You are invited to a celebration on Monday, December 14 from 2-4 PM in Temple Hall room 143. We will be celebrating the end of a successful semester and the upcoming holiday break!!! There will be Kringles (all flavors) and a holiday punch! I truly appreciate all you do for the students at Missouri State University. Please stop by for a little fun and fellowship!
Enjoy the break and I’ll see everyone back on January 4!
- PSIP applications are due December 11. Timeline – http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/Provost/PSIP_Evaluation_Timeline_2016.pdf
- Summer Schedule Proposals are due ASAP.
- Assessment Plan updates are due by February 1 from each program!!!!
- Faculty are notified of final decisions regarding sabbaticals by February 15, 2016.
Do you need university data for a proposal or report? Here are the first two places to look!
DATA, DATA, DATA – https://mis.missouristate.edu/KeyPerformanceIndicators/
DATA, DATA, DATA (also called Bear Intelligience) – http://www.missouristate.edu/data/
All faculty hired from 2002 to the present have been placed into CURP (see HR link and Faculty Handbook sections below). After six years faculty can choose to switch to MOSERS, curp_transfer. If you are a faculty member hired since 2002 please ask questions, speak with your accountant and look into this opportunity.
Please note section III of the following information from Human Resources – http://www.missouristate.edu/human/3663.htm
From the Faculty Handbook –
6.3.2. College and University Retirement Plan (CURP)
All faculty on full-time, regular appointment hired on or after July 1, 2002, who have not previously been or are currently enrolled in the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS, Section 6.3.3) will be enrolled in the College and University Retirement Plan (CURP). CURP is a non-contributory 401A defined contribution retirement plan which uses TIAA-CREF as its third party administrator. CURP offers interstate portability, immediate vesting, and no minimum service requirement. Faculty select individual accounts into which the University’s contributions to this plan are directed. After six years of participation in CURP, faculty may opt to move to the MOSERS.
6.3.3. Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS)
All faculty on full-time, regular appointment hired prior to July 1, 2002, are members of MOSERS, a defined benefit retirement plan. Faculty hired after that date have the option of switching to MOSERS after six years of service. Faculty who switch from CURP to MOSERS are automatically vested in MOSERS (MSEP 2002 or MSEP2011, depending on date of hire). Retirement benefits (including eligibility for retirement) will be calculated based on years in MOSERS. A faculty member who has switched from CURP to MOSERS does not have the option of returning to CURP.
There is also information following. If you have questions please contact MOSERS directly (curp_transfer) or MSU Human Resources.
2015 – Important Dates and times
December 11 CNAS Grad reception, 10:30 am, CARR 208
December 11 CNAS commencement, 12:30 pm, JQH Arena
December 21-January 1 – All Offices Closed!
A look ahead to 2016
January 4 Offices open – everyone reports to work
January 7 Staff Recognition Luncheon
January 11 Spring 2016 Classes Begin
January 18 Holiday – no classes
February 5 BOG meeting in West Plains
February 8 Faculty turn in Annual reports
February 9 CNAS Public lecture series – Linnea Iantria, Temple 002, 7:30 PM
February 15 Holiday – no classes
February 20 Science Olympiad
February 24 JVIC/CNAS Research Symposium – 12:30-5:00 PM
February 25 Everything must be updated in Digital Measures!
March 7-13 Spring Break
March 11 Departmental Committees must submit evaluations of all tenure/track faculty to department head by this date!