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January 2, 2023 2:15 PM - 2023 UHV Annual Teaching Excellence Award

Dear UHV Student,

The UHV Faculty Awards Committee requests your assistance in identifying the annual Teaching Excellence Award winner for 2023. The Teaching Excellence Award is given to one UHV faculty member annually in recognition of excellent teaching. Only students may nominate a faculty member for this prestigious award, so your input is critical to the process. Nominating a professor for this award is a meaningful way to recognize someone whose teaching has made a difference in your life.

You may nominate only ONE of your professors for this honor. Multiple nominations are not permitted. By completing the nomination form, your name and UHV email address will be stored along with your nomination choice. Anonymous nominations are also not permitted.

Please click on the link below to select your nominee from the provided list of eligible faculty. Only full-time faculty, who have taught six consecutive semesters, are eligible to be nominated. Administrators, recent award recipients, visiting faculty and adjunct/part-time faculty are not eligible and do not appear in the provided list.

Complete the nomination form here:

2023 Teaching Excellence Nomination

The deadline for the nomination process is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Please help our committee recognize faculty excellence in teaching for the UHV community. Thank you for your cooperation. Please reply to this email with any questions, concerns, or comments.

This year’s Faculty Awards Committee:

  • Dr. Armando Chavez-Rivera, Chair - Research and Scholarly Activity Excellence Award Recipient
  • Dr. Sandy Venneman – Distinguished Faculty Service Award Recipient
  • Dr. Anthony Madrid – Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
  • Dr. Jerry Hu – College of Nautral and Applied Science
  • Dr. Saeed Janani - College of Business
  • Dr. Saidat Ilo - College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Michael Wiblishauser – College of Education and Health Professions

December 15, 2022 10:51 AM - TurnItIn Maintenance - Saturday, January 14, 2023, From 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The TurnItIn vendor reports that they will be performing maintenance Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The TurnItIn feature in Blackboard and Canvas will not be available to instructors or students during the maintenance period. Additional information and updates will be provided on this website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

November 2, 2022 9:04 AM - Spring 2023 Graduation Deadline

The deadline for the UHV Spring 2023 graduation application is Friday, February 3, 2023.

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply online at http://www.uhv.edu/myuhv/.
  2. Choose UHV Self Service.
  3. Select Degree Progress/Graduation.
  4. Select Apply for Graduation.

November 2, 2022 9:02 AM - Spring 2023 Semester Start Dates

The UHV Spring 2023 semester begins Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Please review the important Spring 2023 semester information below regarding the UHV Blackboard & Canvas LMS systems.

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023: first day new students registered for Blackboard & Canvas online courses for the Spring regular, 8W1, & “fast track” terms can log into Blackboard & Canvas LMS systems
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023: first day students can access Blackboard & Canvas online course information for the Spring regular, 8W1, & “fast track” terms
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: first day new students registered for Blackboard & Canvas online courses for the Spring 8W2 & 2nd “fast track” terms can log into Blackboard & Canvas LMS systems
  • Monday, March 20, 2023: first day students can access Blackboard & Canvas online course information for the Spring 8W2 & 2nd “fast track” terms
  • Not sure if you are registered for a regular, 8W1, 8W2, or “fast track” term course...check the UHV course offerings page and search for your specific course to find out
  • To resolve issues, confirm you're successfully registered for a Blackboard or Canvas online course, you're accessing information on the correct date (see above), you've changed your pre-expired password, and you've tested your browser; check with your Online Support Technician for help and assistance
  • For information regarding course evaluations, please visit the UHV course evaluations website.


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