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CU announces 2014-15 private support totals


Private contributions increased more than 19 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30, setting a new one-year record of more than $375.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Coming soon: The new CU Connections

CU Connections

CU Connections next month will relaunch in a new, mobile-friendly Web platform with added features and more opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with news and information from across the University of Colorado.

CU Careers a powerful new solution for recruiting, hiring


As the University of Colorado gets ready to reinvent the way it recruits and manages talent, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to a preview of new tools and software.

Researcher finds men strip for self-esteem boost

The study by Maren Scull, an instructor of Sociology in the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was published online this month in Deviant Behavior, the only scientific journal that specifically addresses behaviors that violate social norms. Scull’s research focuses on how exotic dancing influences the way male strippers view themselves. “Because stripping [...]

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New name for CU student systems, related applications


The University of Colorado’s student systems and related enterprise applications have a new name. Formerly Integrated Student Information Systems (ISIS), the university’s suite of student applications is now CU Student Integrated Systems (CU-SIS).

COLTT registration ends Monday

Registration for the 2015 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference ends Monday. Organizers of the Aug. 5-6 event at CU-Boulder have announced Michael Feldstein as keynote speaker. The nationally renowned educational technology expert and blogger will speak on “Developing Student-Ready Colleges: How Technology Can — and Cannot — Help.” It has become a [...]

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Five questions for Mitchell Handelsman


A CU Denver psychology professor, his college experiences with mentors not only pushed him toward the study of psychology, but also prompted him to “pay forward” the courtesies.

Sexual misconduct policy update reflects changing legal landscape

Sexual Misconduct APS

The first update to CU’s sexual misconduct policy since 2012 reflects new federal, legislative and regulatory requirements and guidance, adding clarity and responsibilities for employees across the system.

Changes to four policies now in effect

APS Update

The Office of Policy and Efficiency last week announced changes to four administrative policy statements from the areas of academic affairs, fiscal and human resources.

Dan J. Wilson named CU treasurer


Formerly of UCAR, Willson succeeds Don Eldhart, and will be responsible for managing banking activities for all campuses, $2.2 billion of the university’s investments, and $1.6 billion of bonded debt issued by the university.

Coursera invests $150,000 in CU specialized MOOC track


CU is playing an important role in the development of a high-demand MOOC (massive open online course) specialization, partnering with Coursera to create a data warehouse concepts track that will provide learners value in the marketplace.

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COLTT: Early registration discount ends Monday

COLTT 2015

This year offers a great lineup that includes sessions such as, “Guild Wars: Addressing the Debate About Gamifying Higher Education,” by Diane Sieber, and “Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in a Time of Cyborg Learners,” by Janet Corral.

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U.S. Secretary of Education praises teacher-preparation programs in School of Education and Human Development

U.S. Secretary of Education praises teacher-preparation programs in School of Education and Human Development

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is “way ahead of the curve” in giving student teachers real-world classroom time and support — essential components to attracting and retaining the excellent educators the nation needs. Duncan visited as part of an SEHD town [...]

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HCM Workshop covers job descriptions, qualifications, competencies

HCM Workshop

With HCM Overview Workshops underway this week, Employee Services is gearing up for the next training session on Non-Person Profiles.

Art and Ale Brew Festival returning to CU South Denver

The most popular annual community event at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, the Art and Ale Brew Festival returns Aug. 14. Enjoy unlimited tastings from an amazing array of craft beers and food from local breweries and restaurants – over 75 in 2014. The festival also features dancing with live music, cornhole and [...]

Enrollment gains pave way for growth in budget

2015 Budget

The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday passed an operating budget of $3.55 billion for 2015-16, reflecting expected gains in enrollment and increases in health services revenue and state funding.

Diversity numbers highlight successes, challenges


The University of Colorado’s Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses have posted impressive gains the past few years in the number of ethnic minority students both enrolled and awarded degrees, the Board of Regents heard Tuesday.

Wellness center fundraising making progress

CU Denver Wellness

As funding sources continue to be explored to reduce the financial burden on students, the CU Board of Regents unanimously approved the program plan for the CU Denver wellness center to be built on the Auraria Campus.

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Regents roundup

A CU-Boulder proposal to change Women and Gender Studies from a program to a department was approved Tuesday by the CU Board of Regents.

Tenure list: June 2015

The Board of Regents on Tuesday approved tenure for 105 faculty members across the system.

Staff Council announces leadership for coming year

New officers were introduced and other business was wrapped up during the University of Colorado Staff Council’s June 18 video conference.

Heath: Ballot initiative might ease strain on state funding of higher ed

Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder

Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath says a ballot initiative in the works for 2016 would take aim at loosening the grip of TABOR spending limitations, which leave higher education especially vulnerable to budget cuts.

New building blocks of human resources on display at July workshops

As the University of Colorado gets ready to roll out upgraded tools and programs that will change the way it pays, manages and hires employees, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to sneak peeks of the software.

Study: No evidence of negative impacts to children of same-sex couples

Study: No evidence of negative impacts to children of same-sex couples

A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that scientists agree that children of same-sex parents experience “no difference” on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual or single parents. The study was le​d by Jimi Adams, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies [...]

Pollock steps down as chair of CU Health and Welfare Trust


It’s official E. Jill Pollock — 2015 Administrator of the Year Award winner, a champion for the advancement of women in the workplace and a driving force behind the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust — has stepped down as chair of the Trust Committee. Pollock was instrumental in implementing CU’s Health and Welfare [...]

Wartgow receives Denver Business Journal Legacy Award

CU Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow received a Denver Business Journal Legacy Award on June 18. He joined five other pillars of the community who were honored for significant lifetime achievement in civic and business leadership in Colorado. “I’m deeply honored to receive this award and deeply humbled to be recognized with all of these people [...]

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Dropping names …

Stephen Cucchiara, assistant director, Office of Student Activities at UCCS, recently published “Co-Curricular Participation Drives Adult Student Excellence” in “The Evolllution,” an online newspaper focused on higher education topics. See the article at … Mitch Handelsman, professor of psychology at CU Denver, co-authored a book, “Ethical Dilemmas in Psychotherapy: Positive Approach to Decision Making” (American [...]

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CUSP Challenge highlights best practices across university

CU Shared Practices (CUSP) closed out another successful program year June 12 with the annual CUSP Expo at system administration offices. The expo, which is open to attendees from all campuses, highlighted the top 10 finalists for the 2015 program year. Finalists were a diverse group, united in their dedication to improve business processes and [...]

Registration open for Coleman Conference

Registration is open for the 15th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, set for Oct. 15 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. This year’s theme is “Inequality and the Rights of People With Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.” More than two dozen interdisciplinary speakers will present on public policy, [...]

Five questions for John Carson


A decade ago, he won election to the Douglas County Board of Education. Last year, the Highlands Ranch Republican won a seat on the CU Board of Regents. It’s not a stretch to say his high-profile involvement in state public education took root at CU-Boulder.