Health Science Campus College of Graduate Studies Handbook 2009-2010
|Graduate Studies Administration||Parking Permits|
|HSC Administration||Student Safety and Campus Police|
|Graduate Student Association (GSA)|
|Dr. Dorothea Sawicki||
Manager of Administrative Services
PhD, MD/PhD, MPH, MSOH, MSBS, DPT
DNP, MSN and Nursing Certificate Programs, OTD, PA & All Certificate Programs
|Executive Vice President and Provost
for Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine
|Dr. Jeffrey Gold|
|Associate Dean for Student Affairs - College of Medicine, Vice Provost for the Health Science Campus||Dr. Patricia Metting|
|Dean, College of Graduate Studies||Dr. Patricia Komuniecki|
|Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies for Health Science Programs||Dr. Dorothea Sawicki|
|Interim Dean, College of Health Science and Human Service||Dr. Beverly Schmoll|
|Dean, College of Nursing||Dr. Timothy Gaspar|
|Dean, College of Pharmacy||Dr. Johnnie Early|
|University Registrar||Sherri Armstrong|
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (top of page)
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an organization that strives to voice the concerns of graduate students, representing the 4,924 graduate students at the University of Toledo (UT). The GSA represents the diverse graduate student community as a whole and meets weekly with the Graduate Council, a body of Deans & UT Faculty. The GSA organizes social events on and off campus to help graduate students develop social and professional contacts across all of the University’s colleges. The goal is to maintain UT as a first rate institution for graduate education, across all fields of study involved in the improvement of the human condition. For more information, please visit the Graduate Student Association website.
Representatives for 2009-2010 are:
Graduate Student Association
|President|| Mr. Thehazhnan (Thihal) K. Ponnaiyan
|Vice President|| Mr. Michael Bechill
|Secretary, HSC|| Mr. Joshua Waldman
|Treasurer|| Mr. Dawei Yuan
COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES COMMUNICATIONS (top of page)
The Health Science Campus office of the College of Graduate Studies communicates with students using various methods; however, the student's UTAD (University issued email address) is the official and most frequently used form of communication. Students are advised to check their University email often as official notices will be sent via email. Information regarding email accounts and other technology resources can be found on the Institutional Technology website.
The myUT portal is a secure web environment that provides a single access point for all of the information you need to make your UT experience complete. Through this one secure entrance you will find information on academics, services, events and so much more! The information in the portal is organized by pages, referred to as tabs, which are easily navigated. Each tab in the portal has various areas of information, known as channels, which allow you quick access to the information important to you. You will also find the Student Self Service Tab in which you can check your grades, change your address, view class information and many other features. Click here for more information about the MyUT web portal.
College of Graduate Studies Website
The College of Graduate Studies home page address is www.utoledo.edu/graduate. All information vital to the College can be found on this page or at the addresses linked to this page.
The University of Toledo has other methods of communication for students including the UT Calendar, UT News and other email and portal driven channels.
STUDENT SAFETY/CAMPUS POLICE (top of page)
Atthe University of Toledo the safety and well-being of all students is our primary concern. The University of Toledo’s Police Department is located in Room 007 on the Ground Floor of the Mulford Library Building. The UT PD provides around-the-clock patrol protection. In addition, the UT Campus Police Department officers are certified peace officers in the state of Ohio and have received 524 hours of training. They are fully trained in first aid, traffic and criminal investigation and evidence gathering, and are vested with powers of arrest.
The UT Campus Police Department offers a variety of publications concerning crime prevention. They include Campus Crime and Prevention; Date Rape; The Reality; Rape; Safe and Sober Drinking Guide; and Carjacking: Preventing the Crime. There also are several videotapes available for loan to students.
Emergency Preparedness and Timely Warning Web site: http://emergency.utoledo.edu/
The University of Toledo has in place an emergency mass-communication system called RED ALERT to reach as quickly as possible all members of the UT community to provide information and instructions. To receive RED ALERT messages, students, faculty and staff must register their e-mail and cell phone numbers via the RED ALERT channel on the Home tab of the UT Portal ( http://myut.utoledo.edu/ ). Registrants are strongly encouraged to register to receive instantaneous text messages, however, if you do not have text availability, you can choose to receive a voice message. Due to the logistical requirements of disbursing many voice messages, voicemails may be significantly delayed. More informaiton regarding the RED ALERT system can be found at http://emergency.utoledo.edu/.
Crime Reporting: http://police.utoledo.edu/Anonymous_Reporting.asp
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Potential criminal activity and other emergencies on the Health Science Campus should be reported directly to the UT Police Department dispatcher. If you wish to report a crime or incident anonymously, please click the link above for an online reporting form. Please provide as much information as possible in order to assist University Police in addressing your concerns.
NOTE: If you would like to report a suspicious person or circumstance that is happening RIGHT NOW, and requires an immediate police/emergency response, please contact the UT Police dispatcher at 419.530.2600. If you live off-campus, dial 9-1-1.
I.D. Badges (top of page)
All students of the University of Toledo Health Science Campus must obtain UT identification badges. These I.D. badges can be obtained at the Health Science Campus Police Department on the ground floor of the Mulford Library Building or at the Parking Services Office on the Main Campus at Rocket Hall. Students are reminded that when on campus, I.D. badges must be in their possession and worn at waist level or above.
UTHealth Science Campus has implemented card access throughout the campus. This system works in conjunction with the I.D. badge and, if you are so designated, will allow access to certain areas. Please check with your department regarding access areas and authorization procedures.
Alcohol and Drugs (top of page)
The consumption of alcoholic beverages is PROHIBITED except at UT-sponsored and sanctioned events. The consumption of alcoholic beverages at these events is restricted to the immediate area of the event and adjacent grounds. If students are found consuming alcoholic beverages elsewhere, the beverages are confiscated at the scene and disposed of by UT Police personnel in an appropriate manner. Possible criminal charges could be brought forth under the applicable city or state statutes.
The possession, distribution and/or consumption of illegal drugs is prohibited on the UT campus. Persons on campus who are discovered to be in possession of illegal drugs can be charged criminally under the applicable state or federal statutes, and also may be charged administratively under the rules of UT. Illegal drugs discovered on campus are to be turned over to the Toledo Police Department Crime Lab to be disposed of/destroyed in accordance with its policies. In addition, UT complies with all provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. Copies of these publications are available from the Department of Human Resources.
Personal Safety/Sexual Assault Prevention
Procedures have been established to prevent the occurrence of personal and sexual assault. It is important that students are aware of information regarding sexual assault and steps UT is taking to minimize the chance that it will occur on the campus or grounds.
Should you ever become the victim of a sexual assault on the property of UT, take the following steps immediately:
- Call the UT Health Science Campus Police Department at emergency extension 77 or extension 3770 to report the assault.
- DO NOT wash, bathe or remove any article of clothing that was worn during the assault.
- Ask a UT Health Science Campus Police officer to notify your family or a friend of the assault.
- Go to the Emergency Department for treatment.
UTPolice officers are trained to watch campus grounds and surrounding areas for potential security hazards such as inadequate lighting due to burned-out bulbs, high shrubs that can conceal an intruder or robber and other deficiencies that pose a threat to students. Department personnel are assisted in this endeavor by Facilities Maintenance, Grounds, and Liability Control personnel. All persons are encouraged to report any problems they feel pose a danger to their personal safety and well-being.
All vehicles parked on campus must obtain and display a valid permit. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day. Permits are not required from midnight Saturday until midnight Monday (weekends). Complete Parking information can be found at the Parking Services Office. If you receive a ticket, you have the right to appeal to the Parking Commission.