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Five questions for Tara Dressler

Five questions for Tara Dressler

If you are an entity not affiliated with the University of Colorado and try to use the interlocking CU logo for a brochure you are developing and haven’t received permission from the university, you might get a phone call from Tara Dressler.

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CU health savings account to debut during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

The new accounts offer three main benefits – tax-free health savings, the ability to grow those savings, and spending on qualified medical expenses anytime, from today throughout your retirement.

Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, April 18-25, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase knowledge of [...]

Get your genius on with CUSP

The April 30 deadline for the 2015 CUSP program is fast approaching. CUSP, which stands for CU Shared Practices, is the systemwide, best practices program that honors employee innovations and business process improvements. CUSP accepts submissions from all campuses, and awards cash prizes – four awards of $1,000 and one grand prize of $1,500 – [...]

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 [...]

President Benson’s town hall series continues Monday

CU President Bruce Benson has begun a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university. His next appearance will be Monday at UCCS. Benson plans to speak on state funding, the CU Foundation to Advancement transition, the [...]

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Off-cycle system policy changes in effect this month

The Office of Policy and Efficiency announced the changes to Administrative Policy Statements from the academic/research, administrative/general, facilities, information technology and student areas.

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Four awardees received trophies and $1,000 prizes from UCSC at last week’s All Staff Council Conference at History Colorado in Denver.

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

From academic research to scholarship endowments to building construction, donor generosity is playing a vital role at CU more than ever.

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

House Bill 1220 would require institutions of higher education to establish agreements with nearby medical facilities with specialists who may provide treatment to students in need of sexual assault exams.

Mapping guides show paths of retirement investments in July

Mapping guides show how your retirement investments will be treated

CU 401(a) and 403(b) plan participants can see the exact funds into which they’ll be reinvested by reviewing the Plans’ mapping guides, now available.

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

More than 140 CU Health Plan participants, including University of Colorado employees, are the first to participate in this free, innovative, lifestyle-change program led by trained lifestyle coaches.

Ensure the security of your social media account

A compromise of your account can lead to malicious entities posting inappropriate or even illegal material on your behalf. This could lead to reputational risk to the university. If you post on behalf of the university to social media sites be sure to use a different password for each your official social media accounts, personal [...]

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Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

The board on Monday voted to approve a slate of modest tuition increases, among the lowest rate increases proposed in nearly a decade, and well below the 6 percent maximum allowed by the Legislature.

Global Health Responders course to help humanitarians ‘do no harm’

Global Health Responders course to help humanitarians ‘do no harm’

A free, first-of its-kind massive open online course, or MOOC, aims to provide participants from all walks of life competencies in global health care.

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Limerick named Official CU Fool by President Benson

CU-Boulder professor Patty Limerick this week announced the launch of the Center of the American West’s Humor Initiative. The choice of date for the announcement wasn’t surprising: April Fools’ Day. What might have surprised some is this: a proclamation from President Bruce Benson naming Limerick the Official Fool of the University of Colorado. Read the [...]

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Classified Staff reviews underway this month

Evaluations for all University of Colorado classified staff members must take place in April. This process is the same for each campus, and evaluations must be turned in to campus human resources offices by May 1. Any merit raises still will take effect July 1. Classified Staff review cycle deadlines: April 1, performance cycle begins. [...]

President Benson’s town hall series continues Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson has begun a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees. He began the series this week at CU Denver and will make his next appearance [...]

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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers

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The sound of the CU fight song reverberating across the walls of the House of Representatives isn’t an everyday experience at Colorado’s Capitol.

Expanded health care options to be offered during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

This spring, faculty and staff will gain access to expanded health care options — including a health care plan offering services nationwide, coverage for acupuncture and a comprehensive diabetes prevention program.

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Honorary degrees, Distinguished Service Award to be presented at spring commencements.

President Benson’s town hall series begins Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson next week begins a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees. His first appearance will be Wednesday at CU Denver. Benson plans to speak on [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]

Social media tip: Use appropriate branding

CU faculty and staff are reminded that the university logo or any other university images or iconography should not be used on personal social media sites. Do not use the university name to promote a product, cause, or political party or candidate.

Ludwig, Faculty Council discuss future of online education at CU

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In an appearance before the Faculty Council at its meeting last week, Regent Stephen Ludwig said he’s “discouraged” with the evolution of online education at CU, but he has faith that faculty ultimately will play a vital role in growing an accessible, high-quality venture.

Retirement transition workshops draw hundreds of employees, questions

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Hundreds of CU employees are taking to campus workshops to ask why the university’s retirement plans are changing, how their investments will be affected and where their money will be invested come July.

Dropping names …

Geeta Verma, associate professor in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in the CU Denver School of Education & Human Development, presented a paper last month at the Korean Association of Science Education in Busan, South Korea. In her presentation, “Enacting Acts of Authentications in an Informal Learning Environment: Opportunities for Creative Engagement,” she [...]

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly in U.S. News

All four CU campuses are recognized for research and teaching achievement in the fields of health care, engineering, law, education and business.

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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed

higher education funding in the upcoming state budget year

The University of Colorado and other institutions of higher education across the state stand to gain $75.6 million in the upcoming budget year in the most recent recommendation of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee.

VETS course offers faculty strategies to teach, relate to veterans

VETS course offers faculty strategies to teach, relate to veterans

The resource is part of a growing number of CU programs dedicated to helping student veterans be successful.