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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

  • Responding to questions from faculty, staff, and department chairs and providing or guiding them to the relevant resources
  • Coordinating/scheduling faculty meetings and other departmental meetings, curriculum meetings, grad program meetings, calendar invites, and creating meeting minutes
  • Updating the departmental website and social media pages
  • Facilitate voting during and after the department meetings
  • Create and disseminate surveys
  • Disseminate information on behalf of the chairs and other entities to faculty and students
  • Coordinate logistical requests/parking request for guest speakers
  • Assist with the curriculum and teaching preferences, delivery, IOR petition signatures, class scheduling, record-keeping, and enrollment figures
  • Assist with the purchase and travel reimbursement requests by providing guidance, instructions or imputing on behalf of others
  • Serve as a repository for institutional memory
  • Assist with hiring student assistants, 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