Feature Story: 0-90 Days, Personalizing the New Staff Experience

Cristi Moore, Talent Development Specialist

For a new staff member, onboarding is a vital time for first impressions and socialization which typically affects how long they might want to stay with the organization. Studies show when meaningful onboarding is lacking, an employee’s intent to leave increases. UCO Human Resources (HR) is excited to announce UCO’s latest onboarding tool: 0-90 . . .  read more

Get to Know a Broncho

Rachel Glass Fairchild, Academic Advisor II, Undergraduate Academic Advisement

What is your background?

Currently I am an academic advisor. I have advised freshmen in almost every major at UCO and I now work primarily with students in College for Fine Arts and Design, biology and chemistry majors. I have dedicated my career to removing systemic barriers and making high quality education accessible to all students. After graduating Pomona College with . . .  read more

Broncho Brags

Congratulations to Dr. Guillermo Martinez-Sotelo!

Dr. Guillermo Martinez-Sotelo and his wife Patricia welcomed into the world their second child, baby girl Paulina Jan. 18, 2021.

Congratulations, Stephanie!

Each year during Black History Month, the African American Faculty/Staff Association (AAFSA) recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in service to UCO and its African American community. This year’s . . .  read more

Benefits Customer Service Phone Line Now Available

Katie Saylor, Senior Benefits Specialist

The Benefits department is expanding our customer service efforts by introducing a new benefits-specific customer service phone line, staffed by a member of the Benefits team during working hours.

Have a quick question and want to run it by our team or need some benefits-related information? We’re just a call away. We’re happy to get your questions . . .  read more

Is Your Team Communication Plan One-Size-Fits-All?

Fran Petties, Director of Talent Development

Is your team communication plan one-size-fits-all? Or do you vary your workplace communications to meet the style needs of each team member? If you do not have a guide that shows you how to best communicate project and performance expectations to each team member based on their preferences, we encourage you to take the DiSC Catalyst assessment and . . .  read more

Tech Corner: MS Outlook and OnBase, Now Integrated for Your Ease of Use

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications

As part of the Office of Information Technology’s continued efforts to increase efficiency and empower the campus community, OIT implemented a new Outlook Integration for OnBase. OnBase is our campus solution for document management.

This add-in for Microsoft Outlook allows an Outlook user to interact with OnBase content and processes through their . . .  read more

Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Adult Education and Safety Sciences

The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month, which began Feb. 11, for the spring semester. Guest speakers began with Provost Charlotte Simmons who discussed the process of decision-making for open faculty positions, Academic Affairs and overall UCO budget, shared governance and answered questions in an open question-and-answer . . .  read more

Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, Graduate Admissions Specialist II

The UCO Staff Senate held meetings Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, March 2. Guest speakers during these two meetings included Sonya Watkins, chief information officer, and Kevin Freeman, vice president of Finance and Operations.

2021 staff senator elections will be occurring during the month of March. The Staff Senate encourages staff across campus to . . .  read more