E-Weekly Newsletter August 2011
Week of August 29, 2011
Attached from the Provost is a list of university events this fall which may affect academic plans. Please read and heed.
You have a MAILBOX
Judging from how jam-packed some mailboxes in Room 117 within the Dean's Office have become, this is a reminder that every faculty and staff member has an assigned mailbox. Access to the Dean’s Office is limited to regular business hours of 8:30-5 M-F. At other times, you may check mail or leave mail only when accompanied by a building guard. Also note that use of the Dean’s Office photocopier is restricted to business hours.
Rob Amchin presented a two-day artist in residency to 200 students in Elizabethtown school district focusing on International Folk Dancing. The clinic was held at Rineyville Elementary. He has been invited back as an
artist-in residence again this coming Spring.
Tuesday, September 6
- 8:00 p.m. - Guest Artist: Lee Luvisi, piano - featuring music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Faure, Debussy, Chopin
Sunday, September 11
- 7:30 p.m. - University Chorus, Collegiate Chorale, & Cardinal Singers
Week of August 19, 2011
10:00-12:00 DIVISION MEETINGS-----Mandatory for all full-time and part-time faculty
Applied Music--135 Ens/Conducting--142 Jazz--110 M Ed/M Ther--262 MHistory--130 Theory/Comp--248
12:00-1:30 School-wide Luncheon to meet New Graduate Students - Comstock stage; all faculty, staff, library staff are welcome
2:00-3:00 Mandatory Office Hour for all Faculty
Returning applied students will come to sign up for lessons and ensemble auditions.
3:00-3:30 Open House for all Music Students, New Freshmen and Their Families - Lobby
3:30-4:15 Applied Faculty meet with Freshmen and transfer students in studios to sign up for lessons and provide an orientation to the studio. Please wrap up by 4:15.
4:00-4:30 Convocation Concert - SoM Jazz Trio
4:30-5:30 New Student Convocation and CAPS Ceremony - Comstock
Welcomes from Provost Willihnganz and SGA President Kurtis Frizzell
FACULTY MEETING MINUTES
Minutes of the August 16 faculty meeting are reported as the attached print-out of the Dean's slide presentation with a final page of other agenda items addressed. Because time ran out, several slides with important information were not discussed, so you're urged to read through all pages in the first attachment. Recruiting Adm Review, Financial Aid Review
Welcome Back! The Music Library staff invites you to stop in when you have a moment to see our new first floor furniture! We are more than excited -- the original, 1981 furniture was being held together, literally, with duct tape -- and hope you and the students enjoy it. - Karen Little
Spring 2012 Student Teachers
Studio instructors and ensemble directors are asked to remind any Music Education senior wishing to student teach in the spring to contact Dr. Rob Amchin by Sept. 6.
This past January, Rob Amchin's collection "Bluegrass for Beginners" was published by Sweet Pipes, Inc. This is a book of folk song arrangements arranged for general music classrooms and recorder ensembles. It has been in distribution since the beginning of the year.
FACULTY GALA concert - Friday, August 26, 8pm
The Faculty Gala will be quite an evening of music, and after a long, hot summer what could be better than a return to the wonderful surroundings of Comstock Concert Hall? We offer this event this year with no admission charge. At this price you can afford to bring all your friends, especially those who don’t yet know about the wonderful music presented at our Faculty Gala and all through the year. Instead of buying admission tickets for the evening, we encourage guests to make a donation to our music student scholarship program so that we can continue to support our music students in their studies. In addition to hearing a terrific concert, all our guests are invited to stay afterwards for our traditional reception under the stars on the steps of The Bickel Terrace. Selected performers will give a preview concert at Convo on August 25. Please encourage all your students to attend!! - Chris Doane
Week of August 12, 2011
E-Weekly is issued on Fridays to all faculty and staff in the School of Music and Music Library. Items for inclusion are always welcome and should be sent to email@example.com any time through the end of business on Thursdays. All issues are posted on the Faculty-Staff Resources page of the SoM website: http://louisville.edu/music/faculty-staff/resources-for-uofl-music-faculty-staff
Faculty Meetings next week - schedule attached, including room assignments for August 19 division meetings.
The annual State of the University event will be held Tuesday, September 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Comstock Concert Hall. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to join Dr. Ramsey in celebrating our accomplishments and expressing our hopes and plans for the future. Because of the importance of this event, no classes will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on the 13th. Instructors should modify meeting times for classes affected by this change. (For example, 3 p.m. classes should begin at 3:45 p.m.). I look forward to seeing you as we celebrate this special occasion. - Shirley C. Willihnganz, Executive Vice President and University Provost
Excused Absences Policy
This is a reminder that the university has an Excused Absences Policy that allows students to be absent from class when they participate in university-sanctioned events or activities. Please be sure to read and observe the attached memo from Provost Willihnganz throughout the course of the academic year.
Ideas to Action brings Dr. Tine Reimers to campus to lead critical thinking workshops
Dr. Tine Reimers, special assistant to the provost for faculty development at the University of Albany, has facilitated critical thinking workshops all over the United States. For the past 15 years, her work has focused on engaging students in critical thinking through teaching methods and course design. On September 13 and 14, respectively, she will lead "Teaching Critical Thinking: Are We Really Doing It?" and "Let Data Drive Inquiry: Engaging Students in Questioning, Discovery and Critical Thinking." Both sessions meet from 9 a.m.-noon in the Miller Information Technology Center. To register or learn more, visit http://louisville.edu/ideastoaction/reimers
Appointments with Dean Doane
This was announced in May but bears repeating. Following a new practice established by the Provost, one-on-one appointments with the dean requested by faculty and staff will be 30 minutes in length instead of one hour, effective immediately. Of course it goes without saying that consideration will be made for matters requiring more discussion, but please consider 30 minutes to be the new norm. -DBH
Benefits Rep in Human Resources
Faculty and staff now have a specific benefits rep assigned to the School of Music, Amy Blandford. Feel free to contact her directly with any benefits-related questions or concerns at 852-2964, firstname.lastname@example.org. She's very knowledgeable and user-friendly.
Sabbatical Leave Requests
Eligible tenured faculty who wish to apply for a sabbatical leave to be taken during 2012-2013 need to submit requests to the dean no later than September 15. Requests should be prepared as a 2-3 page proposal that outlines a specific plan for the leave period, along with detailed expected outcomes. Sabbatical leaves should contribute both to the individual’s professional development and to the University’s mission (Redbook Section 4.3.5).
Faculty Absence Report
For absences from campus of more than one day, faculty are expected to fill out a Faculty Absence Report at least three working days prior to the anticipated absence. It's sent automatically to Debbie Hawley with a copy to your Division Head. http://louisville.edu/music/faculty-staff/resources-for-uofl-music-faculty-staff/faculty-absence-report
Part-Time Faculty Handbook
Dr. Doug Shadle, Music History, presented a paper and chaired a session at the Second Biennial North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music at the University of Richmond, July 7-9.
- -This is early notice as Outlook/Exchange email won't be here to replace GroupWise until October/November. It will be very new and have a different set of names for all its features compared to GroupWise. So, I am giving you the link now to an IT website with some training/learning materials, including videos. As the change-over date approaches you'll be receiving information and instructions. http://louisville.edu/email/outlook-training - Carolyn Nichols
- -New ULink Password Requirements
As of September 1, ULink passwords will also require one uppercase letter, in addition to the current requirements. You do not need to change your password until sent an email that it has expired. Your current password will remain in effect until the normal expiration period has passed.
- -New Shared Network Printer
A new Brother HL-5370DW network printer has been installed on the third floor in room 332 and is ready to use. Installation files and instructions are towards the bottom of the SoM Technology Support web page: http://louisville.edu/music/faculty-staff/resources-for-uofl-music-faculty-staff/technology-support.html
- -Rosetta Stone Language Software Installed in SoM Computer Lab
Both the Portuguese and Polish versions of Rosetta Stone software have been installed in the computer lab in room LL28. The Polish version is installed on PC#8 and the Portuguese version on PC#12. Headphones are available from Debbie Hawley for the listening parts of the course. Start Rosetta Stone by clicking on the Desktop icon. Add yourself as a new user by clicking the Users icon. Select your course based on your language learning goals.
- -Xerox Secure Print
Even though we can connect to a network printer allowing us to send documents directly to the Xerox, you may not want your confidential print job to be left unsecured in the output tray. Read attached instructions for how to use the Secure Print feature.