5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Engaged Faculty Fellows panel discussion  
Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 12 p.m.
University faculty members are invited to attend a panel discussion hosted by the Office of Civic and Community Engagement during which the 20192020 Engaged Faculty Fellows will discuss their experience in the program as well as their strategies for incorporating community-based learning into their pedagogy. The panel will focus on best practices, challenges, and lessons learned. Faculty members interested in applying are encouraged to attend this event—which includes lunch—which will present an opportunity to hear from current fellows about how they’ve updated their courses to include service-learning. Applications for the next Engaged Faculty Fellows cohort are due Wednesday, Feb. 26. Register now.

Advance your career by learning how to say "no"
Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Advancing your career and changing the work culture starts with you. Whether you’re a female faculty member who seeks tenure or a staff member who aims for career growth, register to attend a workshop on the Coral Gables campus on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Hosted by the University’s SEEDS program, School of Education and Human Development, Office of Institutional Culture, and Women's Commission, this workshop will highlight a series of workplace scenarios that realistically depict demands for “housekeeping” tasks, and it will allow participants to discuss how to diplomatically and assertively decline these types of tasks in order to protect their time. Learn more.

Develop personal resilience
Wednesday, Feb. 19–Friday, Feb. 21
Discover ways you may successfully weather life’s rapid changes and thrive in a challenging world by developing resilience. Part of Leap Into Well-Being, a 29-day challenge hosted by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this seminar offers participants insight into ways they may develop their personal resilience. University employees can register to attend a session. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes Incentives program can earn points by attending this session. Learn more.

Recognize an outstanding colleague
Submit nominations by Friday, Feb. 21
Each year the Women's Commission celebrates deserving members of the University community and takes a look at achievements throughout the year. Nominate a fellow University student, staff, or faculty member for this year’s Women’s Commission awards, which are presented during the annual breakfast on Wednesday, March 18, at 8 a.m. The Women’s Commission is committed to encouraging a general awareness of women’s needs and interests and developing educational opportunities about issues confronting women. All programs and events are open to the entire university community, including faculty, staff, and students, regardless of gender or gender identity. Learn more

New Fact Book and Fact Finder
Now available!
Every year the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics—formerly the Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment (PIRA)—publishes an official Fact Book, which includes the most current benchmark data available about the University. Fact Books can be accessed online along with an archive dating back to 1972. Also available now is the 2019–20 Fact Finder publication, which can be found at miami.edu/facts. You can order pocket-sized, printed versions of the fact finder by emailing umdata@miami.edu.