Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I am an employee at one of the regional campuses. Am I eligible to participate in UPAC activities?
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Yes, all employees in the unclassified category may participate in all UPAC activities.

Q. Now that I am an employee of Miami, can I take non-credit courses at the university?
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Yes, through the Office of Continuing Education. They also offer professional development courses where you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please contact the office at 529-1508 or visit their web site at www.units.muohio.edu/continuingeducation

Q. How can an employee become a member of the Miami University Community Federal Credit Union?
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Please visit their web site at www.muccu.org

Q. Does the university have a daycare center for employees? If so, how can I learn more about it?
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The daycare center is called the Mini University and is located on the Western campus. Please contact the center at 529-8383 or visit their web site at www.childcare.muohio.edu

Q. Does the university offer staff development?
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Yes, the president’s office has taken the initiative to design job enrichment opportunities, staff training, workshops, and seminars. To find out more, visit this web site www.units.muohio.edu/prs/staffdevelopment

Q. I am interested in relocating to Oxford. Can you tell me about the city, schools, social activities, etc., available in Oxford?
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Check out these web sites: www.oxfordchamber.org and www.miami.muohio.edu/living_at_miami/oxandbeyond/index.cfm

Q. How much diversity is present at Miami?
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You can find diversity statistics at www.muohio.edu/diversityfacts/

Q. Are employees permitted to use the Recreational Sports Center?
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Yes, contact the center’s membership office at 529-8181.

Q. How do I use a university vehicle for university business?
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Contact the Motor Pool at 529-6786.

Q. What is the cost to park on campus?
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Employee parking is $30 for the 2011 fiscal year, with permits expiring on June 30, 2011. Please see Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

Q. How can I find out more information about the interest-free computer loans for personal use?
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Visit this web site: http://www.units.muohio.edu/prs/Benefits/Computer Loan Program.html

Q. As a staff member, can I get home internet access through the university?
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Miami University discontinued its dial-up service in 2009. However, Miami has an arrangement with Time Warner Cable that allows faculty, staff, and students living off-campus in the Oxford Time Warner service area to purchase Road Runner high-speed on-line data service at special rates from IT Services. Billing is provided through payroll deduction or applied to the bursar bill. For more information, visit http://www.units.muohio.edu/uit/network-wireless/-campus-internet-access or contact the IT Services Support Desk at 529-7900.

Q. Can I get a personal cell phone through the university?
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The Telecommunications Office has a variety of cell phones and plans available to staff members. Monthly charges are payroll deducted. Call 529-3511 for more information.