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  1. Colorado State University New Employee Orientation

  2. A Look at the Organization

  3. Department of Higher Education • Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE) • Colorado Advanced Technology Institute • Colorado Student Loan Program • Colorado Historical Society • Colorado Council on Arts & Humanities • Private Occupational Schools Division

  4. Taxpayers • Colorado State gets approximately 8% of its funding from state tax dollars. • The Colorado Commission on Higher Education -- policy and coordinating board for public higher education.

  5. The Board of Governors for the Colorado State University System • Oversees Colorado State University and CSU Pueblo. • Composed of 9 voting members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms and six non-voting advisory members.

  6. The Board of Governors for the Colorado State University System(continued) • Selects CSU president and chancellor of the CSU System. • Approves all salaries, institutional budgets; exercises broad policy control.

  7. The University • Guided by University Strategic Plan. • A land-grant institution. • Carnegie Doctoral/Research University – Extensive and Community Engagement U. • Consists of 8 colleges; 51 academic departments. • Has more than 159,000 living alumni.

  8. Total 2009-2010 Expenditures • Faculty & Professional Salaries 38% • Operating Expenses 32% • Support Salaries 15% • Overhead Allocations 5% • Capital Outlay 2% • Utilities 2% • Travel, Contingencies, Etc. 6% TOTAL: $$851,228,585* *source Institutional Research

  9. Academic Colleges • Agricultural Sciences • Applied Human Sciences • Business • Engineering • Liberal Arts • Warner College of Natural Resources • Natural Sciences • Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

  10. Faculty Council • Represents the 1,500 faculty members at Colorado State, approximately 25% of all employees. • Of faculty: • 1,033 are on regular, tenure-track appointments. • 99% hold doctorates or terminal degrees. • The ratio of students to faculty is 17 to 1.

  11. Administrative Professional Council Administrative Professionals at CSU are: • Research Associates & Scientists • Administrators • Coordinators • Extension Agents • Colorado State Forest Service Personnel • Counselors • Coaches Out of 6,140total CSU employees, 2,256 are Administrative Professionals.

  12. Classified Personnel Council • The Council represents 2,121 State Classified employees at Colorado State University and serves as the liaison between employees and the University as a whole. The Council considers issues that affect the role, image and status of State Classified employees and recommends proposals designed to define, promote, and improve the role of State Classified employees at Colorado State University • 12 elected members

  13. So, who are our students?

  14. Enrollment 2010 • 25,413 resident instruction students enrolled in fall 2008 (undergrads and grads) • Of these about 4,285 are freshmen; • From every state and 86 foreign countries.

  15. Students: Gender • Undergraduates: 10,308 men; 10,896 women • Graduates: 1,766 men; 1,905 women • Professional Veterinary Medicine (PVM): 128 men; 232 women Total student population is 48% men, 52% women

  16. Students: Residency • 80% 0f our students are Colorado residents • In Colorado, the greatest number of undergrads come from Douglas County. • The greatest number of nonresident undergraduates are from California.

  17. Students: Residency (continued) • Of international students, the greatest number come from Saudi Arabia – 179 students • 2nd – China – 111 Students • 3rd – India – 87 students

  18. Students: Ethnicity Ethnic minority students now make up 13.3% percent of the total student population

  19. Student fees • Student Fees cover student-approved expenditures for a variety of campus programs. • Examples Include: ASCSU (Student Government), Transfort, Student Recreational Center, Lory Student Center, University Health Services, Athletics, University Counseling Center, and Career Center.

  20. What do the people of Colorado expect from our University? • Educate as many students as possible - as well as possible. • Get them through in 4 years. • Ensure they’re employable. • Do it all for less $$$.

  21. What does the University expect from you? • Professional conduct. • Treat one another with respect. • Participate in the life of the University. • Commitment to service and upholding the mission of the institution.

  22. What can you expect from the University? • Safe, healthy working environment. • Adequate resources and training. • Courteous, respectful interactions with others. • Due process. • Open, two-way communication. • A working climate characterized by basic ethical and legal principles.

  23. A Visual Tour of Colorado State University

  24. Welcometo the Lory Student Center

  25. LORY STUDENT CENTER - HERE TO SERVE YOU LoryStudentCenter Services • Banking • Bookstore • Box Office • Catering • Convenience Store • Copying and Mail Service • Flower Shop • Hair Stylist • Lounge and Study Areas • Meeting Space • Restaurants • Student Services • University Club LORY STUDENT CENTER

  26. 970.491.5587 • Complimentary continental breakfasts; M-F, 7-10 a.m. • Use of the comfortable University Club Lounge; M-F, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. • Full bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at University Club Happy Hour; Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. • 20% discount at Aspen Grille; T-F, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • 10% discount on most regularly-priced items at the CSU Bookstore • Special events such as wine and cheese tastings, specialty dinners, etc. • Much more! Exclusive Benefits for University Club Members:

  27. Ask Cam! • What is the distance of the Oval? • Whatever happened to the Stump? Colorado State’s wild and wooly mascot is ready to answer questions from students, staff, and faculty! Ask Cam started in the summer of 1997 and ran like a wild animal until 2004. Cam answered more than 1,500 queries and had such a kick that he’s back - hooves polished and horns sharpened - to field questions from the University community.

  28. So how do I ask Cam? • Questions, comments, and observations from members of campus are welcome. • Keep in mind that personnel complaints or attacks directed toward other students, co-workers, professors, staff members, or similar people won't be run in Ask Cam. • Send Cam your questions and comments at this address: •

  29. What is the RamCard? Come by the RamCard Office and get your Employee RamCard today! Lory Student Center basement Room 31 Official University ID RamCard Plus Library Card Recreation Center Access RamCash Account

  30. Information Security at CSU Steve Lovaas IT Security Manager Academic Computing and Networking Services

  31. Why? To protect: • CSU’s reputation • Constituents’ privacy • Protection from identity theft • Protection of individuals’ data from exposure • Our IT environment (network, systems and data) • Unauthorized access • Abuse/misuse • You from liability • IT security is a joint responsibility of users (you), IT staff, and departments who “own” the systems and data • You are responsible, including when using your home/personal computers and mobile devices!!!

  32. What? Expected Behaviors. • Use strong passwords • Do not share passwords • “Passwords are like underwear…” • Minimize the number and types of applications installed • Beware the “teenage” syndrome on home computers • Keep sensitive data on secure systems • Access the minimum amount of data required • “Sanitize” data whenever possible (e.g. remove SSNs) • Maintain physical security: locked doors, etc.

  33. How? • Anti-virus/spyware at work/home • Applications and operating systems patched and up to date • Remote access – VPN, secure access gateway • Help us protect sensitive information • SSN, driver’s lic.#, finances, student info, research results, other intellectual property (IP) • Laptops – be careful what you take home • YOU are our first line of defense!

  34. 1508 Center Ave – corner of Prospect Road and Center Ave (970)491-7041

  35. Permit Sales • Visa/ Payroll • MasterCard Deduction • “A” & “B” Staff Permits • $210 per year • $140 per semester* • *Cannot use payroll deduction Account Information Pay/Appeal Citations

  36. Affix inside front window on lower Passenger’s side • Can be transferred back and forth between vehicles • “A” and “B” permits are also valid in “Z” lots

  37. Departments can purchase scratch-off daily visitor permits (valid in “A”, “Q”, “W”, “X”, & “Z” lots) using a P-Card or IO. Price breaks begin at quantities of 100 or more. Daily pay & display permits (valid only in “Z” lots) can be bought at dispensers in lots 195 (Moby), 330 (Spruce), 505 (Art), 575 (Univ. Square), & 725 (VTH). $6 per day

  38. Read Signs at Lot Entrances • Buy a Permit • Don’t Ignore Citations • If you have questions, don’t ask a friend - CALL US! (970) 491-7041

  39. School of the Arts • The School of the Arts brings together dynamic faculty and committed students in a vibrant learning environment that fosters and supports creativity and growth. • The University Center for the Arts (UCA), located in the renovated old Fort Collins High School, is an exquisite performance and exhibition venue for the arts at CSU. • With over 180 music, theatre, operas, dance, and art performances and exhibitions annually, the UCA is truly a cultural center for CSU and Northern CO. • Calendar and e-newsletter:




  43. Office of Training & Organizational This office coordinates training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth for Colorado State University employees -- academic faculty, administrative professional staff, and state classified personnel. Customized training and organizational development consulting services are also available.

  44. Training & Organizational Here are just a few examples of the topics or issues we can assist with: • Business Applications training (Ken Katona); • Improving team communication; • Understanding personality differences; • Resolving conflict effectively; • Conducting productive meetings; and • Strategies for managing change.

  45. Employee Discount The Work-Life Employee Discount Program offers state employees an opportunity to take advantage of product and service discounts offered by various vendors throughout the state. The State of Colorado Work-Life Program does not negotiate, guarantee, or endorse discount vendors or discount prices and it is highly suggested each employee research and compare prices, levels of service, and any licensing or certification requirements, as should be done when making any purchase, before agreeing to any arrangement, contract, or purchase.

  46. Office of the Ombuds and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ComPsych Guidance Resources (800) 497-9133 Lanai Greenhalgh, LCSW Ombuds and EAP Manager (970) 491-1527

  47. Employee Assistance Program: • Voluntary • Confidential • A CSU-paid benefit (FREE to employees) • Accessible 24 hours a day • Available to all benefits-eligible employees and members of their household (including domestic partners) • Help for personal issues to minimize impact on the workplace and improve the quality of life of employees and their loved ones

  48. Resources Available through EAP • 6 free in-person counseling sessions • 24-hour crisis intervention services • In-person, telephonic or online support • Financial and legal services • Wellness and work/life information • Urgent on-campus evaluations and crisis response after traumatic events (800) 497-9133

  49. Office of the Ombuds • Problem and/or Conflict Resolution that is: • Confidential • Informal • Neutral • Independent Contact Lanai Greenhalgh at (970) 491-1527