October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009 Archives

COBRA & ARRA

Please refer to the attached memo from the Office of Human Resources regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the revised Request for Continuation of Coverage enrollment forms. Previously, the Request for Continuation of Coverage form was only available in hard copy from Employee Benefits, it is now only available online.

Space Inventory

Department Space Coordinators (generally those who submitted unit space inventory
update in 2008) should have received email from Office of Space Management this
week with annual space inventory update information. We should know by end of next
week if decision is to proceed with "Scenario 1" or "Scenario 2." If inventory is done
manually again (Scenario 1), your unit updates will be due to CLA Planning Office by
Friday, October 23. Contact Scott Elton (6‐0950) if you have questions or your unit did
not receive information from Space Management.

The Horace T. Morse-U of M Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. Go to "Nomination Materials" on the awards page at http://www.scholarswalk.umn.edu/awards/aoce/. The one-page collegiate nomination forms are due in 113 Johnston no later than Friday, October 30th.  The CLA specific nomination forms are located at: http://www2.cla.umn.edu/admin/acadprog

Direct questions to Barbara Schwab at schwa133@umn.edu or 612-625-7994.

Administered through the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education. Go to "Nomination Materials" on the awards page at: http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/awards/tate/nominations.html.

Nomination dossiers from CLA departments should be submitted to 113 Johnston (Undergraduate Programs) by Friday, December 11th.

Please direct questions to Barbara Schwab (schwa133@umn.edu or 612-625-7994).

Changes to the fall 2009 IRIS entry deadline

The associate deans and the chairs are posing questions to CLA Fiscal Administration
that need to be answered as soon as possible. These are questions that IRIS was
designed to answer. Due to this fact, we need to adjust the fall 2009 IRIS entry deadline
that was established in August. The new deadline is October 9th.

We hope that recent improvements, which include the automatic update of all
tenure/tenure track records (approximately 1,200 records each semester), will help
everyone meet the new deadline. Your support in this process will allow the college to
have better planning data as we work towards completing the FY10 cuts and start our
planning towards potential FY11 reductions.

If you have questions please contact Pandora Aaron or Karen Dewanz.
Thank you for your assistance.

Scholarly Events Fund - 9 October 2009

Requests for scholarly events funding to support events scheduled during spring,
summer, and fall 2010 are due in the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate
Programs and Research no later than Friday, 9 October 2009. Please submit only one
copy of the required materials. http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/faculty/scholarlyEventsFund.php

H1N1 - Stay Informed

Dear CLA faculty and staff:
You have already received several messages about H1N1 virus, but please bear in mind these summary points:

  • You need to read all of the emails you receive from the University about H1N1 and be responsible for the information on the University's H1N1 website:
    http://www1.umn.edu/prepared/ahc_prepared/flu/(the link is also on the CLA homepage). While the impact of H1N1 to date has been relatively mild on the TC campus, we are in a situation that could change rapidly and unexpectedly.  Staying informed during this unusual flu season is critically important.
  • A doctor's note form a student/employee who is absent with H1N1 is not required at this time.
  • Remind students that they should email instructors if they are sick. Instructors should keep a copy of the email exchange with students with H1N1.
  • Keep a copy of the student email (to facilitate any course/grade issues later).
  • Be flexible and fair in helping students make up any work they miss.
  • Remember that students also receive University messages about H1N1: http://www1.umn.edu/prepared/ahc_prepared/flu/students_home.html
  • Plan ahead for absences. Technology is available at http://claoit.umn.edu/
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Together, we can mitigate the effect of H1N1 flu on the health and the operations of our community. Thank you for your support.

University-wide IT outage on Saturday, Oct 24th

System Upgrades will disrupt service for University and College IT Services beginning 2:00 a.m. Saturday, October 25 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25. Just about all IT services will be affected INCLUDING email, websites, PeopleSoft, WebVista, Moodle, Active Directory, etc.

For more information, contact the CLA-OIT Service Desk at 4-4357 or help@cla.umn.edu University-wide IT outage on Saturday, Oct 24th

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

October 2
CLA Payroll cutoff for the 9/28/2009 - 10/11/2009 pay period, 4:30 pm

October 9
- Fall 2009 IRIS entry deadline
-Deadline to submit requests for Scholarly Events


October 12
First round of new course proposals for Fall '09 due in the Assistant Dean's Office in 113 Johnston Hall

October 15
Noon - Deadline to invoice the UM Foundation and meet the October 31 TIP deadline. UM Foundation Fax# 625-4305

October 22
CLA Financial/Human Resources meeting, Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall - West Bank), 9:00 a.m.

October 30
Nomination forms only for both the Morse Alumni Award and the Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education Award due in 113 Johnston Hall

December 11
Nominations and dossiers for the Tate Award are due in 113 Johnston Hall.

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