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Department Support Services

Department Support Services 

Mission

We actively partner with our department chairs and faculty as well as colleagues servicing other business units to support the educational and research mission of the university. Our primary goal is to provide efficient, friendly and innovative support for communication and administrative activities while being adaptable to evolving timelines and priorities.

Support Services include:

Administrative Support

  • Respond to questions from faculty, staff, and department chairs.  Provide feedback and guidance as well as direction to relevant resources.
  • Coordinate/schedule and facilitate department faculty meetings and other departmental meetings, create meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Update departmental websites and social media pages.
  • Facilitate voting during and after department meetings.  
  • Create and disseminate surveys.
  • Collect and archive course syllabi for each semester/session.
  • Disseminate information on behalf of the chairs and other entities to faculty and students.
  • Coordinate logistical requests, i.e., parking requests.
  • Assist with the course scheduling and teaching preferences, IOR petition signatures, record-keeping, and enrollment figures.
  • Assist with purchase and reimbursement requests by providing guidance, instructions or imputing on behalf of others.
  • Serve as a repository for institutional memory.
  • Assist department chairs in monitoring department expenditures.
  • Assist with hiring student assistants, limited staff hires, and course readers.
  • Prepare communications digest on behalf of the department chairs. 

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Events Support

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Financial Services and Web Support

  • Departmental financial accounts management 
  • Departmental website management 

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Contact us at ssha.deptsupport@ucmerced.edu 

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For inquiries, please email:

Policies & Support Materials

  • Campus Purchasing (campus wide)
  • Travel (campus wide) (e.g... Connexxus for travel arrangements, Express for travel reimbursements, and policies)

 

Support Staff Contact Information

 

Mohabbat Ahmadi
Department Support Supervisor
(209) 308-3329
mahmadi6@ucmerced.edu
Office: COB-1, 250
Heidi Green
Department Specialist 
(209) 382-4073
hgreen2@ucmerced.edu
Office: COB-1, 255
EBM, GAMWS, LLC, POLI, SOC
Nancy Higareda-Marquez
Department Specialist 
(209) 201-8167 
nhigareda@ucmerced.edu

Office: COB-1, 255
A&HS, CIS, HCRES, PH, PSY
Austyn Smith
Events Coordinator 
(209) 228-2280
asmith37@ucmerced.edu
Office: COB-1, 242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 2021