Provost Communications

Civil Service exam grading

There was a claim that the Civil Service hiring process is flawed because HR employees are not grading exams appropriately. For Civil Service classifications requiring an exam, these are graded by score and…

Eliminating time-consuming portions of new course proposals

There was a request for assistance in eliminating some of the time-consuming portions of proposals for new courses and course redesign. There can be several steps in the proposal process. Proposals go through…

Training courses required for researchers

One person reported confusion about the training courses required for researchers. The confusion apparently comes from the nature of the communications from the Conflict of Interest Office regarding reporting of non-University activities and…

Insecure Faculty Computer Trade-In (FACT) configuration issues

Another concern was with the Faculty Computer Trade-In (FACT) program having an insecure default configuration resulting in possible data breaches and waste of faculty time. Processes have been changed to address the insecure…

Need for two separate cards for purchasing

One concern was the need to have two separate cards for purchasing. The P-Card policy is driven by purchasing requirements outlined in the Illinois Procurement Code. The T-Card is responsive to the Illinois…