Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,111 – Eligibility and Enrollment for Group Health Insurance - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to bring the policy up to date. 3,010 – Policies Related to Student Activities - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions were made to address environmental, health and safety regulations. 4,000 – Definition of Libraries; 4,006 – Recommending Book Acquisitions; 4,008 – Library Policies and Regulations; 4,016 – Film Library; 4,017 – Learning Laboratory - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to bring the policy up to date. Sections 4,016 and 4,017 are recommended for deletion since the programs are obsolete. 5,316 – Digital Signage Policy - RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new policy was needed to ensure digital content and signs comply with ADA regulations as well as university policy and procedures.
To all academic and administrative faculty and staff, the letter linked through the headline here briefly describes resources available to assist in making University online content available and accessible to everyone. It is important that there are no barriers to access the rich resources of the University of Nevada, Reno. The letter includes links to more detailed information but do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. Steve Smith, Vice Provost & CIO; firstname.lastname@example.org; 775-682-5613.
The GSA, the Graduate School and the Provost’s Office are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Paula Chambers for a series of talks Friday, Nov. 17. Paula will be giving a presentation for all faculty entitled “Mentoring Graduate students for Non-Academic Careers,” from 11 a.m.-noon in JCSU 324. She will also give a presentation for graduate students entitled “You are Versatile – Non-academic Career Options for PhDs” at 3 pm.. in the MIKC Wells Fargo Auditorium. Please RSVP for these free events using the following link: https://nevada.formstack.com/forms/chambers_rsvp.
Meet Future Collaborators - Lightning Talk: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Knowledge Nook, Room 221. This event will feature five-minute research presentations from early career faculty representing a variety of disciplines across campus. Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to network and develop connections with other faculty.
The Nevada Alumni Association’s Women’s Programming Group is partnering with the Big Reno Coat Drive as a drop-off location for alumni, community members, students and faculty to bring new or used coats for donation. Alumni volunteers will be on hand to collect the donations. Drop-off location will be from 7-9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the shuttle pullout area on the north side of Lombardi Rec, across from the Marguerite W. Peterson Athletic Academic Center.
Join us for Winter Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 9. There will be two ceremonies: •Morning Ceremony – 8 a.m.: College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; School of Community Health Sciences; Division of Health Sciences; College of Education; College of Engineering; Orvis School of Nursing; and College of Science. •Afternoon Ceremony – 1:30 p.m.: College of Business; Reynolds School of Journalism; and College of Liberal Arts.
The University Writing Center would like to invite faculty and staff members to apply to be a Human Book. A Human Book is a person who has volunteered to have open and respectful conversations with other people about challenges, stereotypes or prejudices they have faced. It is our hope that by providing a diverse offering of books, we will begin conversations and create awareness of the diversity present on our campus. The event is Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Achievement Center, Room 350. If you have any questions, email email@example.com, or call 775-682-7860.
The Provost’s Office has one-time funds available to help support faculty to either develop new courses or substantially revise current courses to address contemporary topics of diversity and equity. Information on, and a description of, Core Objective 10 can be found at: https://www.unr.edu/provost/academic-resources/curriculum-central/silver-core-general-education-requirements/silver-core-objectives/core-objective-10. Submission Instructions: To apply, please submit a one-page proposal including the details above and a letter of support from the appropriate department/school Chair to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.
The campus is being subjected to another spear phishing attack where the subject contained “University of Nevada, Reno Employee Communications (10/25/2017)” and was sent campus-wide using a compromised account but attempting to appear as if it were from President Johnson. The email contained a link to a malicious website that had a form asking for your login credentials. Simply clicking on the link does not pose a security risk; however, if you entered any credentials into the form it is likely that your password has been compromised and you should change it immediately. To report suspicious emails simply forward them to email@example.com and then delete the message. If you need help in identifying the message as valid, please contact the University IT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-682-5000.
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In the wake of Charlottesville, members of this University have engaged in heartfelt public comment and honest conversations about bigoted behavior on our campus. Administrators, faculty and students have come together to create a wide variety of programs to raise awareness and educate ourselves as we strive to be a more equitable and inclusive university. One effort is a film series on diverse topics related to race, social justice, gender identity and class. The next film is “Get Out” which will be shown Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. in the third floor theatre at the Joe Crowley Student Union. Paul Mitchell will lead a discussion about issues raised in the film. All faculty and students are welcome. Additional films: • The Interview – Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. in the JCSU Theatre; • Lion – Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. in the JCSU Theatre.
The University and USAC invite qualified faculty and staff to apply for a Faculty International Development Award (FIDA) and/or a Visiting Professorship (VP). Both programs provide an excellent opportunity for professional development while experiencing a USAC study abroad program first-hand. The FIDA program invites faculty and staff to apply for a grant to participate in a USAC summer program like a student while the Visiting Professor program invites faculty to submit proposals for teaching abroad in one of USAC’s summer or semester programs abroad. To learn more and ask any questions you may have on either program, an info session is offered during International Education Week (IEW) next month. Stay tuned for further announcements on the details. IN the meantime, to request an application, please contact the following: -FIDA application: email@example.com; -VP application: firstname.lastname@example.org.