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.

University to migrate files from Box to Microsoft OneDrive. 
Begins June 17, to be completed by Aug. 3.
This summer, all files stored in Box by University students, faculty, and staff will be copied to Microsoft OneDrive. At the end of the migration—which is scheduled to take place from June 17 through Aug. 3—each person will be able to access their documents in OneDrive using functionality similar to Box, with additional integration with other Microsoft tools. UMIT will copy your Box files to OneDrive, so you will not need to migrate your own data. Learn more.

Find ways to support your mental health.
Available online.
Protect your mental health and find ways to seek emotional support and to help others who may need some extra support and care. The University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers resources, including virtual wellness webinars, to support you and the needs of your team. Participants can learn simple techniques to help overcome worry and ways to lower stress, shift mindsets, and eliminate unhealthy habits. Learn more and register for an upcoming session in June.

Zoom webinars and meetings will require passwords.
Starting Wednesday, July 1.
As part of the updates to Zoom, including the release of  Zoom 5.0, the videoconferencing platform continues to add enhanced security features. Starting Wednesday, July 1, the default password settings will be modified to require passwords for all meetings and webinars, including previously scheduled events. Learn more about this update.

Review HR FAQs. 
Available online.
The University’s Human Resources team is available to assist employees affected by recent institutional changes and remains committed to providing support to ease the transition. Visit the revamped COVID-19 HR website at my.hr.miami.edu/coronavirus for more information on FAQs, targeted manager and employee resources, and additional resources. If you need assistance or have any questions, reach out to your manager or HR partner.

Submit proposals for faculty-led study abroad programs.
Deadline is Saturday, Aug. 1.
Faculty members interested in proposing a program for 2021—either during January, spring break, or the summer term—should contact Devika Milner, assistant dean and director of study abroad, at dmilner@miami.edu. Full proposals—containing a signed form, itinerary, responses and attachments, budget form, and course syllabus—submitted by Saturday, Aug.1, will be prioritized for approval and can begin being advertised to students on the first day of fall classes. The last date to submit a late proposal is Tuesday, Sept. 15. Learn more about faculty-led study abroad programs.