e-Veritas Archive | November, 2017

Compliance Corner: Athletics Donations

With the great success that our student-athletes and athletic programs have had both on and off the field, the Athletic Department is consistently asked for donations to help support the fundraising activities of various schools and charitable organizations in the community.

The NCAA has put in place bylaws to help preserve the eligibility of student-athletes, as well as maintain the integrity of the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. According to these bylaws, collegiate institutions like the University of Miami may provide donations (tickets, autographs, etc.) only to charitable, educational, or non-for-profit organizations. These donations however, may not be used to help support high school athletic programs or be earmarked in any way to benefit recruited prospective student-athletes.

In men’s basketball specifically, donations from a university may not be made to non-profit organizations that expend funds for the benefit of non-scholastic teams (e.g., AAU teams), recruits, or individuals associated with recruits.

If you are interested in asking the University of Miami for a donation to a charitable cause or for student-athletes to participate in your promotional activity, the Athletics Department asks that you complete the University of Miami’s Donation/Promotional Request form available at hurricanesports.com. As always, your efforts to help the University maintain a culture of compliance are greatly appreciated.

For more compliance information, follow the UM Athletics Department on Twitter (@UCompliance), like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UCompliance), or contact them via email, athleticscompliance@miami.edu.


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Taking Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities

CBO Office Manager Adeline Lalanne was recognized for being the first to complete one of ULearn’s new learning curriculum by Greg Brenner, left, executive director for Talent and Organizational Development, and her supervisor, Nadia Castaing, right.

CBO Office Manager Adeline Lalanne, center, is recognized for being the first to complete one of ULearn’s new learning curriculum by Greg Brenner, left, executive director for Talent and Organizational Development, and her supervisor, Nadia Castaing, right.

Special to UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 22, 2017)—University employees have accessed more than 2,300 courses, certifications, and books since Talent and Organizational Development, in collaboration with University of Miami Information Technology, rolled out new professional development opportunities in ULearn two weeks ago.

The expanded ULearn offerings give all University faculty, staff, and student employees access to thousands of online professional development options that fit their unique needs, interests, and schedules. New “bite-sized” content—short but impactful instruction on a variety of subjects—was particularly helpful to Adeline Lalanne, office manager for the Central Business Office, who was the first UM employee to complete one of the new courses.

“The format and style of the new modules make it easy for leaders and staff to acquire skills that are easily transferable to their daily activities with minimal downtime,” Lalanne said. “From watching the video, I learned all the steps needed from conception to implementation to successfully manage my project. The new resources available in ULearn will make it easier to enhance my skills and do my job more effectively and efficiently.”

Employees also have access to curated, featured training on a variety of helpful topics that will change periodically to spotlight new courses and curriculum. Current trainings include: First Time Manager Essentials, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Working with Difficult People, and Navigating through Change.

Greg Brenner, executive director of Talent and Organizational Development, said professional development opportunities were expanded in response to the feedback faculty and staff provided on the Gallup Engagement Survey and to UM President Julio Frenk during the “one action” small-group conversations he held across the University following the survey.

“Fostering continuous learning is essential for advancing our organization,” Brenner said. “By offering our employees the ability to learn when they need it, we are encouraging them to be an active participant in expanding their knowledge and skills.”

Click here to join an upcoming live webinar and learn more about new professional development opportunities, or contact Talent and Organizational Development by visiting miami.edu/learn or emailing tod@miami.edu.




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Silent Auction Extended through December 1

The 2017 United Way Silent Auction has been extended until Friday, December 1. Great prizes are still available, so visit www.miami.edu/silentauction to participate. The auction is open to faculty, staff, and students and benefits the United Way campaign. Contact Travel Management at 305-284-6585 or silentauction@miami.edu for more information.


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Get Creative at the Adobe Spark Workshop

As of August 2017, the University of Miami became Florida’s first Adobe Creative Campus. UM now provides full, free access to Adobe Creative Cloud for all UM faculty, students, and staff. To kick off this exciting new partnership with Adobe, University of Miami Libraries will host two workshop sessions on Thursday, December 7,  featuring Patrick Koster, Adobe senior customer success manager, and Ben Forta, Adobe senior director for education initiatives.

Koster will start the sessions by introducing the desktop and mobile applications, web services, and learning resources that are included within Adobe Creative Cloud. Next, Forta will guide a hands-on session in which faculty and staff will have the opportunity to transform their ideas into visually stunning stories using Adobe Spark—the easiest and quickest way to get started in creating impactful graphics, web pages, and video stories. To conclude the workshop, all attendees will be invited to participate in an open discussion about how these projects could enhance teaching and learning.

No RSVP or advanced sign-in is required to show up for one of these two sessions:

Morning Session

Richter Library Literacy Lab –RM 344

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Richter Library Literacy Lab – RM 344

1  to 4 p.m.

Important Note: You will need to bring your laptop or iOS device (preferably an iPad) to participate in the Adobe Spark portion of the workshop.

Please contact academictechnologies@miami.edu with any questions about the workshop.

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Graduate School Sells Edda’s Cakes to Benefit United Way

Just in time for the holidays, the Graduate School will be selling Edda’s Bundt Cakes from November 27 to December 8 to benefit the 2017 TeamUM United Way Campaign.

The perfect dessert for your holiday party or the ideal present for colleagues, friends, and neighbors is here, courtesy of the Graduate School. These delicious cakes serve 8-10 people and sell for $16 each (tax-exempt). Cakes will be available in 5 flavors, with icing on the side: Vanilla Rum, Triple Chocolate, Red Velvet, Guava and Key Lime.

By ordering a cake, you will not only be avoiding the hassle of going shopping to buy a present, you will be helping the University and United Way of Miami-Dade make a difference in the Miami community.

Graduate School staff will accept orders through December 8. Payments must be made in cash at the time of order. Cakes will we available for pickup December 18-19 at the Graduate School.

For questions regarding payment, delivery or special arrangements for large orders, please contact graduateschool@miami.edu. All proceeds from cake sales will go to the 2017 TeamUM United Way Campaign.

Give the gift that gives twice. Order a cake today! Stop by the Graduate School today in the Ashe Building, suite 235, and place your order. For more information, email graduateschool@miami.edu.

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