Mar 02, 2013

 

Miscellaneous

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


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


CHANGES IN SCANTRON FORMS FOR USE WITH D2L
In order to import Gradebook Reports into D2L, student Enumbers are required. The Office of Testing and Evaluation has purchased two new scantron forms that now include an Enumber field. (These forms replace the current green/blue/rust-colored answer sheets.) If you are using this feature of D2L, please contact our office for a supply of the updated forms. Please note that the current answer sheets can still be used if you are not using the D2L Gradebook feature. If you have any questions, please call 581-5986 or stop by our office at Ninth Street Hall.

JENNIFER L. SMITH, Operations Systems Support Specialist II
Posted: Jan 16, 2013


2013 SPRING BREAK ELECTRICAL OUTAGE
The annual Spring Electrical Outage will be for three days during Spring Break.

From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (12 hours) on Saturday, March 9, the following buildings will be affected: Old Main; Student Services (generator power); Steam Plant (generator power); Pemberton Hall; MLK Jr. Union; Physical Science; Blair Hall; Coleman Hall; Lumpkin Hall; Andrews Hall; Taylor Hall; Taylor Food Service; Tarble Arts Center; Klehm Hall; Human Services; Lawson Hall; Thomas Hall; Thomas Food Service; Booth Library; Gregg Computer Lab; Ford, Weller and McKinney halls; McAfee Gym; Lincoln, Stevenson and Douglas halls; Tower Food Service; Lantz Gym; Student Rec Center; O'Brien Stadium; Life Science; Buzzard Building; Doudna Fine Arts Center; Carman Hall; Carman Food Service; Textbook Library; and Renewable Energy Center.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eight hours) on Sunday, March 10, the following buildings will be affected: Old Main, Pemberton Hall, Student Services (portable generator), and Steam Plant.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (eight hours) on Tuesday, March 12, the following buildings will be affected: Physical Science, MLK Jr. Union (Food Court only), and Blair Hall.

Notice of this outage and other outages can also be found on our web site.

DAVE CROCKETT, Interim Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


SPRING 2013 COMMENCEMENT: FACULTY REGALIA ORDERING WEBSITE
Spring Commencement 2013 ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Faculty members can place cap and gown orders online here. The Customer Number (12004257000) and Order Number (1911329) must be entered. If you have ordered before and your name isn't on their list, please enter your information as a new customer.

Faculty who order online can pick up their gowns between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. You are asked to pay the rental fee with debit, credit, cash or a check at that time.

If you have any questions, contact Marty Hackler at 581-6892 or mlhackler@eiu.edu. (More Commencement information is available here). Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our graduates.

MARTHA L. HACKLER, Alumni Services
Posted: Jan 29, 2013


EIU FACULTY LAUREATE NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 26
Nominations are being sought for Eastern's 2013 Faculty Laureate award, which recognizes a faculty member for excellence in teaching general education classes.

Nominees must be current full-time members of Eastern's teaching faculty (Unit A and Unit B faculty, as well as department chairpersons, are eligible), and must have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching classes in the general education curriculum.

Complete details about the nomination process are available here.

Nominations and supporting materials are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to Misty Rhoads, Health Studies Department.

MISTY L. RHOADS, Assistant Professor, Health Studies
Posted: Jan 30, 2013


BOOTH LIBRARY ADDED 1,169 NEW TITLES IN JANUARY
During the month of January, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,169 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: Feb 05, 2013


BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT UST TELECOM INVOICES
Beware of fraudulent invoices from UST (a.k.a. US Telecom or UST Development Inc.) for telecom maintenance agreements. These fraudulent invoices have been showing up across many departments across campus.

UST is known to send fraudulent invoices and is the subject of numerous consumer protection investigations across the country.

Be sure your department does not pay this "bill" via p-card.

SUSAN L .PROPST, Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services
Posted: Feb 08, 2013


CAMPUS-WIDE KEY AUDIT PLANNED
Central Stores will be conducting a campus-wide key audit. Following is the procedure for this audit.

Key Audit will begin March 15:
∑ Phase I: Central Stores staff will mail all instructions and a listing of the keys currently issued to employees in each department to the department chair. By April 19, the department chair or their designee is asked to respond and confirm the accuracy of their list and update all inaccuracies. Between April 22 and May 10, department chairs or their designee will be contacted by Central Stores for any listings not yet received in our office.

∑ Phase II: Central Stores staff will prepare a summary of the audit and all keying information. Central Stores staff will mail the summary of the audit to the appropriate dean, department chair or administrative officer to confirm the accuracy of the audit so they can decide if their areas are secure or if any re-keying at their expense should occur. Completion of Key Audit letter will be sent to Internal Auditor by July 1.

JO ANNE THILL, Central Stores
Posted: Feb 12, 2013


YEAR-END PROCUREMENT DEADLINES
FY14 is open in Banner, and you may now begin putting on your FY14 requisitions. To enter FY14 requisitions, you must change the transaction date and delivery date to July 1, 2013.

Please note the following deadlines:
March 4
FY13 large purchase (greater than $40,000) requisitions or FY14 large purchase requisitions that need to be in place by July 1, 2013, must be completed and approved in the Banner system. If you are anticipating a large purchase, but are still in the planning stages and will not be able to meet this March 4, 2013, notify Procurement immediately. These dates are critical, in order to meet the deadlines imposed by the state.

April 26
All FY13 small purchase requisitions (less than $40,000) must be completed and approved in the Banner system. However, the Department of Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services must be able to ensure items will be received and invoiced no later than Aug. 1.

NOTE: All equipment purchases must have your vice president's approval prior to entering a requisition. Remember to send your vice president approval with your specifications for all equipment purchases.

We appreciate all departmentsí cooperation and assistance in helping us close out the universityís fiscal year in a timely manner.

SUSAN L. PROPST, Procurement, Disbursements and Contract Services
Posted: Feb 20, 2013


CONSIDER RUNNING FOR THE EIU CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL!
The Civil Service Council is the voice for all civil service non-negotiated employees at EIU.

It is election time, and we are looking for representatives from District 1 (Presidentís Area, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for University Advancement) -- two-year term; District 2 (Vice President for Business Affairs) -- one-year term; and District 3 (Vice President for Student Affairs) -- two-year term.

Elections are open to EIU employees who meet the following criteria: 1) permanent non-negotiated, 2) continuous non-union, 3) non-academic civil service employee, and 4) not an off-campus contract appointment.

Nomination forms can be obtained by visiting the Civil Service Council Web site. Forms should be submitted by campus mail to John Sigler, Facilities Planning and Management, or faxed to 581-5716 no later than May 10. Questions? Please email jsigler@eiu.edu or call 581-7221.

MICHELLE L. MORGAN, EIU Civil Service Council
Posted: Feb 25, 2013


REVISED INTERNAL GOVERNING POLICIES
Internal Governing Policy #129 -- Use of Technology Resources by Employees (see here) -- was recently revised with the approval of the president. Additionally, Internal Governing Policy #128 -- Computer Services: Use of Computing Center Facilities and Services (here) -- has been deleted with the approval of the president. Please take time to review these changes.

LEIGH A. COTTINGHAM, Internal Auditing
Posted: Feb 26, 2013


POWER OUTAGE TO AFFECT THE GTC
Due to the scheduled power outage at the Gregg Technology Center, the following services and servers will be unavailable starting late March 8 and continuing through early March 11: Panopto Coursecast; CATS Web sites, several surveys, etc.; Mac applications share for keyclient users; Patchlink -- application remedial services; Symantec for TECs; DeepFreeze administrative services; Pharos Uniprint printing services for ATAC-supported labs; and Windows applications share for keyclient users.

All services mentioned above should be available by noon on March 11.

Gregg Technology will be closed on March 9 and 10.

CHAD P. ELLIOTT, GTC
Posted: Feb 28, 2013


 


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