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Osprey Update for Faculty and Staff

 
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A Message from the President

I wanted to let you know we've set the days off for the winter break 2021 and spring break 2022 holidays. I hope this will be helpful information to have as you plan your time off. For all support, law enforcement, administrative, nine and 12-month faculty and executive service employees, you'll receive paid holiday leave for the winter break and the last two days of spring break as well. 

  • Winter break will be Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 through Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. December 25 (observed on 12/24 this year) and January 1 (observed on 12/31 this year) are considered regular holidays. Normal weekend operations will resume Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Normal business operations will resume Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. 
  • Spring break holiday dates are Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18, 2022. 

Note from HR: Reminders will be provided closer to the holidays, but both the regular university holidays and the additional designated holidays can be recorded as "regular holiday" for those employees completing timesheets.  To be paid for any holiday, an eligible employee must be in a "paid status" the day before the holiday, and still an active employee the day after the holiday.  "Paid status" means the employee is either at work or using accrued leave time. 

Contact:

Human Resources

hr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Administrative Announcements

Congratulations to the summer graduating Class of 2021! Today, we proudly celebrate our graduates with a Graduation Walk on campus. To see a full listing of graduates, special videos, recognitions and more, visit our celebration website. Congratulations, Class of 2021! SWOOP!

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, Dr. Doreen Perez has led UNF’s COVID-19 healthcare efforts on the University’s COVID Response Team. While Dr. Perez has recently stepped out of this role, her leadership and experience has had an enormous positive impact on the health and safety of our campus throughout the pandemic. The entire Osprey community is truly grateful for all that Dr. Perez has done on our behalf. Going forward, the campus community is asked to direct all COVID-19 healthcare communications to UNF Student Health Services at (904) 620-2900 or studenthealth@unf.edu.

For the health and safety of the University Community, it is imperative that individuals experiencing illness stay at home and confirm whether their symptoms are related to COVID-19 or another transmittable virus.

  • Employees working on campus who believe they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms are encouraged to be tested and self-report confirmed active COVID-19 infection using the Safe Ospreys mobile app or via the weblink HR Self-Reporting Form.
  • Students who believe they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms are encouraged to be tested and self-report confirmed active COVID-19 infection via a COVID-19 test using the Safe Ospreys mobile app or via the weblink SHS Self-Reporting Form.

ITS will introduce several improvements to the myWings portal on Monday, Aug. 9. The new view includes a sidebar for high level menu items, a full-screen view ideal for desktop computers and improved single sign-on for easier use on the mobile app. Learn more about the upcoming changes by visiting the myWings updates webpage.  

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Friday, July 30, will be the third payday of the month and benefit deductions won't be subtracted. The list of deductions that won't be included can be viewed on the webpage. Questions concerning payroll/deductions may be directed to the Payroll Office at banner-payroll@unf.edu

Contact:

Payroll Office

banner-payroll@unf.edu

(904) 620-2715

Free, walk-in COVID-19 testing is available to all UNF students, faculty and staff now through August 13 at Osprey Landing, Building W, in the courtyard outside Room 106, as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1 to 3:30 p.m.

More information can be found at https://www.unf.edu/emergency/testing.aspx

Contact:

unfcovid@unf.edu

The Osprey Update for both faculty/staff and students will have a new design and content submission platform beginning Monday, Aug. 9. The new design is more user-friendly for both the reader and the submitter, and submitters can now message directly with Osprey Update staff through the platform to make easy changes or updates. There are new categories for Osprey Update which include: Important Administrative Announcements, Events and Happenings at UNF, Academic Affairs, Office/Program/Services Announcements, Diversity Initiatives, Employee Training/Resources, Technology Notices, Parking and Transportation Updates, Everything Else.

 

With the new system, we will no longer have access to the archive of Osprey Update submissions. If your department makes regular or annual announcements in OU and you want a copy of the text saved in the old OU archive, please email ospreyupdate@unf.edu with the title of the submission(s) you need. Content from archives will only be pulled if requested. The deadline to request old content is Thursday, Aug. 5.

 

Important dates to note:

  • Osprey Update will stop accepting submissions on Thursday, Aug. 5. The final Osprey Update under the current system will be sent on Friday, Aug. 6. 
  • There will be no Osprey Updates sent the week of Monday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 13 to transition the system. 
  • The new submission portal will open and being accepting submissions on Monday, Aug. 9. The first new redesigned Osprey Update will go out on Monday, Aug. 16. 

Send questions to ospreyupdate@unf.edu

  • President Szymanski encourages the Osprey community to vaccinate and UNF offering on campus vaccinations through Friday. Learn more on News4Jax and WJCT.
  • Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, shark biology program director, discussed new shark attack deterrent devices with Action News Jax.
  • UNF and Optimum Healthcare’s partnership to train healthcare IT workers is featured in Healthcare IT Today.
  • Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology professor, discussed the impact of social anxiety on “River City Live.”

Keep up with all the latest Osprey happenings in the UNF Newsroom and UNF in the News.

UNF Spotlight

Kellea Roberson has been named the recipient of the Senior Service Award for the summer 2021 graduating class by the UNF Alumni Association for her outstanding service to the University and community through volunteerism. Roberson is graduating today from UNF’s College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minors in African American & African Diaspora studies and urban & metropolitan studies. While maintaining a 3.6 GPA, Roberson exemplified UNF’s spirit of civic commitment and servant-leadership through her continued aspirations to give back to the community. Read more

Ann McCullen, vice president for University Development and Alumni Engagement, is a cabinet member of UNF President Szymanski’s Executive Cabinet. Ann is responsible for providing vision and leadership in the planning, organizing and implementation of fundraising initiatives that benefit students, faculty and programs while engaging both UNF alumni and the community. Ann also serves as executive director of the UNF Foundation where she works closely with board members and is responsible for supervising approved Foundation activities. Get to know Ann.

Transportation and Parking Services Notices

Visitor validation codes for fall term guest parking are available. Departments must request these Pay-by-Plate kiosk or flowbird app codes for guests to use when parking on campus. To request a code: 

  • Access myWings' “Employee Forms"
  • Select "Banner Online Forms," followed by the selection of "Departmental Parking Requests"
  • Click on "Visitor Parking Validations"
  • Select "Fall 2021" from the drop-down menu.

For more information, visit the Visitor Parking website.

Contact:

Gerald Davis

gerald.davis@unf.edu

(904) 620-5361

Visitor validation codes for fall term guest parking are available. Departments must request these codes for guests to use when parking on campus. The codes may be entered at a Pay-by-Plate kiosk or flowbird app. To request a code: 

  • Access myWings' “Employee Forms"
  • Select "Banner Online Forms," followed by the selection of "Departmental Parking Requests"
  • Click on "Visitor Parking Validations"
  • Select "Fall 2021" from the drop-down menu.

For more information, visit the Visitor Parking website

Contact:

Gerald Davis

gerald.davis@unf.edu

(904) 620-5361

From 6 a.m. Monday, July 19 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, note the following parking updates for the USATF Junior Olympics event: 

  • The road in between Lot 18 and Hodges Stadium, Building 46, will be blocked off to vehicle traffic. Lot 18 will be accessible from Eco Road, Varsity Lane and the Central Parkway campus entrance. 
  • The Lot 18 South shuttle stop (closest to Hodges Stadium, Building 46) will be inaccessible during this time. As a result, please utilize the Lot 18 North shuttle stop (closest to the Central Town Parkway entrance). 
  • Reserved parking will be in: 
    • Lot 5 (closest to the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61)
    • Lot 34 (closest to the Arena, Building 34)
    • Lot 46 (closest to Hodges Stadium, Building 46) 
  • Available Blue Lot parking will be in the Arena Garage, Building 34, or Gray Lot parking in Lot 18 and Lot 14). 
  • The main event parking will be located in Lot 18.  
  • Please refer to the campus map for lot locations. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2360

The eight green spaces in front of Physical Facilities, Bldg. 5, will be blocked off beginning Monday, July 19 until Sunday, Aug. 8 for roadway modification in front of John E. Mathews Jr. Computer Science, Bldg. 15. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

park@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics

Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Zoom

The Clery Act Committee will hold its quarterly meeting.

Contact:

Mary Stumph

mstumph@unf.edu

(904) 620-1031

Website

The Carpenter Library’s OneSearch has been updated as part of a statewide implementation of a new library system and discovery service. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about OneSearch’s enhanced features on the library website.

Contact:

Library Systems

lib-systems@unf.edu

(904) 620-2615

Friday, July 30, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Zoom

A UNF UFF Bargaining Session will take place. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/98435049727 or by using Meeting ID: 984 3504 9727.

Contact:

Marianne Jaffee

mjaffee@unf.edu

(904) 620-2710

Arts and Entertainment

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our normal routines, blurred the lines between work and home, and required us to adapt to new cycles. The Routine Maintenance Exhibition portfolio offers a document of this upheaval. Each artist was assigned an hour of the day and produced a print in response to that time. These 24 images represent one day, fractured and reconfigured, reflecting the diversity of experience in how we now conduct our days. The exhibition is on display at the UNF Art Gallery's second room in Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1001. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Contact:

Gallery of Art

unfgalleries@unf.edu

(904) 620-2534

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions

Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Zoom

Join the Center for Community-Based Learning for the second session of the Summer 2021 webinar series, Back to the Community. During this session, Dr. Paul Argott, instructor of psychology, will present on community-based practicums and internships through the Department of Psychology and Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, professor of public health, will share her experiences developing and teaching a Master of Public Health course with an embedded Community Partner Project. The panelists will also look back on their community-based work over the past year and reflect on sudden changes to the trajectory of their community partnerships and student access to community-based learning. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/91677126418

Sponsor: Center for Community-Based Learning

Contact:

Alarie Gibbs

alarie.gibbs@unf.edu

(904) 620-3549

Website

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Zoom

The Center for Community-Based Learning will present its third and final session of the summer 2021 webinar series "Back to the Community." This session will host a lively discussion spotlighting the role of the community partner, a critical component of community-based learning. During this webinar, Brooke McKinney and Christi Ponder, co-executive directors of Art with a Heart in Healthcare, will discuss their long-established partnership with UNF and MOCA and share their experiences with student volunteers and interns. Dr. Robert Zeglin, assistant professor and program director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, will discuss his community-based action participatory research and respective community partners. The panelists will also discuss the pivots each made in response to the pandemic and how residual effects may have shaped their partnerships for the upcoming academic year. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/98323044586.

Contact:

Alarie Gibbs

alarie.gibbs@unf.edu

(904) 620-3549

Website

Military/Veterans Affairs

Graduating active-duty military, veterans, reservists, National Guard and ROTC students can pick up a special red, white and blue graduate cord and service branch pin from the MVRC to wear during the graduation walk. In addition, special pins honoring graduating military spouses are also available. Faculty can also receive a cord and pin. Ospreys can pick up their free graduation gifts in Building 2, room 1100 any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning July 21.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Website

The Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is available to assist all military-affiliated Ospreys, including faculty and staff. Complete the UNF Employee Military-Affiliated Survey if you are a University employee who has served or is still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Military spouses are also encouraged to complete the form. The MVRC will use the information collected to communicate special events and other appropriate information to you. On Sept. 3, ten respondents will be randomly selected to receive a free swag bag.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Diversity Initiatives

Applications are open for the LGBTQIA+ mentoring program Club Can Do. If you're an LGBTQIA+ student looking for educational and professional development opportunities during the upcoming school year, apply to be a mentee here. If you're an LGBTQIA+ faculty or staff member looking for opportunities to pass on your knowledge and experiences as an out LGBTQIA+ professional, apply to be a mentor here.

Contact:

Haiden Baier

h.baier@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

Professional Development and Training

Registration for the 2021 Professional Development Forum is now open and will close on Saturday, July 31. For more information on sessions, schedule and how to register, visit the CPDT Forum webpage.

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Zoom

Use the Canvas Quickstart Template to get a headstart on your course developments with just a few clicks, gaining access to customizable content and weekly learning structure (modules) for the fall 2021 term. In this workshop, instructors learn how to use the Quickstart Template to create organized and user-friendly learning experiences. The workshop also explores course design strategies and considerations for online and face-to-face courses. Visit the CIRT Events Calendar to register.

Contact:

Katie Commissaris

k.commissaris@unf.edu

(904) 620-3927

  • Library Resources Workshop: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, Online
  • Creating Accessible Electronic Documents: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 13, Online
  • Virtual Tour of the CIRT Video Studio: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Online

Visit the CIRT events webpage to register. If you have a disability and require an accommodation for this occasion, please contact k.commissaris@unf.edu before the event to enable us to provide you with reasonable accommodation.

Contact:

Katie Commissaris

k.commissaris@unf.edu

(904) 620-3927

  • Library Databases Meant for Media: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, Online
  • Ally - Canvas Accessibility Tool: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 29, Online
  • Up and Running with Your Canvas Course - Using the Quickstart Template (Fall 2021): 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 30, Online

Visit the CIRT events webpage to register. If you have a disability and require an accommodation for this occasion, please contact k.commissaris@unf.edu before the event to enable us to provide you with reasonable accommodation.

Contact:

Katie Commissaris

k.commissaris@unf.edu

(904) 620-3927

  • Ally - Canvas Accessibility Tool: 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, Online
  • Up and Running with Your Canvas Course - Using the Quickstart Template (Fall 2021): noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, Online
  • Effective Online Office Hours: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 12, Online
  • Canva Banner Workshop: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Online
  • Canvas 101 for New Faculty: 1 to 3 p.m. Friday Aug. 13, Online

Visit the CIRT events webpage to register. If you have a disability and require an accommodation for this occasion, please contact k.commissaris@unf.edu before the event to enable us to provide you with reasonable accommodation.

Contact:

Katie Commissaris

k.commissaris@unf.edu

(904) 620-3927

Professional development training sessions are now being delivered on-campus or via Zoom. Please check the session location when registering. Invitations for Zoom classes will be provided by email 24 to 48 hours before the class.

  • iContracts TRS: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 27
  • Concur Domestic Travel Training: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28
  • Concur Travel Refresher: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29
  • CCP Capstone in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion TRS: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 30

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Website

Professional development training sessions are now being delivered on-campus or via Zoom. Please check the session location when registering. Invitations for Zoom classes will be provided by email 24 to 48 hours before the class.

  • Finance Self Service TRS: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 2
  • Originating an ePAF TRS: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3
  • Concur Made Easy for Delegates: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3
  • OASys Vacancy Pool Request: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3
  • CMS Training: Beginner TRS: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4
  • Banner 9 Administrative Pages TRS: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4
  • 2021 Professional Development Forum: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5
  • Faculty/Non-Faculty Supplemental ePAFs: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Website

Everything Else

UNF launched the #UNFBetterStronger “I Got Vaccinated” social media campaign to encourage UNF faculty, staff and students to get vaccinated and return to a better and stronger campus. If you would like to participate in the campaign and share your reason for getting vaccinated, contact Jessica Wingate, assistant director of social media, by emailing social@unf.edu.

Contact:

Jessica Wingate

social@unf.edu

(904) 620-1913

Market Days are returning this fall with opportunities for businesses to interface with the UNF community, clubs to fundraise and departments to spread the word on events and programs. If you are interested in participating, apply online.

Contact:

Jennifer Krechowski

sumarketdays@unf.edu

(904) 620-2525