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Professor Khan presents two papers during international conference

Hamid Khan, EdD, PE, professor of management, presented two papers at the annual conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD) held at San Francisco, April 4-8. The first paper delivered in the Organizational Behavior and Theory track was titled, “Finding Key Indicators of Faculty Excellence using Psychological Capital and Psychological Ownership.” The second paper, “Indicators of Veritable Teaching Effectiveness that Promote Excellence in Instruction, Research, Service, and Practice,” was delivered in the Leadership track. The latter paper has been voted by attendees to be considered for journal publication and the manuscript is being evaluated at the editorial level of the “Quarterly Review of Business Discipline” — an IABD journal.

2018 summer hours begin May 21

Summer hours will begin Monday, May 21, and will continue through Friday, Aug. 10. Official university summer office hours will be Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Full-time employees are expected to work a nine-hour day Monday-Thursday and a four-hour day on Friday. Staff who normally work Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. are permitted to leave on Friday at noon. However, all full-time employees will work 40 hours every week and are required to take a minimum of 30 minutes for lunch.

Examples of some summer scheduling hours include:

  • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with an hour for lunch, and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday (or any combination to equal four hours: however, the office will be open 8:30 a.m.-noon).
  • 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with 30 minutes for lunch, and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with an hour for lunch, and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.

The various combinations of flexible schedules listed above are permitted as long as the office has staff employee coverage from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Please know that the actual schedule for each employee requires approval of the supervisor. Additionally, some departments such as Campus Police, IT Helpdesk and others, may not follow the summer schedule as necessary coverage is required after normal business hours.

Summer Hour Exceptions:

The following are exceptions to the above summer hours schedule:

  • The week of May 28-June 1 –since the university will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day, the university will be open regular hours Tuesday, May 29-Friday, June 1 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • The week of July 2-6 –since the university will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day, the university will be open regular hours Monday -Tuesday, July 2-3 and Thursday-Friday, July 5-6 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

*Other exceptions are Lake Days scheduled for the summer. Lake Days will continue as scheduled and offices associated with Lake Days will remain open after noon on those days. The rest of the university offices will close as scheduled.

Changes to planned leave before fall semester and ‘use it or lose it’ date

The following has been approved by the OLLU President’s Council:

  • Guidelines for planned leave before fall semester
    During critical times in the academic year, it is imperative to have offices and departments fully staffed so that the university can provide the best possible service to students. With this service in mind, all OLLU faculty and staff are asked to avoid scheduling planned leave between Monday, Aug. 13-Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A supervisor may extend the dates established by the university for individual offices and departments. Special circumstances that require leave during this time (a child’s wedding, taking your child to college) must be approved by the vice president or chief administrator of a division.
  • “Use it or Lose it date” – Permanently moved to Dec. 31 each year
    To accommodate this change, the “use it or lose it date” has been permanently moved from Aug. 31 to Dec. 31, effective this year. This is the date by which employees must use or lose any vacation hours that exceed the carryover limit. The carryover limit is equal to the hours of vacation an employee can accrue in a year.

Seeking nominations for the Sister Jane Ann Slater Leadership Award

Each year a member of the OLLU staff and a member of the OLLU faculty are selected by a committee to receive the Sister Jane Ann Slater Leadership Award.

The award recognizes an OLLU staff or faculty member who has had a positive impact on the university by building unity and community through their generosity of spirit and heart, exceptional leadership, enthusiasm, respect and optimism.

To nominate a colleague, visit the link

Deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, April 4.

Nominations now open for 2018 Staff Awards

The Staff Advisory Council’s award selection committee is currently seeking nominations for the annual staff awards. Employees are encouraged to nominate a coworker who goes above and beyond in their service to the OLLU community.

One recipient will be selected for each award. Click on the award name below to view the nomination form and criteria.

Click here to view the awards program overview.

Anyone can nominate a colleague.Questions can be emailed to

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to by Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Awards will be presented during the faculty and staff dinner in April.

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