.uni.edu/provost/news.

KATHERINE MARTIN NAMED ACTING DEAN OF ROD LIBRARYNEW

Katherine Martin, head of Collection Management & Special Services in the Rod Library, has been named acting dean of the library. She replaced Marilyn Mercado, who retired on June 30. Martin's appointment was effective July 1. More information is at http://www.uni.edu/provost/news/katherine-martin-named-acting-dean-unis-rod-library.

CORRECTION: IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER FORMNEW

Are you interested in supporting UNI by volunteering at UNI's Iowa State Fair booth? If so, fill out a submission form indicating the date(s)/time(s) you'd like to volunteer. This is an updated link. New for 2011: shifts are only four hours. All volunteers receive free admission to the fair, along with a UNI T-shirt. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so submit your request early. For more information, contact Jess Nissen at 273-2761 or jess.nissen@uni.edu

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: Summer Orientation, UNI Wrestling Individual Camps, Intensive Business English Program and UNI Reunion.

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY

The UNI Online Directory (http://www.uni.edu/directory) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

FIRST YEAR FALL RETENTION INCREASE SHOWN IN MAP-WORKS SUMMARY

MAP-Works was implemented at UNI during 2010-11, based on a recommendation from the First Year Council. This first-year student survey-feedback system was designed to help faculty, staff and first-year students increase student success and improve retention. A snapshot data summary related to the first semester is at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/go.cfm?pdf=/mw/MAP_Works_Spring_2011.pdf.

CAREERCAT 2.0 [CAREER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS]

UNI Career Services has completed an upgrade to its career management system (CareerCat 2.0) offered to students. The new system offers: Portfolio Builder (an ability to email the recipient);  Resume Builder; Tutorials, both video and written; and Internships & Jobs. To view a student account, go to http://www.studentcentral.com/. The access ID is 123456; the password is UNI. Call 273-6857 with any questions.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SEEKS GRANT REVIEWERS

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking reviewers for two of its main grant programs -- Investing in Innovation (i3) and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). Grant reviewing is an excellent opportunity to learn about the federal granting process and Department of Education programs. Eligibility and application information is at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/2011/call-for-peer-reviewers.html and http://opeweb.ed.gov/frs/frsHome.cfm. Additional information and opportunities for potential grant reviewers is at http://www.uni.edu/osp/grant-reviewer.

FULBRIGHT U.S. - INDIA INITIATIVE: OPPORTUNITIES AND WEBINARNEW

New grant opportunities are available for U.S. scholars, professionals and administrators interested in visiting Indian universities during the 2012-13 academic year. Core Fulbright-Nehru Awards: More than 70 awards in teaching, teaching/research and research from four to nine months are available. Learn more at www.cies.org/Fulbright/india. Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar in India: Gain first-hand knowledge of various Indian institutions and meet with high-ranking university administrators and public sector officials. For more information, visit www.cies.org/IEA/India. The application deadline for both is Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. A webinar discussing the IEA seminar in India will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., EDT, Tuesday, July 12. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/587655400.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS PERSONAL TRAINERS

UNI personal trainers are on staff all year, including the summer months. They can work with clients anywhere on campus, including the UNI-Dome, the outside running track, the lap swimming pool or the tennis/racquetball courts. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email kristy.leen@uni.edu.

EMPLOYMENT

MERIT VACANCIES

Merit Vacancies can be viewed at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.