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WCSU Faculty Handbook

University Services

Academic Planning Calendar

The University Academic Calendar is published at the beginning of each academic year on the web at https://www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/academic-planning-calendar/ under the supervision of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. It contains all academic and other deadlines and special events that are regularly or contractually scheduled. Please note that updates are made during the year so check the calendar regularly

Institutional Research and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, under the direction of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, comprises the following activities:

Institutional Research has primary responsibility for the collection of institutional data required in State and Federal reports, as well as questionnaires and studies requested by outside organizations and in-house units.

Assessment Reports required by state, regional, and national accrediting agencies, and local departments are prepared and collected, and analyzed periodically by this office. Assessment activities are coordinated with academic departments, schools, divisions, and offices.

University Relations

All news releases and notices to the public concerning activities, accomplishments or events on campus which will be of interest to the general public are disseminated through the Office of the Director of University Relations.

Requests for media coverage of activities should be forwarded to the Director of University Relations at least three to six weeks prior to an event, so that appropriate media coverage may be arranged. Also see Institutional Advancement.

  • Contacts with Media

All official statements made on behalf of the University must be channeled and cleared through the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Office of University Relations. This policy applies to all contacts with the media, policy statements and the like.

Fundraising

All fundraising activity undertaken on behalf of the University or any unit of the University must be channeled and cleared through the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

University Events

University Events is under the supervision of the Student Affairs Division, and is responsible for the operational facets of Commencement Exercises and other such public occasions for the university. The office is the liaison for the room reservation system, open to both on and off campus community organizations.

Facility reservation requests should be made two to four weeks prior to an event date. A completed facilities reservation form is required for approval for your event. Please have the following information ready when you call: date and time of event, desired location, equipment and set up requirements, and number of attendees. To plan meetings, contact the University Events Office at 837-8800 or 837-9010 or e-mail: events@wcsu.edu to check event space availability and request facilities reservation form.

Reservations for either the Campus or Student Center should be sent directly to the Operations Manager at 837-8211.

Requests for classrooms for non-course use should be made directly to the Registrar’s office x78229. Campus and Student Center reservations should be made via email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu or by telephone x78211.   All other room reservation requests should be made to the Coordinator of University Events at x78800.

All events taking place on campus property and involving the serving of alcoholic beverages require an approved Campus Alcoholic Beverage Permit completed and approved in advance. In addition, any event involving alcoholic beverages which has a charge or fee of any type associated with it must have a State Alcoholic Beverage permit approved in advance. Information regarding State or University Permits may be obtained from the Office of University Events. Campus policy requires that positive identification be required for access to events, receptions, and the like, which may be attended by persons who are under 21. http://www.wcsu.edu/events-mgt/policies/

  • Food Service Policy

You must submit a completed food service form when requesting food service from the University food service provider.

  • Food Service Forms
  • Alcoholic Beverages at Faculty Functions

    All events taking place on campus property and involving the serving of alcoholic beverages require an approved Campus Alcoholic Beverage Permit completed and approved in advance. In addition, any event involving alcoholic beverages which has a charge or fee of any type associated with it must have a State Alcoholic Beverage permit approved in advance. Staff or Departmental functions involving the use of alcoholic beverages require the advanced approval of the President, Vice President, or appropriate Dean. Campus permit forms must be completed and signed by the appropriate approving authority prior to the event. The forms are available in each of the deans’ office and the Office of University Events. Campus policy requires that positive identification be required for access to events, receptions, and the like, which may be attended by persons who are under 21.

  • Guidelines for Forums and Public Demonstrations