THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
UTA grants fuel interdisciplinary collaborations
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has awarded five Interdisciplinary Research Program grants totaling $100,000 to foster collaboration between groups that would not typically work together.
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Kent Gardner, former vice president for student affairs, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31. Dr. Gardner served UTA for more than 50 years, mentoring many students, staff, and faculty. For details regarding funeral services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service learning breakfast
Join the Center for Service Learning for its annual Partner Breakfast Friday, Sept. 8, 8-11 a.m. in Trinity Hall. UTA employees can network with local nonprofits to create service learning projects for academic courses. RSVP to attend.
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week
The Women's Faculty and Staff Network's annual welcome reception is Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m. in Trinity Hall 104. President Cowley will make remarks, and hors d'oeuvres and spirits will be available.
The Office of Talent, Culture, and Inclusion is hosting a one-hour orientation to provide graduate teaching assistants and graduate research assistants an overview of UTA's employee benefits. Register to attend the session virtually Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m.
Business improvement workshop
The Office of Information Technology will host an online workshop titled "Setting Up Process Improvement for Success" Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. Join your colleagues for an interactive session of group work and discussions on how to set up improvement efforts for maximum impact.
Conserve energy during extreme weather
Excessive heat is forecast through the end of the week in North Texas, which places a strain on the state’s energy resources and puts individuals at risk for heat-related illness.
The UTA community can help lessen the load on energy resources by taking these actions:
- Turn off lights when not needed
- Leave office lights off in naturally well-lit interior spaces
- Keep any operable windows closed
Keep window shades closed when feasible, particularly windows that experience direct sunlight
- Keep fume hood sashes closed when not in use
- Shut off unused office or lab equipment
To effectively manage increased cooling system demands, UTA Facilities Management will be taking actions that may include:
- Raising temperature set-points by 1-2 degrees in buildings that have heavier use
- Cooling certain buildings more than normal during off-peak demand hours
Stay safe during excessive heat
During hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged in ways you may not expect. When your body heats too rapidly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, you may experience a heat-related illness. Stay weather-ready by learning the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.
Hispanic Heritage Month events
The Office for Cultural Engagement and Social Change presents this year's list of UTA-sponsored events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Request a leadership workshop
UTA faculty seeking class coverage can request a leadership development workshop facilitated by the UTA Leadership Center. Visit go.uta.edu/slcrequest to request a workshop for your class. Email email@example.com for more information.
AA-FT-PO-03 Emeritus Titles Policy
This policy was updated as part of a regularly scheduled five-year review. Emeritus faculty titles may be conferred to retiring/retired faculty members who have made a significant impact in their service, teaching, or research. Eligibility requirements were updated to include a minimum of 10 years of service at UTA; the candidate must have held a tenure-track rank, or the non-tenure rank of distinguished senior lecturer, professor of practice, professor of research, professor of instruction, or clinical professor during their period of active service at UTA; must be fully retired or have initiated the retirement process to be fully retired; and must have established a record of distinguished and honorable service to UTA.
RA-PO-01 Research Misconduct Policy
This policy was updated to change the Final Report, Inquiry Decision and Notification section. The time for the deciding official in a research misconduct inquiry to formally complete the inquiry was changed from 30 to 60 days.
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