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News for AS&E Faculty and Staff, October 2017


In this edition of FYI: Goergen Awards; midterm grades for at-risk students; summer 2018 pre-college programs

October 18, 2017
Issue #28

News and Events

Three Honored with Goergen Awards for Teaching Excellence: Thomas Brown, Katherine Mannheimer, and Sina Ghaemmaghami were honored last week as recipients of the 2017 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. Read more…

A Message from Dean Runner: Submit Midterm Grades for At-Risk Students by November 1: Students who struggle academically are often not sure about what to do, or they may not even be aware that they are headed toward a poor final grade. Timely feedback matters a great deal for these students, so I urge you to observe the faculty rule requiring instructors to report the names of those whose work at mid-semester is below the grade of C- or is otherwise unsatisfactory. While I appreciate the personal attention you give to students who need extra help, I also value hearing from all of you so we can offer your students comprehensive assistance.

Submit Course Proposals for Summer 2018 Pre-College Programs: Want to reach out to youth, share knowledge, and participate in a rewarding teaching experience? Become an instructor for the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs. Faculty in this program can engage in meaningful youth outreach, share knowledge with a receptive and eager audience, and participate in a rewarding teaching experience. To be considered for a compensated one- or two-week non-credit Rochester Scholars session, complete the course proposal form by October 27. Learn more at  Direct questions to or 275-9055.

Education Abroad Global Fair: The Center for Education Abroad will host the annual Education Abroad Global Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, October 27, in the Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons. The event is an opportunity for faculty interested in leading a program to learn more about short-term programs and to engage with faculty that are currently leading programs abroad. Staff may benefit from learning more about the programs offered to students. Programs are offered throughout the year with options for students for study, research, internships, service learning, and other opportunities. Students in all majors can go abroad.

Work on New Student Information System to Begin: Over the past three years, the University has collaborated with Workday to develop an innovative, feature-rich, cloud-based student information system. The UR Student project launched October 2, starting the implementation of a new system for the University’s records, registration, and student finance areas. The system is scheduled to go live in July 2019 and will affect all students, faculty, and related staff. The project implementation will continue with admissions and financial aid components by 2021. Visit the UR Student website to stay informed about project activities and learn about the system. Direct questions to the UR Student Project Team.

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