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Feb 14, 2013


Applications for Faculty Development Support Grants are now available. Faculty Development Support Grants are awarded to individual faculty members for the improvement of instructional activity or course content, and are subject to the dollar maximums indicated. More information is available here.

Applicants must secure approval by submitting application forms before the review deadline. Unit A and Unit B faculty are both eligible to apply for support grants. The deadline for Spring 2013 Support Grant applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. To apply, please go here. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or at

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Dec 18, 2012

One of the many responsibilities of a financial manager is understanding and overseeing the retention, storing and destruction of a "record." Each department has a records retention schedule that is specific to the departmental needs. Please feel free to attend the session of your choice to keep up on the latest process, laws, etc., regarding records management.

To register for either session, go here.

Workshop 1: Records Basics -- If you are new to records management or would like to review the records management process, please attend this meeting. The workshop is a review of state-required records management, to include the State Records Act, records disposal process and inactive records storage process.
10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 19, Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union.

Workshop 2: Records Q&A -- Session for experienced departmental records coordinators. Introduction of ARMA principles. This is an excellent opportunity for employees to ask questions about records management.
10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 21, Charleston/Mattoon Room. MLK Jr. Union.

Please contact Cathy Kimball, records manager, 581-3318,, with any questions regarding the content of the presentations.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Feb 05, 2013

Join us on Friday, Feb. 22, for a Letís Talk Teaching session -- "Critical Thinking and Writing Assignments," presented by Tim Taylor (English, director of Writing Across the Curriculum and the Writing Center) -- scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union.

Writing assignments are excellent vehicles for promoting critical thinking and helping students grow as thinkers and writers. Strong writing assignments require students to use the writing process in order to plan and organize their thoughts and know their topics thoroughly. In this interactive session, the speaker and participants will discuss how to create and plan writing assignments that meet the needs of students, the discipline and subject matter.

Participants should bring their own lunch. Beverages will be provided. Please register here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Feb 08, 2013

The state of Illinois requires a yearly inventory of equipment items, and it is important for financial managers to help in the process of protecting university resources. If you are a new financial manager, fixed asset custodian, equipment manager or proxy or, perhaps, you are experienced but would like a refresher, please join us from 9 to 10 a.m. on March 5 or 6 in the eClassroom, Booth Library, Room 4450. Computers will be available if you would like hands-on experience with the online inventory process. You will also learn the basics of equipment purchases and what items to monitor.

Space is limited, so please reserve a seat here for either session. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict@eiu,edu, 581-8415, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


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