Announced at the end of May, the CU Boulder community is making preparations for a COVID-19-ready campus for the fall semester, with classes beginning on Aug. 24. Three groups were established to assist in the implementation of the Road Map to Fall 2020:COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamAcademic Instruction TeamResource Alignment TeamThese teams are hard at work building the infrastructure and procedures that will be necessary to mitigate risk and facilitate research and teaching this fall. As part of this iterative process, the teams are committed to sharing regular updates on their progress.Health and Safety Policy, Updated Student Conduct ApprovedChancellor DiStefano approved the COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy, setting the expectations for all students, faculty, staff and visitors necessary to enable the Road Map to Fall 2020 plan. The policy includes measures on social distancing and campus density reductions; the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and enhanced cleaning protocols; and personal hygiene discipline. The Student Code of Conduct (PDF) has been updated with health and safety expectations and requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This update will help hold students accountable and is one of many tools to help keep our community safe. Effective June 25, 2020, the Student Code of Conduct now includes specific guidelines for campus health and safety policies including following public health orders, meeting university expectations for social and physical distancing while on campus, wearing a face covering and following guidelines for events and social gatherings.News from the COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamFacilities/infrastructureA facilities task force with subgroups for HVAC, cleaning, social distancing, bus transit, transportation demand management/outdoor spaces and access control is making progress in multiple areas: Design of plexiglass barriers—with transactional service counter spaces being prioritized—are being coordinated with the HVAC subgroup to ensure installations don’t cause unforeseen issues. The first of these has been installed in the CASE building. The cleaning subgroup has begun updating comprehensive cleaning protocols for the campus, including for classroom spaces. The social distancing subgroup began identifying needs for special events in coordination with county and state guidelines, and is developing guidelines for elevators, masks and restrooms. The bus transit group will begin discussing route options and queueing options for stops as more information becomes clear around housing populations, classroom schedules and cohort designs. The task force is evaluating space for instructional use, first looking at centrally scheduled classrooms, followed by departmental classrooms, conference rooms, non-traditional academic spaces (recreation center, UMC, Athletics, etc.) and outdoor spaces, including the possibility of using open-air and climate-controlled tents as options for addressing classroom, dining, study and other space needs. The access control subgroup is discussing two options for building access: one where buildings are generally open during the academic day, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and a second where access is more restricted. Housing On Friday, June 19, Residence Life sent out room assignments to about 4,500 students for Main Campus and Kittredge residence halls. Discussions continued around: Cohorting, in coordination with the colleges and schools. Protocols for policy/procedure changes to the visitor policy for the residence halls. Move-in dates have been updated and will now take place from Monday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 21, with students signing up online for check-in slots. News from the Academic Instruction TeamThe Office of Information Technology fielded a survey of colleges and schools to learn about their needs and priorities for academic technology for fall 2020. The survey closed on Friday, June 19, and OIT is analyzing the responses to create a proposal from the Academic Instruction Team for shared campus purchasing. OIT will use the responses to help departments and programs devise plans for more individualized needs. Colleges and schools identified priority courses for first-year students, and those courses are now being considered for cohorted student enrollment. Groups from Facilities and the Office of the Registrar are working together to create solutions for class scheduling and classroom assignments that follow physical distancing guidelines and facilitate the full use of class meeting times across the entire day, Monday through Friday. The Academic Instruction Team published guidance to deans, chairs and directors on June 18 on the above topics, on how faculty should respond to students who request an online/remote option for an in-person course, and on faculty FAQs. The team is planning a new edition of guidance to deans, chairs and directors for the week of June 29. Topics will include academic technology, teaching support for faculty, student registration scheduling and campus preparations for COVID-19-ready classrooms.News from the Resource Alignment TeamThe Resource Alignment Team met on June 16 and team champions approved steps to support remote teaching, learning and collaboration, and classroom preparation for fall 2020. These steps include:The purchase and installment of portable HEPA filter units in more than 120 naturally ventilated classrooms around campus. The purchase of and/or support for several IT investments: Acquisition of a systemwide remote collaboration tool to enable remote teaching and learning. An RFP for all CU campuses will close on July 6 with recommendations to campus CIOs by July 31. Funding for new standard-performance Dell laptops for those in teaching roles with unmet personal technology needs. To have the greatest impact with limited resources, the project will prioritize people who have teaching responsibilities that affect the first-year experience and those who teach large numbers of students. OIT will procure, prepare and distribute the laptops before the start of the fall semester. An intake process to identify department needs will launch the first week of July to deans, chairs and directors. Acquisition of exam-proctoring software necessary to implement traditional online test-taking, excluding courses that previously used the software. MediaSite at-home recording capabilities, which allow instructors to create, record and manage their own content at home. It employs the same media player used in the on-campus classroom capture service. Availability is coming in mid-July for instructors and faculty. The Resource Alignment Team will discuss a matrix to prioritize resources.Do you have a question or comment about implementation team work on the Road Map to Fall 2020? 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The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Directorand Associate Directors in meeting established enrollment goalseach year, with special emphasis on the Hispanic studentpopulation. This is accomplished through the formulation andimplementation of a comprehensive marketing, recruitment andadmissions plan that includes targeted advertising, travel, campusvisitation programs, scholarship awards, and written and telephoniccommunications. The Assistant Director is responsible fordeveloping and managing the full admissions funnel for an assignedterritory including inquiries, applicants, accepted and enrolledstudents. This position uses independent authority and discretionand is authorized to commit the University to admissions decisionsand scholarship awards within an assigned territory.This position will serve as the primary contact for prospectiveHispanic students, assist in the creation and implementation ofHispanic recruitment strategies, process Hispanic studentapplications, design recruitment materials and web content forHispanic students, and participate in recruitment activitiestargeting Hispanic students. Additionally, the job is described asfollows –1. Territory Management: Collect, analyze and interpret dataFormulate goals based on historical trends and projectionsDevelop and implement an individualized recruitment plan withappropriate objectives and strategies. Formulate and implement acomprehensive travel plan that includes college fairs, high schoolprivate visits and special programs as required.2. Funnel Management: Build an inquiry pool sufficient in size andquality to reach established enrollment goals. Communicate viaphone, email and letters with most qualified inquiries to encouragesubmission of the applicationMaintain communication with applied students to encourage andsupport completion of the application process. Independentlyevaluate completed files and make admission decisions based onestablished criteria. Maintain contact with accepted students usingyield enhancement strategies to reach enrollment goals.3. Render Admission Decision: Perform a thorough assessment ofcompleted applicant files: Check citizenship, make initialresidency determination, review high school/college history,including graduation status and date, minimum courserequirements, GPA, SAT or ACT (optional),and class rank, and examine entire package, especially campussafety questions, for inconsistencies or red flagsFor transfer applicants, the Assistant Director will alsorecalculate the GPA on transferable college work, and useassigned authority and discretion to award UNC Pembroketransfer credit as appropriate. Make a decision to admit or denythe student upon completion of file evaluation4. On and Off Campus Events Planning: Plan dates, budget, developagenda and secure speakers, facilities, food, beverages andcollateral campus support for numerous events.5. On campus private visits and tours: Conduct counselinginterviews with prospective and/or admitted students and familymembers. Conduct campus tours “individual and group”Tailor private visit to meet individual needs for all visitors (Sitin on class, meet with coach, visit Financial Aid, Eat in DiningFacility, etc.)6. Scholarship Awards: Make scholarship award decisions as aleverage to meet enrollment goalsCoordinate with Financial Aid to call and counsel all admittedstudents who have been awarded financial aid packages7. Serve as University Ambassador for special programs sponsored bythe Chancellor’s Office, Academic Affairs, Advancement, StudentAffairs, University and Community Relations, Business Affairs,Athletics and other areas as requested.Minimum Training and ExperienceRequirements: Bachelor’s Degree with significantexperience in recruitment, admissions or student services. Thisposition requires strong oral and written communication skills; theability to work with diverse populations; competence in technologyand computer skills: the ability to collect and analyze data usingthe results to implement future programs, plans and strategies.Management Preferences: Experience in marketing orsales, and or event planning. Excellent communication skills, andability to interpret and make data driven decisions. Go above andbeyond to provide impeccable customer service. Ability to travelextensively in and out-of-the state of North Carolina. Previousexperience in a higher education setting and or UndergraduateAdmissions environment is preferred.Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of anemployment background check. An employment background checkincludes a criminal background check, employment verification,reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credithistory check (if applicable).In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will berequired to verify identity and eligibility to work in the UnitedStates and to complete the required employment eligibilityverification form upon hire.New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financialinstitution of their choice. Candidates claiming VeteransPreference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of theonline application process.UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TheUniversity prohibits discrimination against qualified individualsbased on their status as protected veterans or individuals withdisabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individualsbased on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and nationalorigin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA FederalContractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans forour openings.
Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann with the Grinch aka Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/ChamberCHAMBER News:The holiday shopping season kicked off Nov. 30 in Los Alamos and White Rock with Small Business Saturday.This year, a few lucky shoppers also won big in the Enterprise Bank & Trust Blue Bucks raffle. The program is designed to incentivize shopping locally, and offered shoppers a chance to win cash prizes and gift cards to participating businesses.For the second consecutive year, the Blue Bucks Raffle promotion was organized by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet, and sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Blue Bucks raffle tickets were given out by participating businesses for every $25 spent locally.In 2019, the promotion ran for eight days and the winning tickets were drawn and announced Saturday, Dec. 7 during the WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade. More than 9,500 raffle tickets were submitted for the drawing, representing $238,425 in money spent locally over the eight days of the promotion. This was equivalent to a 16.5 percent per day increase in spending this year, compared to the 13-day promotional period in 2018.The grand prize winner of the drawing is Dave Fuehne, who received the winning ticket while shopping at the CB FOX Department Store. Ironically, Fuehne was dressed up as the Grinch who walked alongside the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics float in the Holiday Lights Parade. It looks like this Grinch’s holiday will be a whole lot merrier! CB FOX also won $1,000 for giving away the winning ticket.The $500 winner is Gina Kave, who received her winning ticket at Bennett’s Fine Jewelry.The two $250 winners are Jodi Jurney, who received her winning ticket from Pet Pangaea, and Eric & Kathy Bjorklund, who received their winning ticket from the Los Alamos Nature Center by PEEC.The drawing on Saturday also was for five gift bags, each containing at least $400 in gift certificates or merchandise from participating businesses. The winners are Juan Duque, who shopped at Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware in Los Alamos, Sam Romero, who shopped at Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware in White Rock, Shirley Harbur, who shopped at the Los Alamos Co+op Market, Jim Lujan, who shopped at Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, and Hannah Hughes. “I want to give a big ‘Thank You’ to Enterprise Bank & Trust for supporting the Los Alamos business community,” said Melanie Bennett, owner of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. “I found the Blue Bucks tickets created excitement and increased our business. It is not often that you find a financial institution that cares to help the business community. We are blessed to have their support and the support of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet.” Bennett’s gave away one of the winning tickets for a gift bag.Small Business Saturday is an annual celebration in conjunction with the national promotion started by American Express to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Started in Los Alamos in 2010 by Cyndi Wells, owner of Pet Pangaea, the event has grown over the years.For the second year the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet partnered with Enterprise Bank & Trust to organize the event, and also produced a local Holiday Gift Guide to inspire local gift purchases. New this year was the “Little Shops” pop-up shop at the YMCA, which offered a space for businesses interested in the concept of a permanent Little Shops location. It was open to shoppers on both Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. “Small Business Saturday was the main day to come out and support our local businesses,” said Los Alamos County Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann. “But with eight days of the raffle ticket giveaways, we hope this promotion extended the idea of shopping local and made a big difference for our small businesses this holiday season. Thank you to Enterprise Bank & Trust for their support!”From left, Dave Volk of CB FOX, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Blue Bucks grand prize winner the Grinch aka Dave Fuehne and EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez. Courtesy/Chamber From left, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Dave Volk of CB FOX receiving a $1,000 check for being the merchant that sold the Blue Bucks grand prize raffle ticket, Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez, and the grand prize winner of the EB&T Blue Bucks drawing is Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/Chamber