Umbrella Organizations

About e-Bill

e-Bill is Albion College's official method for sending student account notifications, replacing paper statements (or bills). Periodically, the Accounting Office will post new account activity to the student's secure online account. When new balances are due, students and their designated authorized users receive email notification and can go online to view the current activity and make payment.

e-Bill offers a number of exciting features for students and their authorized account users, including:

Online Term Detail

Students and the users they authorize are able to login to e-Bill and view current and previous student account detail. Users are able to review current charges, fees, payments and any applicable credits on their student account.

e-Check

Albion College's e-Bill system allows students and authorized users to make payments using e-Check. e-Check allows users to pay online without using a bank or credit card. Instead, users using their checking account to make payments online - eliminating the need for stamps and envelopes

e-Refund

Students can enroll online to receive their student refunds directly deposited into their bank checking or savings account. No need to wait in lines to deposit a paper check. Students will receive email notification when their e-Refund has been processed and will know when their e-Refund will be deposited into their account.

About Information Technology

Mission Statement

Service the Albion College Community by maintaining the core College functions with wise stewardship to allow for innovation.

Departments

Information Technology staff is divided into three areas: Information Services, Instructional Technology & Media Services and Systems & Networking and User Services (helpdesk)

Information Services -  Chief Information Officer, Michael Dever 517-629-0960

  • The Information Services area -  manages the College's administrative software, SCT Banner, which includes:
    • Student academic information,
    • Financial aid
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Institutional Advancement

Instructional Technology & Media Services - Director, Robin Mohler 517-629-0962

  • The Instructional Technology and Media Services department provides support for faculty, staff and students in their use of technology to enhance teaching, learning. research and presentation including:
    • Effective use of technology for classroom activities and presentations in group and one-on-one settings
    • Technology and audio visual consulting 
    • Instructional design and development support
    • Technology training for individuals and groups
    • Course webs
    • Campus blogs
    • Classroom and conference room presentation systems
    • Printing services

Systems & Networking and User Services (Helpdesk) - Director, Eric Beadle 517-629-0479

    • The Systems and Networking department maintains the campus’s fiber optic network and high-speed internet access including: 
    • Wireless internet service 
    • Cell and landline phones
    • Houses and maintains most of the campus’s servers. These servers provide network accounts that allow faculty, staff, and student’s access to email, file and web page storage, and other technology resources.
    • Authorizations for building access
    •  Software loads for all campus computers

      The User Services area - Helpdesk 517-629-0479 provides technical support for all campus users, alumni, and guests including:
    • New user information
    • Password and log in help
    • General hardware and software support for college-owned computers
    • Basic troubleshooting support for student computers
    • Albion 1Card support
    • Signout equipment
    • Staff and faculty telephone support
    • Service of all the campus computers and network printers

 

ACIS - Albion College Information System

ACIS log-in information is supported by the Registrar's Office.  Additional information can be found at www.albion.edu/registrar or by calling (517) 629-0216.

 

 

 

Admitted Student Day: February 20, 2012

This is a visit program designed for you to become an Albion student for a day. You will spend the morning session in your area of academic interest. After lunch with current students you'll have the opportunity to obtain information regarding athletics, fine arts, and campus activities and organizations. Your individualized campus tour with a current student will include insider tips on life as an Albion College student. The day will end with Institute receptions featuring the Gerstacker Institute, Ford Institute, Pre-Health Institute, Environmental Center, Teacher Education Center, and Honors Program.

While you're busy being an Albion College student for the day, we'll keep your parents busy, too. Parents will attend morning sessions covering academic life and student affairs/residential life. They'll have lunch with Albion College faculty and staff and then learn more about parent involvement, financial aid and enrolling at Albion. You'll join each other for your campus tour and the Institute receptions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to register for Admitted Student Day, you must have completed an admission application and been accepted to Albion College prior to Feb. 15, 2012. Please contact the Admission Office if you have any questions about the status of your admission application.

Please read on for more important information. If you have questions, please call the Admission Office at 800/858-6770. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!


Student Schedule

9:30 a.m.     Registration and Faculty Reception
       
10:05     Welcome
       
10:30-11:45     The Classroom Experience

(Based on students' chosen academic
area of interest on registration form)
       
11:50     Lunch
       
1:00-1:30 p.m.
and
1:40-2:10
   

Choose two options:

  • Athletics
  • Fine Arts
  • Campus Life
       
2:15    

The following activities are available:

  • Campus Tours
  • Institute Receptions
  • Equestrian Tour
  • Art Facilities Tour

 

Parent Schedule

9:30 a.m.     Registration and Faculty Reception
       
10:05     Welcome
       
10:30-11:45    

Information Sessions on:

  • Academic Life
  • Student Affairs/Residential Life
       
11:50     Lunch
       

1:00-1:30 p.m.
and
1:40-2:10

   

Choose two options:

  • Financial Aid: What's Next
  • From Today to Move-In Day
  • Parent Panel
       
2:15    

The following activities are available:

  • Campus Tours
  • Institute Receptions
  • Equestrian Tour
  • Art Facilities Tour

Advancement Services

Albion College is grateful for your support and want to make giving to Albion to be convenient and easy for you.

All gifts enter through the Office of Advancement Services, where they are recorded, acknowledged, and appropriately distributed. The office supports the College by facilitating and receiving gifts; recording and maintaining alumni and donor information, including biographical and philanthropic data; conducting research; and providing reports.

To update your contact information so that you can receive publications from Albion College, please send an email to with your name, class year, current mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Please indicate if you would like to have your information published in our Albion College Directory.

 

After Albion

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Let's be honest. You can be bold and brainy, with the résumé of a rockstar. But if you don't have a plan for what comes after college, what's the point?

That's why we have developed the Albion Advantage. Through the Albion Advantage, you will blend your liberal arts education with career exploration, giving you marketable professionals skills. Check out the Albion Advantage Pledge, our commitment to your future success.

Thinking about graduate school? Recent Albion graduates have earned advanced degrees at places like the London School of Economics, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford. Ready for big business? Corporations like Johnson & Johnson and Google know our graduates well. Want to change the world? Follow Albion's leaders to organizations like Teach for America and the Peace Corps.

What will you do after Albion? Anything you put your mind to.

Our Career and Internship Center will help make your plans a reality.

pdf Download our brochure that highlights the career paths of recent alumni and includes a detailed look at the class of 2001.

Albion College Website

The Albion College website is maintained by the Marketing and Communications department. but each department is responsible for its own content. If you need to update the website and you do not yet have access, please email an request a training session.

Updating the Website

  1. How do I make changes to the website?
  2. How do I find the page I want to edit?
  3. Why is this article locked?
  4. How do I create a new article?
  5. How do I create a link to another webpage?
  6. How do I link to something on the page?
  7. How do I link to a file?

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything related to the website, please email .

Albion’s Institutes and Centers

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Getting into graduate school. Starting a career. Preparing for life. Albion's Institutes and Centers can help you achieve your most important goals.

Our Institutes and Centers integrate theoretical and practical learning in distinctive and challenging ways, and are designed for those who want to specialize beyond a specific major. That includes a unique curriculum and opportunities for internships, a capstone experience, and independent research.

Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management

Center for Sustainability and the Environment

Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development

Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service

Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program

Institute for Healthcare Professions

Alcohol/Drugs (See - Substance Abuse)

Scope

All faculty and staff.

Policy

Albion College subscribes to the objectives of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of any controlled substance in the workplace.

Employees convicted of any workplace-related criminal drug conviction must inform the Director of Human Resources of the conviction within five (5) days.

Albion College will notify the federal agency that contracts with or provides grants to the College within ten (10) days after receiving notice of an employee's criminal drug statute conviction for conduct in the workplace.

As a condition of employment at Albion College, employees must abide by the terms of this policy. The College shall have the right to discharge employees convicted of violating any criminal drug statute which occurred while in the workplace.

Cabinet reviewed 7/97

Alcohol/Drugs (See - Substance Abuse)

Scope

All faculty and staff.

Policy

Albion College subscribes to the objectives of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of any controlled substance in the workplace.

Employees convicted of any workplace-related criminal drug conviction must inform the Director of Human Resources of the conviction within five (5) days.

Albion College will notify the federal agency that contracts with or provides grants to the College within ten (10) days after receiving notice of an employee's criminal drug statute conviction for conduct in the workplace.

As a condition of employment at Albion College, employees must abide by the terms of this policy. The College shall have the right to discharge employees convicted of violating any criminal drug statute which occurred while in the workplace.

Cabinet reviewed 7/97

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Albion College realizes that the misuse of drugs and alcohol impairs employee health and productivity. Drug and alcohol problems result in unsafe working conditions for all employees and customers. Albion College is committed to maintaining a productive, safe, and healthy work environment, free of unauthorized drug and alcohol use.

Any employee involved in the unlawful use, sale, manufacturing, dispensing or possession of controlled substances, illicit drugs and alcohol on Company premises or work sites, or working under the influence of such substances, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal and referral for prosecution.

 

 

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Albion College's policy is to maintain a work environment that is free from substance abuse.  Albion College has developed this policy out of concern for employees' physical and mental health, workplace safety and productivity, and the College's status and reputation.

This policy in combination with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 is intended to provide clear and consistent procedures for handling incidents of employee use of alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances while on duty.

POLICY:

It is the policy of the College that employees shall not possess, consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the workday, including rest periods and meal periods. These restrictions hold true for employees who are serving in a paid on-call capacity. While on call, an employee must refrain from all alcohol consumption.

Notwithstanding this, there may be certain College functions, removed from the usual work setting, at which it is permissible to consume alcohol in moderation, with management approval.

Except for the situation outlined above, employees who use or are under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcohol during work time will be subjected to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

On duty employees who are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will be required to submit to a breath alcohol test. The College has a zero tolerance policy. A positive reading of .02 or above will be considered a violation of this policy. The employee will be suspended immediately. The Human Resource Director will review the facts of the incident and decide on appropriate disciplinary action.

All suspensions resulting from this policy will be without pay unless otherwise provided by state or federal law.

PROCEDURE:

Alcohol
1. Any employee reporting for work that is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to report to the Office of Security.

2. If any employee is concerned about another staff member, they should contact the Director of Security or his designee and report their concerns. Security will then follow according to this policy. A report will be forwarded to the Human Resource Director.

2. The Director of Security or his designee will contact the employee's direct supervisor and report the concern. The supervisor will report to the Security Office and witness the testing.

3. The Director of Security or his designee will then personally ask the suspected employee to return to the Security Office with him/her.

5. If Alcohol is suspected, the employee will be required to submit to a breath alcohol test. The Director of Security or his designee will administer the breathalyzer test. A reading of .02 or higher will be considered a violation of this policy.

6. Any employee whose breath alcohol reading is .02 or above will be suspended without pay by their supervisor. The suspension will remain in effect until the incident has been reviewed by the Human Resource Director.

7. Any employee who refused to take a breath alcohol test will be deemed in violation of this policy and be subject to disciplinary action.

8. The College values safety above all and would not want any employee to drive under the influence. However, any on-call employee who is called to report to work and states that he/she is under the influence of alcohol and is unable to report for work will be subject to disciplinary action for violation of this policy.

Illegal Drugs
1. Any employee reporting for work that is suspected of being under the influence drugs will be asked to report to the Office of Security.

2. The Director of Security or his designee will contact the employee's direct supervisor and the Human Resource Director. They will report to the Security Office.

3. The supervisor and/or Human Resource Director will assess the capability of the employee to work safely and take the appropriate action which may include taking the employee off work time and/or disciplinary action.

In addition, employees dealing with substance abuse are encouraged to seek help including taking advantage of the Employee Assistance Program has developed and maintains a comprehensive

Amorous Relationships

Scope

All Staff

Policy

  1. Employees will refrain from ANY amorous relationships with any student.
  2. The public has an expectation that a college like Albion would employ staff who would not attempt to develop inappropriate relationships with students.  Amorous relationships may undermine the atmosphere of trust on which the educational process depends.
  3. The only exception would be a recent graduate who becomes an employee and continues an existing relationship that he/she had prior to becoming an employee.

Procedure

A verified violation of this policy will lead to a range of disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal.  The Human Resources office must be notified for proper employee disciplinary action.

Admin.Council approved/effective 2/13/01

Amorous Relationships

Scope

All Staff

Policy

  1. Employees will refrain from ANY amorous relationships with any student.
  2. The public has an expectation that a college like Albion would employ staff who would not attempt to develop inappropriate relationships with students.  Amorous relationships may undermine the atmosphere of trust on which the educational process depends.
  3. The only exception would be a recent graduate who becomes an employee and continues an existing relationship that he/she had prior to becoming an employee.

Procedure

A verified violation of this policy will lead to a range of disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal.  The Human Resources office must be notified for proper employee disciplinary action.

Admin.Council approved/effective 2/13/01

Announcement: Thanksgiving Break 2009

NOTICE

Thanksgiving Break

  • Residential Halls Close: Wednesday 11/25/2009, 10:00 am
  • Residential Halls Reopen: Sunday 11/29/2009, 12:00 noon

All door access associated with students’ Albion1 card will be suspended for this break period. This includes Res Halls, classrooms, labs, or other doors to which you may have been granted access. If you require such access over the break, please contact the Faculty or Staff member who authorized your access.

Upon your return to Campus, you must visit the Kellogg Center card Kiosk to have your card re-authorized. This process will restore all access for the balance of the fall semester.

The Kellogg Center Kiosks will be manned to assist you in this process on Sunday 11/29/2009 from 12:00 noon until 10:00 pm. If you arrive on campus after 10:00 pm you will need to go to Campus Safety.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at .

April 2007

Congratulations Mariana Solis, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for April 2007. Mariana (“Maria”) has been a dependable and dedicated employee for 18 years. She takes tremendous pride in her work and truly cares about the quality of food she produces for our students, faculty and staff. Her supervisors and co-workers have described her as “dependable, pleasant, and one who always plans ahead”. Marianna_Solis
Tracy Markovich has been employed by the College since 1995 as a Maintenance/Technician IV. His primary responsibility is operation of the central boiler plant and steam distribution system. Tracy has been nominated by his co-workers for his "ability, leadership, and endless drive that he shows each and every day. His knowledge is vast, his willingness to help others is great, but the most valuable feature is his caring for how the College functions." Tracy is a very hard working and conscientious employees who can be counted on both to do his job and to respond to any emergency. Tracy_Markovich
Scott Stephen has been part of the IT team since 1988 and is well known on campus for his smiling face and pleasant, helpful disposition. He is always willing to lend a helping hand, be it syncing someone’s palm, helping with a Banner issue or giving directions to someone who is lost. During the past two years, Scott has taken on additional responsibilities due to staffing changes and more recently has (with a smile on his face) taken on even more new projects and responsibilities and has shouldered the extra load due to Lisa Locke being off on maternity leave. Currently, he is the “last director standing”. We appreciate his “whatever it takes” attitude and he is truly a valued member of the IT team! Scottsm

Atomic Learning

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What is Atomic Learning?

Free Online Training Tutorials

Atomic Learning is an online software tutorial service for all Albion College students, staff and faculty to use. It provides short video tutorials that clearly show you how to accomplish specific tasks and guide you through using any of 205 applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Apps. Windows 7, Office 2010, Moodle and many more.

With this resource, you will be able to stay on top of the latest technology applications and get answers to your software questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visit www.atomiclearning.com/login/albion to learn more about the available online tutorials. You will log in with your network credentials.

Audio Visual Request Form

You may request support for your audio visual needs for special events taking place in classrooms and other campus spaces by completing the form below. To ensure we can accommodate as many audio visual requests as possible, we prefer at least two weeks advance notice when requesting event support.

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August 2007

Congratulations Verna Lafayette, for being awarded the Dining & Hospitality Services Employee of the Month for August 2007. Verna has worked for Albion College since January 2005. She is very reliable and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Verna has been a strong asset to Dining & Hospitality Services and to Albion College. Both her managers and co-workers think highly of her and always know she can be counted on. Lafayette_Verna
Jim Sobel has been employed by Albion College since April, 2000. Initially Jim was a Maintenance II assigned to the Whitehouse and Seaton Hall residential areas. As such he consistently received excellent ratings from both students and staff living in his buildings. More recently he has been promoted to Maintenance/Technician III and assigned to the Science Complex. In this new role he has done an exceptional job in learning a new building with new technologies and has developed positive relationships with faculty and staff. Jim has also made contributions in a variety of other areas. He organized a fund-raiser for an employee in need. He builds high quality furniture from recycled materials to be auctioned off as a College fund-raiser. He worked out of his normal assignment (along with others) in preparing Briton Manor for our new President and family in an exceptionally tight time frame. Congratulations to Jim as employee of the month. Excellent employee. Caring fellow worker. Active supporter of Albion College. JimSobel
Todd Tekiele has been with Albion College for a year now and in that year he has worked hard to make some amazing changes in our Dining and Hospitality services. Among the changes are those fantastic smoothies at the Eat Shop and the great salad selection. Todd is a dedicated employee who always has a friendly smile for everyone he sees. He is a valued member of the Dining and Hospitality team and is respected by his employees. Congratulations Todd! Tekiele_Todd

August 2008

Congratulations to Gary Moles for being selected as the Dining & Hospitality Services “Employee of the Month” for August 2008. Gary is a hard-working, dedicated member of the team in lower Baldwin. His effort and enthusiasm does not go un-noticed. Gary has a genuine quality that permeates throughout the operation. Congratulations Gary! Gary_Moles
Frank Behling has been with Albion College since 1977 and is currently the most senior member of the maintenance crew. Frank is a Maintenance/Technician IV and deals with most issues involving water; pool maintenance, water softener operation, and a variety of other plumbing issues. Frank is one of those very valuable people who work behind the scenes making life better for everyone. Thank you Frank for your dedication and service to Albion College. frank_behling
John Okerman, (everyone calls him Bob) has been with the college since 1997 as Facilities Supervisor. Bob supervises the crew which deals with daily residence hall maintenance needs. Bob also oversees the summer effort to get rooms ready for fall and coordinates the Facilities Operations support for move-in. This summer Bob had a number of important residence hall projects including a very successful and cost effective renovation of the Briton House Apartments. These apartments, constructed in 1976, were badly in need of remodeling. Under Bob’s leadership they received a new roof, windows, exterior trim and paint, plus kitchen and bathroom remodeling – all for under $17/sq. ft. Thank you Bob. john_okerman

August 2010

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Catherine Sprouse  - Dining & Hospitality Services is pleased to announce Catherine Sprouse as our August 2010 Employee of the Month.  Catie has proven her many talents over the summer as she was instrumental in helping to complete the facelift of Lower Baldwin Dining Hall.  She even surprised herself when she started whirling that paintbrush!  Oh, the skills we don't even realize we have sometimes!  One thing that's for sure though, is Catie's ability to bring a smile and quick service to the students at the Eat Shop Café.  An employee with the department since 1999, we would like to thank Catie for her dedication and service and look forward to seeing her smiling face for many more years to come.

 

 

TracyMarkovich

Tracy Markovich has been nominated as the Facilities Operations Employee of the Month.  Tracy is a Maintenance/Technician IV and works with the boiler plant and steam distribution systems.  Universally known as an exceptionally hard worker, Tracy works every day to make sure that the central heating plant operates at peak efficiency.  He is being particularly recognized for his recent work in the "big dig."  Before school opening it was essential to trench across Hannah St. to replace a leaking steam condensate line.  Condensate is steam condensed to hot water once it has given off its usable heat in the change from gas to liquid.  It is essential for boiler efficiency to reclaim as much condensate as possible.  As part of his job to maintain boiler efficiency, Tracy worked for several days doing whatever was necessary from shoveling to pipefitting to directing traffic to see that the "big dig" was completed on time.  Thank you Tracy for all you do behind the scenes every day. 

 

PatMiller

Pat Miller  - We are pleased to acknowledge Patricia Miller, Administrative Employee of the Month for August, 2010.  Pat is the Associate Director of Dining & Hospitality Services and is responsible for catering, events, conferences, and lodging.  With hundreds of on-campus events annually, Pat and her staff are an integral part of the success of Albion College.  While serving the College for over thirty years, Pat continues to demonstrate her willingness to learn and experiment with new ideas and initiatives.  For example, Pat has shown her commitment to our learning-centered college by engaging in the sustainability theme.  This August, Pat planned extensively for the faculty welcome dinner, which will feature twenty-four Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products from sixteen locations, primarily within seventy miles of Albion. 

 

 

 

Authorizations

The procedure for authorizing access into doors with keycard locks follows below.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit student authorization lists for the semester as soon as possible to .  Please note that a signed copy of all student authorizations also needs to be forwarded to the Office of Campus Safety. 

In an effort to make the process of staff and students obtaining access into doors with keycard locks, the e-mail address has been created. Requests to allow access into buildings and rooms and questions or problems with these locks should be to this address. The account is monitored by the Help Desk as well as Facilities staff and Campus Safety, so that the necessary encoding and programming may be completed as efficiently as possible.

STUDENT PROCEDURE:

The following is the procedure to be utilized by faculty and staff for authorizing students to have card key access to buildings and rooms after hours:

1)  Faculty/staff member e-mails request to authorizing student access after hours. A signed copy of the request must also be sent to Campus Safety.

2)  The authorization must include: name and student number for each student, room/office numbers into which student has access, and duration of authorization.  All authorizations normally expire at the end of each semester.

3)  IT and Facilities staff will complete the necessary data entries for each authorization, normally within five business days.  Due to the volume of requests, this may take longer at the beginning of the semester.  Students may contact Campus Safety to obtain access until the encoding and updating process has been completed.

4)  The requesting faculty or staff member will be sent an e-mail confirmation when the work has been completed.

PROCEDURE FOR STAFF TO OBTAIN ACCESS INTO AREAS WITH KEY CARD LOCKS:

Only Vice-Presidents or Department Heads may authorize staff members to have access to areas with key card locks. An e-mail detailing the name of the staff member needing access and the buildings and room numbers for which the particular staff member is to have access should be sent to . The request will then be handled as above

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