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New Tools for Managing Your SHSU Account Preferences Available 12/6

On Monday, December 6th, with the go live of MySam, additional account preferences will be available for you to customize.

  • E-mail Alias
    Faculty and staff currently can have up to three e-mail alias'. An e-mail alias is just an alternate address that can be given out to others to send e-mail to you. After the go live of MySam, you will now have the ability to designate one of your e-mail alias' as your primary e-mail address. This change will allow all e-mails coming from you to be sent and received from this e-mail address. You can make changes to your e-mail alias setup at https://samweb.shsu.edu/domain/Email-Maintenance

  • Off-site Contact Information
    Please login to https://samweb.shsu.edu/Preferences and verify that your off-site e-mail address is current. This off-site e-mail will now be used to provide self-service password resets for your SHSU account. A known PIN number will no longer be used to reset your password.

My Sam Launch for Employees

The Human Resources and Payroll Banner modules are scheduled to launch on December 6 for all SHSU employees (Faculty, Staff, and student workers).

All employees will access My Sam Portal in order to fill out leave reports and/or time sheets. Non-exempt employees and student workers will also clock in and out via My Sam Portal.

Throughout the next year, Information Resources will be offering training for groups across campus that would like to learn how to use My Sam Portal. Check the HR Training Calendar for available sessions.

For more detailed information, please take a look at the My Sam story that we published in the November issue of IR Update. Introductory documents and videos are also available online.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to My Sam Portal training. E-mail Thomas Sosebee tas017@shsu.edu or call at 43476.

SPSS Changes Licensing for SHSU

Information Resources is would like to know if you use SPSS for anything other than teaching and research.  The manufacturer of SPSS has recently changed the terms in which SHSU can use the software, limiting use to only allow "teaching and non-commercial academic research" purposes.

Information Resources needs to identify anyone who intends to use SPSS for anything other than teaching and non-commercial academic research so appropriate licensing can be obtained if necessary. This will enable us to provide the software you need when you need it.

Please e-mail Zac Braaksma (zacbraak@shsu.edu) if you think your use may be subject to this new restriction and include a short generic summary of how you use the software. 

SPSS has defined non-commercial academic research as follows:

"Non-commercial academic research means research by degree seeking students and faculty members where (i) the results of such research are not intended primarily for the benefit of a third party; (ii) such results are made available to anyone without restriction on use, copying or further distribution; and (iii) any copy of any such result is furnished for no more than the cost of hosting, reproduction, and shipping.  Any other use including but not limited to university administration and operations is strictly prohibited."



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