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Staff Member Services

Technical On-boarding – Introduction and Orientation

HMC offers a friendly introduction to the technical landscape of the university. This optional consultation introduces staff members to the services and systems that are routinely used in day-to-day operations.

Technical Contact: Katrina Espanol-Miller (kem ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)

Desktop Computing – Administration and Support

HMC administers a fleet of approximately 50+ Administrative PCs for the Faculty of Humanities. This includes everything from procurement and deployment to standardized desktop software and remote administration/troubleshooting.

Technical Contact: Michael Lumsden (lumsden ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)

Digital Media and Communications – Support and Development

In addition to managing the faculty CMS, HMC makes use of digital communication technologies and social media to actively promote faculty events. Additionally, higher-profile events are often recorded for video production and web distribution.

Consultation: John Bell (belljm ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)
Communications Contact: Colin Czerneda (czernecg ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)

Humanities Portal – Administration and Support

Within the Humanities Portal is a suite of web applications that are used by staff members to manage certain day-to-day business activities. All staff within the Faculty of Humanities can gain access to the Humanities Portal. Applications include the following:

  • Attendance Management System
  • Staff Management Utility*
  • Course Administration System
  • Course Evaluation Control Panel (used by all McMaster faculties)
  • Inventory Tracking System

* The Staff Management Utility is used by Administrative Co-ordinators to add, remove or transfer staff accounts on the system. Contact your immediate supervisor for access.

Technical Contact: Iwona Rozko (rozkoi ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)

Online Course Evaluations – Administration and Support

Undergraduate Course Evaluations

HMC administers online course evaluations for undergraduate courses, labs and tutorials in the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science, and Social Science and the DeGroote School of Business.

The administration process of undergraduate evaluations has been designed in accordance with McMaster Senate Policy SPS B1, Procedures for the Assessment of Teaching

Graduate Course Evaluations

Administrative services are also available for online graduate course evaluations. As departmental administration of graduate course evaluations vary from one department to the next, complete co-ordination of this service occurs at the departmental level.

Administrative Contact: Katrina Espanol-Miller (kem ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)

Web Services – Administration and Support

HMC administers a fleet of webservers that includes the faculty content management system ([CMS] – faculty and departmental websites*), web/data applications and digital content.

* The Staff Management Utility is used by Administrative Co-ordinators to add, remove or transfer staff accounts on the CMS. Contact your immediate supervisor for access.

Technical Contacts:

  • Colin Czerneda (czernecg ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)
  • Katrina Espanol-Miller (kem ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)
  • Iwona Rozko (rozkoi ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)

Secure and Environmentally – Responsible Technology Disposal

HMC can assist with the disposal of old computing and technology devices. This includes an assessment of the technology to determine if it needs a ‘data wipe’ prior to disposal. HMC uses the latest low-level technologies and processes to ensure that data is removed and is completely unrecoverable before sending the technology off to be properly processed as e-waste.

Technical Contact: Michael Lumsden (lumsden ‘at’ mcmaster.ca)