Dean’s Update 2/7/17

February 8th, 2017 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

DEAN’S CHALLENGE LADY BULLDOGS BASKETBALL GAME – FEB. 9

A special invitation has been extended again this year to the College by the Georgia Women’s Basketball team. We distributed 150 complimentary tickets to the Lady Dogs home game on Thursday, Feb. 9 against University of Kentucky. When attending the game, be sure to sign in at the table inside in the Smith Street concourse area so we can track attendance.

The college with the Dean that brings the most guests will recognized as the winner!

KUDOS – Student

HDFS graduate student, Zehua Cui, has been selected to receive a Presidential Graduate Fellowship. As many of you many know, this is a highly prestigious award made only to the most qualified doctoral trainees in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and excellent potential for future success in their chosen discipline. Congratulations!

FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACTIVITY – Policy recommendations

The Faculty Advisory Committee has met three times this year. In the fall we discussed and developed recommendations for appropriately incorporating Professional Service in the faculty annual performance review guidelines. Each department head has the policy and can share with you as the recommendations are implemented in the annual review processes underway.

The FAC recently reviewed three draft documents and approved final versions which were shared with the Graduate Coordinators, Department Heads, and the Student Success and Advising Center. The recommendations were developed to clarifying the following steps in the processes:

  1. The process for grade appeal
  2. Procedures for non-grade appeals by Undergraduate Student
  3. Procedures for non-grade appeal or grievance initiated by Graduate Student

These documents should be incorporated into the Graduate Student Manual and posted to the SSAC web site in the near future. If you have questions, contact Assoc. Dean Patti Hunt-Hurst who facilitated the process to develop and refine these important policy guidelines.

UPDATE ON UGA BRAND AND LOGO COMPLIANCE

It’s important that you complete a logo approval form and seek approval from UGA Marketing and Communications prior to ordering any promotional items (banners, flyers, cups, shirts, etc.) upon which the UGA or FACS logo will appear.

Here’s a link to the form: https://involvement.uga.edu/uploads/docs/logo_approval.pdf

Vendors may not alter the UGA or FACS logo in any way.

For specific questions regarding logo usage, email Kipp Mullis at trademarks@uga.edu or Cal Powell, jcpowell@uga.edu FACS Director of Communications.

POLICY: GUIDELINES FOR ACCUMULATING COMP AND OVERTIME

The Business and Finance Office (BFO) is providing a guideline for units to use regarding compensatory time accrual.  All UGA employees are expected to follow the attendance and leave policy.  Here is a few link to reference: http://www.policies.uga.edu/FA/nodes/view/1203/Overtime    Overtime Policy

New compensatory time accrual regulations are in effect.  Effective February 1, 2017, the policy of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) restricts the approved compensatory time to 120-hour maximum.  Staff members should use accrued compensatory time in a timely manner and all time must be exhausted by May 1st of each year.  Approved overtime pay or compensatory time is a financial obligation of the approving department.  Any accrued comp time recorded as of May 31st of each year will be paid to the staff member as the financial obligation of the home and/or approving department.  Exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approved directly by the Dean of FACS before the May 1st deadline.

GAFCS ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN GRIFFIN – MARCH 31st in Athens

On behalf of the GAFCS Board of Directors I cordially invite you to an exciting event in professional development…the 2017 state annual conference.  This event will take place in the Rooker Hall on East Campus on the UGA campus in Athens on Friday, March 31. Mark your calendar now and watch for information on registration and program.

PERSONNEL

The search process has begun to fill the Executive Assistant to the Dean and the job will be posted in iPaws, job posting number 20170217 can be found at this link https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp Please help us recruit qualified applicants before the Feb. 27 screening date.

Thank you also for your patience with the Dean’s Office staff while we are in this interim period.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Thursday, Feb. 16, FACS Day at the Capitol, Atlanta
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, Middle Georgia Alumni event featuring Vera Stewart, alumnae and host of The Very Vera Show, Macon, GA
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, Feb. 21

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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