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.

Explore personal development techniques and other wellness resources.
Available online.
Even amid the chaos, it’s possible to grow. We choose how to respond to uncontrollable circumstances. Learn about the skills needed to thrive in five essential areas of personal development and expand your comfort zone to build social and emotional mastery. Register to attend a webinar—offered by the University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)—on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. Additionally, as a benefit to faculty and staff members, licensed behavioral health professionals from the FSAP are now offering virtual group check-ins—stand-alone meetings conducted at the request of team leaders who wish to extend this type of help to their members. Learn more about scheduling a “check-in” for your team or other FSAP resources.

Attend the Faculty Senate meeting.
Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 3:30 p.m.
All University faculty members are invited to attend the first meeting of the Faculty Senate. It will be held virtually. Visit fs.miami.edu to learn more about the senate, its representatives, and meeting information. Explore a guide to help faculty navigate the semester.

Attend a Q&A session to learn about the University’s new sexual misconduct policy.
Multiple dates, beginning Aug. 27.
The University’s Sexual Misconduct and Sex- or Gender-Based Discrimination policy has been updated based on the U.S. Department of Education’s new regulations on how colleges and universities must process allegations of sexual harassment. The University’s Title IX Office team will host one-hour, virtual question-and-answer sessions to discuss the law, updated policy, and its impact on the University community. Faculty and staff members can register to attend the session on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. Students can register for the session on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. To report an incident and find resources or additional information, visit miami.edu/titleix.

Connect with student curators at the Lowe. 
Thursday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m.
As part of the “Lowe Connects” series, the museum will host a virtual discussion with the student curators of ArtLab @ the Lowe: 11 Intervisual Cubans, an online exhibit. Attendees will hear from Lillian Manzor, associate professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and founding director of the Cuban Theater Digital Archive, and the students about their experiences as participants in the curatorial studies seminar during the Spring 2020 semester. Learn more and register to attend.

Attend a sustainability workshop.
Friday, Aug. 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Learn how water and energy are connected and discover conservation behaviors we can incorporate into our lives. Join GreenU for a workshop—in partnership with Dream in Green, a local non-profit group—aimed at exploring environmental topics to foster long-term sustainability. Register to attend the event. Read more about sustainability resources in the GreenU newsletter.