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.

Attend the next Faculty Senate meeting.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 3:30 p.m.
All University faculty members are invited to attend the meeting this week. 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.

Save the date: Prepare for annual benefits enrollment.
Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 30.
This fall, benefits-eligible University employees will be able to make changes to their benefits from Monday, Oct. 12, though Friday, Oct. 30. Employees can attend an online information session to learn more about their benefits and how to make changes. Stay tuned for more details. Need help? Contact HR’s Total Rewards benefits team by completing the online form at miami.edu/benefits/ask or call 305-284-3004.

Attend the Faculty Showcase 2020: Navigating the new teaching landscape. 
Thursday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.
Hosted by UM Academic Technologies, the University’s academic community is invited to attend the 2020 Faculty Showcase. With a number of unprecedented challenges for higher education classrooms across the country this fall—including the University of Miami—this year’s event will take place entirely online and recognize our faculty members’ efforts to adapt to the new teaching landscape, including hybrid, remote, and fully online teaching. Register now to attend.

What are your favorite TV shows for binge watching? 
Tell us now!
For many, countless hours spent safely at home during the past several months have likely been consumed with binge-worthy television. We want to know which series are among your favorites. What shows are you watching now—or have rewatched for the 100th time? Submit your picks using this form. Contact our team at lifeattheu@miami.edu for questions or more information.

Get tips for using Microsoft Outlook.
Ensure you’re using the correct email address for all University-related business by paying special attention to the email address displayed when sending messages to University faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about Microsoft Outlook and its features, including how to work with an auto-complete feature that remembers up to 1,000 email addresses a user has sent to in the past. Stay up to date on all technology news with help from UMIT.