Announcements

UCR Anti-Bullying Policy Proposal

The UCR Policy Office invites comments on a newly-developed campus Anti-Bullying Policy. To aid in the review, this article provides background and context on the purpose of the proposed policy and summarizes the policy development process. Background; Policy Goals. In 2016, President Napolitano released guidance to the UC system on Abusive Conduct...

By Ian Harazduk |

Events and gatherings on campus

Dear Campus Community, As we approach the beginning of fall quarter and expanded in-person operations, we are utilizing the below guiding principles to make decisions about a broad range of topics, including events and gatherings on campus: Prioritize the health and safety of all members of our campus community. Extend in-person education and...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus leadership statement on Indigenous identity affiliation

The University of California, Riverside values its commitments to local Indigenous tribal communities and investment in Native American and Indigenous scholarship and studies globally. It is out of this deep respect and wish to continue serving Native peoples and advocating for decolonial institutional change that campus leaders insist upon...

By Office of the Chancellor |

Requests for changes to return-to-campus plans for fall 2021

Dear Colleagues: The Instructional Continuity Workgroup (ICW) recently decided to allow changes to the fall 2021 course delivery modes currently listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., in-person vs. remote instruction), through an approval process starting in the home department that is offering the course. These course modality changes are...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

Policy Spotlight Series: Consensual Intimate (Sexual or Romantic) Relationships in the Workplace

The UCR Consensual Intimate (Sexual or Romantic) Relationships in the Workplace (650-74) policy originated in October 2017 for the purpose of preventing real or apparent conflicts of interest and other problems associated with consensual relationships in the workplace. In coordination with UCR’s central Human Resources, the policy underwent...

By Ian Harazduk |

New residents return in old numbers

Housing Services welcomes approximately 7,600 students to campus housing this Thursday, September 16 – Monday, September 20. As part of the week’s activities, our campus partners, American Campus Communities, will conduct its inaugural move-in on Friday at UCR’s newest campus housing community, North District Apartments. An average of 1,500...

By Housing Services |

Annual emergency notification system update

On September 15, all UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students will be prompted to verify their cell phone number(s) on file with the University for Emergency Notification System communication purposes. UCR's Emergency Notification System (ENS) effectively keeps all students, faculty, and staff aware of and safe from immediate threats to our campus...

By Jason Espinoza (Emergency Management), John Freese (UCPD), and Eric Martin (ITS) |

Change in practice for J-1 scholar processing fees

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISS) proposes to change its practice of not allowing J-1 scholars to pay our processing fees for issuing a DS-2019. Currently, our practice is to permit only the PI/Department to pay these fees, when in reality there is no regulatory statute to prevent the scholar from paying these fees, if they...

By Michael Schmelzle |

Flu shot clinics

The HR Benefits Office and Workplace Health and Wellness will be sponsoring Flu Shot Clinics at UCR. This exclusive offer is free for UCR faculty and staff and provides convenient access with multiple locations on campus. What Flu Shot Clinics Face Coverings required Giveaways Raffle Prizes Healthy Snacks Water When Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 9...

By Human Resources |

Export Control Awareness Training

In collaboration with Systemwide Export Control, UCR’s Export Control Office is delighted to announce the launch of a new on-line training module as part of its local Export Compliance Program Plan (ECP), covering the following topics: • Overview | Understand export control basics • Research | Recognize what is covered under Fundamental Research...

By Research and Economic Development |

Employees and students reminded to fill out Daily Wellness Check

UC Riverside students and employees are required to fill out the Daily Wellness Check on days they will be on campus-owned or leased space. Students and employees should only use this link and are advised to bookmark it. The survey asks about vaccination status, positive test results, COVID-19 like symptoms, exposure to someone known to have COVID...

By COVID-19 Management Team |

Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution appointed

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Professor Philip Brisk will serve as UCR’s Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution beginning September 7th, 2021. The VPAR is an important campus leadership position responsible for anticipating, preventing, mitigating, and resolving conflict through mediation, informal negotiation, and formal...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Passing of Dr. William Dunlop

Dear Colleagues, I am deeply saddened to inform the campus community of the recent death of William Dunlop, an associate professor of social/personality psychology in the UC Riverside Department of Psychology. Dr. Dunlop directed the Personality and Identity Lab (PAIL), and his research explored the ways in which individuals make sense of...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy – Systemwide Review

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on proposed revisions to the Presidential Policy of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. The proposed revisions are to: (i) comply with a new state law, Senate Bill (SB) 493, and (ii) better account for Prohibited Conduct in the clinical setting. Senate Bill 493. UC must comply...

By Ian Harazduk |

Fall quarter instructional guidance

Thank you for your patience as the Instructional Continuity Workgroup has discussed and refined UCR’s fall quarter instructional guidance, now that the August 16 deadline for the vaccine mandate has passed. The guidance is now available on the Campus Return website, and I strongly encourage everyone to review it closely. As you know, UCR is...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Chancellor's Update -- August 2021

Dear Campus Community, This week marks just one month from the beginning of fall quarter and the move to expanded in-person teaching, research, and residential services. We are committed to delivering in-person instruction, research opportunities, and student support services wherever possible. As a nationally ranked, residential public research...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Student COVID-19 vaccine noncompliance update

Dear Highlanders, Thank you to all those who have submitted their proof of the COVID-19 vaccination by the deadline of August 16, 2021. Student Health Services is in receipt of thousands of new vaccination records. With that being stated, we are asking those who have recently uploaded their proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to exercise extreme...

By Brian Haynes |

Courtesy notice regarding annual systemwide payroll disclosure

Dear colleague: As part of the university’s commitment to transparency and public accountability, including the way it compensates faculty and staff, UC is conducting its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2020. This disclosure parallels last year’s payroll disclosure and is consistent with similar practices at...

By UCOP Office of Public Records |

Let's Do R Part campaign

UC Riverside students and employees are encouraged to help ensure a safe and successful return to campus through the Let’s Do R Part campaign. The campaign provides information on how the campus community can take action in a variety of ways, from wearing face coverings to getting vaccinated. Staff and faculty members can help promote the campaign...

By University Communications |

Chancellor’s Faculty and Staff Picnic on Tuesday, Sept. 14 postponed

The 2021 Chancellor's Faculty and Staff Picnic has been postponed in the interest of the health and safety of all UCR staff, faculty, and academic non-senate members. Updates will be provided when available. All UCR staff, faculty, and non-academic senate employees are cordially invited to join Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox for a picnic lunch to kick...

By Events Management and Protocol |