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Fall 2014 Course/Faculty Online Evaluations Open December 1

Faculty and course evaluations are accessible online for most classes this fall. Eligible students will begin to receive email invitations the week after Thanksgiving. Students may access evaluations through the link in periodic email reminders, or they can go to the Student Home page in CaneLink under Instructor Evaluations and click “Submit Instructor Evaluation.”

Responses are anonymous. Student names and email addresses cannot be connected to any survey data. Survey results will not be released to faculty until after final grades are posted. Evaluations open Monday, December 1, at 6 a.m. and close on Monday, December 22, at 11:59 p.m. For more information, email testeval@miami.edu.


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Compliance Corner: Ask Before You Give Complimentary Admissions

According to NCAA rules, neither an institution, its staff members nor its boosters may offer, provide, or arrange financial assistance or other such benefits for a prospective student-athlete, which under NCAA legislation includes any individual in high school, regardless of whether that person is being recruited by the University of Miami or even plays a sport.

While the University is permitted to provide certain benefits to prospective student-athletes, including tickets to University of Miami games, provided the tickets have been verified by the Compliance Office, institutional staff members and boosters are not permitted to provide any type of “pre-college expenses” to anyone who is a prospective student-athlete. Therefore, it is impermissible for any institutional staff member to donate or give away their tickets to high school-aged individuals.

Additionally, donating tickets or other items to be auctioned off for a high school is specifically prohibited, as the funds raised by these auctions go directly to prospective student-athletes, even if they are not earmarked for specific individuals.

It is of utmost importance that UM boosters and employees refrain from providing any benefits to our student-athletes and prospective student-athletes unless and until they have contacted the compliance office for guidance on what benefits are permissible.

As always, your efforts to help the University of Miami 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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Sign Up for First Aid Certification Course at the Herbert Wellness Center on December 1

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 19, 2014)Registration is open for the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Heartsaver First Aid certification course taking place on Monday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. This course is open to UM students and Herbert Wellness Center members and non-members, including UM faculty and staff.

This American Heart Association course teaches participants how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes general principles and medical and injury emergencies.

The cost Is $35 for UM students who have paid their wellness center fee, $40 for non-student members, and $45 for non-members. Registration is available by visiting the Herbert Wellness Center’s sales office or by calling 305-284-5433.


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2014-15 Fact Finder Now Available Online or in Handy Pocket Guide

The 2014-15 Fact Finder is now available online at www.miami.edu/facts but if you would like a free, pocket-sized printed version you may order one now from Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment. To order, email pira@miami.edu, and be sure to include the number of Fact Finders you are requesting, as well as your name, office address, and campus locator code.


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Monthly Mindful Living Seminar Slated for December 1 to 3

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus: Monday, December 1, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

RSMAS campus: Tuesday, December 2, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, December 3, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Register through ULearn. For help with registration or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.



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