April 1, 2012 - April 7, 2012 Archives

A Note of Appreciation

On behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Programs, I am writing to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your assistance with our 9th Annual Open House for admitted CLA students and their families. On Saturday, March 24 we had 784 students and 1425 family members on campus for us to showcase first-hand the College of Liberal Arts experience. Your willingness to participate and volunteer your time, talent, and expertise was critical to our success. The feedback from students and their families was extremely positive. They praised the organization of the event, programming options, and the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty members.

Thank you for collaborating with us to recruit the Class of 2016.

Jennifer Windsor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
The following Q&A was added to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Administrative Policy: Parental Leave for Academic Employees. This Q&A is included to clarify the amount of paid parental leave available for the birth mother.  The policy is located at: http://policy.umn.edu/Policies/hr/Leaves/PARENTALLEAVE.html.  Please communicate this information within your unit as appropriate.
Can a birth mother take six weeks of paid medical leave for physical recovery from the birth and then, after the medical leave, take an additional six weeks of paid parental leave?

No.  The birth mother cannot take more than a total of six weeks paid leave in connection with the birth of her child, unless the mother qualifies for additional time under the paid medical leave for her physical recovery.  As stated under the Reason for Policy section of the parental leave policy, the six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth mother is for the purposes of both bonding with the child and recovery from the physical disability associated with the birth.

University Scholarship Endowments

We want to make sure you are aware of this recent communication about Treasury Accounting Endowments and STAR.

All University Scholarship Endowments (Participants) have been integrated into the STAR system.  All U of M participants with "Quasi" appearing in the Fund Type/Chartfield1/Chartfield2 column require a Spending Plan.

A job aid on entering a spending plan into the Data Management System (DMS) can be found at http://www.finsys.umn.edu/treasury/dmsspendingplan.pdf. 

For assistance with developing spending plans, please contact Bob Balfour at balfo003@umn.edu or 624-9872.

For assistance with STAR, please contact Mary O'Brien at mkobrien@umn.edu or 625-6829.

And for assistance with finding recipients, please contact Dianne Danov at d-dano@umn.edu or 624-2057

This message was sent by Treasury Accounting, a unit within the Controller's Office of the University of Minnesota to departments with scholarship endowments.

Contract Faculty - Annual Reviews and Renewal Letters

Annual Review. Written evaluations of contract faculty performance are required for all contract faculty in residence for any portion of the 2011 reporting period (spring semester 2011 and fall semester 2011). In addition to informing decisions about salary adjustment (when permitted), these evaluations are important for ongoing faculty development.

Renewal Letters. Contract faculty being renewed for 2012/13 must receive a letter of renewal based on the attached template. Renewal letters for 2012/13 should be prepared only after a funding source has been identified for the position and approved by the college. Contract faculty renewal letters are subject to the approval of the college. Please submit renewal letters to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty, at clafclty@umn.edu, along with a statement about the source of funding for the position for FY13.

Download the template. Please refer questions about the contract faculty renewal process to Angie Plambeck or John Blair.

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