Call for FYE Instructors

The Office of First Year Programs is looking to recruit FYE instructors from the Division of Student Affairs for next fall.  The Office of First Year Programs has a goal each year to have enough seats for every first year student, which is always a challenge; however, they have been able to serve 9/10 first year students over the course of the year.

There are many opportunities in the UNIV 1800 course for staff to teach with a highly talented FYE mentor.  The classes have less than 19 students and the Office of First Year Programs provides curricular and administrative support for instructors. The qualifications are typically a Master’s degree although the Office of First Year Programs can entertain staff without the degree as long as they have significant teaching experience.

Interested staff should visit http://fye.uconn.edu/new-instructors-information/ for more information.

Application for HESA Facilitation Practicum COACH

Would you be willing to volunteer to serve our HESA program, the Division of Student Affairs, and our aspiring professionals for the first 12 weeks of the Fall 2017 semester? 

We are looking for 5-10 COACHES to help our first year HESA students learn about advanced leadership development topics and facilitation while they are developing and facilitating workshops for undergraduate student leaders.

Please have a look at the below document for information about the Coach position and the syllabus for the class this fall.

Any questions?  Contact Christine Wilson at christine.wilson@uconn.edu

 

 

CSD Featured in University Business Magazine

Christine Wenzel, Associate Director for the Center for Students with Disabilities, and Lorri Comeau, Disability Specialist, were  interviewed by Theresa Sullivan Bargar from University Business Magazine. They were featured in the April, 2017 edition of the online magazine in an article entitled, Helping the haphazard college student – Why some students can’t help being disorganized – and how colleges can guide them through school and to graduation.

 

Presentation by OFSL Candidates

Dear Colleagues:

Over the next two weeks, we will host six candidates for the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.  You are invited to a short presentation / Q &A session with each of the candidates. Candidates will address the following topic:  “Critical issues currently facing Greek Life on college campuses, and ideas for addressing these issues.”

Each presentation / Q & A will be held from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.  Following are the dates and locations of the presentations:

Monday, April 17  Student Union, room 325

Tuesday, April 18  Student Union, room 310

Thursday, April 20  Student Union, room 325

Monday, April 24  Student Union, room 310

Tuesday, April 25  Student Union, room 325

Thursday, April 27 Student Union, room 325

Candidate resumes will be available at the sessions.  We will take attendance at each session so that we can send a link for the evaluations.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

John Armstrong, Search Chair

Mary Shaw, Search Administrative Support

Final Exams for Students with Disabilities

The following information is provided for faculty and staff who are working with students with disabilities approved for exam accommodations by the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to speak with students enrolled in their courses regarding accommodations for final exams as soon as possible.  Students with disabilities are not required to take exams at the CSD. 
  • Whenever possible, students should take their exams with the class or within the department with the approved accommodations.
  • In the event that the faculty or staff member cannot administer the exam in class or within the department with the approved accommodations, the CSD may be available to administer and proctor exams.  Please note that due to the high volume of exams, the CSD anticipates reaching seating capacity and thus, may not be able to assist with all final exam requests. Faculty and staff are encouraged to work with their students as early as possible in order to reserve an exam space at the CSD for final exams week. Students have been contacted by the CSD and encouraged to speak with their faculty as soon as possible regarding accommodations for final exams.
  • In order to assure appropriate accommodations are provided, students must submit requests to schedule a final exam through the online system, MyAccess at least one week (5 business days) in advance of the exam date. The online system can be accessed from CSD’s website homepage at csd.uconn.edu  or directly at www.myaccess.csd.uconn.edu.
  • Once a final exam has been scheduled for a student, faculty are reminded to please upload the exam in the online exam administration system, MyAccess as early as possible. MyAccess is SECURE and can be accessed at instructors.csd.uconn.edu or from CSD’s website homepage at www.csd.uconn.edu

If the exam is on…

Students must submit an online exam request by…

Monday, 5/1/17

Monday, 4/24/17

Tuesday, 5/2/17

Tuesday, 4/25/17

Wednesday, 5/3/17

Wednesday, 4/26/17

Thursday, 5/4/17

Thursday, 4/27/17

Friday, 5/5/17

Friday, 4/28/17

Saturday, 5/6/17

Saturday, 4/29/17

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Students approved for extended time who have exams that are in back-to-back time blocks on the same day, have been encouraged to discuss this situation with their CSD Disability Service Provider and their faculty to make appropriate scheduling arrangements.
  • In addition to administering exams in the CSD office, exams will also be administered in the Wilbur Cross Building, North Reading Room.  Check in for exams will be held outside of Room 110 of Wilbur Cross on the first floor. The CSD will be open during the evenings of final exam week in order to accommodate 6:00 pm exams. The CSD will also be open on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for exams scheduled on that day.
  • If your class is taking a final exam in HuskyCT with Respondus LockDown browser, students will need to bring their own laptops to the CSD to take their exam on. Students have been reminded to bring their laptops and to make sure their laptops are fully charged! Electrical outlets may NOT be available, especially in the North Reading Room.

CSD Final Exam Week Hours:

Finals Date

CSD Hours

Monday, 5/1/17

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, 5/2/17

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, 5/3/17

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Thursday, 5/4/17

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, 5/5/17

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday, 5/6/17

8:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

  • To ensure the academic integrity of exams, the CSD will be using in-person proctors as well as live video feeds from surveillance cameras to monitor exams.  No video will be recorded or stored.
  • Please contact Jaclyn Moriarty, Accommodations Coordinator, at csdexams@uconn.edu or (860)486-2020 to discuss any questions or concerns.

For more information, contact: Jaclyn Moriarty at csdexams@uconn.edu

 

Spring Has Sprung & the Farm Fresh Market Begins Soon

Dining Services Farm Fresh Market will begin another season of bringing you farm fresh, local produce and other goodies to campus. Our outdoor market will begin on Thursday, May 25th and run every Thursday until September 28th.  We will be located in front of the library on Fairfield Way from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you at the Farm Fresh Market!

“Not Anymore” Program Draws Praise in Debut

The UConn Division of Student Affairs is receiving positive feedback from students on a new program it has launched to provide critical information about increasing their own safety and that of their peers on campus.

“Not Anymore,” an online video-based program, launched at UConn in February and has been completed as required by more than 7,800 juniors and seniors at Storrs and the regional campuses. All students must complete the course before they can register for their junior year, or when they transfer to UConn from another institution as an incoming junior or senior.

The program builds on safety education that is provided in orientation for new students and First-Year Experience Programs, helping ensure they receive information and support throughout their undergraduate careers.

It focuses on consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault prevention, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and other issues.

Many students who took the course said in feedback to Student Affairs that it was informative and thorough, and that they appreciated having a refresher training as juniors to reinforce what they had learned about the topics when they came to UConn.

Student Affairs worked with the Undergraduate Student Government to implement the program, which it selected with input from numerous students in campus organizations who helped University officials review similar training programs.

Student Affairs also partnered with University Information & Technology Services, the UConn Registrar’s Office, the Office of Institutional Equity, the UConn Women’s Center, The Graduate School, and UConn Hartford.

For more information, contact: Dean of Students Office at 860-486-3426

Compliance Training 2017

Per University policy all Faculty and Staff must complete the 2017 Annual Compliance Training.

To register for an INPERSON session at the Student Union Theatre please use the following link: Compliance Training Registration

Each inperson training session is approximately 90 minutes. Individuals arriving later than 10 minutes after the start of the session will not be admitted to the training.  To receive credit for the training, attendees must remain for the entire session.

To access the ONLINE training please use the following link:

https://uconn-storrs.sabacloud.com/Saba/Web_spf/NA1PRD0098/common/ledetail/cours000000000004985

Topics covered include:

  • The University Code of Conduct and the Importance of Individual Behaviors
  • The University Guide to the State Code of Ethics
  • Equipment Inventory and Other UConn Property
  • Effort Reporting
  • Key Reminders and Updates on Policies

This year the training will be launched in the Saba platform, providing more ease of use and better tracking of training.  Any technical questions should be directed to Brandi Morrell in Human Resources at 860-486-0422.  Any compliance questions may be directed to: Liz Vitullo at 860-486-2530 or email compliance.training@uconn.edu     

The approximate time to complete the online training:  50 minutes. You have the ability to stop and resume at a later time.

The deadline for this year’s training is May 17, 2017.

The Green Piece at Union Street Market

Union Street Market just received a new shipment of Eco containers and Eco soup bowls. Green Piece Elite members, you must present your membership card when ordering your food. Containers will be offered to members only.

If you would like to become a Green Piece Elite member, the cost is only $5.00 but you save 25 cents on every purchase. Follow this link to find more information: http://dining.uconn.edu/thegreenpiece/