Adjunct – Forensic Science Institute

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty provides a quality learningexperience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct facultyreports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related dutiesand responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher andfacilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of CentralOklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research forstudents, professionals and first responders in all aspects ofevidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting andtestimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic scienceeducation at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust,interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate programin North America accredited by the Forensic Science EducationPrograms Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligibledisciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, ForensicChemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern KentuckyUniversity, were the first and still only programs to be accreditedin Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The ForensicScience Institute has an experienced faculty representinginternational and national leaders in their respectivefields.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaches courses within the scope of Forensic Science.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to the educationalphilosophy of the University. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professionals peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Adheres to theeducational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of theUniversity. Adheres to all policies and procedures outlines in theUCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Evansville’s Ford Center Ready For More Events After OVC Tournament

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Evansville’s Ford Center Ready For More Events After OVC TournamentMARCH 5TH, 2018  AMANDA PORTER INDIANA Evansville is already looking to host another big tournament at the Ford Center after the Ohio Valley Conference tournament brought thousands of people to the city.Businesses were booming for four days straight.The OVC coming to Evansville for the first time means money.“Restaurants are full, bars are hopping and the hotels are obviously happy because people are staying the night,” says Evansville Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer.“Obviously when you have a huge event like this in the city where we have people coming from all over the region, its a great thing for our tourism industry.”Schaefer says conferences like the OVC puts Evansville on the map for more events.“Anytime we can host these big-time events it’s a good thing for the city to build up our credibility with the NCAA, and all of these other organizations.”Doubletree by Hilton general manager Harold Mirambell says Evansville was the perfect place for OVC.“The fans were really excited to be here. It was very convenient for them since we were right across the street from the Ford Center.Mirambell says it was easy hosting the men and women’s basketball teams who stayed at the hotel.“One of the coaches said that he really enjoyed this venue because it was a neutral area for both teams, no one had a home court advantage.”More than four thousand people stopped at bars and restaurants downtown to celebrate the OVC tournament.Now the city and the Evansville Sports Corporation are hoping to bring more big-ticket events to the Ford Center.“We are in the process of trying to get it for another two years so we are working diligently doing a debrief to see what was done right and wrong, and we submitted a bid and hopefully we will get it for two more years,” Schaefer says the ESC has already placed bids to host upcoming NCAA events.Amanda PorterReporter and Anchor for 44NewsMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebook last_img read more

3 reasons why right-party contact is more challenging than ever

first_imgOne of the biggest challenges collection operations face—whether an in-house or outsourced venture—is making contact with delinquent borrowers. The collections industry has always had to deal with and overcome negative stereotypes, but in this day and age of heavy regulations and evolving technology, right-party contact is more challenging than ever for three particular reasons:The Decline of the Landline It’s not rocket science—if a borrower doesn’t pick up the phone, it’s impossible to collect on a delinquent payment, so reaching them is key. However, as technology and consumer behavior has evolved, we’ve seen the number of Americans with landlines in their homes drastically decrease. According to the National Health Interview Survey, 44% of American households only had cellular phones during the first half of 2014. This trend toward mobile-only communication seems to be more prevalent among the young and the underprivileged. Among all age groups, 69.3% of 25-29-year olds, and 59.1% with a poor household poverty status1  were mobile-only households.But when the only option is to reach a delinquent borrower on their mobile phone, collection operations have to be prepared to navigate the complexities of regulations.Regulations Surrounding Calls to Wireless Phone NumbersThe regulations surrounding collections—specifically calling mobile phone numbers—are complex. Among other things, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits calls to cell phone numbers from auto dialers, unless they comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), namely, the portion of the act that states borrowers must give prior consent to contact them on their cell phone.The TCPA is a noteworthy challenge for collection operations because although the law was originally enacted to restrict solicitations, i.e., telemarketing, it lumps debt collectors into the law, even though telemarketing and collection calls are completely different.Regulations and the uncertainty of future regulations are a significant concern for many of our credit union clients. Keeping a firm grasp of compliance is no cake walk—in fact, we employ a dedicated compliance and legal team to stay informed of regulatory changes, conduct internal audits, and train our staff, among other things, because we recognize the impact that missteps could have to our business and that of our clients.Ineffective Calling StrategiesWhen collection operations utilize calling strategies that only include calling delinquent borrowers during typical business hours—8 a.m.-5 p.m.—when most people are at work, their right-party contact rates are obviously going to be impacted.And, as most collection management teams know, early stage contact is critical. Collectors strive to be the first collection call borrowers get so that they can be the first in line to receive a payment. But, it’s evidently not that simple—being the first in line to receive a payment from a delinquent borrower means increasing your contact rates by developing a calling strategy that includes prime time or evenings to increase your chances of reaching the borrower. Of course, in order to implement this type of strategy, you will have to consider flexing your team’s schedules to include evening and weekends, which may require overtime pay. The cost to collect a single dollar can quickly rise the more you align your calling strategy with the typical consumer’s schedule of availability.These are all real issues that we discuss with our clients on a daily basis, and even encounter internally in our own collection operation. And although there is no silver bullet-solution, by being informed and proactive, you can find creative solutions to help your operation overcome these challenges.Learn even more about industry trends and actionable ways that you can improve your in-house collections process in our ebook, Collections: To Outsource, or Not to Outsource, That is the Question.    Based on household income and household size using the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty thresholds. “Poor” persons are defined as those below the poverty threshold. 98SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brad Young As COO of The Financial Institution Group’s AutoPilot® Services, Brad Young manages and consults on all aspects of SWBC’s suite of risk and account management services, including collections, … Web: www.swbc.com Detailslast_img read more

United impress at Emirates

first_imgManchester United moved back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 smash-and-grab raid at Arsenal. Press Association It was a second-successive defeat for Arsenal, who had completely dominated the first half, but failed to beat David De Gea, who saved a one-on-one from Jack Wilshere – the latter later went off with an injured ankle. While United will head back north with confidence renewed, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was left facing the same questions about the direction of his side, now down in eighth place. Things had looked like turning out so different following a blistering start by the hosts. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was lively as he had been against Scotland on Tuesday night, holding off his England captain Rooney before darting to the right by-line and whipping a ball into the six-yard box, which Welbeck headed over. The first key moment of the match came on 13 minutes when De Gea, who injured his hand while on international duty, made a hash of a clearance under pressure from Alexis Sanchez. Aaron Ramsey collected the loose ball, which Welbeck laid off into the path of the onrushing Wilshere. The England midfielder, though, ran it too close to De Gea, who blocked with his chest as unmarked Sanchez stood screaming for a square pass and a tap in. United defender Luke Shaw had earlier injured his ankle, and eventually hobbled off to be replaced by Ashley Young on 16 minutes. Referee Mike Dean had to give Wilshere and Marouane Fellaini a stern talking to after the pair needlessly squared up. The much shorter Arsenal man pushed his head into the United midfielder’s chest – which on another day could well have been punished by a red card – and sparked a brief melee. On 41 minutes, Di Maria scampered away down the right and fed Rooney, and it needed a timely sliding block from Chambers to prevent the England captain putting United ahead. At the start of the second half, Welbeck was away again down the left, but after cutting into the penalty area, he could not beat De Gea at the near post. Wilshere was left in a heap after a sliding challenge from McNair turned his ankle, and was eventually replaced by Santi Cazorla on 55 minutes. United swept into the lead through some comedy defending from Arsenal, which would not have looked out of place on the set of ‘Dumb and Dumber To’, with American actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels guests on the Emirates Stadium pitch before kick-off. Goalkeeper Szczesny came out to palm away a deep cross from the left, but was clattered into by Gibbs. The loose ball dropped to Valencia, who drilled his shot goalwards and which looked to be going wide but deflected off Gibbs, who was still on the ground, and into the net. Szczesny had taken a heavy blow in the ribs, and was not able to continue, so Emiliano Martinez came on. During the stoppage, there was an incident on the United bench, as substitute Darren Fletcher was involved in an angry exchange with Arsenal supporters in the rows immediately behind. When play eventually restarted, Sanchez glanced a diving header straight at De Gea. Arsenal, though, were made to pay for pressing such a high line as United added a second on the break. Di Maria skipped away down the right, drawing Nacho Monreal out of position before squaring to Rooney, who ran into the area and clipped the ball over the goalkeeper. Argentina forward Di Maria could have added a third early in the eight minutes of stoppage time after breaking clear from a corner, but floated the ball wide of the far post. Giroud stunningly cracked the ball past the hand of De Gea into the top left corner from 20 yards, but a grandstand finale never came. All the pre-match hype had been over Danny Welbeck facing his former club, but the England forward had few opportunites to prove United boss Louis van Gaal wrong as United rode their luck before striking twice in the second half. Antonio Valencia’s shot was deflected in off Kieran Gibbs, whose collision with Wojciech Szczesny saw the Arsenal keeper substituted on 55 minutes before, as the Gunners pressed, Wayne Rooney clipped in a second on the break. Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud marked his return from three months out with a broken ankle by netting a well-struck consolation in stoppage-time. last_img read more