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Public comment invited on CU's carbon neutrality plan

A draft of the conceptual plan for carbon neutrality (PDF) at CU-Boulder is posted on the Climate, Energy & Sustainability website with an invitation for public comment. Prior to the plan's final publication and launch in mid-October, the public will be able to provide feedback by email and during public meetings at the UMC on Sept. 24 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 247, and Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 235.

Recent changes to CU System policy now in effect
The University of Colorado Office of Policy and Efficiency is asking returning faculty and new employees on all four campuses to take note of changes to 33 administrative policy statements that took effect July 1. The changes affect academic, administrative, fiscal and human resources administrative policy statements. Questions and feedback can be directed to OPE through email or by calling 303-860-5711.

CU-Boulder Reaccreditation
CU-Boulder is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Accreditation review takes place every 10 years and requires a comprehensive evaluation of the university’s programs, policies and practices. In February 2010 a team of leading educators will visit CU-Boulder to review the university as a whole and provide recommendations for continued improvement. In advance of this accreditation review, the university has prepared a detailed Self Study Report, available on the NCA Accreditation 2010 website. More information will become available on the site as we go through the process. The CU-Boulder community is invited to share information with the team and accelerate our momentum in shaping the new flagship.

Campus Alert test, Sept. 29

As part of National Preparedness Month, there will be a Campus Alert test on Sept. 29. If you have not already done so, please sign up to receive alerts via text message, email, or both. Campus community members with a,, or email address can register for the system. Users are also encouraged to add Campus Alert to their phone contacts so that in an emergency, the alert will display as received from the university. Note: RAVE, the service provider, cannot market other services to people in the CU-Boulder database. For more information email or call Melanie O. Massengale, 303-492-2442.

Call for 2010 research proposals, President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to become investigators in CU's President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC), now beginning its fourth year and establishing its 2010 cohort of faculty investigators. Faculty researchers design, carry out and publish research on a particular aspect of learning in a specific course. Each investigator is supported by a coach, mentor and benefits from a student research assistant. All application materials must be submitted electronically to Mary Ann Shea no later than Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Details are available on the PTLC website.

Save the date: State of the Campus address, Monday, Oct. 5

Hear about reaccreditation and our plans for Flagship 2030 short-term implementations at the annual State of the Campus address, 3:30 p.m. in UMC room 235. The address is open to the campus community, the press, and the public. Chancellor Phil DiStefano will give an overview of the campus, its goals and priorities. A reception will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the UMC fifth floor terrace.

Colorado Bioneers conference events Oct. 16-18
Bioneers is the preeminent gathering of leading scientific innovators and environmental visionaries who offer practical solutions to pressing environmental and social issues. The annual conference will be held Oct. 16-18. In its seventh year, the Colorado Bioneers companion event features a live satellite feed of the main Bioneers plenaries, as well as sessions and workshops on regional issues, music, art, films, field trips, service projects, networking opportunities, children's activities, and a green living marketplace. For more information on Colorado Bioneers and to register, visit the website.

Fall Convocation Oct. 16/Family Weekend Oct. 16-18
Please join us for a celebration of CU-Boulder’s faculty and student achievements at the all-day Fall Convocation, held on Folsom Field in conjunction with Family Weekend.

CARTSS fall 2009 funding opportunities
The Center to Advanced Research & Teaching in the Social Sciences scholars support research activities of tenure track faculty in social science departments, and is particularly interested in projects involving the participation of graduate and/or undergraduate students in collaborative research roles and also in projects with benefits extending beyond the CU campus.

The CARTSS Seed Fund provides start-up funds for planning interdisciplinary research activities involving tenure track faculty from one or more social science departments and colleagues from other fields or universities.

The CARTSS Teaching Fund supports interdisciplinary social science education initiatives at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

All proposals are due Oct. 30, 2009. Submit proposals electronically in Word with a subject heading that includes your last name and the grant type for which you are applying. For more information, visit the website, email Susan E. Clarke, CARTSS director, or call 303-735-3721.

Save the date! Diversity and Inclusion Summit Nov. 2-3
In support of the university’s commitment to building a diverse and welcoming campus with a multicultural perspective, this year’s CU-Boulder Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held Nov. 2-3 in the UMC. This year’s theme, “Diversity: What’s in it for me?” will address common misperceptions about what diversity is and the roles diversity plays in our everyday lives as we promote broad perspectives, mutual understanding, and an increasingly inclusive and engaged CU-Boulder community. For updates and additional information, visit the Diversity Summit website.

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