Feature Story: The UCO Experience

Jill Robertson, Employee Experience Specialist

As 2020 comes to a close, we begin to wonder what 2021 will bring. We faced challenge after challenge this year, and there are still many unknowns in the months to come. What we do know is that we can only overcome the challenges when we are well; both as humans and as an organization.   
For those of you who don’t . . .  read more

Broncho Brags

Big Kudos to Sarah Ward!

Sarah has been working extremely hard the past month tacking on extra job roles. She has been part of the hiring committee for the digital media/web coordinator, scheduling and interviewing candidates, fulfilling the job duties of the digital media/web coordinator, and of course, fulfilling her duties as the communications and marketing coordinator. . . .  read more

Get to Know a Broncho

Sydney Wood, Employee Relations Specialist

What is your background? 
I graduated from UCO with two bachelor’s degrees: one in Human Resource Management and the other in Legal Studies. I started working as the Employee Relations Assistant at the beginning of my senior year, so when the opportunity to intern over the summer came up, I jumped on it! Fortunately, a . . .  read more

Tuesday Talks are Back: Support for the Season

Saasha Reese, Training and Development Specialist 

As the season changes and we glide into winter, we also will notice the shift in our own rhythms and responsibilities on and off campus. The winter season, like all the seasons this year, will present its own unique challenges and opportunities and we as a community want to come together to offer one another a smile, a suggestion . . .  read more

Unconscious Bias in Recruiting

Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist 

In last month’s Broncho Beat we discussed three forms of unconscious bias in recruiting: Affinity bias, Ageism and Attribution bias. All of these biases are unintentional and occur when we make judgements based on readily available criteria rather than objective information. This week we discuss three different forms of Unconscious Bias: Confirmation . . .  read more

Tech Corner: Keeping Your Online Meetings Safe

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications

If you or a colleague are using Zoom as your webinar platform, it is important to know how to keep your meetings secure from unwanted attendees. UCO has taken preventive measures by enabling passwords and waiting room features for all scheduled meetings, but there are other steps that you can take to keep your meetings secure: 

  1. Don’t publicly share zoom meeting links and passwords;
  2. Schedule a meeting and require your participants to register;
  3. The Lock the Meeting feature keeps new participants from joining the meeting;
  4. Restrict screen sharing to yourself;
  5. Avoid scheduling meetings using your personal ID (PMI); and,
  6. Require participant authentication.

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Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, Graduate Admissions Specialist II

The UCO Staff Senate held meetings on Tuesday, October 6th and Tuesday, November 3rd. The primary order of business was passing the annual reaffirmation No Weapons on Campus resolution.

The Staff Senate will meet again on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 via Zoom. To join this meeting please send a Zoom link request to Staff Senate Webmaster/Historian  . . .  read more

October New Employees

Brent Vogel
Career Development Center

Jacob Staudt
Junior Tutor
Central Community Music School

Judie Meier
Learner Concierge
Connected Campus Student Support

Matt Barnes
IT Manager, Information Security
Office of Information Technology

Amber Willett
Student Financial Services

Rachel Long
Academic Programs Specialist I 
College of . . .  read more