UAnnounce - All-UA Memos


  • Multiple phishing campaigns targeting UA employees have been reported to UA Information Security. Please follow these tips if you receive a suspicious email.

  • The campus community is asked to to help fight mosquito bites by reporting standing water and mosquito concerns to building managers or Facilities Management.

  • The University General Petitions process will not be available during the summer months. May 5 is the last day for students and colleges to submit petitions.

  • The Office of Student Computing Resources and Classroom Technologies Services will implement changes during the summer that may affect instructors who use centrally scheduled classrooms or OSCR computer labs.

  • On the morning of May 4, the UA Police Department will participate in a countywide emergency exercise. Several streets may be blocked for a period of time, but minimal impact to daily campus operations is expected.

  • UA faculty are encouraged to participate in Commencement on May 13 to support graduating students. Faculty should RSVP online by May 6.

  • The University-Wide General Education Committee has clarified that the Double Use of General Education Courses policy applies to academic pre-majors as well as majors.

  • On April 4, the Faculty Senate approved two proposed revisions to the University Credit Policy for the Major. The changes will take effect in summer/fall 2016 .

  • Effective in summer/fall 2016, all instructors are expected to support their students in accordance with approved updates to the University Handbook for Appointed Personnel.

  • Effective in fall 2016, all final examinations for undergraduate and graduate courses should be scheduled in accordance with the UA's revised Final Exam Regulations.

  • UAPD and Parking & Transportation Services will hold a town hall meeting on campus safety and vehicle and traffic concerns on April 20.

  • On April 22, a new wireless network, UAGuest, will be available for campus visitors and require authentication with a username and password.

  • The campus community is invited to participate in the interview process for the two finalists for vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

  • University Information Technology Services is making an update to UAWiFi certificates on March 21. When you connect to UAWiFi after this date, you may see a prompt to accept a certificate from This is a legitimate certificate, and you should accept it.

  • Effective March 21, NetID+, the University's two-factor authentication system, will be required to download licensed software from the UABookStores and websites.

  • UA employees are reminded that they are prohibited from using of University resources to influence the outcome of elections or to advocate support for or opposition to pending or proposed legislation.

  • Supervisors and Risk Management will now have the authorization to report workplace injuries through the UAccess system. 

  • The IRS will not require this form for completion of your 2015 tax return but the University will send this form in March for your records.

  • The Faculty Senate has approved revisions to the UA's Undergraduate Course Syllabus Policy. Both the undergraduate policy and the Graduate Course Syllabus Policy are accessible online.

  • UA employees will now have access to the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software tools and applications thanks to a new three-year enterprise license with Adobe. Creative Cloud software allows users to design, share and publish content with graphic design, photography, Web development and audiovisual editing tools, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Banner/UA clinical researchers who have questions about research procedures and points of contact can visit the UA Research Gateway for information about the Banner/UA affiliation and how it affects investigators. More detailed guidance will be forthcoming in 2016.

  • As of summer/fall 2016, all new and continuing Tier One and Tier Two courses must meet the UA's Policies for Writing-Intensive Courses. In the spring, instructors of all Tier One and Tier Two courses should familiarize themselves with the policies and assess their classes for compliance.

  • The UA is regulated under the federal Clean Air Act concerning emissions from fossil fuel burning equipment. The University manages emissions under the provisions of Title V Air Quality Operating Permit 2371, issued by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. A draft renewal permit has been issued by PDEQ, and a public comment period is now underway.

  • Six graduate students will be receiving the Marshall Foundation Dissertation-Fellowship.

  • The UA voicemail service will complete its transition from Octel to Unity this week. If you use 621-2000 or 621-2001 to retrieve your voicemail, please contact Telecommunications Customer Service.

  • As the end of the year approaches, employees are reminded that they may only carry forward into the next calendar year a maximum of one and a half times the number of vacation hours earned during the year. Hours in excess of this amount are forfeited.

  • Employees can make changes to their benefits during open enrollment, Oct. 26 to Nov. 13.

  • The SALT Center, located at Second Street and Highland Avenue, will be undergoing renovations over the next several months. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be minimally impacted in the area.

  • On Oct. 30, the university Octel voicemail system will be decommissioned. If you use 621-2000 or 621-2001 to retrieve your voicemail and are not already scheduled for transition, please contact Telecommunications Customer Service to ensure your voicemail is transitioned by Oct. 16.

  • The Residency Classification Office is seeking volunteers to work to ensure all students receive a fair residency classification decision. Members of the classification review committee may include faculty, administrators, staff, appointed professionals and students.

  • At the Division of Human Resources' Campus Resource EXPO on Oct. 14, representatives from more than 30 campus organizations will answer employees' questions about UA benefits, professional development opportunities, work/life balance and much more.

  • Iran has been in the news recently, which, along with an uptick in UA travel requests to visit Iran, has prompted distribution of this reminder. In most cases, travelers on official UA business will need prior U.S. government approval in the form of a license in order to conduct activities in Iran.

  • A large amount of traffic is expected on campus as people arrive for Thursday's game. Drivers should allow extra time for travel.

  • Disability Resources works to ensure access across campus. Those who have encountered accessibility issues can report them online.

  • Delays and detours should be expected when driving near the stadium or center of campus on Sept. 3.

  • The purpose of the Conflict of Interest statutes is to remove or limit the possibility of personal influence that might bear upon a University employee's decision in his or her capacity as a public employee.

  • Beginning in fiscal year 2015-2016, the Financial Services Office and Budget Office will be implementing a change to the Administrative Service Charge rates.

  • Each department owning a University vehicle is accountable for providing the Arizona Department of Administration with a required Annual Fleet Data Report.

  • Facilities Management will again administer the database used to collect vehicle and vehicle fueling data from each department into the Fleet Data Report as required by the state. This database will be available July 7-27.

  • The UA's Second Bachelor's Degree policy has been updated. The revisions apply to all incoming and enrolled students as of summer/fall 2015.

  • Due to construction at Centennial Hall, a portion of South Campus Drive will be closed Friday, June 19 through Monday, Aug. 10.

  • Revised Tier One Requirements will be effective for all incoming and continuing undergraduates as of fall 2016.

  • University departments are encouraged to request security awareness training for all their employees.

  • In October 2014 the Undergraduate Council proposed amending the Class Attendance and Administrative Drop Policy so it would address fully-online and hybrid courses. The amended policy applies to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students as of summer/fall 2015.

  • Readers of UANow and are encouraged to participate in a newly launched readership survey. The survey is open through May 20 and participants will have a chance to win an Apple iPad mini.

  • In an effort to minimize rate changes and create a greater sense of predictability, a team of financial officers has developed a new approach to ERE rates incorporating recommendations from the Graduate ERE Committee and others.

  • UA Information Security has updated the University’s Data Classification and Handling Standard (IS-2321) in order to provide more prescriptive guidance for the classification and handling of University information assets.

  • On Feb. 23, the final iteration of the UA's Policy on Interactions with Non-Enrolled Minors was signed by University leadership. All University-affiliated programs that serve non-enrolled minors are now required to abide by the provisions set forth in the policy.

  • Effective May 15, the Department of State will increase the minimum health insurance coverage requirements for all J-1 exchange visitors and their J-2 dependents, including exchange visitors and their dependents who are already engaged in programs at U.S. institutions of higher education.

  • There will be no increase in tuition and mandatory fees for University of Arizona students who signed up for the inaugural Guaranteed Tuition Plan last fall — an offer that will be extended to continuing students if the Arizona Board of Regents approves the UA's 2015-16 tuition proposal.


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