Dean’s Update 6/8/18

June 8th, 2018 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda


With less than a month to Go Live for the PeopleSoft Implementation called UGA OneSource Project, a variety of applied training opportunities are available and the reason why many of the college business managers are out for training. A Chart with recommendations for training by level of engagement with the OneSource functions is posted to our college Policies and Procedures web site. The OneSource Trainings for FACS employees and the direct links to the Training Library is provided to help decipher the full catalog of trainings (self-service; records; interactive webinar; or in person. This chart is organized to recommend (not required, but highly recommended) for these groups of employees:

- All FACS Employee

- Senior Administration in the college

- Administrative Staff

- Faculty

- Financial Staff

The OneSource web site is your go-to resource in anticipation of the new UGA Budget Management System and other tools to Go-Live July 1st. Many trainings will be added for “just in time” implementation. Watch for new announcements.

If you have questions, contact the college’s OneSource Project Coordinator, Jenny Ramsey.


Dawson and Barrow Halls building hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm when the university is open, generally five days a week except holidays. The first of June a new key card door security system was implemented by the university. Departments and units of the college were informed that occupants and those individuals who we could reasonably expect to need after hour access including weekends would be added to the list of authorized key card holders. Approximately 160 names were uploaded into the new system last week.

Going forward, existing and new employees will need to “opt in” and request key card access. This will include lists of students provided by the faculty for courses, such as the studio courses in furnishings and interiors in Barrow Hall starting fall semester. This will be implemented in July for those individuals who missed this first opportunity.

For current employees, each person must go into the Account and Online Profile Login and click on After-Hours Building Access. Requirements and Policies are outlined. Individuals fill out an online request form using name as it appears in payroll. Students need to indicate degree enrolled (BS, MS or PhD) and expected year of graduation to help us in future years purge the list.

New employees will request building keycard access as part of the first steps for onboarding and setting up Account and Online Profile from the web page of the Office of Technology and Instructional Services

Sorry for the inconvenience but the university shifted the building security systems and the college is implementing a more restricted “opt” in approach to after hour access.


A new position in the college announced at the College Assembly this spring has been filled. The Facilities Manager will start July 2nd. After HR processes the hiring paperwork an announcement with be shared including new employee’s name and contact information.

Projects underway this summer in the college in anticipation of the new school year include:

  • Dawson Hall exterior cleaning, window and screen repairs and painting the “Pou’s Pillars” will start in two to three weeks.
  • 30 new computers and upgrade of instructor station in Dawson 264, paid for by the Office of Vice President for Instruction classroom enhancement grant and 30 site license for Lectra software.
  • 30 new MS Studio computers and active learning classroom renovations, Barrow 216 paid for by the Office of Vice President for Instruction classroom enhancement grant.
  • Removing old computers and transitioning to lecture classroom format, tables and chairs, Barrow 215, which will seat 40 students in a university general classroom.
  • Water penetration issues are being addressed for lower level Barrow Hall where SNAP-Ed Foods and Nutrition staff are housed.
  • House B interior demolition and remodeling is underway. Move-in dates TBA and building dedication and ribbon cutting event in the spring also TBA. Funded by private gifts, university and college contributions.
  • Spiers 169 and 169A renovations for the culinary and sensory labs will occur next year, funded by Provost and college funds.
  • Dawson Room 301 renovations will begin in the fall now that the final garments and artifacts of the historic costume and textiles collection have been transferred to the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library.

“Pardon our dust” over the next several months.

Watch for announcements at the conclusion of the newly remodeled and much improved spaces for instruction and research! With the new computers funded by OVPI, OTIS staff are also replacing graduate student computers with used by more recent PCs.


With departures for new job and retirement opportunities, the Dean’s Office and the Student Success and Advising Center have three (3) positions currently posted. Please help us recruit for the following jobs posted in iPaws and listed on the college’s Job Opportunities web site

  • Administrative Specialist, Dean’s Office
  • Academic Advisor II, SSAC
  • Academic Advisor III, SSAC


FHCE Intern in the Dean’s Office

Eric Zuppan, FHCE senior in consumer analytics is an intern studying with Dean Fox for several weeks this summer focusing on applied academic and institutional data analytics. His projects will include OIR data analysis and preparation of college “dashboard” and presentation materials. He will help the Dean take an in-depth look at student credit hour generation, enrolments by majors, other data forecasting and planning tools for the college. Please greet and meet with Eric if given the opportunity.

Burton Fowler Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to the following students who received the Burton-Fowler Undergraduate Research Award:

Mary Kate Donahue, nominated by Professor and mentor, Dr. Monica Sklar, for her research project Process over Product: The 1990s United States Hardcore Subculture and DIY Consumerism.

Laura Triana, nominated by Associate Professor and mentor, Dr. Jamie Cooper for her research project Comparison of Blood Lipid Responses from Muffins with and without Pecans.

Don Bower Experience Award

Dana Carney was chosen as the recipient for the Don Bower Student Extension Experience Award to work under the guidance of Michael Rupured, Extension Specialist in FHCE. The Don Bower endowment provides a $1,000 monetary award to the student for costs associated with the internships. Watch for the opportunity for students to apply for this internship funding for next year.


We are excited the 140-page pictorial history is at the printers and will be unveiled in Atlanta at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) annual conference June 24-27. Kudos to the hard working members of the GAFCS state affiliate for all they are doing to help host the annual conference in our state.

The book, 100 Years Enriching Lives: Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA is distributed through UGA Press and orders can be placed online The author Sharon Paximadis will be on hand with staff from UGA Press at AAFCS Expo to take book orders and autograph copies on Monday evening, June 25 and Tuesday morning, June 26 for all AAFCS conference participants.

Later this summer, the FACS Young Alumni Council will host its first Trivia Night on Wednesday, August 1 from 7 to 9:30pm at Eventide Brewing in Atlanta. Tickets are $25 and will include 3 pints of Eventide beer, a souvenir Eventide Brewing pint glass, dinner and the chance to win some awesome prizes! Participants can register as an individual or in teams of 4 or 6. The first 15 people to register by June 8 will receive a FACS 100 Centennial T-shirt. What are you waiting for? Register today! 

The Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GEAFCS) will be holding their annual conference in Madison, GA, August 28-30 with a theme “Preserving our past, growing our future!” with another opportunity to showcase FACS 100 Centennial through recognition and celebration.


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

  • Next Dean’s Update the week of June 19


Linda Kirk Fox


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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