IS&T Launches Encrypted FalconNet for Campus Wide Use
In an effort to enhance network security and comply with Federal laws, UM’s Office of IS&T turned off UMNET and officially relaunched a newly encrypted version of FalconNet on Friday, March 30.
This upgrade, in addition to being more secure, will allow devices to connect seamlessly between the residential and academic areas on campus.
In order to login to the new FalconNet, all users will need to go through a one-time enrollment process that involves downloading a security certificate for each device.
To connect, follow these instructions:
The device’s operating system will automatically be detected and provided with a link to download the appropriate application. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the SSL certificate file and connect to FalconNet.
- Open the Wi-Fi setting on your device and connect to UMConnect
- Open a web browser (Apple devices must use Safari) and go to xps.montevallo.edu
- Agree to the terms & conditions
- Select whether you are registering as: student, faculty/staff, visitor or gaming device
- Log in with your username and password
Academic Affairs announces new Falcon Success Center
Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the formation of the Falcon Success Center, consolidating both the Office of Student Success and the Academic Success Center, including the Learning Enrichment Center.
The FSC will be the primary support for students’ academic experience at UM. The goal is to provide student-centered, retention-focused resources, empowering students to achieve academic success. Leading this office as senior director will be Heather Ammons, former director of student success.
In addition to hiring an assistant director, Brenda Knight will move from her current position in University Advancement to become the director of scholarships for the FSC reporting to the vice president for business affairs.
FSC will be headquartered in Van Tuyll House, while the Learning Enrichment Center will remain in Carmichael Library. The TRIO Programs will remain in Academic Affairs but will report directly to the provost.
Speech & Language Center to Offer Free Community Clinics this Summer
UM’s Speech and Language Center will offer various free clinic services to current UM students, faculty/staff, alumni and children along with adults of all ages in the Montevallo/Birmingham communities this summer.
This clinic will provide quality evaluations and therapy services for a multitude of speech/language and swallowing difficulties. All therapy services will be offered during normal business hours and will be provided by graduate students under the supervision of licensed speech-pathologists.
To request an evaluation or therapy, please fill out the online request for services form and call 205-665-6720 or email the center for questions. More information about the services offered can be found at the center’s page online.
UM Child Study Center Earns National NAEYC Accreditation
After an extensive self-study and quality improvement process, UM’s Child Study Center has earned accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. Less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools and kindergartens achieve this recognition.
To earn accreditation, NAEYC assessors visited the Child Study Center to verify and ensure the program met each of the 10 program standards as well as hundreds of corresponding individual criteria.
Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes Available Online
Advisors may begin clearing students to register for summer and fall terms in Banner (Self Service).
Students register according to their current classification (not counting currently enrolled hours) beginning with graduate students. Registration for each student classification will begin at 7 a.m. on the designated start dates. The registration dates are as follows:
|Seniors (90+ earned hours)
|Juniors (60-89 earned hours)
|Sophomores (30-59 earned hours)
|Freshmen (less than 30 earned hours)
Bookstore Sets April Deadline for Fall Textbook Adoptions
The Fall 2018 term is available online at Faculty Enlight. The UM bookstore is asking for all fall book adoptions to be submitted by April 6 so students can begin registering on April 9 with full knowledge of what they will need for their classes.
If a faculty member needs help with the adoption process, contact Store Manager Ben Varner.
Call for Academic Calendar Submissions
Please send information about academic events that you would like included in the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar to Mary Horton, assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs. Please submit all entries by email or hand-mail no later than Friday, April 20.