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.

Employee COVID-19 FAQ updates  
Available online
As we continue to communicate updates and resources for the University community, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the most recent FAQs, which can be found on the coronavirus website. Updates include information about a new employee-dedicated health hotline, updating your telecommuting status in Workday, temporary sick-time policy changes, and more.

Faculty Senate meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m.
The Faculty Senate will host its next meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. The senate office will send information about the Zoom meeting directly to its members. Faculty members interested in attending can visit the senate website at fs.miami.edu for additional information.

Attend a training on remote learning tools
Multiple sessions available online
The University’s Learning Platforms team—part of Information Technology’s Academic Technologies unit—will be hosting training sessions via Zoom, the virtual conferencing platform. Find a schedule of sessions, which are subject to change on a weekly basis, and drop in remotely at the time most convenient for you. Session topics include Zoom meetings for education, Blackboard, and Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor. Learn more and find resources in the University's Academic Continuity Guide.

Escape to a different environment through books
University of Miami librarians offer their favorite books as suggestions to read during this time of social distancing. While the UM libraries are temporarily closed, you can check out items digitally. Download the Overdrive app on your mobile device to get started. Learn more.

Fidelity educational online workshops
Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2, at 3 p.m.
Learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence by attending Fidelity’s educational online workshops. Whether you're interested in affordable retirement planning  or you're planning to retire within the next few years, there’s a session for you. If you can’t attend the online workshop on Wednesday, April 1, Thursday, April 2, or have specific questions, call 800-642-7131 or visit getguidance.fidelity.com/um. Learn more.