Call for Commencement Volunteers Ends Today, May 11
U of I is holding eight commencement ceremonies this year, the bulk of which will be on the Moscow campus. We are excited to honor the accomplishments of our 2020 and 2021 graduates live and in-person. We need your help to ensure graduates and their guests are given an excellent Vandal experience. Consider volunteering for a 3 1/2-hour shift on Saturday or Sunday, May 15-16, to help greet guests, give directions, take tickets or push wheelchairs. Today, May 11, is the final day to sign up to be a volunteer. Register online.
Actions Taken Pursuant to FSH 6990 Communicable Disease Emergency Response
On September 16, 2020, the University Faculty approved and President Scott Green adopted permanent policy FSH 6990 Communicable Disease Emergency Response, replacing temporary emergency policy FSH 6990 COVID-19 Emergency Response. President Green adopted the policy to allow the university to modify its operations in response to communicable disease emergencies such as COVID-19. Actions taken pursuant to the policy during the COVID-19 emergency will be published on the COVID-19 website and notice of the actions will be published in the Daily Register. Read about actions approved under FSH 6990.
Office of Research and Economic Development Research Report Is Available
The Office of Research and Economic Development’s 2021 research report, “Inspired Discoveries,” provides a glimpse into U of I’s ongoing research on glaciers, earthquakes, fires and pandemics and highlights the work of our students and faculty. This research helps support Idaho’s economy and meet the challenges that we face as a state, nation and world on a daily basis. Join us on our journey to discovery.
Sources of Strength Workshop Is May 13
Join Vandal Health Education from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 13 to learn how to foster resilience by cultivating our strengths. The interactive workshop identifies the things that we know consistently help. This program can help us to build our own resilience and be implemented to encourage resilience in our students. Register here. Contact Amandaf@uidaho.edu for questions.
Supervisory Excellence Program Announces Summer Schedule and New Workshops
The University of Idaho Supervisory Excellence Program (SEP) is a flexible, performance skills-based program of learning designed to provide U of I supervisors and aspiring supervisors skill development in critical thinking, delegating, coaching, setting expectations, communication, organizational awareness, team leadership and conflict management. Live SEP workshops begin Wednesday, May 19, and registration is open. New this summer, on-demand SEP elective workshops on delegation, decision making styles, managing stress, confronting bias and managing diversity in the workplace are available. For more information about the SEP, read here.
Think Open Fellows Program Is Accepting Applications
The 2021-22 Think Open Fellows program is accepting proposals from faculty and graduate students who are interested in transitioning an upcoming course to an open or other low-cost textbook solution. Think Open Fellowships provide faculty and graduate students who commit to using open or other low-cost resources in an upcoming semester a $1,200 award. Applications are open through Friday, May 28. Learn more.
Learn About the Vandal Ideas Project
The Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) is a competitive university-wide grant program to stimulate bold new ideas that support our strategic goals. In response to a request from Faculty Senate, $50,000 is available to support projects that have potential to either increase enrollment — new student recruitment as well as retention — or other projects that generate new revenue. VIP funding will come from the university’s recent P3 transaction. As required by that transaction, all proposals must demonstrate potential for revenue generation. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, and must be submitted to email@example.com.
Annual Fire Sprinkler Testing Planned for Summer
Western States Fire Protection has scheduled dates to be on campus to complete its annual inspection and testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems. The company will be on campus May 17-21 and will be present every other week for four to five weeks until finished. Personnel in individual buildings will be contacted the week of their inspections. No disruption to normal services is expected. Questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246.