IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Ofelia Miramontes, left, visits with School of Education Dean Lorrie
Shepard during an event honoring Miramontes with a room dedicated in
her name in the Education building last month. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)
Center Works to Promote Cultural Diversity in Education
The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education celebrated a milestone
in its 28-year history last month: achieving $52 million in grants to
fund various multicultural research and training projects.
Management Utilizes Team Approach for Custodial Services
You may have noticed some recent changes in custodial staff and services
in your department. After a 19 percent decrease in staffing and significantly
reduced service levels during the past two fiscal years, facilities management
is working to improve the efficiency of environmental services (formerly known
as custodial operations) on the Boulder campus.
Leads in Teaching Innovation
The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (FTEP) offers many services that
allow faculty members to receive feedback on their teaching methods. For
example, during the Classroom Learning Interview Process, or CLIP, FTEP
faculty associates facilitate a discussion among students in order to receive
constructive feedback on the course and the professor. Classroom videotaping
and surveys also are available for teaching feedback.
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| President Betsy Hoffman speaks to doctoral candidates
and faculty during Commencement.
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
of a Quality Education: How Much and Who Pays?
In the spirit of keeping you informed on the progress of campus initiatives,
I am continuing the practice of asking administrators to provide updates on
current plans in their area to share with you through this column. I
thought you would be interested in the following message from Ric Porreca,
senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer, on the cost of a quality
AWARDS AND KUDOS
Larry Bell Elected to Association
of International Educators
Larry Bell, director of the Office of International Education, was recently
elected vice president for public policy and practice of NAFSA: Association
of International Educators. The association has more than 9,000 members worldwide
and supports international education professionals, U.S. students going abroad
and international students studying in the U.S. Bell will advocate for changes
in government regulations and work to establish a national policy that will
expedite the process of international educational exchange.
James T. Hynes Receives 2004 Hirschfelder Prize
Professor James T. Hynes of the chemistry and biochemistry department received
the 2004 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, the largest award in
the field. The prize is given annually by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's
Theoretical Chemistry Institute and includes a $10,000 stipend. Since its inception
in 1991, the Hirschfelder Prize has been awarded to 13 other chemists, three
of whom are Nobel Prize winners.
Rachel Silvey/Transgender/Gender Queer Group Each Receive Community Builder Brick Awards
Assistant Professor Rachel Silvey, director for the certificate program for
Developing Areas Research Teaching and Institute for Behavioral Science faculty,
recently received a Community Builder Brick Award. Silvey administers graduate
student research scholarships and organizes seminars and speaker appearances
for DART. She also involves students in her research through the Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Program.
The Transgender/Gender Queer campus group also received a Community
Builder Brick Award. The eight-member group, Kimberly Gordy, Loren Hough,
Barbara Kulton, Angela Palermo, Shannon Perez-Darby, Jennifer Simpson
and Virginia Visconti, work to ensure a safe environment for all community
members in the areas of education, policy and legal matters.
Police Chief Jim Fadenrecht Retires
CU-Boulder Police Chief Jim Fadenrecht is retiring at the end of January.
A retirement reception on Wednesday, Jan. 26 will honor him for 30 years of
service and commitment to the university. Fadenrecht joined the force in 1974
as a student hourly employee and rose through the ranks, providing leadership
in several key programs prior to and during his time as chief of police. For
more information about the reception contact Denise Lopez at (303) 492-7311.
DID YOU KNOW?
IdentiKey Gives You Access to Many Computing
Do You Know Your IdentiKey?
Your IdentiKey is the combination of your CU login name and your IdentiKey
password (different from your buffmail.colorado.edu password). The name IdentiKey
represents access to most online campus services including WebCal, WebCT, SkillSoft,
VPN, dial-up modems, DSL, wireless and DHCP registrations and soon will include
the new faculty/staff portal!
If you are having problems with or do not know your IdentiKey, please
contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or email@example.com.
You can find out more online at www.colorado.edu/its/docs/
ITS Begins Yearlong Educational Campaign About Computer Security
Becoming a savvy computer user is all about what you do, not what you
buy. It requires understanding online dangers, having a healthy dose
of skepticism and knowing where to find informational resources. To help
you safely traverse the online world, Information Technology Services
is undertaking a computer security educational effort. Over the next
year topics ranging from identity theft and using wireless to campus
policies and strong passwords will be covered. To find out more visit www.colorado.edu/its/security.
Join the Boulder Community for One Book One Boulder!
Community Relations is joining with the Boulder Public Library in promoting
the first One Book, One Boulder program. This city-wide reading program plans
to bring our community together through the reading of a single book, Rudolfo
Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima." Programs and events for everyone
to enjoy will be announced in mid February — stay tuned. Get the book
and get started! For more information contact Gail Siegel 303-492-7084 or Carol
Heepke 303-441-3196 or visit the web site at www.boulder.lib.co.us/survey/info.htm
Campus Diversity Summit Feb. 9-10, "Wake
Up! Diversity is Now!"
The 10th annual campus diversity summit features three dynamic speakers,
Greg Sarris, author/professor and tribal chairman, Miwok tribe; comedian
Charlie Hill, Oneida Nation; and Melanie McKay Cody of Cherokee and Choctaw
heritage, a national expert in Native American Indian Sign Languages. Breakout
sessions will focus on student experiences and the dynamics of power.
Additional presentations include an Interactive Theatre performance and
service recognition awards by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee
on Minority Affairs and the Chancellor's Committee on Women. For
more information, visit www.colorado.edu/cu-diversity/summit.html.