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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 for department business during meetings and other occasions as needed..  
  • Create and disseminate surveys.
  • Collect and archive course syllabi for each semester/session as well as respond to requests for syllabi.
  • Disseminate information on behalf of the chairs and other entities to faculty and students.
  • Coordinate requests for guest speaker needs (ex. parking, room reservations, honorarium) .
  • Assist with purchase and reimbursement requests by providing guidance, instructions, and/or submitting to CBS2 on behalf of others.
  • Assist department chairs with course scheduling, collecting teaching preferences and IOR petition signatures, record-keeping and enrollment figures..
  • Assist department chairs in monitoring department expenditures.
  • Assist with hiring student assistants, limited staff hires, and course readers.
  • Events support services
  • Serve as a repository for institutional memory.

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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, 235

Ericka Garcia
Department Specialist 
(209) 201-8167
egarcia225@ucmerced.edu
Office: COB-1, 254
GAMWS, LLC, PH

Heidi Green
Department Specialist 
(209) 382-4073
hgreen2@ucmerced.edu
Office: COB-1, 255
EBM, POLI, SOC

 

Jocelyn De La Torre
Department Specialist
(209) 285-4403
jdelatorre27@ucmerced.edu
Office:  COB-1, 254
A&HS, CIS, HCRES, PSY
Vacant
Events Coordinator 

 

 

 

Last Updated: July 2022