Metro to acknowledge top faculty, administrators and classified staff
2. Metro class provides a "capitol" education
3. New career services director comes on board
4. MetroConnect adds research portal
Short-Term Student Loan program relocates
to acknowledge top faculty, administrators and classified staff
Employees whose performance in the past year has been deemed superior
will be receiving a special thank you from the college this fall for
their extra efforts. Interim President Ray Kieft announced the awarding
of nearly 100 one-time $1,000 stipends to faculty and administrators.
Classified staff chosen for recognition will receive two days of paid
had a year of many challenges," said Kieft, "and many people
in their roles as faculty, administrators and classified employees have
shown exceptional leadership in fulfilling the college's role and mission.
We wanted to celebrate these individual successes."
the $1,000 stipends will go to tenure and tenure-track faculty and seven
will go to department chairs. A sliding scale has been developed; those
academic departments with the most eligible faculty will receive the
$25,000 in one-time
stipends will be distributed to Administrators in the divisions of Academic
Affairs, Administration and Finance, IT, the President's Office and
Student Services deemed superior-performers.
"Due to restrictions
and conditions imposed by the classified system, Kieft has chosen to
reward 25 exceptional performers with two days of paid administrative
leave rather than a monetary award," Human Resources Director Tamy
Calahan said. Classified employees who earned a peak-performer evaluation
this spring may be nominated by their supervisor to receive this non-monetary
"I plan to
review these restrictions and conditions and make recommended changes
for the 2004-05 fiscal year," said Kieft.
Kieft has requested
that all nominations be forwarded to him by July 25. The monetary awards
will be reflective in the recipients' September paycheck.
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class provides a "capitol" education
One of the last things Political Science Professor Norman Provizer does
when wrapping up his Washington Politics travel class is finalize the
itinerary. In this way he can allow for the unexpected learning opportunitylike
the state funeral of a deceased president.
This past June,
13 Metro State students traveled with Provizer, who also directs Metro's
Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership, to the nation's capitol
to study American politics first hand. This two-week class (dubbed "Norman's
Death March" by previous students), which packs monuments, museums,
events and tightly-scheduled meetings into 15-hour days, provides a
close-up glimpse in to how the work of government transpires in the
United States. To read more go to
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career services director comes on board
Gary Boley recently
made his own career move-to become Metro State's new career services
over 18 years of experience in the career services area to us,"
says Interim Vice President for Student Services Karen Raforth. "He
has particular expertise in engineering, cooperative education, and
in securing donations from corporations. His references tell us that
we are hiring a `star,' something our students deserve." To read
more go to
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adds research portal
Metro State students,
staff and faculty members now have access to additional research resources
through the Gartner portal within MetroConnect.
The Gartner portal
contains research covering business and technology issues from Gartner,
Inc., an internally recognized research/consulting organization. Newsletters,
hot topics, trends, vendor profiles and more are available. To read
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Student Loan program relocates
Metro State's Short-Term
Student Loan program has relocated to the Scholarship Center in Central
Classroom 120, with Short-Term Student Loan Counselor Megan Pardini
coordinating the program.
Serving Metro students
for years, the short-term student loan program offers 30-day emergency
loans to qualified students. Access to short-term loan funds enables
students to purchase textbooks and other course materials needed to
succeed in classes. The Short-Term Student Loan program also helps students
meet unexpected financial expenses that may occur throughout the semester.
applications are currently available in Central Classroom 120, and will
be available online by August 1 at www.mscd.edu/enroll/finaid/index.htm.
For more information,
contact Pardini at 303-352-4247.
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