Calendar Highlights-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, June 26, 2017

Calendar Highlights

June 26-27:

Academic Success in College: Starting off on the Right Foot. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Office of Academic Development, Cyert Hall B5. This FREE academic success workshop allows your graduating high school student to benefit from the expertise of Carnegie Mellon’s Academic Development Office.  We specialize in helping students adapt to the rigor of the college classroom and would like to help prepare your student as they begin their college career.

Workshop topics include: 

  • Time Management and Productivity Strategies;
  • Ways to Effectively Use (and not use) Technology on Campus;
  • How to Manage Stress, Combat Procrastination and Develop a Workflow;
  • How and Why to Utilize Campus Resources and Talk to Your Professors;
  • Setting Long-term and Short-term Goals (and how to reach them!); and
  • Understanding Meaningful Note-taking and Exam Preparation Techniques.

As our workshops are all backed by compelling research and experience, they are all designed to be collaborative and engaging.  We will be covering these significant college success topics through varies activities, group work and discussions. Lunch is included (please specify any dietary restrictions on registration page). Register your student.

June 27:

Professional Development Workshop: Email Me! Proficient, Polite and Persuasive Messages. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Have you ever had an email you sent get misinterpreted? Have you ever received an email that didn’t include all the details you needed? Have you ever worried that an email wasn’t formal enough or was too formal? This workshop will explore how to avoid pitfalls within email communication and how to master using email as an efficient communication tool. Register online.

Blood Drive. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Software Engineering Institute. Walk-ins are always welcome, or you can reserve a donation time at www.centralbloodbank.org and enter the group code CU040013, or email rconway@sei.cmu.edu or brendac@andrew.cmu.edu.

June 28:

Professional Development Workshop — Master the Project: Strategies for the Non-Project Manager. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you responsible for completing projects, but you are not a project manager? Managing projects without the skills to succeed can be frustrating and discouraging. If you are looking to develop a systematic method to address your projects, join us as we explore project management skills and discover how they can simplify your process for managing projects. In this interactive workshop, we will develop a structured system to plan milestones and timelines, initiate action items, implement follow-up strategies and track the progress of your efforts. Register online.

June 29:

Professional Development Workshop — Competency Highlight: Intercultural Awareness. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Developing core competencies allows us to be agile and adjust to the significant changes taking place in our institution and the world around us. This session introduces you to the Professional Development Services Competency Model and highlights Intercultural Awareness, one of the core competencies identified in the model. Intercultural Awareness involves the ability to work, collaborate and innovate across cultures and boundaries and has enormous implications for our capacity to be effective and thrive in an increasingly interdependent world. You will have an opportunity to explore the Intercultural Awareness competency, identify resources and create a learning plan that will help you build competency in this area by challenging your assumptions and developing strategies to understand and leverage individual differences. Register online.

Fitness Center Tours. 12 - 12:30 p.m., Cohon Center Fitness Center Desk. Want to exercise in the Cohon University Center, but you’re unsure where to start? Join the Staff Council Wellness Committee for tours of the fitness facilities! Meet inside at the Fitness Center Desk to start the half-hour tour — bring your CMU ID to get in. Send questions to nreading@andrew.cmu.edu.

July 4:

July 4 Campus Celebration. 5 - 10 p.m., CFA Lawn. Carnegie Mellon will host a family-friendly July 4 celebration open to the Carnegie Mellon community and neighbors.

  • 5-7 p.m., Caricature artists, henna stations, tie dye, cotton candy, popcorn, volleyball, corn hole;
  • 5-8 p.m., Barbecue in Merson Courtyard (included with meal plan for students and available for purchase to the public with cash or credit);
  • 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., live music;
  • 7- 9:30 p.m., Rita's Italian Ice; and
  • 9:30 p.m., Fireworks.

Sponsored by Pre-College Student Affairs, Pre-College Summer Studies, Conference & Event Services, GSA, SAMS, Graduate Education Go Research! Program.

July 6:

New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you new to the university? Do you have a new staff member within your organization? The New Hire Orientation program is designed to formally welcome new staff members to the university. New employees are encouraged to attend within their first thirty days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

July 12:

Professional Development Workshop — Set Up for Success: Onboarding Strategies for New Employees. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you welcoming a new staff member into your organization? What role do you and the organization play in the staff member’s transition? How can the new staff member best acclimate to the new role, responsibilities and organization? This session looks at the important aspects of the onboarding process—how it influences a new employee’s success, communicates expectations and moves the employee towards being a contributing member of the organization. Register online.

July 13:

Workday Department Initiator Training. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wean Hall 5202. As a Department Initiator, you are responsible for initiating HR transactions for faculty, staff and students within your organization, including hiring, job changes, leaves and terminations. This session introduces the Department Initiator role and its function in Workday. Through instruction and hands-on exercises, learn to navigate the basic screens in Workday necessary to Department Initiators and find out about the many resources available to help you navigate the role. Individuals serving in the Department Initiator role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday. Register online.

Introduction to Purchasing. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. The class provides an overview of the university's purchasing environment, reviews polices, processes and procedures and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized buyer when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university purchasing card (PCARD) and/or Oracle financial system access to create purchase orders on behalf of the university. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

Ready to Retire! 1:30 to 3:30pm., Rangos 2, Cohon University Center. You've been saving for retirement all these years, and now the time has finally come. You are ready to retire, but where do you start? Once you have made the decision to stop working, there are still many more decisions to make. This session is intended for faculty and staff considering retirement within the next 5 years. Topics include an overview of Medicare (presented by a Licensed Highmark Medicare Agent), a review of Carnegie Mellon’s retiree medical plan eligibility and offerings, and an overview on how to access your Carnegie Mellon retirement savings. This program is offered by the HR Benefits Office. Register online.

July 14:

Professional Development Workshop: Information Architecture for Web. 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Perfect for information architecture beginners, this workshop is designed to give you tips and guidelines for developing a working content structure for your website. You will learn content structure and flow theory, content outlines and sitemaps, common mistakes and best practices. Though the principles and tools discussed in this workshop will help you with any website you create, we will be focused on the new design templates for the university’s content management system (CMS). You are welcome to bring your computer to this session, but it’s not required. This program is offered by Marketing and Communications. Register online.

July 17:

Public Meeting on the Forbes Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. 5 - 7 p.m., Rangos 2, Cohon University Center. The purpose of this meeting is to share the design plans for the corridor. Project team members will be on hand to provide project details, answer questions and gather public feedback.

July 18:

Professional Development Workshop — Digital Accessibility: CMS and Your Website. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you responsible for using the university’s content management system (CMS) to create digital, electronic, multimedia or other content that is available online? Learn to design your digital materials to foster a more technologically inclusive environment in our diverse campus community, so that persons with disabilities can access your electronic resources — including websites, audio and video content — using software, e-readers and mobile and other devices. In this interactive workshop, learn to apply the principles of digital accessibility to your specific needs. Participants will have the opportunity for assisted hands-on work on their digital projects to make them accessible. Register online.

Purchasing Card (PCARD) Training. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. This class provides detailed information on the university’s PCARD program; reviews policies, processes and procedures; and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized university cardholder when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university PCARD. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

July 19:

Professional Development Workshop — Pioneering Change: Innovation in Your Role at CMU. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. How do you address the challenges inherent in a quickly changing university? You need to develop innovative and creative approaches to problems and encourage and enable these traits in your colleagues. As Carnegie Mellon’s strategic plan is implemented, are you assessing policies, processes and ways of doing that have worked in the past but may not be adaptable to the current goals of the university? This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to imagine new ways of using change as a starting point for innovation. Register online.

July 20:

Workday Activity Pay Manager Training. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., TBD. As Activity Pay Manager, you are responsible for processing all payments outside the day-to-day payroll functionality, including awards, adjunct faculty, private instruction and one-time payments. Activity Pay may also include the charging instructions associated with these transactions. In this session, you will hear a detailed overview of the Activity Pay process and discover valuable resources to help you navigate the process. Individuals serving in the Activity Pay Manager role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday. Regsiter online

Professional Development Workshop — Fruits of Your Labor: Exploring the Impact of Your Productivity. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Productivity is a result of many things. You work hard and put your heart into your work. How often do you reflect on your achievements and successes? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the impact of your productivity and the strategies that contribute to your success. You will learn from your own and others’ actions ways to create repeatable strategies and maximize your productivity. Join us as we learn from the past and prepare for the future. Register online.

Student Privacy and FERPA Workshop. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Room 4301, Gates Hillman Center. Do you work with students’ personal information? Learn how you can safeguard our students’ information and find out about Carnegie Mellon student privacy rights and the federal Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information or to RSVP, contact John Papinchak at jp7p@andrew.cmu.edu. This program is offered by the Registrar’s Office.

Oracle GL Journal Entry. 1 to 4 p.m., Cyert Hall 100D. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on how to create, approve and post a journal entry in the Oracle financial system. Participants will also learn how to find journal entries and create reversing journal entries. This class is required to be granted access in the Oracle financial system to create journal entries. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

July 25:

Professional Development Workshop — Engage: Motivating Others through Your Influence. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Are you wondering how you can influence others to have a positive outlook, be engaged in their work and know they are a part of something worthy of their time? In this workshop, we will examine the ways to energize a group as members work toward a common goal. By identifying group motivational strategies and the ways to direct a group's motivation, you will gain an improved understanding of how to engage and inspire others. Register online.

Oracle Purchase Order Training. 1 to 4:30 p.m., Cyert Hall 100D. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on how to create, approve and print a purchase order in the Oracle financial system. Participants will also learn how to create a receipt, do a return and modify an approved purchase order. Throughout the class, there will be a high level of policy and procedure review from the Introduction to Purchasing class. This class is required to be granted access in the Oracle financial system to create purchase orders. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

July 26:

Professional Development Workshop: Opportunities! Using Problem Solving to Get Things Accomplished. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. With every problem comes an opportunity to learn something new. When you are in the midst of a problem, it can be difficult to accomplish your goals. In this workshop, you will reexamine problem situations, identify the opportunities and develop a strategy to use these situations to make progress toward your goals. Register online.

July 27:

Bringing Out the Best in Others. 9 to 10 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. In your personal or professional life, do you bring out the best in others? Do people shine around you, or do they tend to withdraw, hesitant to show their best? Some people seem to have a knack for challenging, motivating and inspiring their friends, family members and coworkers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do your part to make sure others are their best around you. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.

Financial Data Warehouse 101. 1 to 4 p.m., Cyert Hall 100D. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on navigation, common terminology and techniques used in the Financial Data Warehouse. Participants will also learn how to copy, edit, filter and run a query and export the data results to Excel. This class is required to obtain access to the Financial Data Warehouse. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

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