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The Multidisciplinary Financial, Administrative, and Student Unit (MDU) provides service in the areas of financial, business, and student affairs. We support the teaching and research of the Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, Department of Religious Studies, and all Interdisciplinary Programs. Academic personnel include ladder rank faculty, lecturers, Visiting Professors, Researchers, Associate-Ins, Readers, and Teaching Assistants. The departments offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. While providing exceptional customer service to faculty, students, and the UCR community, we strive to maintain a high level of professionalism, expertise, and ethics, while adhering to University policies and procedures. 

Please feel free to contact the staff with any questions you may have!  

Our Main office is located in the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South (INTS), third floor, INTS 3111, Main Number (951) 827-1583, Fax (951) 827-2237.

Diane Monroe-Shaw
Financial, Administrative, & Student Unit Officer (FAO)
Office: INTS 3111C
Phone: 951-827-3741
Email: diane.shaw@ucr.edu

Primary responsibilities include providing oversight and management of the daily operations of the Unit’s departments and programs, such as financial, grants, administrative, student affairs, academic support, facilities management, and other operational matters.  Manages business, accountability, stewardship, publicity, and develops strategies to achieve goals and objectives in meeting the mission of the University. Significant responsibility to organize work and achieve broadly stated goals.

Josie Ayala
Budget Analyst - Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, LGBIT, Liberal Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies
Office: INTS 3111A
Phone: 951-827-1030
Email: josie.ayala@ucr.edu

Provides support in the areas of financial activity, contracts and grants, space, and other administrative matters. Serves as an advisor to the FAO regarding all funding sources and responsible for monthly budget reconciliation.  Makes recommendations and assist in facilitating strategic short- and long-range planning of financial resources.  Prepares complex budget reports and analyses and takes a lead role in the year-end fiscal close process. Assists with the allocation and management of all financial commitments and ensures compliance with internal audit requirements and University policies.

Diana Marroquin
Budget Analyst - Media & Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Global Studies, Labor Studies, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies
Office: INTS 3111B
Phone: 951-827-1030
Email: diana.marroquin@ucr.edu

Provides support in the areas of financial activity, contracts and grants, space, and other administrative matters. Serves as an advisor to the FAO regarding all funding sources and responsible for monthly budget reconciliation.  Makes recommendations and assist in facilitating strategic short- and long-range planning of financial resources.  Prepares complex budget reports and analyses and takes a lead role in the year-end fiscal close process. Assists with the allocation and management of all financial commitments and ensures compliance with internal audit requirements and University policies.

 

 

Two Open Positions
Event/Administrative Assistants
Office: INTS 3111
Phone: 951-827-
Email:

Plans and executes all events such as lectures, colloquia, conferences, luncheons, receptions, and meetings. Arranges room scheduling, set-up, media resources, catering, parking, and other event needs. Responsible for equipment inventory, space management, copier maintenance, and serve as key custodian and Safety Coordinator. Transact purchasing, travel vouchers, check requests, honorariums, reimbursements, deposits, and other payments. Audit transactions for required receipts, proper approval, appropriateness, funding source, and mathematical accuracy.  Research discrepancies and handle returns. Assist in office coverage, answering phones, distributing mail, and maintaining bulletin boards.

Kristine Specht
Academic Personnel & Payroll Assistant
Office: INTS 3121
Phone: 951-827-6436
Email: kristine.specht@ucr.edu

Administers the recruitment and hiring process for ladder and non-senate faculty. Ensure compliance with the Academic Personnel Manual and the Memorandum of Understanding contracts. Provides support to departments for a variety of personnel actions, including document preparation for assessments, excellence reviews, merit/promotion reviews, and instructional workload course equivalency requests. Coordinates payroll and leaves with Harvest and UCPath. Collects, analyzes, and updates payroll data on a regular basis, making adjustments as necessary.

 

Graduate Student Affairs

Iselda Salgado
Graduate Student & Program Affairs Officer
Office: INTS 3108
Phone: 951-827-1584
Email: iselda.salgado@ucr.edu

Prepares and coordinates of a variety of Graduate Student Affairs operations. Provides support for the academic advising, recruitment, and payroll administration.  Consults to prospective graduate students regarding the admission process, degree requirements, transfer units, international transcript evaluation, and financial support. Administers academic progress, degree completion requirements, and exceptions.  Prepares graduate and undergraduate course proposals and program changes via the Course Maintenance System (CRAMS).

Undergraduate Academic Advising Center

Brenda Aragón
Professional Academic Advisor - Supervisor
Office: Multidisciplinary Academic Advising Center INTS 3129
Phone: 951-827-1801
Email: brenda.aragon@ucr.edu

Supervises Student Academic Advisors who provide professional level academic advice to students. Provides technical assistance to subordinates on complex issues such as exceptions to policy, recommendations to change department policy, and precedent-setting actions. Participates with department management in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for Student Academic Advising. May represent the student academic advising function on committees and other organization entities.

Cassee Barba
Professional Academic Advisor
Office: Multidisciplinary Academic Advising Center INTS 3125
Phone: 951-827-1802
Email: cassee.barba@ucr.edu

Professional Academic advising and support services to the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Student Affairs Center: Provides advice on academics for majors and minors, and all aspects of course requirements for degree completion. Provides information on programs with special articulated eligibility requirements such as honors programs, awards fellowships scholarships, and advanced level courses. Applies articulated courses and certifies degree completion. Responsible for advising Gender & Sexuality Studies Chair on curriculum matters.
Victor Moreira
Professional Academic Advisor
Office: Multidisciplinary Academic Advising Center
Phone: 951-827-1821
Email: victor.moreira@ucr.edu

Professional Academic advising and support services to the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Student Affairs Center: Provides advice on academics for majors and minors, and all aspects of course requirements for degree completion. Provides information on programs with special articulated eligibility requirements such as honors programs, awards fellowships scholarships, and advanced level courses. Applies articulated courses and certifies degree completion. Responsible for advising Religious Studies Chair on curriculum matters.

Holly Easley
Professional Academic Advisor
Office: Multidisciplinary Academic Advising Center
Phone: 951-827-6385
Email: holly.easley@ucr.edu

Professional Academic advising and support services to the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Student Affairs Center: Provides advice on academics for majors and minors, and all aspects of course requirements for degree completion. Provides information on programs with special articulated eligibility requirements such as honors programs, awards fellowships scholarships, and advanced level courses. Applies articulated courses and certifies degree completion. Responsible advising Media & Cultural Studies Chair and Interdisciplinary Program Chairs on curriculum matters.

Agnes Lee
Enrollment & Scheduling Assistant
Office: HMNSS 1209
Phone: 951-827-6343
Email: agnes.lee@ucr.edu

Drafts schedule of courses to be offered based upon a provided course listing, enrollment trends, and faculty availability. Obtain classrooms for courses taking into account student enrollment, requirements and restrictions of the Campus Scheduling Office, past enrollment trends, instructor preferences, and equipment. Collects, analyzes, and provides statistics on enrollment trends. Prepares and submits program changes and course approval forms to the Committee on Courses of the Academic Senate when the department proposes additions, changes, or withdrawals of courses via CRAMS.

Undergraduate Academic Advising Center Information

The Multidisciplinary Advising Center provides undergraduate advisement services for the following majors and minors: African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Global Studies, Labor Studies (minor only), Latin American Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersexual, and Transgender Studies (minor only), Liberal Studies (no minor available), Media and Cultural Studies, Middle East and Islamic Studies (minor only), Native American Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies (minor only) Public Policy, and Religious Studies. We are located in the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building South – 3rd floor.

For academic advising assistance including declaring a major or minor program, please contact the appropriate advisor below:

ADVISORS STUDENTS EMAIL PHONE
Victor Moreira Last Names A-G victor.moreira@ucr.edu (951) 827-1821*
Holly Easley Last Names H-O holly.easley@ucr.edu (951) 827-6385*
Cassee Barba Last Names P-Z cassee.barba@ucr.edu (951) 827-1802*

*Email is the preferred and most efficient method to reach your advisor.

Advising Hours:
Monday – Friday 9AM-11AM and 1:30PM-4PM. Walk-in times and appointments vary. Please click the button below to view your Academic Advisor’s calendar.  Please note that we are on walk-ins for the first 3 weeks of the quarter and we do not allow major changes without an appointment.

Walk-Ins:
Our walk-in hours are designated for student visits expected to last no more than 10 minutes. Walk-ins DO NOT need to make appointments—students check in at the advising lobby of INTS 3111.

Appointments:
A 30 minute advising session to discuss items such as; degree check, major change, transferring coursework, lengthy petitions, schedule planning for upcoming quarters, etc.

To view your advisors walk-in hours or to schedule appointment with your advisor please click on the button below and log in using your SID and PermPin. From the homepage, select the “Multidisciplinary Advising Center” and then select your advisors name from the drop down menu.

Schedule Appointment

You can also find valuable information at http://chassstudentaffairs.ucr.edu