Data Integration Completed

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Technology Task Force Reminder — Data Integration Complete

On July 6, the integration of RMUI data into Roosevelt University systems was completed. This process was a crucial step in the integration of RMUI into Roosevelt University. Now departments such as financial aid, student advising and admissions have streamlined data that will improve communication and access to student information. This also means that ALL students will have access to the same digital resources, such as RU Access, RU email, Microsoft Office products and the RU mobile app.

Digital Resources

RU Access
RU Access is Roosevelt’s student portal. Here are some of the important actions that students can take through RU Access:

  • Register for classes (after meeting with your academic advisor).
  • Pay your tuition bill or set up a payment plan.
  • See your financial aid.
  • Track your progress toward graduation with Degree Works.
  • Submit time sheets for University jobs.
  • Get your 1098-T tax form.

RU Email
Former RMUI students now have Roosevelt University email addresses. Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward.

Microsoft Office 365
All students, faculty and staff have access to Microsoft Office Suite, which can be accessed with your NetID credentials at office.com. From that site you can also download and install desktop versions of the Office suite.

Roosevelt Mobile App
With the Roosevelt University mobile app, you can check your class schedule and financial aid, locate University resources, find out about University news and events, and even pay your tuition bill right from your mobile device. To download the app for iOS users, visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/ios. To download the app for Android users, visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/android.

Navigate
Navigate is a separate mobile app that can be accessed through the Roosevelt mobile app. Navigate allows you to schedule appointments with academic advising, financial aid services, career development, Multicultural Student Support Services and tutoring.

Former RMUI students will receive information on next steps and log-in instructions in a separate email. If you need technical assistance, please contact the help desk.

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

My Life is a Movie You Don’t Want to Miss
Thursday, July 9 I 12 p.m.
Zoom

Have you wondered how to become an entertainment and celebrity journalist? In this blockbuster webinar, you will hear tips and stories from Nikoleta Morales (MS Journalism ’10) about interviewing A-list celebrities, covering the Oscars, film festivals, and press conferences, how to get contacted for interviews, and more.

Register

A Conversation with Alderman Stephanie Coleman
Tuesday, July 14 | 12–1 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/91659220716

Over the past month, Black Lives Matter demonstrations have swept the nation as millions joined protests against police brutality and systemic racism. In this one-hour webinar, 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman will discuss the impact of recent events on our communities, our city and our nation.

Register

Job & Internship Search Techniques
Thursday, July 23 I 4–5 p.m.
Zoom

Are you daunted by the thought of looking for a job or internship during COVID-19? Join Career Development as we share essential tips to help you effectively manage your search. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and password to access the workshop the day of the event.

Register

Return to Campus and Integration Updates

Return to Campus

The COVID-19 website has been updated to reflect the planning that is taking place for the beginning of fall 2020 classes. You will find information around the planning process, general guidelines and protocols, as well as estimated timing for Roosevelt’s phased approach to the return to campus. Please keep in mind there are still many unknowns, and the information is subject to change given the current state of public health.

The Office of the Provost has also shared an important update around course delivery formats, so please continue to regularly check your Roosevelt email and the COVID-19 website for updates throughout the summer.

The following are a number of other changes you can anticipate when we return to our campuses:

  • Touchless temperature screenings will be required to access Roosevelt facilities.
  • Masks will be required on campus and provided to every employee and student.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be increased throughout campus.
  • Additional disinfecting supplies will be available throughout campus, including for offices and classrooms.
  • Increased daily disinfecting schedules of our facilities will be implemented.
  • Guidance protocols for social distancing, elevator limits, safe passing in the hallways, wearing face masks and others will be posted.

Please save the date for an online information session around the return to campus: Wednesday, July 22 at noon. Registration and Zoom information will be available in the coming weeks.

Technology Task Force Reminder — Data Integration Update

The highly anticipated transfer of Robert Morris student data into Roosevelt systems is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. today, June 30, and continue through July 5. During the transfer, BANNER AND RU ACCESS WILL BE INACCESSIBLE TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. During this time, you will be unable to make payments, set up payment arrangements or order transcripts, among other activities. A static version of Course Finder will be made available for your use during this time. Please plan accordingly.

On July 6, the integration of all student data into Banner will be complete. This will allow for more efficient communication and improvements across the University and provide Robert Morris Experiential College students with new tools and resources. Additional information about how to access those tools and resources will be provided at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Vuillemot at evuillemot@roosevelt.edu.

Holiday Reminder

Friday, July 3 is the University-observed Independence Day holiday. Have a great extended weekend!

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Integration Task Force Update and Commencement 2020

Technology Task Force – Data Integration Update

The highly anticipated transfer of Robert Morris student data into Roosevelt systems is scheduled to begin at 5pm on June 30 and continue through July 5. During the transfer, Banner and RU Access will be inaccessible to all faculty, staff and students. During this time, you will be unable to make payments or set up payment arrangements or order transcripts, among other activities. A static version of Course Finder will be made available for your use during this time. Please plan accordingly.

Static Course Finder links:

On July 6, the integration of all student data into Banner will be complete. This will allow for more efficient communication and improvements across the University and provide Robert Morris Experiential College students with new tools and resources. Additional information about how to access those tools and resources will be provided at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Vuillemot at evuillemot@roosevelt.edu.

Commencement 2020

This Friday, June 26 is Commencement 2020! Please join our online celebration as we launch our webpage at 10 a.m. Central Time.

Visit roosevelt.edu/commencement2020 to view remarks from Roosevelt leadership and our student speakers, as well as performances by CCPA students (the link will go live on Friday at 10 a.m.) The website will feature interactive social media so share your photos and messages of congratulations with the hashtag #Roosevelt2020.

Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates!

Supporting Black Students & Integration Task Force Update

Supporting Black Students at Roosevelt

In response to the recent protests surrounding police violence against the Black community, there have been many conversations and questions about how the Roosevelt community can support Black students. As a starting point, we held an open forum for the community last Tuesday to hear from our students, faculty, staff and alumni and to start a dialogue about what must change in the future. We are planning to hold similar webinars in July to keep these conversations going. Dates and topics will be announced soon.

As a result of the integration with Robert Morris, Roosevelt is excited to share that Angela Jordan has joined the dean of students’ staff as associate dean of student life, equity and inclusion. Her primary focus is to advance student life through Roosevelt’s mission of diversity, equity and inclusion and support the success of all underserved students. To learn more about Angela, listen to her podcast episode with President Ali. Welcome, Angela!

Angela will work closely with the Office of Multicultural Student Support Services, which provides specialized support services to promote growth and empower students who identify as students of color and other underrepresented student populations. The office advocates on behalf of students and provides access to a strong network of valuable campus-wide resources and key personnel to help students transition and navigate campus life.

Last week, Roosevelt established the Black Student Equity Fund and raised close to $50,000. This fund will support the Office of Multicultural Student Support Services by way of scholarships, educational programming, student activities and events. This is just one of several scholarships that the University stewards to financially support Black students, such as the New Era Grant, which was used to actively recruit 30 new fall 2020 students to the Robert Morris Experiential College. This grant is a vital tool to attract Black students in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

The Black Student Union (BSU) provides students with campus information, involvement opportunities, community service opportunities and educational and professional development. This student organization is not limited to students of color, and welcomes all students to join BSU to create an environment that encourages learning and improvement. For information or questions on how to get involved, contact student chairperson Je’Karia Smith at jsmith100@mail.roosevelt.edu or advisor Pamela Thompson-Hill at pthompsonhill@roosevelt.edu.

In addition to student advocacy work, the Black Male Leadership Academybuilds leadership skills and the intellectual, cultural and social capital of young Black men in Chicago. Since 2014, the goal of the academy has been to increase the odds of succeeding in college and beyond. For questions about this program, please contact Dr. Al Bennett, director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies.

Lastly, Roosevelt is not only committed to attracting more Black students and other students of color, but equally committed to making sure that students thrive once enrolled. Roosevelt has been a part of the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative (ILEA) since 2018. Through our involvement with ILEA, we have developed an equity plan that will guide our work to eliminate gaps in completion rates between White students and students of color. For information or questions about the equity plan, please contact Jamar Orr, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, at jorr05@roosevelt.edu.

As we continue the march toward achieving racial justice, Roosevelt is consciously aware of the need to work with all areas of our University to dismantle systemic racism. All ideas and thoughts you have on ways to support Black students and ensure that we continue to live our mission daily are welcome. To share, please contact Angela Jordan at ajordan18@roosevelt.edu.

Technology Task Force – Data Integration Update

The highly anticipated transfer of Robert Morris student data into Roosevelt systems is scheduled from June 26 to July 6. During this time, Banner and RU Access will be inaccessible to all faculty, staff and students. Please plan accordingly.

On July 7, the integration of all student data into Banner will be complete. This will allow for more efficient communication and improvements across the University and provide Robert Morris Experiential College students with new tools and resources.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Vuillemot at evuillemot@roosevelt.edu.

Roosevelt University Gets Approval to Integrate Robert Morris Illinois

Chicago, IL—March 9, 2020.   Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University Illinois were notified by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), their primary accreditor, that it has approved their joint application to make Robert Morris part of Roosevelt. The transaction was finalized on March 9, 2020.

The integrated University will continue under the name of Roosevelt University. Ali Malekzadeh will continue as president of Roosevelt and Robert Morris’ former president, Mablene Krueger, will be the chief operating officer of Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus.  The combination of the two universities will allow them to build on their historic missions that honor diversity and access to education, welcoming first-generation students and minorities.

“The integration aligns the strengths of both universities to better serve our diverse student population,” said Pat Harris, chair of the Roosevelt University Board of Trustees. “With a stronger financial position, the University will be able to expand academic pathways and develop exciting new programming for our students.”

“We have many plans for our integrated University, and we look forward to working with all of our students, faculty and staff to implement them,” said Ali Malekzadeh. “This is beyond a business transaction; it is about preserving the culture and missions of both universities as we evolve in a complex industry. We are excited for the future and all of the new opportunities we are developing as a result of this partnership.”

The new Roosevelt will be nationally recognized as a catalyst for students from all walks of life to receive transformational learning experiences. Students who attend the expanded University will become socially conscious citizens who thrive in a diverse and changing world.

“Students’ and employers’ needs are fundamental to our strategic plan,” said Mablene Krueger. “We will continue to be creative in our approach, utilizing complementary resources and strengthening areas of excellence, all to help students become more successful. It is a very exciting future for our entire community, filled with many opportunities.”

There will be a new college, the Robert Morris Experiential College, in which many of Robert Morris’ current programs will reside. Its Bachelor of Science in nursing and associate degrees in allied health complement the strong baccalaureate programs that Roosevelt has in biology, biochemistry, allied health and health science administration. In addition, Robert Morris offers a Master of Information Systems that will fold into Roosevelt’s computer science programs.

New programs exist with the Robert Morris associate degree in culinary arts added to complement Roosevelt’s Bachelor of Science in hospitality management. The expansion of extracurricular programming includes several new athletic programs and other opportunities for student involvement.

President Ali Malekzadeh and Mablene Krueger will be featured speakers at City Club of Chicago on March 10, 12:00 P.M. CST. ONLINE STREAMING AVAILABLE

Press Inquiries & Questions 

Nicole Barron
Chief Communications Officer
Roosevelt University
nbarron03@roosevelt.edu 

Download a high-resolution image of Presidents Krueger and Malekzadeh

Office Move Schedule

As we welcome our new colleagues from RMU, please be advised of moves over the next several weeks listed below. These spaces may adjust slightly so please refer to this website frequently for updates.

Roosevelt Staff:

Roosevelt University downtown staff are expected to move on the following dates:

Thursday, March 5

Some CSI Student Orgs will be moving from Wabash 322 suite to Aud 442.

Friday, March 6

McNair Scholars will move from Aud 104 to WB 322
Oyez will move from Aud 540 to Aud 576
Illinois Labor History WB1806 suite to Aud 540

Wednesday, March 11

Marketing WB1802 to WB1806

Robert Morris Staff:

Robert Morris staff and/or faculty are expected to move on the following dates from RMU to the various RU departments listed below. Listed are general department move dates. For specific locations, please contact your immediate supervisor.

Monday, March 16

Advising to be moved into WB1M10 suite
Registrar to be moved to WB1M11 suite
Career Development to be moved to WB324 suite
LTS/Infrastructure to be moved to AUD264
LTS/Tech Admin to be moved to WB17th floor
LTS/Help Desk to be moved to AUD632
Marketing to be moved to WB 1806 suite
LTS/Library to be moved to AUD1009-suite

Wednesday, March 18

Admission to be moved to WB116 suite

Friday, March 20

Student Affairs to be moved to AUD104-C / WB323-suite

Monday, March 23

Financial Aid to be moved to WB1M16 suite
Business Office to be moved to AUD128
Purchasing to be moved to AUD128
Business Office/Payroll to be moved to AUD128/Payroll
Bursar’s Office to be moved to WB1M
Campus Safety to be moved to AUD1M11
Physical Resources to be moved to WB B16
Finance to be moved to WB1802-C
Grants to be moved to AUD272
College of Education to be moved to AUD1752- Tower
COE/Grants to be moved to AUD650

Wednesday, March 25

Heller College of Business WB 1112-Q or HH

Thursday, March 26

RMEx College to be moved to AUD260 suite
RMEx College to be moved to AUD611-615 suite

 

Pardon Our Dust | The Next Construction Phase

The next construction phase in the Auditorium Building will begin the night of Thursday, January 30, 2020 and continue for through March 13, 2020.

Renovations will be done in the following rooms:

  • AUD306 – will become the Cisco Network Lab for Robert Morris Experiential College programs
  • AUD316 – will become the Repair/Breakdown Room for Robert Morris Experiential College programs
  • AUD330 – will become the Cloud/Green Computing Lab for Robert Morris Experiential College programs
  • AUD534 – will become the Nursing Lab for Robert Morris Experiential College programs
  • AUD603-613 – will become the Surgical/Med Tech/Multi Skill Technician Labs for Robert Morris Experiential College programs
  • AUD611-615 – will become full-time faculty space for the Robert Morris Experiential Nursing and Surgical/Med Tech/Multi Skill Technician programs faculty

Thank you for your patience while we continue to prepare our space to welcome the Robert Morris students, faculty and staff!

Pardon Our Dust | Upcoming Changes to Our Campuses

As Roosevelt University continues to prepare for the pending integration with Robert Morris University Illinois, several updates will be made to spaces across Roosevelt’s campuses. These efforts will help ensure that the spatial needs of students, academic programs, faculty and staff are addressed throughout the next few months.

Below are updates currently planned for the spring and summer of 2020. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Faculty
Designated spaces for full-time faculty, as well as adjunct faculty, are currently being developed and will be completed throughout the months of January, February and March.

  • Effective immediately, the Adjunct Workroom will be in Auditorium Room 244.
  • Shared office spaces will be available to full-time faculty in Auditorium Room 260 and in the Schaumburg 300 Suite.

Academic Programs
Spaces required for academic programs new to Roosevelt are currently being developed and will be completed beginning in April.

  • The Experience-based Learning Institute will be housed in Auditorium 650 and Schaumburg 713.
  • Auditorium 442 will become the Center for Professional Advancement
  • Two eSports arenas will be housed in Auditorium 256 and Schaumburg 373.
  • The Cisco Network Lab will now be located in Auditorium 306 and the Cloud/Green Computing Lab will be in Auditorium 330.
  • New laboratory spaces for Nursing and Medical/Multi-Skilled Labs will be housed in Auditorium 534 and Auditorium 603-615.

Student Support Services
Renovations will be made to select student support service spaces throughout the spring semester. These spaces include, but are not limited to:

  • The Office of Academic Advising (Wabash Mezzanine Level)
  • The Office of Career Development (Wabash 3rd Floor)
  • The Learning Commons (Auditorium 10th Floor)

Athletics
Work within the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center, as well as the Barry Crown Fitness Center will begin in summer 2020.

 

Presidents’ Fireside Chat on Student Involvement | Recap

In an effort to engage students in targeted conversations about student involvement, Presidents Ali and Mablene hosted 10 Roosevelt and Robert Morris student leaders on Monday, November 18 for the first Presidents’ Fireside Chat. The group included undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a wide representation of student organizations and disciplines.

The group openly discussed diversity and inclusion, athletics, performing arts, student organizations, and the desire for greater collaboration between university departments. Additional topics included the motivators that drive students to participate in extracurricular activities and the barriers that keep them from doing so.

Future Fireside Chats will be scheduled in the coming weeks as part of an effort for focused engagement with both institutions’ students, faculty and staff.

Chicago Campus Tours | Recap

On Friday, November 15, over 40 students, faculty and staff from both institutions toured the Roosevelt University downtown facilities. The tours were led by Roosevelt admission staff, and explored existing spaces and proposed build-outs of the Wabash Building facilities, the historic Auditorium Building, and the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center. Thanks to all who planned and participated in this event.