Treat Trail logo -- a treasure map with a large XPut your office on the map as a stop on the Campus-Wide Treat Trail.

Campus offices invited to claim spot on Halloween treat trail

There’s still time for campus offices to put themselves on the map and get candy ready for trick-or-treaters, say organizers of the second annual Campus-Wide Treat Trail.

Sandra Riccio-Muglia, director of student events for the Student Centre, has invited all UWindsor offices to participate in the twist on Halloween tradition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 31.

“Last year's Treat Trail was highly successful and we want to bring it back, even bigger,” she says. “This campus-wide initiative has shown its value in bringing our campus community together and we want to build on this new tradition.”

Student centre staff will hand out treat bags and maps directing students to all participating departments. Signage placed around campus and matching posters for each department will alert students to the treat stops.

“Departments told us last year that this is a fun opportunity to promote their locations and services to students,” says Riccio-Muglia.

She encourages participants to get creative with their decor and candy giveaways: “The more fun we put into it, the more inviting it becomes.”

The deadline to be listed on the maps and other promotional materials is October 25. To claim your place on the treat trail, contact Riccio-Mulgia at smuglia@uwindsor.ca.

Also on Halloween, the student centre will host a free illusionist and magic show at noon.

Open Access Week bannerLeddy Library is hosting a lecture series to celebrate the 10th annual International Open Access Week.

Lecture series to observe Open Access Week

Mark your calendars! Leddy Library is hosting a week-long lecture series to celebrate the 10th annual International Open Access Week.

Open Access week takes place October 22 to 28 and is an opportunity for researchers around the world to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share their experience with colleagues, and to help improve access to scholarship and research around the world.

The lecture series is designed to give researchers and scholars an opportunity to network and learn how to increase research visibility through open access sources.

Each day, lectures will focus on different Open Access topics, including a keynote lunch-and-learn with special guest Gloria-Booth Morrison from Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID) on Wednesday, October 24.

All are welcome to attend the following events:

  • Monday, October 22, noon to 1 p.m., room 4105, Leddy Library
    Mita Williams: A Field Guide to Scholarly Communications Ecosystems
    In 2013, Williams presented a “Field Guide to Reading and Writing Systems for Open Access Week.” This year, she presents a “Field Guide to Research Workflow Ecosystems,” summarizing recent work that can help us makes sense of the myriad of tools that scholars and researchers use and alternatives that exist.
  • Tuesday, October 23, noon to 1 p.m., room 4105, Leddy Library
    Helen Power: Publishing Open Access: How to Identify and Avoid Predatory Publishers
    Predatory publishers use the open access model for profit and do not follow through with the editorial processes that are expected of ethical journals. This session will discuss how students, instructors, and researchers can evaluate online journals, so they can make educated decisions regarding which research to use and where to publish.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., EPICentre Workshop Room, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre
    Keynote Lunch-and Learn-with Gloria Booth-Morrison: ORCID: Getting Started and Getting Connected
    The Leddy Library, in partnership with the Office of Research and Innovation Services, presents Gloria Booth-Morrison from ORCID-CA. An ORCID is a unique identifier which can ensure that your work is easily distinguished from that of other researchers. ORCID is becoming an international standard and is used by an increasing number of publishers, funding agencies, and universities.
  • Thursday, October 25, 11 a.m. to noon, room 4105, Leddy Library
    Selinda Berg: Introduction to Research Impact Metrics
    This presentation will provide an introduction to the research metrics that can be used to showcase research productivity and research impact at the institutional, departmental, and individual level. Berg will discuss both the strengths and limitations of research metrics. Researchers will also be introduced to ways that they can track and broaden their reach.
  • Friday, October 26, noon to 1 p.m., room 4105, Leddy Library
    Roger Reka: Opening Research Data: Towards Improving Reproducibility
    Being able to replicate the results of a scientific experiment is critical to having confidence in the validity of an experiment. When the original research data is no longer available, reproducibility is impossible. Join us for an introduction to the role of research data management in reproducibility, and a primer for strategies to opening research data.

In addition to the lecture series, Leddy Library will also join institutions around the world to screen the open access documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. The screening will take place Thursday, October 25, at 3 p.m. in the library’s first-floor seating area. All are welcome to attend; no registration is required.

For more information about Open Access at the University of Windsor, visit the Leddy Library website or contact your Leddy librarian.

uwinsite student logoThe UWinsite Student team has compiled a list of key concepts and terminology.

Getting to Know UWinsite Student: Key Concepts and Terminology

With system training kicking off on Monday, October 22, the UWinsite Student team has compiled a list of key concepts & terminology.

Self Service: uwindsor.ca/sis and myUWindsor.ca will be replaced with UWinsite Student Self Service. This new dashboard has a straightforward design that focuses on functionality and ease of use. Faculty, staff and students will use the same URL to access the system and will log in with their UWin IDs and Passwords. The URL for UWinsite Student Self Service will be shared closer to go live.

EMPLID: In UWinsite Student, “Student ID” will be called “EMPLID.” Chances are, however, that as a campus community we will continue to talk about Student IDs. 

New Term Display: In UWinsite Student, terms will be displayed as Century (1 digit) + Year (2 digits) + Month when term starts (1 digit). For example, the current Fall 2018 semester will be displayed as 2189. Note: 1 is Winter Term (Jan-April); 5 is Inter/Summer Term (May-Aug) and 9 is Fall Term (Sept-Dec). Sessions – sets of special dates within a term such as Intersession and Summer Session – will continue to be supported in UWinsite Student.

Course Codes: Course codes will change with the implementation of UWinsite Student. For example, 01-32-112 (Music Theory I) will become MUSC 1120. The new course codes are agnostic to UWinsite Student; however, they are being delivered together. IT Services has developed a handy course code translator – www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/courses/translation - which converts an old course code into its new course code and vice versa.

Courses become Credits: With the introduction of UWinsite Student, UWindsor will start to use credits instead of courses. So now, rather than having a 40-course degree, you will have a 120-credit degree. Within UWinsite Student Self Service, credits are referred to as units.

Name Types:

  • Primary Name: Primary name is a student’s legal name and can only be changed with legal documentation.
  • Preferred Name: Students can choose their preferred name and change it using UWinsite Student Self Service. Preferred name will be used on class rosters.
  • Former Name: If a student changes their primary name, their former name is the name prior to the change. Again, a primary name can only be changed with legal documentation. 

Student Career Structure:

  • Academic Career: is used to separate ‘streams’ of academic work from one another. There will be four academic career types in UWinsite Student: Undergraduate, Graduate, Law and Education.
  • Academic Program: is the general unit of study for which a student may receive a credential for a program. For example, an Honours Bachelor of Science.
  • Academic Plan: is equivalent to our current majors and minors. For example, an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Certificates will also be developed using the academic plan.
  • Academic Sub-Plan: is used to track options specific to an academic plan such as co-op or thesis.

Email any questions to uwinsite@uwindsor.ca.