The University has earned the Tree Campus USA designation for several years. Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that: ● Effectively manage their campus trees. ● Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests. ● Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts. For more information, including tree tours and the Commemorative Tree program, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/arboretum.
A brand-new college ranking system – College ROI – has been developed by institutional analyst and data scientist Serge Herzog, Ph.D. of the University of Nevada, Reno. College ROI exists for the simple purpose of helping high school students and their parents or guardians to quickly and easily leverage Big Data to determine which college or university is most likely to add value to the student in terms of his or her financial success after college. An information session is planned for Friday, May 3, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Ansari Business Building, Room 101.
A contractor will make the following improvements to Swan Island on Manzanita Lake to make it a more permanent and natural habitat: remove the concrete tubes currently bordering the island and replace them with rocks, create paths that will allow the swans to access the lake and their shelter safely, update the vegetation around the island to provide a more natural habitat, extend the vegetation onto the shore and create a garden and swan viewing area. Thanks to those who have provided financial support for this project as it will hopefully improve the habitat for Athena, Zeus and future swans. If you are still interested in donating, please go to the following web site: crowdfund.unr.edu/swans.
The first of two events is sponsored by ASUN and the Anti-Defamation League and will focus on how to empower campus community members to effectively respond to anti-Semitism, bias and hate of all kinds. It is scheduled from 5:15-9 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Great Room. A light meal will be provided to coincide with the time of day but still allow for discourse. Please RSVP by emailing Hannah Jackson at email@example.com. Secondly, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion and College of Liberal Arts is proud to present the Third Annual Inclusive Medicine Series. The focus of this year's event will be on being an active bystander and presented by Lena Tenney, MPA, MEd. who is the Coordinator of Public Engagement at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. A reception is schedule from 5-5:30 p.m. in the Pennington Health Sciences Atrium, then a presentation from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Pennington Health Sciences, Room 102. Register for this event at: https://odi-2019.eventbrite.com.
You can now access MATLAB science & engineering software at no cost under a new two-year pilot program. We are piloting this universal campus access model with MathWorks, and will be soliciting feedback on its value from you, the academic & research community. MATLAB is available in DataWorks labs, through remote services, and can be installed on University-owned, or personally-owned computers. Plus, MathWorks Support is available at no charge to all students, faculty, and researchers. For more information, contact Angela Rudolph at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 775-784-4220.
Be a part of an opportunity to learn about and engage with this candidate for the LRC director position (internal search). The forum will take place in Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 100, Tuesday, April 9.
Faculty are invited to attend Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies and are requested to dress in academic attire and report to the faculty line up area at Morrill Hall. Evening line-up is at 4:15 p.m. with a 4:45 p.m. processional. Morning line-up is at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. processional. Students are appreciative of faculty participation and love shaking their hands after they walk across the stage!
The Faculty Senate Early Career Academic Faculty Committee presents - Meet Future Collaborators: Lightning Talks
This event is held Tuesday, April 2 from 4:30-6 p.m., and will feature 5-minute research presentations from early career faculty representing a variety of disciplines across the University. Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to network and develop connections with other faculty. Light refreshments will be served.
The Staff Employees' Council (SEC) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year and Wolf Cub of the Year awards. Forms are available on the SEC Forms Page; they should address all criteria and include real-life examples of the employee's success. For more information, contact Meghan Ezekiel at 775-682-7908 or Donna Healy at 775-682-7519.
In an effort to ensure the appearance of our Quad at Morrill Hall is at its best for commencement ceremonies to honor our graduates and their visiting families, we will close it to public use beginning April 8 through graduation ceremonies ending Saturday, May 18, 2019. During this time, the lawn will be roped off, treated with organic materials and over-seeded to enhance the growth and color. Grounds Services staff will periodically mow and check the irrigation on the lawn during this time.
The University's current resident swans, Zeus and Athena, are in need of your support. This spring, Facilities Services will be improving Swan Island on Manzanita Lake to make it a more permanent and natural habitat. The University's goal to update and improve Swan Island is $15,000. The update to the island will include improvements such as: •Removing the concrete tubes that currently border the island with larger rocks. •Creating paths that will allow the swans and their offspring to access the lake and their shelter safely. •Updating the vegetation around the island to provide as natural a habitat as possible. •Extending the vegetation onto the shore and creating a garden and swan viewing area. • The University is asking the campus community and beyond to join together to support this effort to make improvements to Manzanita Lake and Swan Island, improvements that will greatly impact the lives of Zeus, Athena and future swans.
The mICRo Grant is a funding opportunity for all academic and research faculty in groups of two or more with F&A funds available to them. A 1:1 match of up to $5,000 from Research & Innovation for individual faculty F&A funds; up to five grants will be awarded; startup cannot be used as a match. Submissions are due by March 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
This funding opportunity is open to all academic and administrative faculty with a research expectation and who have a contract to produce scholarly or creative work, such as a book, monograph or multimedia work and need assistance with production costs. Faculty may apply for up to $1,000 (alternatively up to 30% of the total cost, whichever is lowest) from Research & Innovation to defray costs associated with book subventions.
This is a funding opportunity for all academic and research faculty in groups of two or more. Up to $2,500, or a 1:1 match for faculty funds (not from startup) of up to $5,000 from Research & Innovation; up to five grants will be awarded. Please visit our website for more information and instructions on how to apply.
Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 15, 2019, for grants of up to $3,000 toward activities to enhance and promote the development of curricula, programs, research and other creative efforts that have a significant international dimension. Any University of Nevada, Reno faculty member with academic or administrative rank, holding at least a 0.5 full-time equivalent appointment is eligible to apply for these funds. Faculty can only apply for and receive one award per year. Program details can be found here: https://www.unr.edu/provost/grants/international-activities-grant.
This is a solicitation for proposals from faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno for grants through the Research Enhancement Grants (REG) program to be awarded in Summer 2019/Spring 2020 with a 12-month performance period. The purpose of the REG program is to provide funding for activities that will lead to external funding for research. Submission deadline is Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m.
The Engagement in the Classroom: Service-Learning workshop series is a cyclical set of faculty workshops to support various service-learning related concepts and issues. The workshops are offered at times which correspond to policy deadlines, administrative timelines, and student learning progression. All faculty are welcome to join any of the monthly workshops starting Feb. 21 and ending May 2. With questions or for more information, please contact Samantha Bickert at email@example.com or at 775-784-4897.
For the past 18 months, the Office of Marketing & Communications has been working on a complete rebuild of the University’s main website: www.unr.edu. The goal was to modernize the look and feel of the site, improve user experience and navigation, and bring our website into compliance with accessibility guidelines. The updated version is on the horizon with the initial launch scheduled for late February. Be on the lookout for additional information regarding the site’s planned migration schedule.
Sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective February 12, 2019. The amended sections with links are as follows: Section 2,511 – Types of Faculty Appointments; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Obsolete language is being recommended for deletion. Section 3,501 – Special Course and Other Student Fees; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions are being made to clarify the role of the Student Fee Committee. Section 6,502 – Academic Standards; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify sanctions.
E-signature software is offered by the Office of Information Technology to University faculty and staff free of charge and can have a major positive impact on your ability to finalize agreements. DocuSign is a cloud-based electronic signature system. You can now send signatures electronically using the new e-signature service available for all University faculty and staff for official business. It is legal under Nevada law and allowable under University policy. Training on how to use this powerful, time-saving (and free of charge) tool is being offered through TLT Tuesday, Feb. 26.
The NevadaFIT 2019 application is now live on the NevadaFIT website: unr.edu/nevadafit. The application closes July 1, 2019. Students in the College of Science, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business are required to attend and will be automatically enrolled in the course. There is no need to apply. Please help communicate this information to all incoming freshmen students.
Reminders: Always verify the email sender when considering replying to a suspicious request. Don’t fall victim to phishing – UNR OIT will never ask for your password. Please forward suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a cybersecurity question or need advice? Email email@example.com.
Reopened Campus Cart Path: Jan. 9
The north – south cart path running along the west side of Reynolds School of Journalism and turning to run along the east Mack Social Science through Hilliard Plaza is now open and available for use. Use approved open paths when driving a cart. Thank you for your patience as we make these upgrades. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020
Exchange public folders have been successfully moved to the cloud (Office 365): updated Dec. 28, 2018
The Office of Information Technology would like to inform you that all Exchange public folders have been successfully migrated to the cloud (Office 365) and are currently available for normal usage. What you need to know: •If you own or use public folders you will need to re-start outlook in order to find your public folders after the migration; •All public folders are also available on the Office 365 Portal at portal.office.com; •Macs are now able to access Exchange public folders directly without a remote desktop environment; •Overall performance of Exchange public folders should be improved. Please share this information with appropriate members of your department. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Support Center via one of the service options at https://oit.unr.edu/get-help
Director, Honors Program Candidate Open Forums
The Director of Honors Program Search Committee has selected four candidates for on-campus interviews to start later this month. The Open Forums are as follows: Candidate #1: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre; Candidate #2: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., JCSU Theatre; Candidate #3: Thursday, Jan. 31, 1:30-2:30 pm, JCSU Theatre; and Candidate #4: Monday, Feb. 4, 1:30-2:30 pm., JCSU Theatre
Workshops are being offered to assist units with their plans in NevadaContinuity.com, a software program with pre-developed templates to complete continuity plans. Currently, University units that have two-digit Workday codes have been designated as needing continuity plans. Please contact Amanda Windes, Organizational Resiliency Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for a username and password for NevadaContinuity.com to sign up for the workshop of your choice and to be able to review the template beforehand or for any further information or questions. Workshops are limited to 20 people each. Workshops are in the Ansari Building Room 208 on the following dates and times: Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-noon; Jan. 8 10 a.m.-noon; Jan. 9, 2-4 p.m.; Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-noon; Jan. 11, 2-4 p.m.
The University Administrative Manual has recently been updated. The amended section is: Section 2,520 – Faculty Search Rules. RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to include the requirement for faculty serving on search committees to attend the Implicit Bias/Search Committee training.
Instructors, would you like to check one thing off your busy to-do lists? Submit your Spring & Winter textbook course requests to the Nevada Wolf Shop now. The Wolf Shop needs time to research and source affordable options for students. Include information on access codes, online assignments, and/or supplies that may be required. Nevada Wolf Shop: Every Purchase Supports Every Student. For questions or more information, call 775-784-6597 or email email@example.com.
The Information and Communications Technology Committee is hosting a campus community forum from 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, to present a summary of actions and continuing efforts with online accessibility. The forum will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre. A summary of the external audit will be presented, as well as an overview of the University's work toward software, web and instructional content accessibility. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentations. $3 parking permits will be available for purchase on the top floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex after 3:30 p.m.
International Opportunities for Faculty & Staff with USAC: 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 full time faculty to submit proposals for teaching abroad in one of USAC’s summer or semester programs. To learn more and ask any questions you may have on either program, we will be offering an info session during International Education Week (IEW). Faculty International Opportunities: Thursday, November 15th, noon-1 p.m., USAC Annex, Carmelo Urza Conference Room (2nd floor). Come learn about international opportunities for faculty and staff at this combined presentation from OISS, USAC, and ACO including the Fulbright program, USAC’s Visiting Professor (VP) and Faculty International Development Award (FIDA) programs and Faculty-Led Travel Programs. In the meantime, to request an application, please contact the following: - FIDA application: firstname.lastname@example.org - VP application: email@example.com.
The Cultural Diversity Committee is seeking proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters for its sixth annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, titled “Building Bridges in a Changing World.” The summit will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Joe Crowley Student Union and is free for all to attend. Below is the link to the call for proposals submission form with further information about the summit and proposal submission guidelines. Proposals to present must be submitted before Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST) and must be submitted online. Questions about the summit should be directed to Matthew Aguirre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institutional Analysis has completed a study of salary equity among academic faculty. The study concludes that there is no statistical evidence for salary bias associated with age, gender, or ethnicity/race. The report is available for your review on the Provost’s website. A parallel study is being conducted for administrative faculty and should be available soon. Regards, Kevin R. Carman, Executive Vice President & Provost
Faculty Senate Early Career Academic Faculty Committee presents Meet Future Collaborators: Lightning Talk, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30-6 p.m.
Come and meet some of the University's new faculty and hear about the exciting work being done on our campus. This event, Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4:30-6 p.m., will feature five-minute research presentations from early career faculty representing a variety of disciplines across the University. Following the presentations, held in the Knowledge Nook of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, attendees will have an opportunity to network and develop connections with other faculty. Come and introduce yourself to potential collaborators and friends! Light refreshments will be served. The following faculty will be presenting at this event: Mark Lescroart, Psychology; Lia Shraeder, Teaching and Learning Technologies; Jessica Gallo, Education; Josette el Zaklit, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Teresa Schultz, LibrariesSarah Keyes, History; and Nasia Anam, English.
Sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective November 5, 2018. The amended sections with links are as follows: Section 2,550 – Types of Contract Arrangements for Faculty; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were necessary to bring policy up to date with current practice as terminology. Section 5,305 – Posting, Distributing and Exhibiting Public Announcements (formerly Posting, Distributing and Exhibition of Printed Materials); RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to bring the policy up to date. Section 5,456 – Slackline, Hammock, Ropes and Tent Stakes; RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A policy was needed to clarify the policy on slacklines, hammocks, ropes and tent stakes on university property.
Limited ticket availability: Free tickets still available for the Healthy Nevada Speaker Series, featuring Liva Genova, Ph.D.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s popular speaker series welcomes Harvard-educated neuroscientist Lisa Genova, Ph.D., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Dr. Genova will animate neurological conditions that are often ignored, feared or misunderstood. Genova generates compassionate awareness and global conversations about how these conditions change our lives and how we can change our destinies. Limited ticket availability; tickets will be distributed first-come first-served.
The University of Nevada, Reno signed an Enterprise level agreement with DocuSign to use it in our campus. DocuSign allows for electronic signatures and will be used by various departments throughout the University and will streamline the gathering of signatures impacting both administration and students. The Office of Information Technology scheduled a DocuSign training for Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please sign up for the training through TLT Workshops and Training website.
The Information and Communications Technology Committee is hosting a campus community forum from 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, to present a summary of actions and continuing efforts with online accessibility. The forum will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre. A summary of the external audit will be presented, as well as an overview of the University's work toward software, web and instructional content accessibility. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentations.
Sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 1,003 – University Accounts and Worktag Policy (Formerly “Account Identification” – Effective October 9, 2018); RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to update the policy to Workday language and identifies how worktags are structured and established and which office maintains authority. 1,100 – University of Nevada, Reno Sponsored Projects (Effective September 28, 2018); RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: In accordance with UAM 11, Routine Updates, the University of Nevada, Reno Sponsored Projects policy (1,100) has been updated. Minor revisions were made to correct the naming of the office and title of the Associate Vice President for Research Administration. The Sponsored Projects policies listed at the bottom of the section were updated to reflect current policies located on the Sponsored Projects website.
Spring and Winter textbook course requests are due Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to the Nevada Wolf Shop. The Wolf Shop needs time to research and source the least expensive options possible to pass along savings to students. Include information on access codes, online assignments, and/or supplies that may be required for your students. The Nevada Wolf Shop: Every Purchase Supports Every Student.
The Campus Refill Initiative started this fall and is located in the new Great Basin Residence Hall at the south Wolf Shop location. Its mission is to provide alternatives to single-use plastic products to students/faculty/staff residing on AND off campus in an effort to reduce plastic waste on our beautiful campus. Products offered include bamboo toothbrushes, reusable bamboo travel utensils, wool dryer balls to replace toxic dryer sheets, as well as refill options for laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner and floss.
Section 505 – President Delegated Approval Authority (Formerly “President Delegated Signature Authority”). RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made as a result of the implementation of Workday and the changes related to approval authority delegated by the President. Section 1,011 – Current Fund Group; Section 1,012 – Loan Fund Group; Section 1,013 – Endowment and Similar Funds Group; Section 1,014 – Plant Fund Group; Section 1,015 – Agency Fund Group. RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Due to the implementation of Workday these policies are now obsolete. Section 2,010 – University Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy Statement. RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to clarify the policy and update the language regarding the Employee Assistance Program.
Affected Time: Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Description of Work: Due to the University Arts Building construction, the cart path on the west side of Reynolds School of Journalism will be closed temporarily as final site improvements are made to the area. A new north-south cart path has been installed on the east side of campus between the Facilities Services Building and Leifson Physics Building. This route is now the only approved path for north-south cart travel. When the University Arts Building opens, two new north-south routes in addition to this new cart path will be available. A notification showing the new routes will be sent when construction is completed on the University Arts Building. Thank you for your patience as we make these upgrades. To report a Facilities emergency, call 775-784-8020.
Funding to determine if your technologies and business ideas have commercialization potential. Faculty, students, staff and recent grads with technology and business ideas are all welcome to apply. Project submissions are encouraged from across all colleges and industries and applications for both products and services are welcome. The fund totals $100,000 and is poised to make investments of varying sizes. Applications are being accepted through Saturday, Sept. 22. For more information, contact Ellen Purpus at email@example.com or at 775-784-8228.
The Payroll Office has moved from Ross Hall room 102 to across and down the hall to Ross Hall room 104. The phone numbers and mail stop (MS0122) will remain the same.
The Institute, as a University-wide research and outreach initiative, is supported by Colleges and Schools across the University and by the Provost’s Office, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Graduate School. It was approved by the NSHE Board of Regents in June 2018, and is made possible by a generous gift by two University alumni Eren and Fatih Ozmen of the Sierra Nevada Corporation. Faculty interested in any aspect of global or international studies are welcome to fill out and submit the brief form on the “Get Involved” page of the new website to become an Affiliated Faculty of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. If you have any questions regarding the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies, please do not hesitate to contact Director Berch Berberoglu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: Public Outreach Meeting- ADA Transition Plan: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., RSVP requested
The University is holding an informational public outreach meeting to present the findings of a recent study focused on improving campus physical accessibility. This study enhances and expands the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan developed in 2007 and will guide future priority and funding decisions. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Melissa Rutter by Sept. 24, at email@example.com or 775-784-7777. Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre -- Please RSVP: FacilitiesServices@unr.edu. --
Adobe’s Typekit is now available to all University named user license holders, including the campus’ Myriad Pro font family. Go to https://typekit.com and log in with your Enterprise ID to browse for the fonts you need. Download anything with a green “Sync” button to use throughout your documents. Make sure the Creative Cloud desktop application is running and Font Sync is turned on. Contact the OIT Support Center at https://oit.unr.edu/get-help to open a ticket for Creative Cloud support.
This is a reminder that the 2017-18 named user licenses purchased through OIT expired on 8/3/18. Adobe provides a 30-day grace period that will expire soon (licenses purchased through other vendors will expire on their designated expiration date). You must migrate any data you wish to keep from your original Adobe ID account to the new campus license Enterprise ID account by this Friday, 8/31/18. If you don’t migrate data by the time your original account expires, your data will become inaccessible. To migrate your data, simply follow Adobe’s Manual Asset Transfer instructions. For further assistance, the OIT Support Center can be reached at https://oit.unr.edu/get-help.
The University is holding an informational public outreach meeting to present the findings of a recent study focused on improving campus physical accessibility. This study enhances and expands the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan developed in 2007 and will guide future priority and funding decisions. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre -- Please RSVP: FacilitiesServices@unr.edu. --
DocuSign is a cloud-based electronic signature system available to all faculty and staff at the University. In order to learn more about using DocuSign or to be added to a training list please contact the OIT Project Management Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Work to replace underground piping and sidewalk along the east side of Mackay Science will expand to the south end of Mackay Science and across the south end of the Quad. Please see map linked for affected areas. This work includes trenching, heavy equipment and truck traffic, a parking lot closure and pedestrian detours. Impact for Occupants: - The entire Silver 2 parking lot, east of Mackay Science and the Sarah Fleischmann Building, will be closed during this phase of construction. The Silver 2 parking lot east of Mackay Science is now partially re-opened. - Building access, including ADA access, will be maintained to all buildings, except Mackay Science, throughout the project. - There will be no ADA accessible route into the Mackay Science building from June 27 through August 24, 2018. ADA access to Mackay Science is now re-opened. - Pedestrian detours around the construction area will be in place, with signage provided. - There will be noise, dust, odors and construction traffic for the duration of this project. - ADA parking permit holders are always welcome to use any available ADA parking spot. - Fencing will continue to shift around construction activity on the Quad as the work progresses; however, sidewalk access around the Quad will be maintained. Action(s) Required: - Please do not enter work areas, and follow posted detour signage. - Silver 2 parking lot permit holders may park in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
A major renovation and structural upgrade of the historic Manzanita Hall will begin Monday, Aug. 27. This 30,000 square-foot dorm will re-open in Summer 2019 with 103 student beds, six resident assistant rooms, a laundry facility, student lounges and study areas. Impact for Campus: - The metered parking south of Manzanita Hall will close for the duration of the project. - There will be sidewalk detours at the south end and east side of Manzanita Hall. - As utility shutdowns or interruptions are scheduled, advanced notice and details will be provided. - When campus access is impacted, advanced notice and details will be provided. Action(s) Required: - Please use extra caution around construction and do not enter barricaded work areas. - Please look for further project updates that may affect you. Thank you for your patience as we make this beautiful addition to our campus.
The Human Resource Department is excited to announce a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider for UNR employees and eligible family members. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and also has the capability to provide services throughout Nevada via a secure internet video conferencing system. For those who are unfamiliar with what an EAP does, it provides free and confidential counseling for employees and eligible family members (up to 3 sessions per year) to assist in dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, marital conflict, etc. The EAP can also assist with workplace problems and can provide referrals to such services as childcare, elder care, legal assistance, substance abuse treatment, etc. Mountain EAP can be reached by calling (775) 322-6066. Their website is www.mountaineap.com. They are located at 1750 Locust Street, Suite A, Reno, 89502. Email address: email@example.com. All services are completely confidential. For questions on the EAP, please call the UNR Human Resources office at 784-6082.
Several sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective August 17, 2018. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,503 – NepotismRATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions bring the UAM into compliance with the BOR Handbook. 2,507 – Administrative Faculty Job Descriptions RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Administrative faculty job description language removed from UAM 2,515, Guidelines for Faculty Promotion was moved to a new section. 2,515 – Guidelines for Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Medical Resident Promotion (Formerly “Guidelines for Faculty Promotion”) RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions to this policy address procedures for the academic promotion and tenure processes at UNR. Language dealing with faculty searches, job descriptions, and temporary salary adjustments is being deleted from 2,515 and placed into more appropriate sections, UAM 2,520, Faculty Search Rules, UAM 2,507, Administrative Faculty Job Descriptions, and UAM 2,516, Administrative Faculty Temporary Salary Adjustments. 2,516 – Administrative Faculty Temporary Salary Adjustments RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Administrative faculty temporary salary adjustment language removed from UAM 2,515, Guidelines for Faculty Promotion was moved to a new section. 2,520 – Faculty Search Rules RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Faculty search language removed from UAM 2,515, Guidelines for Faculty Promotion was added to the current policy. 2,530 – Background Check for Policy for Faculty RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to clarify when current employees are required to receive a background check when changing jobs. 2,636 – Postdoctoral Fellow RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions clarify how salaries for postdoctoral fellows are determined. 2,800 – Regulations Regarding Student Employment RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made as a result of an audit to clarify hourly and student employees are only paid overtime if they work in excess of 40 hours per week. 5,020 – University Notary Public Services RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Since the implementation of Workday, university notaries are no longer identified in the campus directory. Language directing users to the directory to locate notaries is being deleted until this information can be added in Workday at a later date. 5,304 – Event Accessibility and Accommodation Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new section was created to establish policies and procedures for requiring event accessibility and accommodation. 6,501 – Syllabus Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to direct users to UAM 6,502, Academic Standards Policy, which defines academic dishonesty and mandates specific sanctions for violations. 6,502 – Academic Standards RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to address students who attempt to withdraw from a course after being ejected from a testing situation in order to avoid disciplinary actions. 7,004 – Policy on Video and Audio Equipment Usage RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Minor revisions were made to clarify video and audio equipment usage is linked to an approved/intended purpose and not limited to security.
Scheduled Phone Maintenance: Wednesday, Aug. 15
The Office of Information Technology will be rebooting the phone systems on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in order to perform a software update. The update will take place between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. Please keep in mind that all phone systems on campus will be down during this time. This will include 911 calls made from campus phones. We do not expect the outage on the phone systems to be longer than 30 minutes. However, if there are unexpected issues with the software update there is a possibility that the outage could be longer. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
In order to provide a better customer service experience, the Office of Information Technology is moving to a new online help system starting Aug. 13, 2018. The new system replaces email support, therefore, online requests can now be submitted through the OIT website at https://oit.unr.edu by searching or navigating to the applicable service or by clicking Get Help. The firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com email addresses will no longer be monitored. Many campus systems, including the new online help system, use your Workday email and phone contact information to respond to your support requests effectively. Follow the Workday instructions “How do I edit my work e-mail address?” to keep your contact information up to date.
Several sections of the University Administrative Manual have recently been updated. These revisions are effective July 24, 2018. The amended sections with links are as follows: 2,361 – Classified Employee Grants-In-Aid (formerly Classified Grants-In-Aid Benefit Program) RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was added to clarify that classified employees must be .53 FTE on the first day of the semester to be eligible for grants-in-aid. 2,695 – Additional Compensation, Supplemental Pay, and Overloads RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to address additional compensation for administrative faculty engaged in non-teaching activities. Further revisions to update section with regard to Workday procedures will occur at a later date. 5,302 – Policy for Use of University Space RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was added to clarify the scheduling of departmental labs and conference rooms. 7,009 – University of Nevada, Reno Social Media Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Language was needed to address blocking users from official University of Nevada, Reno social media sites.
Affected Dates: Monday, July 23, 2018, through Summer 2020. Description of Work: Construction of the new William N. Pennington Engineering Building will begin with demolition activity on the building site, which is located south of the Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory, between Evans Avenue and the campus portion of Record Street. This new four story, 110,114 square-foot engineering building will house 40 faculty offices, 150 graduate student work stations, more than 40 laboratories, a clean room, large-scale computer lab, a 200-student classroom and the offices of the Dean of the College of Engineering. Impact for Campus: - The Silver 12 parking lot on the west side of Evans Avenue will be closed for the duration of the project. - There will be intermittent sidewalk detours, road closures, and traffic control measures on Evans Avenue and on the campus portion of Record Street. - As utility shutdown and interruptions are scheduled, advance notice and details will be provided. - As campus and road access is impacted, advance notice and details will be provided. Thank you for your patience as we make this beautiful addition to our campus.
Several sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows: 1,940 – Policy on Religious Accommodation for Employees RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to correct an editing error in the previous revisions approved on June 12, 2018. 2,690 – Faculty Providing Scholarly and Professional Outside Compensated Services (Formerly “Faculty Providing Consulting Services”) RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed to broaden scope of title and policy to encompass all outside professional activities. 3,100 – Internship, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Policy RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: A new policy was created to define procedures for the development, implementation, and assessment of internships, service-learning and civic engagement experiences. Additional revisions address questions previously raised by Faculty Senate and other parties. 6,502 – Academic Standards RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were made to clarify policy and add language outlining a scale of grade consequences for academic dishonesty.
Campus-wide Adobe license coming Aug. 1, 2018
Adobe Creative Cloud for Education will be available to all Faculty and Staff at no cost Aug. 1, 2018. We strongly discourage Faculty and Staff from purchasing their own licenses moving forward. If you absolutely need access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the month of July you can find it on computers in @One in the Knowledge Center, or you can contact the OIT Support Center. Please note that Adobe Captivate is not included on the Creative Cloud campus license. For more information, contact OIT Service Center at 775-682-5000, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential Life, Housing & Food Service needs your help to move students into the residence halls! This is a great opportunity to welcome incoming students and their families to our campus community. There will be two separate move-in days for the incoming residents: •There will be a move-in day for new residents who will be participating in NevadaFIT Saturday, Aug. 18, •The annual Dorm Storm move-in will be held for the remainder of new and returning residents, Thursday, Aug. 23. Faculty volunteers will aid the hall staffs in the administrative check-in portion of the resident’s move in experience. In addition, we will be providing food for those who volunteer based on the shift you sign up for. After finding the sign-up page on the https://unr.givepulse.com, please use the code: moveinfac18. Feel free to reach out to Darius Robinson (email@example.com) or Tashauna Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Also, if you have any students that want to volunteer, please reach out.
June 25 through November 2: Work to replace underground piping and sidewalk along the east side of Mackay Science will expand to the south end of Mackay Science and across the south end of the Quad. Please see map linked above for affected areas and impact for occupants. This work includes trenching, heavy equipment and truck traffic, a parking lot closure and pedestrian detours. Thank you for your patience as we perform these upgrades. Questions and concerns can be directed to email@example.com.
Beginning July 1, there are changes to the UNR Travel Policy including required Spend Authorizations for in state and out-of-state travel. The most significant change to the Travel Policy is, beginning on July 1, 2018 Spend Authorizations will be required for travel both in and out of the State of Nevada. Employees whose job duties expressly include specified travel responsibilities may not be required to obtain prior approval for in-state travel (for example, travel to Board of Regents meetings or for statewide duties in Cooperative Extension). For questions about exceptions, please contact Joyce Stauffenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sara Kilgore at email@example.com.
I am pleased to announce Jose Miguel Pulido Leon as the new Director of the Center, Every Student, Every Story. Jose comes to us from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he is the Assistant Director of Multicultural & Intersectional Initiatives. Prior to that Jose worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for 12 years serving historically underrepresented students with an emphasis on retention and outreach projects. Jose received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and will be receiving his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration this July from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jerome Maese for chairing the search committee whose members were - Daniel Enrique Perez, Sheena Harvey, Gabriela Ortiz Flores, Saundra Mitrovich, Kassandra Fuentes, Perry Fittrer, and search coordinator Jackie Kuhn. Please join me in welcoming him to the University of Nevada, Reno when he begins his new position Aug. 1. --Jerry Marczynski, Associate Vice President, Student Life Services
Sections of the University’s Administrative Manual have recently been updated. The amended sections with links are as follows:2,540 – Moving Allowance (Formerly Payment and/or Reimbursement of Moving Expenses)RATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions were needed as a result of tax law changes making moving reimbursements taxable income. The new policy and procedures will simplify process.5,460 – Tobacco Free UniversityRATIONALE FOR CHANGE: Revisions to the policy prohibit the use of all tobacco and marijuana products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products in all owned, operated, leased, occupied, or controlled university buildings and structures, grounds, walkways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and vehicles throughout campus.
Affected Time: Monday, June 4-Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Description of Work: Contractors will replace asphalt pavement, install new parking medians and islands, and revise the lighting layout. Impact for Occupants: - Parking: During construction, Green/Orange lot permit holders are welcome to park in the Silver 16 lot west of the intermural fields, the West Stadium Complex, or Green or Blue-1 parking areas. - Traffic: Stadium Way, south of Peccole Park, will be closed during construction. Access onto campus from Evans Ave at Peccole Park will be limited to the east side of the park. For alternate campus access, a detour via East Stadium Way will be marked. The driveway between John Sala Intramural Practice Field and Peccole Park will also be closed during construction.- Shuttle: The Peccole and East Stadium shuttle stops will be permanently eliminated 6/1/18. Project Contact: Jon Ward; Phone: 775-784-8020; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provost Carman announces new Vice Provosts
Jill Heaton, Associate Professor of Geography and Chair of Geography, will begin her appointment as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in early August. David Shintani, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and CABNR Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, will begin his appointment as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in early July. Provost Carman said both Jill and Dave had strong support from the University community, and he has great respect for both Jill and Dave and looks forward to working with them. Provost Carman thanks the search committee for their assistance in this important search, and a special thanks to search-committee chair Fred Holman and Audrey Casey for facilitating a deliberate, transparent and successful review process.
join the Staff Employees’ Council in honoring this year’s classified staff and retirees for their years of service to the University. President Johnson has granted all classified staff two hours of paid administrative leave to enjoy the event. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.; Joe Crowley Student Union – 4th Floor, Glick Ballroom; Light Refreshments – 2:15 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, June 1.
Affected Dates: Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 8. Description of Work: The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will continue the Bicycle Path Project for Evans Avenue. This work includes striping and slurry work, with reduced traffic, lane closures and detours. Impact for Campus: Northbound vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Evans Avenue between North McCarran Boulevard and Second Street may be detoured; Flaggers will be available when lane closures for northbound Evans Avenue are in effect; Detours will be made at Ninth Street and Evans Avenue, routing north-bound Evans Avenue traffic either west onto Virginia Street or east onto Valley Road.; Southbound lanes of Evans Avenue will remain open, allowing access to east campus. Action(s) Required:Please allow extra time for traveling on or near Evans Avenue; Use extra caution around construction equipment and crews; Follow all directions from flaggers and posted signage. Project Contact: RTC of Washoe | (775)-348-0400 or www.rtcwashoe.com. Thank you for your patience as this transportation improvement project is completed.
Open Forum - Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story.
You are invited to attend the open forum Q&A sessions with the remaining candidates for the Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story. Please come prepared to ask the candidate questions. The search committee greatly appreciates your attendance, as feedback is an important part of the selection process. Candidate: Patricia Santoyo-Marin, Wednesday, May 16, 3-3:45 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 324.
The Search Committee for the Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs position is pleased to announce an open forum for candidate Jill Heaton, Chair, Department of Geography. This forum is open to all faculty, staff, and students, and will be held Wednesday, May 16, 10:15-11 a.m., in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 323. A CV for the candidate is available by emailing Audrey Casey at email@example.com.
Open Forum Q&A Sessions for Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story.
There are two remaining candidate forums for the director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story. •Candidate: Allen Sutton; Monday, May 14th from 3:30-4:15 p.m., Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, 422 •Candidate: Patricia Santoyo-Marin, Wednesday, May 16th from 3-3:45 p.m., Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, 324
Open Forums - Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education Candidates
The Search Committee for the Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education position is pleased to announce the candidates who have been asked to participate in campus meetings and forums. The candidates and open forum dates, times, and locations are as follows: David Shintani, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources: Open Forum for faculty, staff and students, Tuesday, May 15, 11:15 a.m.-noon; Joe Crowley Student Union, Laden Senate Chambers, 3rd Floor. Victor Vasquez, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering: Open Forum for faculty, staff and students, Monday, May 21, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Joe Crowley Student Union, Laden Senate Chambers, 3rd Floor. These forums are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A CV for each candidate is available by emailing Audrey Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course (two different sessions) is being offered for University faculty and staff Wednesday, May 23 or Thursday, May 24. Continuity planning facilitates the performance of essential functions during all-hazards emergencies or other situations that may disrupt normal operations. this training will be of particular interest to individuals in university offices or departments who would be responsible for maintaining University operations in times of disruption. Since computer use and instruction is part of the workshop agenda, space is limited. Register today to attend.
Open Forum - Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story
An open forum Q&A session is scheduled with Jose Miguel Pulido Leon, a finalist for the Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story. Faculty and staff are asked to come prepared to ask the candidate questions. The search committee greatly appreciates your attendance, as feedback is an important part of the selection process. The forum is scheduled from 1:15-2 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, in Room 324 in the Joe Crowley Student Union.
The Certificate program, hosted by Teaching & Learning Technologies, will function as a learning community that will engage faculty in discussions on the research and practical application of educational technology in their teaching. As participants, faculty will be required to attend one orientation and five two-hour meetings each semester (fall 2018 and spring 2019), and will share their teaching innovations at the Showcase in spring 2019. Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded the TwT Certificate to include in their teaching portfolio. For more information, direct questions to Lia Schraeder at email@example.com or 775-682-6540.
Using the Academic Advising Core Competencies Model to Create an Action Plan for Professional Growth and Development
Throughout this 2017-2018 NACADA Webinar series on Building Advisor Competency, our presenters have shared information about the new NACADA Academic Advising Core Competencies Model – the history of its development, the framework that underlies it, and the explanation of the individual competencies. From the first release of the Model, advising professionals and administrators have asked, “So now what do we do?” and “How can we implement these ideas on my campus?” In this concluding presentation for the Webinar season, our presenters answer those questions. As they explain how the Core Competencies provide a roadmap for professional development, they will discuss ways to integrate the competencies into advising practice and develop a concrete, intentional professional development plan. Whether you are a lone advisor in an academic department, part of a committee charged with designing training and development for advisors, or an administrator responsible for advisor development, this presentation will help you take the Core Competencies and apply them on your campus. For more information, contact Derek Furukawa,Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Academic Advising & Student Achievement, at 775-784-4684, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.