In case you have forgotten, the University is closed Friday, December 24, 2010, through Sunday January 2, 2011.
CLA buildings will be identified as "Non-Active" during these 10 days. Non-Active is defined as:
*No planned events/activities
*No services to faculty, students, staff or outside communities
*Buildings will be locked; key and card access only
*Temperature reduced to about 65 degrees
*Limited snow removal with only emergency exits/stairs to be cleared
*Minimal campus security staff
*Minimal facilities (custodial) staff on site; daily walk through
*No parking staff other than pre scheduled events
*U.S. mail will be held for the majority of the campus
Suggestions for auto reply email and voice mail messages to use:
This is ............ Due to the official University of Minnesota winter closure, I will be out of the office and not responding to email/voicemail, Dec. 24, 2010, through Jan. 2, 2011. No services will be provided during this period. (optional: This closure is a University cost savings measure.) If there is an urgent matter that cannot wait until after January 3, please call 612-624-9839 and leave a detailed message for a return call. Thank you.
General and CLA-specific information regarding the Winter Closure can be found at http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/.
CLA Course Transformation Program Call for Applications- Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Programs and the CLA Office of Information Technology, in partnership with the University Office of Information Technology are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2011-2012 cohort of the Course Transformation Program (CTP). Departments are invited to apply to participate by nominating a faculty member(s) and a course that could benefit from a redesign to meet faculty teaching, student learning, and/or broader curricular challenges. Read more
Call for proposals for IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives for 2011-12
Each year, the Institute supports a limited number of research/creative collaboratives. These collaboratives promote synergistic interdisciplinary activity difficult within departmental structures. Collaborative activities vary: some collaboratives meet regularly for works-in-progress discussions or public workshops and other programs, others work together on projects. Some collaboratives incorporate a public component that encourages connections with the community. The Institute seeks participation from all colleges and schools at the University and encourages graduate student participation in collaboratives. Collaboratives may be convened by University faculty, students, or staff, but should show evidence of faculty participation. Proposals for 2011-12 Collaboratives are due on February 4, 2011. Read more
Call for Proposals: Research or Art Grant in Austrian/Central European Studies
The Center for Austrian Studies invites applications for a multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary research or art project grant for up to $45,000. The grant is intended for scholarly or artistic projects that are broadly based in Austrian/Central European Studies. Proposals from all disciplines in the arts, social sciences, humanities and/or sciences are welcome. Application deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011. Read more