Jan 11, 2013

 

Miscellaneous

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
Nominations for honorary degrees are being accepted by the university's Honorary Degree Committee. Honorary degees may be awarded to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state and/or national level in such areas as education, public service, research, humanities, business or the professions, or those who have made a contribution to the university or higher education. Nomination materials may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Advancement, 1031 Old Main, or online at http://www.eiu.edu/advancement. Completed nominations should be returned to the Office of University Advancement no later than Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

CHERYL L. GILBERT, University Advancement
Posted: Oct 03, 2012


WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM HANDBOOK
This fall WAC produced a Writing Across the Curriculum Handbook that provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

Until the WAC website moves to a newer template, the director of WAC will disseminate the handbook via email. If you're interested in getting a copy of the WAC handbook, please email Tim N. Taylor (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

We will collect assignments and activities this year for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIMOTHY N. TAYLOR, WAC
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


PROPOSED REVISION TO BOARD REGULATION 1.F.3.
A proposed revision to Board Regulation 1.F.3. is presented for review to members of the campus community. Click here to view the proposed revision. The Board of Trustees conducted a first reading of the proposal on Nov. 9, 2012, and the Board is expected to discuss and possibly vote on the proposal at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 18, 2013.

Members of the faculty, staff and student body may submit their views and comments in writing, via written correspondence or email, to the chairperson for distribution to the Board together with a recommendation for action on the proposal. Public comment at any Board meeting at which action is taken that is consistent with Board Regulations and the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1, et seq., shall be permitted. Comments may be submitted to Cheryl Gilbert in the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement, located in Room 1031, Old Main, or to clgilbert@eiu.edu.

ROBERT L. MILLER, General Counsel
Posted: Nov 27, 2012


CAMPUS-WIDE DELL AND APPLE ORDERS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS), Information Technology Services (ITS), the EIU Bookstore and Purchasing announce the open order period for both Dell and Apple campus-wide purchases for FY13. This order is for campus equipment only. Unfortunately, this is not an opportunity to make personal purchases.

Requests are now being taken through a new web form, which may be accessed here and must be submitted no later than Jan. 15, 2013. NO exceptions please! Prices listed are the maximum any particular configuration will cost. Final pricing will vary depending on the number of machines on the final order.

Because this form also covers inventory and purchasing needs, please submit an order form for each end user. In the case where a single end user is receiving two different pieces of equipment, please submit an order form for each configuration.

Each request will require your vice president’s approval for both encumbering the funds as well as approval for the actual purchase. After the deadline for submission date of Jan. 15, 2013, we will notify your VP that all requests from his area are ready for approval online. He will be able to log in one time and process all approvals. This process is a great improvement from last year’s email procedure and should make things much more efficient for all parties concerned.

Another improvement to last year’s submission process is that you will now be able to review the information you have entered and make corrections prior to submitting your order.

Please direct any questions regarding order processing to Rhonda Brotherton, rfbrotherton@eiu.edu; Apple configurations to Mitch Coe, mhcoe@eiu.edu; or Dell PC configurations to David Emmerich, dpemmerich@eiu.edu.

RHONDA F. BROTHERTON, Administrative Aide, CATS
Posted: Dec 06, 2012


APPLICATIONS FOR JAENIKE ARTS OUTREACH GRANT PROGRAM INVITED
Grant applications are invited for the Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund. The application deadline is Feb. 15 (a second deadline is Oct. 1). Music, theatre and visual arts activities are eligible for Jaenike Fund support of up to half of the overall costs. The fund is to encourage the presentation of arts activities and performances for new or under-served audiences, primarily within a 50-mile radius of Charleston. Applications are accepted from schools, non-profit organizations, divisions of EIU, and artists or ensembles. Grants are not awarded for equipment or to artists for creating artworks. Activities must be directed to a primarily non-university audience. For an application or more information, contact Michael Watts, Tarble Arts Center, 217-581-2787, mwatts@eiu.edu.

MICHAEL WATTS, Director, Tarble Arts Center
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


LMS LINK CHANGES ON EIU HOMEPAGE
Consistent with our transition from WebCT to Desire2Learn as our learning management system for Spring 2013, the links on the EIU homepage will be changing. Beginning on Jan. 2, 2013, the link in the upper-right corner of the EIU homepage will read “eiu online.” This will link to the current page containing the log-in for Desire2Learn. The link to the WebCT log-in will remain on the EIU Online page for faculty access to previous classes. The WebCT link on the EIU homepage will be removed.

Questions? Contact Julie Lockett at jalockett@eiu.edu.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: Jan 02, 2013


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDED 868 NEW TITLES IN DECEMBER
During the month of December, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 868 new titles. 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 any questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library
Posted: Jan 03, 2013


CHANGE IN MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE
Please be advised that the Higher Education Travel Control Board has increased the mileage reimbursement rate for the use of privately owned vehicles in the conduct of official business to $0.565 per mile effective Jan. 1, 2013.

TERESA A. SIMS, Accounts Payable
Posted: Jan 04, 2013


VEHICLE CLAIM REPORTING
Part of your responsibility in driving a university-owned vehicle is to report any accidents involving that vehicle to Paul McCann, the University Risk Manager. You will need to come to 1140 Old Main within 48 hours to fill out a claim report. If there is a police report, bring it with you. Incidents involving damage to university property must also be reported. If you are unable to come into the office, call 217-581-2921.

ELLEN G. COULTAS, Business Affairs
Posted: Jan 05, 2013


WAC HANDBOOK AVAILABLE ON THE NEW WAC WEBSITE
The 2012-13 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Handbook and Appendix is now available on the redesigned WAC website.

The handbook provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC Handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

This year, we will collect assignments and activities for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC Handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIM N. TAYLOR, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


 


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