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07 November 2001 |

Mark your calendars for Veterans Day holiday
In honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12 is a work holiday for UC employees.

Campus forums on enrollment growth set for Nov. 14, 15
The Strategic Planning Committee is conducting a series of public forums to get campus input on academic goals related to anticipated enrollment growth.

Students are invited to attend the Wednesday, Nov. 14 forum from noon to 1 p.m., in 145 Dwinelle. Two forums will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 — one for staff from noon to 1:30 p.m. and one for faculty from 5 to 6 p.m., both in Bechtel’s Sibley Auditorium.

For information, e-mail ychoate@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

Letters and Science launches online Faculty Help Desk
Instructors can receive information about grades, enrollment issues, confidentiality, student conduct and other topics through a new College of Letters & Science online Faculty Help Desk. The service is available at ls.berkeley.edu/FacultyHelpDesk/.

The site spotlights an “Advice of the Week” tip on the main page, with an answer to the question and links to Web sites providing additional information.

Faculty from all disciplines can also find useful information on such topics as academic difficulty; confidentiality; enrichment (including media and instructional technologies for faculty, internships, pedagogy, courses and tips on teaching and traveling); and special arrangements for disabled students, student athletes, reentry and transfer students.

Take a child to LHS, get in free during November
The Lawrence Hall of Science invites campus employees to share science with a child during November. With a UC ID card, an employee and one child will be admitted free.

November exhibits include “Scream Machines: The Science of Roller Coasters” and the “A-Maze-ing Maze,” in which kids and adults get to test their sense of direction.

LHS is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information see www.lhs.berkeley.edu or call 642-5132.

Haas, Columbia announce joint executive MBA program
The Haas School of Business is joining forces with Columbia Business School in New York to create an MBA program that brings together the financial, technological and entrepreneurial expertise of both.

Aimed at high-level executives, the program features 15 weeks of instruction over 19 months, alternating between the two coasts. Participants have access to the faculty of both institutions.

The curriculum will combine general management courses with a strategic perspective, including electives in areas such as information technology strategy and international finance.
The program will enroll its first class in June 2002.

Comments are due Nov. 14 on military pay proposal
UC Office of the President has notified the campus of proposed guidelines on a supplement to military pay, which would be available to eligible University employees who volunteer or are called to active military duty during the Enduring Freedom campaign. Campus employees are invited to comment on the proposal by Nov. 14.

The guidelines are available online, and in hard copy at the Human Resources front desk, 207 University Hall. Comments may be sent to David Moers, assistant vice chancellor – human resources, 207 University Hall #3540, or by e-mail to newhr1@uclink4.berkeley.edu. For information contact your employee relations specialist or the Academic Personnel Office.

 


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