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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

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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.

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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.

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.

Pollock steps down as chair of CU Health and Welfare Trust

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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 [...]

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

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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.

Five CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators for 2015

Five CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators for 2015

The innovative program in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards encourages the “best and brightest” in Colorado bioscience and supports significant research to advance knowledge and positively affect human health.

CU recognized for Excellence in Procurement

The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) recently honored the University of Colorado with its 2015 Award for Excellence in Procurement. Accepting the award at the group’s 94th annual meeting in April in Atlanta was Sandy Hicks, assistant vice president and chief procurement officer. The Excellence in Procurement Award is given on the basis of [...]

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Social media tip: Come to terms

Whether posting personally or on behalf of the university, familiarize yourself with the terms of service of any social media platform employed. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms Twitter: https://twitter.com/tos LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=user_agreement&trk=hb_ft_userag YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms  

Scholarship of teaching, learning highlighted at meeting

President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative – CU’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program – recently hosted a poster session at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, where researchers discussed projects and heard from CU-Boulder’s Steven Pollock.

Elevate: Gaining efficiencies for CU

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The Elevate program is a collaboration between CU system administration and the campuses to enhance how the university does business. It’s all about increasing simplification, standardization and productivity for CU as it upgrades its HR and Finance systems.

CU Connections begins summer publication schedule

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins with today’s issue as we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the [...]

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A CU-Boulder student talks about a program, funded by a CU system Diversity and Excellence Grant, that provides learning tools and encourages low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minorities to apply to professional programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

CU spreads proven practices to InfoEd users at 2015 User Group Meeting

From UIS: CU is a proven leader and strategic partner with many of our technology vendors. InfoEd, the provider of our electronic Research Administration (eRA) applications, attracts approximately 250 practitioners to its annual User Group Meeting (UGM). In 2015, CU is sending 10 research administration employees from CU-Boulder, CU Denver and system administration to participate [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Shoemaker to faculty: We won’t always agree, but let’s work together

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Regent Linda Shoemaker made her first appearance before the Faculty Council last week, speaking and taking questions during the group’s last meeting of the academic year.

CU Denver chancellor search to continue

CU Denver chancellor search to continue

CU President Bruce Benson said Wednesday that the recently concluded search process “did not produce a candidate with the vast support necessary to lead CU Denver into the future.”

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CU reaches settlement with tenured professor in contested dismissal

CU has reached a legal settlement with David Barnett, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at CU-Boulder, which results in him leaving the campus.

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CU’s work in online financials takes national spotlight

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The University’s Annual Financial Report and Illustrated Guide were in the spotlight at the recent National Association of College and University Business Officers Higher Education Accounting Forum in San Francisco.

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Social media tip: Don’t feed the troll

Don’t feed the troll! When using social media, never engage in arguments or negative dialogue when someone disagrees with your post. If you are able to reach out to your critic in a positive way, you might find a compromise and/or make a new friend.  

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Plan comparison tool helps simplify medical plan choices

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Side-by-side explanations of CU’s four health plans will help employees make their choices. Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

Law firm commits $500,000 to be split between CU, DU law schools

Law firm commits $500,000 to be split between CU, DU law schools

Each school will use its gift — the single largest from a law firm in the history of both universities — to create an endowed fellowship program.

Boettcher grants $175,000 to UCCS arts complex construction

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The Ent Center for the Arts will be a five-venue facility representing a partnership among the university, six community arts partners and three local school districts.

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Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Join CU’s Black and Bold Wave at Bolder Boulder

From the Bolder Boulder: University of Colorado fans, you get the opportunity to run the BolderBOULDER with your favorite CU coaches, spirit squad, and the fastest buffalo around… Chip! When registering, select “Run with the Buffs in the Black and Bold Wave” as your preferred running type. Waves do fill-up, and this one will fill-up fast. Register today- www.bolderboulder.com [...]

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