Biology Program Tutoring Available

The Biology program offers free peer-tutoring to all CI students who are enrolled in Biology courses. The schedule will be posted on the Biology webpage at, the Biology Facebook page,, and at the Learning Resource Center in Broome Library. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free resource.

For more information, contact Jessyka Dalton, Academic Program Analyst, at ext. 2779 or

Graduate Studies Center

The Graduate Studies Center (GSC) is located in El Dorado Hall and dedicated to providing academic, professional and personal support services for post baccalaureate and graduate students, and to providing graduate school outreach to undergraduate students.

GSC is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are open Saturdays for post baccalaureate/graduate study groups and projects from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling ext. 3579 or emailing Drop-in counseling is available to all CI students on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Thursday of the month from 4-6 p.m.

The GSC Writing Studio is a space where students can meet for one-on-one consultations with a Writing Studio Instructor to plan, organize, and carry out writing tasks for courses, thesis work, grant writing, professional portfolios, etc. Appointments for this space can be made by calling ext. 3594 or emailing The following workshops are open to all CI students this spring:

  • 1/30 – Graduate School
  • 2/13 – Graduate School Assessments
  • 2/27 – Applying to Graduate School
  • 3/13 – Graduate School
  • 4/3 – Requesting a Letter of Recommendation
  • 4/17 – Graduate School vs. Full-time work
  • 5/8 – Social Media/Networking 101

Workshops take place in El Dorado Hall from 5-6 p.m. To RSVP, call ext. 3579 or email

For more information, contact Marilyn Medina, GSC Administrative Support Assistant, at ext. 3579 or

Employee Absence & Time Reporting Online

Effective with the January 2014 pay period, paper timesheets (634’s) for CI employees are no longer needed in most circumstances; a few exceptions are listed below. In lieu of paper timesheets, absences must be reported via the Absence Management (AM) online system. Deadlines for entry and approval of time are noted on the Payroll calendar available on the web at The Absence Management process guide and training videos are available at

The following is a comprehensive list that includes several scenarios that might not apply to your particular unit. If you have any questions regarding which scenarios may apply, please contact your department timekeeper or Payroll Specialist.

Paper timesheets MUST STILL BE submitted for the following:

  • All part time non-exempt employees
  • Public Safety employees excluding MPP’s
  • Separation
  • Leave of Absence
  • Entries approved after the AM calendar is closed for the pay period for which time is reported. (AKA a retroactive timesheet.)
  • Entries made to amend absence reported in a previous pay period
  • Retroactive timesheet

Paper timesheets are NO LONGER required when reporting the following, however supporting documentation must still be submitted:

  • Shift Differential Attendance Report
  • Authorization for Extra Hours Worked when reporting overtime for pay (not CTO)
  • Departmental Dock Notice – Due by Payroll Cutoff as noted on the Payroll Calendar
  • Alternate Work Schedule Calculator – submitted only when a holiday falls on a regular day off
  • Confirmation of Appearance for Jury Duty

For more information contact Payroll Services at

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