“Laura’s experience, savvy and service-oriented approach will be a great asset for us as we continue to evolve our centralized Advancement operation,” says Johnnie Ray, CU’s vice president of advancement. “CU’s development teams on all four campuses can look forward to outstanding insights and efforts from her.”
With today’s issue, CU Connections resumes its regular weekly publication schedule for the new academic year. A new edition appears each Thursday morning throughout the year. For part of the summer, new editions appear every other week. Connections will not publish new issues on Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2015. Deadline for [...]
The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) has announced changes to 15 administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of academic affairs, administration and general, fiscal, information technology and human resources – including three policy rescissions, nine policy revisions and three new policies.
Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]
The University of Colorado Office of Employee Services debuted multi-factor authentication in the CU Resources section of the portal on July 18 to improve protection of stored personal faculty and staff information. With the upgrade, the ability to access W-2 and update direct deposit information was re-enabled. It now takes a password and a phone [...]
As the president’s liaison between system administration and the campuses’ faculty, her skillful communication is among the traits that helped her recently earn the Faculty Council’s Leadership in Public Higher Education Award.
The Zerista app will give COLTT attendees the ability to build a custom schedule, search and sort directories of attendees and speakers, engage in social media discussions and direct messaging, and much more.
Weight Watchers at Work Meetings Monthly pass + meetings: $17.17 a month Online subscription (no meetings): $7.57 a month Weight Watchers at Work Meetings are open to campuses with at least eight monthly pass holders who commit to regularly attending. If attendance drops below this point, the meetings will be closed. To view your campus’s [...]
CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.
The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents.
The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.
New CU-Boulder college approved, capital construction projects move forward, vice president of advancement named, new chair and vice chair elected, more.
CU Shared Practices (CUSP) held its fourth annual Expo and Awards Ceremony June 13 at 1800 Grant St.
Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.
Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.
CU Connections will be updated with meeting coverage through the end of this week.
The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.
Jean Kutner, head of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine, will become University Hospital’s first chief medical officer beginning July 1. Kutner is a nationally recognized leader in geriatric medicine and palliative care and co-chairs the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group, a National Institutes of Health-funded consortium that [...]
The CU Board of Regents on Friday approved a $3.28 billion operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year (FY); CU’s operating budget for the 2013-14 FY was $3.04 billion.
Terry Lee, assistant vice president and chief risk officer for the University of Colorado system, recently received the RMI Leadership Award, an honor that is given to an individual who has been instrumental in the success of the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program. Lee, who has been associated with the RMI Program from its [...]
More than 17,500 University of Colorado faculty and staff have verified their phone numbers using the pop-up window in the CU Resources area of my.cu.edu. The university is asking employees who haven’t yet done so to update their information as soon as possible. Later this summer, the university will roll out Duo Security’s multi-factor authentication [...]
The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.
Kathleen Bollard will remain as the vice president for academic affairs in system administration after President Bruce Benson asked her to take on a modified role rather than return to teaching and research full time, which she originally planned.
The evolution of CU’s fundraising operations continued this month with changes to reporting structure at campuses and system administration, as well as the departure of the vice president for advancement.
If the idea of CU abandoning paper payroll checks for paycards alarms you, just look to the state’s neighbor to the east for reassurance of just how useful the university’s new payment type can be.
The University of Colorado is poised to implement a tool that will strengthen security of personal information in the employee portal. Later this summer, the university will roll out Duo Security’s multi-factor authentication tool, which uses a phone number to verify an employee’s identity. How it works: When employees log in using their password and [...]
If you’re among the 7,000 or so CU employees who have a pension plan through the Public Employees’ Retirement Association, your retirement planning likely revolves around a set of tables. There are seven tables, to be exact, and each helps answer a key question: When can I, as a PERA member, expect to retire? That’s [...]
The CU system Office of University Controller recently hosted an appreciation event for instructors in its Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program. The program provides free CPE credit to the university’s Certified Public Accountants, as well as those with certain other certifications. It also offers no-cost professional development and training to employees who are not CPAs. [...]
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 today, as we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following dates [...]
A much-discussed policy at the University of Colorado that deals with tuition benefits at each campus currently is under review and the University of Colorado Staff Council examined suggested changes during its meeting on May 15 at the Anschutz Medical Campus.