On January 26, 2012, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Police Department was 53rd in the state to receive State Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and is one of only four universities in the state to be certified by the Commission.
“Achieving Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is considered a very significant accomplishment and is a recognition that is highly regarded by the law enforcement community,” said Donna Taylor Mooers, the Commission’s Executive Director.”
The UMass Dartmouth Police Department Field Training and Evaluation Program is a 10 week training program designed with objective evaluations to insure that the standards of a competent solo beat officer are met.
"The more we give the new officers in field training at the outset of their careers, the better our community will be in the end." -Field Training Coordinator, Lt. John Souza
As part of the Mobile Computing Initiative, 513 UMass Dartmouth students, faculty and staff responded to a survey last December. The purpose of the survey was better understand how people are using Mobile devices and the applications used. The following are some of the results:
- 71.9% UMD community owns a Smart phone (iPhone,Blackberry,Android,Windows)
- Of the 71.9% smartphone users, 48.9% are undergraduates followed by staff 19.9%
- Email and Homepage are the web apps accessed via UmassD mobile
CITS is pleased to announce that Tracey Russo is promoted to Director of Instructional Technology. Damon Gatenby is promoted to Instructional Technology Coordinator.
It is a pleasure to welcome Andrew Hinote to UMass Dartmouth. Andrew works as an Instructional Technologist.
Please visit the Instructional Development site at http://www.umassd.edu/cits/id/about/
Share in our commitment by embracing a renewed awareness of working safety.
The Office of Human Resources and the Department of Environmental Health & Safety are committed to providing a safe working environment for faculty and staff and we could use your help! We would like you to share in our commitment by embracing a renewed awareness of working safely. To that end, we are pleased to announce a new Workplace Safety Campaign.
The Bursar's Office implemented eBilling for the Fall 2011 semester. This new functionality allows students to view, print or email their student invoices via their COIN (self service) account.
Paper invoices will be sent in addition to electronic bills for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters. After June 30, 2012, bills for all active students will only be accessible via COIN. We continue to recommend that students log into their COIN account now to view, print, or email their student invoices in preparation for the elimination of paper invoices.
Twenty-one former inductees and several more campus and community friends of UMass Dartmouth Athletics were on hand Friday night (January 27) for the Corsair Hall of Fame Grand Opening Ceremony. Chancellor Jean MacCormack was joined by Administration and Fiscal Services Vice Chancellor and COO Deb McLaughlin and Athletic Director Ian Day in the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon to officially open the new Corsair Hall of Fame located in the Tripp Athletic Center lobby.
During the second quarter the budget staff has been busy developing a tool that can be used to help transition from a historic method of allocating resources to a more strategic method. Once the concept is finalized, the template can be used to help outline the business needs for each of our university's functional areas.
Over the summer, the facilities planning design and construction department working with campus services oversaw the renovations of the lower level of the campus center. The renovations included a completely renovated UMASS pass counter, a new front door to the bookstore, and a new terrazzo floor. The new counter area is a more efficient layout to help improve service. The flooring is complete with a corsairs logo and includes the stairs into the first floor. Sal Filardi, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities comments, "The complete renovation transforms the space into a real front door for the University."
Development of a Centralized Budget office became a key focus for FY2011. Bringing together key individuals into one area, to focus on significant aspects of the university (i.e., auxiliaries, major operating departments and personnel resources) was pinnacle to the success of the model.