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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nominations open for CAPE Award

All members of the campus community are invited to nominate an academic professional for the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award.

Nominations will be accepted through March 17.

The CAPE Award honors all UIS Academic Professionals by recognizing one outstanding AP. Recipients are judged on three criteria: work projects, professional development and affiliations, and contributions to their unit. The winner and his or her department each receive $500.

Details and the nomination form are available at www.uis.edu/apac/recognition/nominateCAPE.html

The winner will be announced at the annual reception, scheduled for 4 p.m., April 15, in the PAC Restaurant.

Academic integrity town hall meetings

  • noon-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, PAC H
  • 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, February 28, PAC C

Discuss the draft of a new comprehensive policy on academic integrity

Meetings sponsored by the ad hoc Academic Integrity Committee

For more information, contact Pat Langley at 6-7423.

Monday, February 18, 2008

OBFS seeks feedback

On behalf of the Office of Business and Financial Services:

The OBFS would like your feedback and recommendations on the various services it provides to faculty, staff, students, and departmental business units. The OBFS Customer Satisfaction Initiative (CSI) is intended to help UIS meet its strategic planning goals by improving administrative services.

Through focus groups and surveys, the CSI project team is seeking input on the following core services:
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Business Travel and Employee Reimbursements
  • Payroll and Benefits
  • Purchasing and Strategic Procurement
  • Payments to Vendors and Students
  • Student and General Accounts Receivable Billing, Cashier Operations, and campus-based Student Loan Processing
  • Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research Programs Post-Award Administration (N.B.: the Office of Research Services in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, which is not an OBFS unit, has agreed to be evaluated as part of this initiative. It is responsible for pre-award administration)
  • Other services of OBFS offices including Budgeting and Financial Analysis, Real Estate, I-card, Cash Management, Risk Assessment, and Training, Performance Development & Communications

In the next several weeks, OBFS will be sending the electronic survey to a random sample of faculty, staff and students to assess the level of satisfaction with administrative services as well as solicit ideas for improvement. If you receive the survey, we encourage you to complete it as your feedback is important for this initiative to succeed.

If you do not receive the survey but would like to provide feedback to OBFS, there is an anonymous feedback form on the CSI website: www.obfs.uillinois.edu/csi/index.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Gorsich at egors1@uis.edu.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Spring 2008 Graduation Contract deadline: March 3

Students planning to complete degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2008 semester must submit a Graduation Contract, with all required signatures, to the Office of Records and Registration no later than March 3.

Contract forms are available online at www.uis.edu/registration/forms.

For more information, contact Records and Registration at 6-7730 or registrar@uis.edu.