University to close Monday for holidayUAB will close May 25 for Memorial Day. Although most campus operations will be suspended on this day, essential services will continue. UAB's holiday schedule is online.Wellness has new rewards for employeesRegister for My Health Rewards, and participate for a chance to win prizes.UAB joins elite group with Comprehensive Stroke Center designationThis acknowledges that UAB is prepared to offer immediate access to state-of-the-art stroke care every minute of every day, said David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology. “We provide advanced and potentially lifesaving services that are available nowhere else in Alabama.”Smoking policy updated to include e-cigarettes, vape pensModified UAB smoking policy now includes e-cigarettes and vaporizer pens following faculty and staff requests for policy guidance to address the use of them on campus.Fundraiser asks UAB community to invest in its ‘littlest members’UAB Child Development Center is hoping to fund the purchase of updated learning tools by appealing to the public to invest in its Tech for Kids! fundraising drive at crowdfund.uab.edu/techforkids. The goal is to raise $5,000 to purchase a tablet for each classroom and other items by the project end date June 5.Vote for faculty senate reps May 5-11All faculty with a primary academic appointment are encouraged to cast a vote for faculty senate chair, secretary and senators online between 3 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. May 11.Deadline for 2016 study-away programs approachesUAB Study Away will help administer faculty-led programs that have been designed by UAB instructors and approved by the process detailed at studyaway.uab.edu. Complete and submit the form for 2016 travel to department chairs by June 1 for spring break and July 15 for summer programs.Nominations open for faculty senate
Participate in shared governance as a voice for faculty while fulfilling a service requirement. Submit nominations online through May 1.Student Affairs VP candidate presentations to begin April 20
Candidates for the position of vice president of Student Affairs will make public presentations and answer questions April 20-22 in the School of Nursing Auditorium.Remember to file annual ethics report by April 30
UAB employees who meet a certain salary threshold, or whose job includes management of state funds in certain capacities, are required to complete an annual Statement of Economic Interests form.New UAB recruiting system streamlines applicationUAB and UAB Medicine hasimplemented a new recruiting system, Taleo, that will streamline the application process and better support the needs of our candidates. Training information for hiring managers and more about how this transition may affect you is online.Search process underway for vice president for Equity and DiversityA committee co-chaired by School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean Mona Fouad and UAB Collat School of Business Dean Eric Jack will guide the national search. The committee is being assisted by the Desir Group, which also was hired assess this function; that report is available online.Faculty forums to examine the core curriculum this weekForums are scheduled at varying times Tuesday-Friday.New resources for raising compliance questions, concernsUAB has established the Duty to Report and Non-retaliation Policy that describes expectations and processes for UAB community members to report ethical issues.News from SACS-COC visit is goodA Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmation committee completed its campus visit this week as part of UAB’s reaccreditation process. In an email to students, faculty and staff, Provost Linda Lucas shared positive preliminary results.Search begins for UAB Graduate School deanThe committee will identify and screen candidates, select finalists by the end of the spring semester.Search for vice provost for Enrollment Management underwayA committee chaired by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Palazzo, Ph.D., will lead the national search for UAB’s vice provost for Enrollment Management. Finalists will be invited to campus to meet with students, faculty and staff by late spring.UAB Medicine to launch secure texting appUnlike SMS, the new app provides completely secure communication — a requirement for transmission of protected health information and other sensitive data.Search underway for vice president of Student AffairsA committee chaired by UAB Collat School of Business Dean Eric Jack will guide the national search for UAB’s vice president of Student Affairs. The committee will review candidates, and finalists will be invited to campus by late spring to meet with students, faculty and staff.UA System Board of Trustees meeting held at UAB Feb. 5-6
UAB President Ray Watts, M.D., delivered the school's institutional presentation Feb. 6 during the Board of Trustees meeting. Read his opening and closing remarks, plus those of UAB Faculty Senate President Chad Epps and USGA President Anjali Wagle.