You are receiving this communication, because you currently work within a College or Division slated to Go-Live in Wave 4 of OSU’s transition to Concur Travel & Expense.  As previously announced, you will go-live Monday August 2nd Please review the listing below of Key Changes and Key Dates so you can prepare for this upcoming transition.

Key Changes

·         Domestic & Foreign multi-day travel will require pre-trip registration in Concur.

·         The FIS Travel Policy has been revised, effective June 21st

·         A new Online Booking Tool within Concur will be available for Air, Car, Hotel and Rail bookings.

·         A new Travel & Expense Office has been created through re-organization of existing staff.

·         All travel and non-travel employee reimbursements will be processed through Concur.

·         Travel and departmental advances will be requested and issued through Concur.

·         All existing OSU credit cards will be replaced with new individually named cards.

·         New credit cards as well as updates to those credit cards will be requested through Concur.

·         Credit card transactions will be reconciled within Concur by the cardholder or their delegate.

Key Dates

7/30/21·         This is the last day to submit a TRES reimbursement request form.
8/2/21·         You will be able to login to Concur Travel & Expense.
8/2/21·         Daily drop-in sessions will be available to users 3-4pm via Zoom.
9/26/21·         Old procurement cards will be deactivated.

Training and Support

There are various training materials available to help get up to speed on the new Concur Travel & Expense software.  Please visit our training library to view training videos, process documents, or trip sheets.  We will be continually adding content to our various libraries. 

The Travel & Expense Office is holding open office hours via Zoom for in person support and assistance.  You can find the zoom details on the Contact Us page of our travel website.

For general questions regarding Concur Travel & Expense please feel free to contact our team via travel@oregonstate.edu. If you have any questions specifically about credit cards, please contact procurement.cards@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming deadline for SciRIS Stage 1 and the new COS Innovation Award proposals. Proposals are due on 15 July 2021, postmarked by 11:59 PM.

https://internal.science.oregonstate.edu/event/sciris-stage-1-proposals-and-new-innovation-award

The College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) Stages 1-3 Program, funds projects based on collaborative research involving the college community and beyond. The funds for this innovation seed program come from Education and General funds. We have updated the guidelines for our SciRIS Stages 1-3 that are effective immediately. Please visit the site above to review the new guidelines. 

We also have a pilot program, the Innovation Award also due. This award provides critical resources for projects that take a new direction, utilize a new technology or are in the “proof-of-concept” phase. Undergraduate & graduate students and faculty researchers can participate, with a preference given to graduate students and faculty who are developing new areas of research and/or establishing or augmenting research partnerships with external industrial partners. The Innovation award is made possible by funds from the College of Science Venture Fund.

I am forwarding you an email that all received last Friday, with a few notes about what this means for research in particular.

As of midnight tonight (12:01 am, 6/30/21), all COVID-related social distancing, capacity and mask mandates have been lifted.  This means that you may choose to meet in-person without wearing a mask (including on campus), and run labs and other facilities at pre-COVID densities.  Also, as a reminder, business travel is again permitted (since the beginning of June). In general, we are not to require of our employees or supervisees anything that is not required – for example, masks may not be mandated by us on others beyond what the policy specifies.

COS’ research page has been updated accordingly:

https://internal.science.oregonstate.edu/research-travel-resumption

This page can also be accessed from this site 

https://science.oregonstate.edu/covid-19 by clicking on the “research and travel resumption” tab. 

We will keep these pages updated for a few more months, until people are reasonably comfortable with the transition back to on-campus work.

Please take a moment to re-read Dan Larson’s note to campus and the associated websites.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Associate Dean Vrushali Bokil and your department head.

Sincerely,

Roy Haggerty

Effective September 7, 2021, Campus Mail and direct vendor deliveries ( FedEx, UPS, etc..) will resume.   We appreciate your patience this past year in retrieving all your items from the Research Way facility.  Our facility will continue to be open for mail and package pickup Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm until delivery resumes.

Any questions please contact

Judy.bankson@oregonstate.edu

Open Oregon Educational Resources, a statewide organization that promotes the use of OER, seeks grant proposals that implement high-impact, culturally relevant/inclusive, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs in lower-division courses. Grant applications are due July 9. Project timelines may vary, but all projects must be completed by June 1, 2023. Learn more and apply today.

Water utility officials at the City of Corvallis are closely monitoring the status of chlorine supplies amid a regional shortage of the chemicals used in the treatment of drinking water and wastewater. The City’s municipal water supply is safe and secure, but the shortage is affecting communities throughout Oregon and Washington. Corvallis leaders are in communication with state and federal officials about the current supply of chlorine available to the community, as well as options to acquire more treatment chemicals. Community members can help by implementing voluntary conservation measures, including using water only for drinking, cooking and bathing, limiting outdoor use such as filling pools, washing cars or watering lawns, and identifying and fixing leaky faucets, pipes and fixtures.

The OSU Center for Advancing DEI in Business announces the latest addition to our series of free online, self-paced trainings: Introduction to DEI in the Workplace. This training provides a basic 30-minute overview of the ethical and business cases for DEI as well as a primer on basic DEI terms and concepts. Appropriate for people at all levels of an organization, this is a great way to ensure that people are on the same page when it comes to DEI basics. Feel free to enroll for a refresher course yourself, or share it with your industry contacts. Join us as we make change, together. 

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Congratulations to all our great students!

Our department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology has openings for a teaching professor and a visiting teaching professor. 

Could you please help spread the word to your networks and encourage all promising candidates to apply? 

The primary responsibility involves teaching up to five sections per year of general, organic, and/or physical chemistry and related courses for life or physical sciences or engineering students at the undergraduate level.  Specific courses will depend on departmental need and on the candidate’s area of specialty.  Applications received by July 1 will receive full consideration for all positions. 

More information:

https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/506743/assistantassociate-teaching-professor

https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/506754/visiting-teaching-professor

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (“CCB”) (https://cos.northeastern.edu/chemistry-chemical-biology/) includes 27 tenured/tenure-track faculty; nine full-time teaching faculty; four research faculty; and eight faculty with affiliated appointments.  CCB was recognized as the most gender diverse faculty among the top 50 US Chemistry Departments in 2019.  CCB enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate majors; 27 M.S. and PlusOne (BS/MS) students; and 80 Ph.D. students.

In the Northeastern University College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.

The Department of Chemistry at Lewis & Clark College is looking to hire adjunct faculty to teach General Chemistry laboratories for the Fall 2021 semester, which begins August 30. In particular, we invite applicants who are available during the following times: 
· Monday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm 
· Tuesday, 9:10 am – 12:10 pm 
· Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm 
· Thursday, 1 – 4 pm

The lab sections are capped at 24 students each and will meet fully in-person. There is a set curriculum for the lab with support provided by the department via a weekly staff meeting. Adjunct instructors are responsible for preparing for and facilitating the lab experience, grading, student feedback, and availability to students for one office hour per week per lab section.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Barb Balko at balko@lclark.edu.