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Receive Tuition Remission for Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami’s next three-week Summer Scholars Program, which starts July 7, gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to experience college life and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas. Students who apply by the priority deadline of Thursday, March 1, can receive $25 off the application fee with the special waiver code SSPMAR1. Employees may be eligible to apply tuition remission benefits for their dependents. Visit the Summer Scholars Program for more information.


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Managing Crucial Conversations

This seminar, which incorporates elements from the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, is designed to help participants understand the elements of all crucial conversations and identify the skills necessary for managing them successfully. Attend to enhance your knowledge and capacity for mastery of high-stakes conversations. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, March 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.




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Receive Tuition Remission for Intensive Spanish Program

¿Hablas español? Are you looking to communicate more effectively in Spanish? The University of Miami Intensive Spanish program is designed for those who want to achieve maximum Spanish-language proficiency in a short period of time. Sessions are held on three consecutive weekends, with full-day interactive classes on both Saturday and Sunday. The next classes start on Saturday, April 7. Eligible UM employees can use the tuition remission benefit for this program. For more information call 305-284-4000 to speak with an advisor or visit continue.miami.edu/Spanish.


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Buy Discounted Laboratory Supplies from the BMB Core Supply Center

BMB Core Supply CenterThe BMB Core Supply Center, which is part of the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, offers discounted laboratory supplies to researchers across the University who may pick up their supplies from the center, located on the third floor of R. Bunn Gautier Building, on the north end of the Schoninger Research Quadrangle.

The center also offers products and free shipping from Promega, Qiagen, Sigma-Aldrich, Bio-Rad, Life Technologies, Agilent and New England Bio Labs.

Call 304-243-6998 or visit the BMB Core Supply Center to learn more.


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Compliance Corner: Employing Student-Athletes

Throughout the academic year, many University of Miami student-athletes work in various internships and different types of employment opportunities. While it is permissible for representatives of athletics interests (boosters) to employ UM student-athletes, there are a few NCAA regulations that our boosters, including faculty and staff, must abide by to protect the eligibility of our student-athletes.

Student-athletes must be paid only the going rate in the field and locale of their employment. This means, for example, that if the going rate for employment in a given field in Miami is $20 an hour, it would be impermissible to pay a student-athlete $50 an hour for the same work.

Additionally, student-athletes may be paid only for work actually performed. There have been many NCAA violations concerning student-athletes who received money without actually performing the work they were paid to do. To ensure work is actually completed before payment, student-athletes should not be paid in advance. Student-athletes who receive payment without performing work would jeopardize their eligibility and put UM in the position of having to seek their reinstatement, or possibly face other penalties.

Student-athletes may, however, receive the same employment benefits available to other employees performing the same type of work at a given job.  For example, if all employees at a given company receive a company T-shirt and business cards, it would be permissible for a student-athlete to receive the same.

The UM Athletics Department asks all University of Miami staff, alumni, boosters, and supporters who may employ a student-athlete to complete an employer verification form (available on the compliance website) and to contact the compliance office with any questions concerning student-athlete employment. 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, [email protected].


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