Aug 27, 2014

 

Miscellaneous

BRIGHT LIGHT, BLUE CITY -- HOMECOMING 2014
BRIGHT LIGHT, BLUE CITY -- HOMECOMING 2014: Homecoming Spirit T-shirts On Sale Now!!!!!

The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU community to show their school spirit during Homecoming Week (Oct. 20-24) by purchasing a Homecoming Spirit T-shirt. Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW for $5 in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union. Purchases may be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear their Spirit T-shirts and show their school pride during Homecoming Week. To get your order form, email Laurel Fuqua at llfuqua@eiu.edu or call 581-5522.

LAUREL FUQUA, Student Life
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES BYLAWS, POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
The Internal Governing Policies are available on the Web here. Also note that the Board of Trustees' Bylaws, Policies and Regulations are also on the Web. See here. These documents have also been placed in the reference section of Booth Library.

BILLIE RAWLINGS, Administrative Aide, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


FACULTY STUDY ROOMS IN BOOTH LIBRARY
Booth Library has a few Faculty Study Rooms and research lockers available for faculty assignment during the academic year 2014-15. These rooms are located on the main level (3000). The lockers are 18"h x 35"w x 11"d and are located on the 2000 level. Priority will be given to current faculty demonstrating need for close proximity to library resources. Keys will be distributed once assignment has been made. Faculty will have access to rooms during regularly scheduled library hours. To request assignment to a room or locker, please send the following information to Arlene Brown (aebrown@eiu.edu), Booth Library, Office of the Dean: name, department, phone number and email address, along with a brief description of your project. Deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

ARLENE BROWN, Library Services -- Office of the Dean
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


PRE-RETIREMENT SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Faculty eligible to apply for pre-retirement summer assignments must do so by Oct. 15, 2014. An application for the pre-retirement summer assignment obligation may be obtained here.

To be eligible, faculty must have completed 15 years of service at the university in Unit A, must have an annual appointment that does not exceed 10 months, must not be on retraining leave or leave without salary, must not have previously received an approved university pre-retirement session assignment, and must declare a firm retirement date, under the provisions of Article 6.9.b.(1) of the EIU-UPI Unit A Agreement. Approval of eligible faculty members' requests for pre-retirement summer assignments will be made by Nov. 17, 2014.

BILLIE RAWLINGS, Office of Academic Affairs
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


PANTHER CATERING MENU
Panther Catering has updated its menu guide with new prices and ideas. Please refer to it when planning your next event. As always, if you have any special requests, we will do our best to fufill them. We have made it easy and convenient to book your catering event using our Panther Catering Order Form. Thank you.

KARLA DRUM, Panther Catering
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND ASSESSMENT (CASA) OFFICE CHANGES AT NINTH STREET HALL
In July, CASA had a few employees relocated to different offices at Ninth Street Hall. Please note these changes in your campus directory: Karla Sanders, executive director, CASA, is now located in office 3001; Kimberly Sweeney, office manager, is now located in office 3002; Amy Richardson, EWP clerk, is now located in office 2100 in the Academic Advising Center; Wendy Long, director, Office of Testing and Evaluation, is located in office 2018; Amber Osborne, EIU4 coordinator, is located in office 3004; and Teri Farr, director, Academic Advising, has relocated to office 3012.

The CASA fax line (581-7100) has also been removed.

KIMBERLY SWEENEY, Office Manager, CASA
Posted: Aug 25, 2014


UNIVERSITY FLEET SELF-SERVICE KIOSK SYSTEM
The University Rental Fleet has moved to a self-service system with a kiosk and key box in the lobby of Central Stores. The key control system is a self-service device comprised of a touch-screen computer and a secure key box. All fleet vehicles' keys will be picked up and returned to the Secure Asset Manager (a.k.a. “Key Box”). The main entrance to Central Stores will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to accommodate our customers picking up and returning fleet vehicles.

In order for university personnel to pick up their keys, they must have a FleetCommander log-on name and password to log onto the kiosk system. Customers will not be able to check out a vehicle more than one hour before their scheduled pick-up time.

Personnel will continue to use the online FleetCommander website to make reservations for University Fleet vehicles For information on how the kiosk system operates, follow this link. If you have any questions, please call or email Jo Anne Thill (581-7572) or Mike Cowan (581-2899).

JOHN SIGLER, Property Management/Events
Posted: Aug 21, 2014


POLICY FOR TEACHING AN ONLINE COURSE AT EIU
There appears to be some confusion regarding the Technology-Delivered Course Policy, effective Summer 2013. According to the policy, "Any instructors of technology-delivered courses/sections must submit proof of having completed the Online Course Development Institute (OCDI), the Illinois Online Network's Master Online Teacher (MOT) certificate , or another documented and equivalent training activity before teaching the courses/sections for the first time." Instructors who met the previous training requirements and were teaching online before Summer 2013 are grandfathered under the new requirement and do not have to complete additional training at this time. Department chairs are responsible for verifying that instructors teaching any course meet the requirements to teach that course, including the specific requirements for teaching online courses. Department chairs and deans can contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu for a list of faculty having completed the OCDI or MOT. Additional information for the online course policy and training can be found on the Center for Online Learning website.

JULIE LOCKETT, Director of the Center for Online Learning, CATS
Posted: Aug 20, 2014


BATTERY RECYCLING UPDATE
Due to changes by our Recycling Partners, EIU will no longer accept single use batteries for recycling. These batteries no longer contain mercury as they once did and can be disposed of in the normal trash. Rechargeable batteries are still being accepted for recycling. Collection is available at the MLK Jr. Union Book Store, or requests for pick-up can be made with the ink/toner recycling through the Office of Community Service website using the Toner Request link on the left side of the page.

RYAN SIEGEL, Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Aug 18, 2014


FACULTY: RESERVES SERVICES AVAILABLE AT BOOTH LIBRARY
Booth Library offers a comprehensive reserves program for EIU faculty. Electronic, print and media items may be placed on reserve for student access. Library staff will locate the appropriate materials, scan and copy items, coordinate student access and much more.

For information on reserves services at Booth Library, click here.

ELIZABETH HELDEBRANDT, Library Services -- Dean's Office
Posted: Aug 08, 2014


653 NEW ITEMS ADDED TO BOOTH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS IN JULY
During July, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 653 new items. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers’ Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have questions.

DAVID BELL, Library Services
Posted: Aug 07, 2014


RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT -- INTEGRITY
The Principles® from International Association of Records Managers and Administrators (International ARMA): Integrity is the third of the eight principles that can be found at the RIM website.

• A recordkeeping program shall be constructed so the records and information generated or managed by or for the organization have a reasonable and suitable guarantee of authenticity and reliability.

• Integrity of a record is directly related to the ability to prove that a record is authentic and unaltered. Authenticity requires proof that a document comes from the person, organization, or other legal entity claiming to be its author or authorizing authority.

CATHY KIMBALL, Records Management
Posted: Aug 01, 2014





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