KCPDC Fall Training Calendar

The Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC) 2012 fall training calendar has been released. Human Resources sponsors the university’s membership to KCPDC. As a member institution, the KCPDC provides a variety of no-cost training opportunities for any full-time and part-time UMKC employees.

There are courses that focus on the two certificate programs, Supervisory Development and Faculty Development, and special topics courses that are based on training needs that have been identified by each member institution.

Sessions for fall 2012 include topics on:

  • Legal Aspects of Supervision
  • Managing the Learning Environment
  • Conflict Management
  • Time Management

Registration is required for attendance to any of the KCPDC events. To register, please contact Dr. Janet Smith in HR.
Learn more about these events and the certificate programs on the KCPDC website.

Chancellor’s Campus Lunches

Chancellor Leo Morton is hosting the annual Chancellor’s Campus Lunches. Free lunch is provided for all faculty, staff and students.

Hospital Hill
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Health Sciences Building Courtyard

Volker Campus
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5
Second Floor, Student Success Center (formerly the University Center)

Although no RSVP is required, lunch is first-come, first-served.

Name Change Survey

After a series of town hall forums, the Chancellor’s office has released the University Name Change Survey. The survey, available from September 25 to October 12, went out to all faculty, staff and students.

Chancellor Leo Morton released a letter to the university prior to the survey’s disbursement, thanking all of those who attended the name change sessions and representing his case for the change.

The Chancellor makes the following case:

  • Our exploration grows out of the need to ensure that our name best positions us to grow enrollment – both to better serve our community and to improve our financial situation.
  • We want to ensure that our name reflects our unique status as “Kansas City’s University,” given our central mission of driving positive change in the region.
  • If a name change did occur, we would continue to be a strong, proud member of the University of Missouri system, no matter the outcome of the name change exploration. And we would tout that connection at every opportunity.
  • The costs associated with a name change, if it happens, will be paid by private donations.

To take the survey, click this link: Name Change Survey

If you were unable to attend one of the town hall forums, the footage from the event is available: September 5 Town Hall Webcast