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 Tuesday, May 23, 2006 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

DID YOU KNOW?

How Do You View CU?
The Department of Human Resources has partnered with AlphaMeasure to conduct an employee engagement survey. The survey is designed to assess the culture and climate of the workplace at CU-Boulder. All classified and professional exempt staff on the Boulder campus and System Administration will receive an email from AlphaMeasure on May 24th with a link to the survey. All responses will remain confidential. Spanish and Laotian versions will also be available. For more information please visit CU-Boulder Human Resources or contact Rique George at 492-6485.

Timesavers from the University Libraries
RefWorks is an online database and bibliography creator provided to CU students, faculty and staff by the University Libraries. It allows users to create a personal database online, import references automatically from multiple databases, organize references and format bibliographies and manuscripts. Because RefWorks contains so many personalized features, new users should create a free account and login each time they use the service. RefWorks can be accessed at http://www.refworks.com/refworks. For further information on RefWorks, please see How do I Use RefWorks?

Faculty Input on SIS Replacement System Wanted
The university is engaged in a large project to possibly replace the current Student Information System. Coordinators are seeking additional faculty input to assess the criticality of requirements through Friday, June 2 via a web-based decisioning tool, Decision Director. Information on registering to use Decision Director can be found at Student Information System Replacement Project. Additional information about how to enter data into Decision Director can be found at Pre-RFP Activities. More detailed information about the student system replacement project can be located at A New SIS – Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any questions, contact Barbara Todd, Registrar, at barbara.todd@colorado.edu or Project Director Dave Makowski at dave.makowski@cu.edu.

UCSU Tri-Exec Election Contested
The Marvel Ticket is questioning the election results in which the Class Act ticket was named the victor. A petition to the UCSU appellate court has been filed and now the defendants (the election commissioner) must turn in a response. Once the response is given it will either be accepted or there will be a hearing. After the court makes a decision it will be posted on the UCSU website, in about three weeks. More information can be found at University of Colorado Student Union.


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