February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010 Archives

Save the Date! Inaugural CLA NOW Forum

NEW! The CLA NOW Forum is an open forum around specific topics in CLA. "Save the Date" for the inaugural CLA NOW Forum.

Topic: Google Apps & Mail
Thursday, March 18
9:00-10:30 a.m.
1210 Heller Hall

** RSVP form forthcoming **

U of M Foundation Training being Offered

The U of M Foundation is offering a special training session for CLA staff.  This is your opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Foundation.  It will provide a "big picture" perspective along with the "nuts and bolts" of foundation endowment management.  The session is scheduled for Thursday, March 25th from 1:30-3:00.  It will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, 5th Floor Board Room.  The senior accountants on the financial service teams will be attending.  Any interested administrators and center directors are also welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please contact Rose Pederson (r-kerb@umn.edu) to let her know if you will be attending so that we know how many to expect.  Also, if you have questions in advance of the training, let Rose know so that your specific questions can be covered.

New! - ChartField Masking Available

A new enhancement to UM Financial Reports has been initiated.  ChartField Masking allows designated users to create a descriptive name for an individual chart string which is stored in a data table.  The stored name could then be selected as an option when running certain non-sponsored UM Financial Reports and should make it easier for report users to find and recognize specific chart strings.

CLA has a custom of using designated chart strings for common, shared activities and functions across the college, e.g. credit instruction funds - program code 20031, academic department administration - program code 20000, etc.  In an effort to maintain this practice in EFS and ensure consistency, we have asked Financial Service Teams to manage the ChartField Masking.  They will do their best to balance department needs with collegiate consistency.   More communication will be forthcoming once a more specific plan has been developed.  In the meantime, we wanted you to be aware of this new improvement in EFS.   

REPA Form Due March 8

All University professional and academic staff are required to complete a REPA form annually, whether or not you have any outside consulting to report. The final deadline for filing this form is March 8, 2010.  Reporting period is from August 26, 2008 - December 31, 2009.

The compliance reports can be found at https://egms.umn.edu/repareports/compliance.pl

Note: The filing requirements will not include changes proposed in the Individual Conflicts
of Interest Policy DRAFT that is currently under review.  For questions contact Gayle Anderson (REPA contact) at
ander104@umn.edu or 612-626-9612 or the REPA helpline at 612-626-1462 or repamail@umn.edu.

Dean's Medalist and Scholars of The College

Dean James A. Parente, Jr. invites you to join in celebrating the 2010 Dean's Medalist and the 2010-13 Scholars of the College. Monday, February 22, program at 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room (3rd floor, Coffman Memorial Union) with reception following. 

Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award

The College invites nominations for this year's CLA "Red" Motley teaching award. Faculty members must be nominated by at least five CLA undergraduate and/or graduate students.

A description of the award, nomination form, and dossier cover sheet may be downloaded (all are pdfs) on the CLA website at http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/undergrad/motley0910.php or obtained from the CLA Undergraduate Programs Office, 113 Johnston Hall, (612) 624-8675.

Nomination Forms are due in 113 Johnston Hall on Friday, February 26, 2010. The Undergraduate Programs Office will contact the home department of each nominated faculty member and will provide guidelines for preparing a complete nomination dossier. The department prepares the nomination dossier for the faculty member.

Dossiers are due in 113 Johnston Hall on Friday, April 2, 2010. Departments are asked to submit the original plus 9 copies.

The CLA Instructional Awards Committee will review the dossiers and make a recommendation to the Dean. If you need further information, please contact Barbara Schwab at 612-624-8675 or schwa133@umn.edu.

Faculty - 2010 Annual Review Submission Deadlines

Appraisals of Probationary Faculty - 26 February 2010
Submit completed Appraisals of Probationary Faculty (Form 12s) and any attachments in hard copy to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty, 212 Johnston Hall, no later than the due date.  Faculty activity reports and curricula vitae do not need to be submitted with the form 12s; they will be submitted as part of the annual review of faculty (see below).  A copy of the Form 12 will be returned to the unit when fully executed. Information about annual appraisals of probationary faculty may be found on the CLA Faculty website, along with links to the governing documents and forms.

FFI: http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/faculty/CLAAppraisalsProbFacFY10.php

Annual Review of Faculty Performance
Faculty Activity Reports and Curricula Vitae - 26 February 2010
Faculty activity reports and curricula vitae must be submitted electronically, on the "projects" drive, in the "2009-2010" folder. Faculty activity reports and curricula vitae should be submitted as separate files; pdf only. Please label each pdf file with the faculty member's last name and appropriate descriptor (FAR or CV). Contact Gayle Gabrielski (gabr0074@umn.edu) with questions.

Unit Merit Evaluation of Faculty (narrative report) - 12 March 2010
Submit unit merit evaluation on the projects-drive, in the "2009-2010" folder, labeled "Unit merit evaluation."

FFI: http://www.cla.umn.edu/intranet/faculty/CLAFacultyAnnualReviewFY10.php

Annual Review of Chairs/Directors - 26 March 2010
Chairs/Directors materials include: self-evaluation, unit evaluation of Chair/Director, faculty activity reports, and curricula vitae.  Submit all documents electronically, on the "projects" drive as separate pdf files, in the "2009-2010" folder.  Please label each pdf file with the Chair's/Director's last name and appropriate descriptor (self eval, unit eval, FAR, CV).  Contact Gayle Gabrielski with questions.

FFI: http://www.cla.umn.edu/intranet/faculty/CLAChrDirAnnRevFY10.php

P&A Annual Review Materials - Due Feb. 26

Annual review materials for P&A performance are due to the college on February 26, 2010.  

In accordance with the Administrative Policy on Performance Reviews for Academic Professional and Administrative Employees, conducting annual reviews of all P&A employees is a requirement. 

Required P&A annual materials include:

  • Written description of unit's review guidelines/process
  • Employee annual performance summary report
  • Supervisor written evaluation of employee
  • Employee response (if applicable)

Changes effective this year (2009/10)
  • All P&A annual review materials must be submitted electronically via the CLA projects drive.  Additional submission instructions will be forthcoming.
  • Annual reviews must be conducted for all P&A (93xx, 97xx) employees, regardless of percent-time or term of appointment.  Excluded are academic appointments that are (1) "Without Salary" appointments and (2) graduate assistants (select 95xx) or professionals-in-training (select 95xx).  

Changes effective next year (2010/11)
  • Effective academic year 2010/11, the review period corresponding to the annual review of P&A performance will be standardized across the college to cover the previous calendar year (calendar year 2010).  The annual review of P&A employees during spring semester 2011 will cover a review period of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 for all units.

FFI: http://www.cla.umn.edu/intranet/hr/AnnualReviewGuidelines.php

P&A Promotions

P&A promotion dossiers for cases being considered during the 2009/10 academic year are due no later than Monday, March 1, 2010.  

Information regarding the 2009/10 P&A promotion process in CLA and links to relevant University governing documents and collegiate guidelines are available on the HR web page. 

Mark Your Calendar

February 22

CLA 2010 Scholar of the College and Dean's Medal, 3:30 p.m., Mississippi Room (Coffman Memorial Union)

February 26

- Appraisals of Probationary Faculty due to CLA Office of Faculty

- Motley Award Nomination Forms due in room 113 Johnston Hall

March 1

P&A promotion dossiers due to CLA Human Resources.

March 8

Deadline for filing REPA form.

March 11

CLA NOW Meeting, 9:30 a.m., Minnesota Population Center Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall - west bank)

March 12

Unit Merit Evaluation of Faculty (narrative report) due to CLA Office of Faculty.

March 18

CLA NOW Forum on Google Apps & Mail, 9:00 a.m., 1210 Heller Hall

March 26

Annual Review of Chairs/Directors due to CLA Office of Faculty

April 2

Motley Award Dossiers and 9 copies due in 113 Johnston Hall

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