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, April 21, at 3:30 p.m.
All University faculty members are invited to attend the senate 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.

’Cane Conversations: Navigating business during the pandemic. 
Wednesday, April 21, at 6 p.m.
Tune in to a virtual event hosted by the Alumni Association’s Atlanta ’Canes Community. The discussion will feature alumni in tech, marketing, media, real estate, and finance, with faculty moderator David Major, academic director of the OneMBA Global Executive Program at the Miami Herbert Business School. Learn more about the event and register now.

Nominate an exceptional faculty member for the new Provost’s Teaching Awards.
Deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 21.
As part of the Roadmap to Our New Century strategic initiative shaping the educational revolution, the inaugural awards seek to recognize outstanding faculty members who demonstrate the University’s unwavering commitment to exemplary teaching and student learning as a pillar to student success. Nominations may be submitted by faculty and staff members, undergraduate or graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. Learn more about the three categories and the nomination process.

Attend a women’s leadership empowerment workshop. 
Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m.
The University community is invited to attend “For the U by the U,” a half-day symposium designed to help you discover your leadership potential. Presented by the Women’s Commission and the Department of Management at the Miami Herbert Business School, the goal of the event is to empower attendees to become their best selves so that they can discover and unleash their leadership capabilities. Guest speakers—all who represent different areas at the University—will share their knowledge and experience on a number of topics, which include coaching, gratitude, building confidence, and time management. Register now.

Microsoft upgrades Skype for Business to Teams. 
Thursday, July 1.
Microsoft is upgrading the enterprise chat and web meeting tool Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, and Skype will be disabled at the University of Miami on July 1, 2021. To prepare for the transition, we encourage those who use Skype for Business to get to know Microsoft Teams and Zoom. If you’re planning to schedule any virtual meetings on or after July 1, make sure you’re scheduling them via Microsoft Teams or Zoom and not via Skype. Find more information, including training materials and FAQs.