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CU a leader in MOOC education

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Since introducing massive open online courses (MOOCs) through a partnership with Coursera in 2013, the University of Colorado has received national recognition as a leader in MOOC education and kudos from learners across the globe. This fall, CU offered eight courses; courses overall have reached more than 407,000 participants.

CU-Boulder’s Rankin receives Excellence in Leadership Award

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Patricia Rankin, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder, on Friday received the annual Excellence in Leadership Award, given by the systemwide Excellence in Leadership Program.

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

University of Colorado Staff Council members will begin to research professional development options provided by the university while also looking at what other institutions around the nation offer as a comparison.

Chancellors stand united for furthering online education

At the board’s meeting Wednesday at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CU’s four campus chancellors stood together before the regents – possibly a first – to revisit online education and report on definitive steps that would bring a collaborative online education program to fruition.

CU mobilizes for #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the University of Colorado is joining a new global effort called #GivingTuesday to promote philanthropy by encouraging CU alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends to make gifts to the university in whichever ways are most meaningful to them.

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Dodge a taxing 2015 by heeding year-end reminders

Avoid the stress of searching for missing tax documents this April; verify your personal information within the employee portal today. Starting this month, when you log in to the portal at my.cu.edu, a pop-up message will urge you to verify the mailing address CU has on file for you. By confirming your address (within the [...]

Publication note: No Connections on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Today’s issue is the last to appear before the Thanksgiving break. Deadline for submissions for the Thursday, Dec. 4, issue is noon Wednesday, Nov. 26. The final new issue before the winter holiday break will appear Thursday, [...]

Global picture, personal stories in focus at GLBTI Symposium

Global picture, personal stories in focus at GLBTI Symposium

The Faculty Council GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) Committee’s third annual symposium brought together about 100 faculty, staff and students from across the system to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for a half-day discussion focused on health equity at CU.

Faculty invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

Faculty invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health.

Flu shots still available to CU Health Plan participants

Flu season has begun, and while the event period for workplace flu shot clinics provided by Be Colorado has ended, CU Health Plan participants still have many options. The primary member and their enrolled spouse and/or dependents still have opportunities to receive flu shots through their medical health plan benefit. Learn more now to determine specific flu shot benefits [...]

Publication note: No Connections on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Next week’s issue, Nov. 20, is the last to appear before the Thanksgiving break; deadline for submissions is noon Friday, Nov. 14. Deadline submission for the Thursday, Dec. 4, issue is noon Wednesday, Nov. 26. The final [...]

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Griego re-elected; Carson, Shoemaker set to join Board of Regents

Griego re-elected; Carson, Shoemaker set to join Board of Regents

Voters in three of Colorado’s congressional districts on Tuesday chose their representatives to the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

CU South Denver aims for collaboration among four campuses

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Leadership at the new CU South Denver is working with faculty at the four CU campuses to determine academic programming that best serves the surrounding community.

Governor’s proposed budget includes good news for higher education

President Benson says Gov. Hickenlooper’s proposal ‘demonstrates a deep commitment to Colorado students and families, as well to the importance of higher education as an economic driver for our state.’

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Inclusiveness stressed at ‘homegrown’ Diversity Summit

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Touted as a “homemade, homegrown event” by CU Denver Associate Vice Chancellor Brenda J. Allen, the University of Colorado Diversity Summit drew more than 500 faculty and staff for a daylong program of workshops and presentations.

Russell is President’s Employee of the Year

Russell is President’s Employee of the Year

System Staff Council hosted an award ceremony, where other nominees for the annual honor were recognized; milestone years of service reached by other CU system employees were celebrated, too.

Reminder: Proposals for CU Women Succeeding due Friday

The 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium will be Feb. 26-27 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Faculty Council Women’s Committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneering Women.” The committee is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic proposals that address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty [...]

Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

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Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Three regents races on November ballot

Three regents races on November ballot

Because incumbents James Geddes, R-Sedalia, and Joe Neguse, D-Broomfield, are not running for re-election, the board will welcome at least two new members in January. Irene Griego, D-Lakewood, is running for re-election.

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Election season brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression and conduct in the university workplace.

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President’s Teaching Scholars talk collaboration, meet with president

The President’s Teaching Scholars Program recently presented two special events where member scholars from across the CU system gathered. The program’s annual fall retreat took place at CU-Boulder. Meeting under the theme of “Collaboration and the Forces of Change,” the scholars discussed their own projects and spoke with CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell [...]

Fall Financial Expos coming to campuses starting Monday

Online registration for Employee Services’ 2014 Fall Financial Expos has closed, but faculty and staff may still register the day of each event by visiting the registration booths. The expos are coming to each CU campus Oct. 21-27. For a full schedule of events, visit www.cu.edu/expo-schedule. All are welcome to attend the Expo’s Dollars & [...]

Five questions for Laura Borgelt

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Whether she’s swimming the English Channel or navigating the sometimes rocky waters of shared governance, the new chair of Faculty Council remains committed in her pursuit of goals.

Advocate of the Year’s love affair with CU lasts a lifetime

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George Gramer’s loyalty to CU took root for him in high school.

CU names Technology Transfer leader

CU names Technology Transfer leader

Kate Tallman, who has served in the position as interim since July 2013, will lead CU’s Office of Technology Transfer, which manages and commercializes intellectual property resulting from research at CU.

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Check your retirement readiness, learn required steps at Preparing to Retire

Is retirement on the horizon in the next three years? If so, you should attend Preparing to Retire, which will be coming to each CU campus from Oct. 20-27. At the event, Employee Services and CU’s investment partners will present key information to help employees within three years of retirement prepare for this major life [...]

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Colorado Completes! website launched

Many programs at Colorado’s public institutions of higher education are moving the needle on student success by providing support systems necessary for all students to thrive in a campus setting and successfully complete postsecondary work. This month, the Colorado Department of Higher Education is celebrating these programs through campus events and visits by Lt. Gov. [...]

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Regents Hybl, Griego discuss funding challenges with Faculty Council

Regents Hybl, Griego discuss funding challenges with Faculty Council

Citing forecasts that show the possibility of public higher education receiving no state funding in the future, members of the Board of Regents told Faculty Council last week that faculty and staff input is needed in brainstorming solutions to budget challenges.

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Wellness program for kids off to strong start

Wellness program for kids off to strong start

Participation in Be Colorado’s new program for children is exceeding early expectations.

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Last call to register for Coleman Conference

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Registration is nearing capacity for the 14th annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, set for Oct. 9 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, with more than 500 people already signed up.

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