"Guest Post" Archive

Interdisciplinary math class students to showcase projects at WakerSpace

Waker SpaceTwenty-two students in professor Sarah Raynor’s Explorations in Mathematics class will be showcasing their final project results on Wednesday, April 26 from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. in WakerSpace.

NSF Early Career Award winner and Professor of Engineering Erin Henslee, who runs an Inclusive Making cohort, is using funds from the grant to support this educational outreach experience.

“Scientific discoveries should be made accessible to those in our communities. This includes mentoring undergraduate research students, using research as a catalyst to engage students in the classroom with new areas of science, as well as engaging the community with research,” Henslee said when Inside WFU announced the NSF award in April 2022.

“My students have chosen a topic in which they are interested, delved into the math of their topics and are using WakerSpace technologies to illustrate and support their learning. Some of the chosen topics include sports ranking, star formation, baking and theater set design,” Raynor said.

Guests will be able to talk with Raynor’s students about the final projects and their experiences in her interdisciplinary, project-based math class.

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Wake Forest CLASS to host series on Autism and the College Experience

The Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS) is excited to welcome Assistant Clinical Professor Jane Thierfeld Brown from Yale University and Director of Disability & Access Services Lorre Wolf from Boston University to host a series of community and campus conversations about autism and the college experience from March 21-23. 

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Reporting discrimination and harassment

This message is shared on behalf of Human Resources and the Office of the Provost. 

We write today to remind faculty and staff of the University’s non-discrimination policies and existing mechanisms for reporting complaints of discrimination and harassment under those policies.

Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the values and standards of the Wake Forest community, and are incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the Wake Forest community expects and deserves. They will not be tolerated. Wake Forest is committed to providing programs, activities, and education and work environments free from discrimination and harassment. Wake Forest is also committed to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting and fair and timely resolution of those behaviors.

In commitment to these principles, the University’s Non-Discrimination Statement expressly prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, and veteran status. The University also has a comprehensive Sex and Gender Discrimination and Harassment Policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex and gender.

Wake Forest strongly​ encourages all employees to promptly report concerns regarding suspected or known discrimination or harassment directly to one of these designated individuals:

Aishah Casseus, J.D., 
Title IX Coordinator and Section 504/ADA Coordinator
titleixcoordinator@wfu.edu | casseua@wfu.edu | 336.758.7258
Mandatory Reporter

Melissa Clodfelter, Ph.D.,
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
askHR@wfu.edu | clodfem@wfu.edu | 336.758.4700
Mandatory Reporter

For non-emergency reports of possible criminal conduct, call the University Police at 336.758.5591. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

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December 2021 Payroll Deadlines

The following message is shared on behalf of Payroll Services.

Managers, non-exempt colleagues, and student employees should take note of the following December payroll deadlines and complete all required tasks by the stated deadlines to ensure all colleagues are paid in a timely manner this December. 

Estimate Hours for Dec. 14-17: Employees must make sure their estimated hours are entered into Workday. Managers with employees that check in/out must enter the estimated hours for the employee. All needs to be approved by 3:00 p.m. on Dec.14.

Administrative Leave for Dec. 20-23: Due to the extended winter break, non-exempt staff must submit administrative leave in Workday if they will not be working Dec. 20-23. Non-exempt staff who do not record administrative leave will not be paid for this time. No off-cycle checks will be issued for administrative leave not entered and approved by the deadline. Non-exempt staff working Dec. 20-23 should enter hours as usual and speak to their manager about utilizing administrative leave at another time during calendar year 2022. If an employee will be working Dec. 20-23, their manager will need to estimate, enter, and approve those hours by Dec. 14.

Processing of the biweekly and student payroll will begin promptly the morning of Dec. 15. Hours that are not approved when processing begins will not be paid until the next payroll cycle. Due to the short time frame for processing this payroll, no exceptions can be made to this. To ensure that all non-exempt staff and student employees receive a paycheck on pay day we must have all time sheets approved prior to processing.

Below are some helpful resources for employees to estimate time and managers to make corrections to estimate hours in Workday. 

If you have any questions please contact the payroll team at payroll@wfu.edu

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Sign up to receive an electronic W-2

The following message is shared on behalf of Payroll Services.

Wake Forest University offers employees to elect to receive their W-2s electronically. Electronic W-2s are available up to two weeks sooner than printed and mailed forms. Additionally, they can be easily downloaded through Automatic Data Process (ADP) into tax software, reducing the risk of keying errors and the time it takes to file taxes and receive returns. Electronic W-2s also help protect the environment by reducing printed costs and offer a more secure distribution of your confidential information.

If you are a new employee or you have not previously elected to receive an electronic W-2, please enroll using the following instructions:

  1. In Workday, click the Pay worklet (icon)
  2. In the View section, click My Tax Documents (click More for additional options)
  3. Under the Printing Election column, click Edit
  4. Select Receive electronic copy of my Year End Tax Documents
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Done

If you have any questions or need assistance during the enrollment process, please contact payroll@wfu.edu.

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