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Faculty Support Services

The Faculty Support Department is composed of a course packet coordinator, Graduate Platforms Course coordinator, and administrative assistants. All faculty members are assigned an administrative assistant. Work should be given directly to him/her or placed in an in-basket located on the assistant’s desk. If your administrative assistant is away from his/her desk or is out for the day, do not hesitate to speak to one of the other assistants about your work request or to one of the department managers.

Faculty members are responsible for indicating the desired deadline and are encouraged to give as much lead time as possible and make all deadlines very clear. It is imperative that staff be made aware of deadlines prior to beginning the job in order to prioritize multiple tasks and deadline dates.

For a list of ways in which faculty support administrative assistants can assist you, refer to the Faculty Support Services (pdf) document. For questions about faculty support staffing, refer to the Fall 2015 list of Faculty Support Assignments (pdf). Please feel free to discuss any additional project needs with the senior manager of Faculty Support, Sandy Vaughn at 5-6707, Knight Hall office KH 544 or office manager, Leslie Stroker, located in Simon Hall office 243, ext. 5-6046.

Support for Teaching and Research (STAR)

The STAR system provides faculty with a sufficient and predictable amount of funds to effectively accomplish their research and teaching activities. Annual STAR allocations allow faculty to make individual decisions about how funds are used and provides incentives to use the resources as efficiently and effectively as possible to the mutual benefit of the faculty members and Olin Business School. All decisions about the use of STAR funds must fall within the STAR Policies and Guidelines (pdf), and all expenditures must follow the general University expense and purchasing guidelines (see http://purchasing.wustl.edu/).

Cancellation of Class Due to Illness or Inclement Weather

Faculty members who need to cancel a course due to illness or inclement weather should first notify Joyce Montgomery at extension 5-6327 or via email: montgomery@wustl.edu. Faculty members should also post the cancellation on Blackboard and contact General Services at services@olin.wustl.edu and request that General Services place a cancellation notice on your classroom door. For more information, refer to Washington University's inclement weather policy.