New Federal Regulations to Affect Telephone Placement

AudioCodes 445HD TelephoneTo maintain FCC compliance and University employee safety, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), in conjunction with the Office of Risk Management and the SMU Police Department, is developing a roadmap for the removal of all non-compliant telephone devices.

Under Kari’s Law, for a phone to comply, it must have the capability to dial 9-1-1 directly. Similar to a computer, users must sign in to the AudioCodes phone for them to operate. If the user has not signed in to their phone, no calls can be made, including calls to 9-1-1. The Ray Baum act ensures protection for our campus by requiring all phones have a “dispatchable location” when you call 9-1-1. Phones that are not logged in prevent users from calling, and phones that are not signed in after a password has changed will not provide a 9-1-1 dispatcher with the location information for that phone. Continue reading New Federal Regulations to Affect Telephone Placement

Learn Ways to Get Your Stress Under Control with LinkedIn Learning

Stress—we all have it—and the pandemic has not done anything to help, but it’s what we do with it that will determine if it becomes fuel or foe. Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? It is the perfect month for it, as spring has begun and nature is rejuvenating; there’s no better time to take a moment to check in with yourself.  By now, you are aware that LinkedIn Learning (LiL) has thousands of videos to help with your professional development. Well, they also have videos and courses to help with your personal development. In honor of National Stress Awareness month, let us raise your awareness of these options available. Continue reading Learn Ways to Get Your Stress Under Control with LinkedIn Learning

CTE Infographic Provides Tips To Reduce Student Anxiety

Many student leaders across the nation, including our own Student Advisory Board, have voiced concerns regarding how challenging these past and current semesters have been from a mental health perspective. Students are not alone, as both faculty, staff, and health professionals have discussed these same concerns during this pandemic. The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recently produced an infographic on ten pedagogical tips to reduce student anxiety. Continue reading CTE Infographic Provides Tips To Reduce Student Anxiety

LinkedIn Learning Web Events: April 2021

LinkedIn LearningThis month, LinkedIn Learning is offering several new webinars to help all of us to get more out of LinkedIn Learning and even assist our graduate students to find those dream jobs.


Staff Success with LinkedIn Learning
April 14, 2021, 11 a.m. CST

Find out what is LinkedIn Learning and how the platform can be used for developing new hard and soft skills, how you can leverage it to ace the performance review cycle, and build a professional brand.

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Campus Computers and Upcoming Power Maintenance 

power surgeSMU has been informed that Oncor needs to perform preventative maintenance to upgrade equipment during both the weekends of April 10-11 and April 17-18. This maintenance will briefly affect power on the SMU campus. Two brief power fluctuations and possible wired and wireless fluctuations will occur twice during each weekend.  The first will occur around 7 a.m. on Saturday, and the second around 6 p.m. on Sunday. While the power will simply flicker, out of caution we are recommending all computers and classroom equipment be powered off Friday evening. Continue reading Campus Computers and Upcoming Power Maintenance