Faculty get noticed! 
    Remember to contact Matt Lambert (502-852-7542) when you have a research paper/study accepted for publication or you’re going to present it at a conference. This includes when your work will appear anywhere online, or if you’ve been contacted for an interview or appearance.  If you don’t know if Matt is aware of it, let him know. This helps us promote you and assess the potential of faculty research for possible news interest. If you have any questions contact Matt Lambert or Sharon Handy.



Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty & Staff Intranet

This password-protected area has relevant information for the Faculty
and Staff of the College of Business including the COB policies and
procedures, the Red Book, Faculty/Staff Handbook, and Departmental,
Academic Programs, and COB Committee minutes.  Link to Intranet using your Exchange email/ULink login password.


Faculty and Staff Resources Technology

IT Services Request

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Authority is a web-based system that makes it easy for faculty to keep track of the activities they accomplish, such as the teaching, research and service information found on their CVs.   Authority is now available from off-campus computers. Use your UL credentials (username01) and ULink password. At any time you have a problem getting in, etc. select the “Report an Issue” at the top right of the Authority page.

Link to Authority

Video introduction to Authority

College of Business IT Services

The College of Business Information Services department is responsible
for the computers and a/v equipment in the classrooms and faculty/staff
offices. Should there be a problem with any equipment, please call the
COB HELPDESK at (502) 852-0154 or email cobhelp@louisville.edu.

  • Troy Franklin, Director, Room 015, (502) 852-7765
  • John Merchant, Manager of Computer Projects, Room 223, (502) 852-4755
  • Marc Broering, Programmer, Room 013, (502) 852-6947
  • Cindy McDonald, Technology Specialist, Room 012, (502) 852-4893
  • Nathan Hardy, Computer Lab Manager, Room 050, (502) 852-4893

IT Services Request

College of Business Computer Labs

The College of Business offers students three computer labs in the atrium area of the building with over eighty computers, including ten Macs. Each computer is equipped with an wide assortment of software.

Printing is available @ 15 cents per page (paid via UofL Student Card). Students can add money to their card by using the machine located in the lab or by going to www.louisville.edu/campuscard.

The labs are located in rooms 045 (28 PCs/10 IMACs), 054 (38 PCs), and 059 (12 PCs).

CIS LAB: Room 045 has gone virtual!

Log in with your user name and password.
DO NOT select the “Smart card login” or “Remember me”
The domain (if it doesn’t show up) is AD
Select “COB Virtual Lab”

When you are finished, select LOG OFF.

Software on machines:

Flash Player ActiveX
Flash Player Plugin
Adobe Reader
Shockwave Player
Microsoft Office  2013
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Project Professional 2010
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
Respondus LockDown Browser
SSH Secure Shell
Tegrity Plugins, Recorder, Video Podcasting Utilities

Computer Lab Supervisor – Troy Franklin, Room 315, (502) 852-7765, Troy.Franklin@louisville.edu

Computer Lab Manager – Nathan Hardy, Room 050, (502) 852-6882, jvhard01@exchange.louisville.edu

Computer Lab Help Desk: (502) 852-0702 or (502) 852-0154


Fall 2014 Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 AM – 9 PM
  • Friday – Sunday:  9 AM – 5 PM
  • After hours, business students with proper card access (CIS majors) can get into 054 and 059.
  • Any student, with a valid ULINK account can log on and use the computers in the open lab.
  • Lab 054 cannot be used during classes; the schedule of classes for that room are posted on the outside of the lab.

There is no eating or drinking in the lab. This is strictly enforced.

If the University is closed due to holidays, weather, etc., the computer labs will also be closed.

IT Helpdesk – UofL

University of Louisville IT Services

The University of Louisville IT Helpdesk can be contacted at (502) 852-7997 or via email at helpdesk@louisville.edu.
Monday through Thursday: 6 AM to 10 PM
Friday:  6 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM
University Holidays: 7 AM – 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Helpdesk Resources



Qualtrics Survey Software

Faculty, staff and students are entitled to a Qualtrics Survey Software
account.  Qualtrics is an on-line survey software.  The link is http://qualtrics.com/academic-solutions/university-of-louisville/

Wireless Access

The UofL wireless network is a secure network that encrypts traffic on the network to prevent intrusions and interception of traffic.

FACULTY & STAFF – PLEASE REMEMBER:  When you change your password, you must forget the ulsecure network on your phone, ipad, etc., and then connect again with new password.

Three types of wireless access are available, depending upon who you are:

  • ulvisitor (for visitors; short-term use, limited internet functionality)
  • ULSPONSOR (full-service unencrypted network access for up to 30 days; requires a UofL sponsor)
  • ulsecure (requires an valid ulink username/password, preferred network for UofL student, faculty, staff)

UofL now has visitor wireless access.  Prior to this, any guest coming on campus (vendors, alumni, conference attendees, etc.) had to be granted a ULSPONSOR account through a UofL IT online form for internet access.  With this new account, the visitor is offered up to six hours of connectivity. The sessions will automatically log out after 15 minutes of inactivity, but visitors can log back on within that six hour period.

How to get online for a campus visitor:

  1. Select the SSID ulvisitor      from your device’s list of available wireless networks.
  2. Open a browser and load any      URL; you will be redirected to an access page (on some mobile devices, the      access page should open automatically).
  3. Enter a valid email address
  1. Click Accept to acknowledge the terms of use. Your browser will be sent to a confirmation page and from there you can get online.

More information on visitor wireless:  http://louisville.edu/it/departments/communications/wireless/ulvisitor-faqs

More information on The UofL Wireless requirements and set up


Virtual Desktop Access

The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) gives 24×7 access to Microsoft Windows 7 and compatible software needed for academic endeavors. Students, faculty and staff can use these virtual machines from anywhere, from any computer from practically any device. The College of Business moved its computer labs to a virtual environment in 2013 for rooms 045, 059, 054 and Davidson Hall 304. New in 2014, we are offering this service to all Faculty, Staff and Students from both on and off campus.

The benefit is that you can access these software programs without having to purchase and install them on your personal computer. Just install a simple client and off you go.

Software installed on the Virtual Desktops:

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft Visio Premium 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • 7-Zip
  • Flash Player ActiveX
  • Flash Player Plugin
  • Adobe Reader
  • Shockwave Player
  • Google Chrome
  • Java
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Firefox
  • Notepad++
  • Pharos
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
  • SSH Secure Shell
  • Tegrity Plugins, Recorder, Video Podcasting Utilities
  • Fast connection to your H: and I: drive mappings (Faculty and Staff only)


STEP 1: Install the Virtual Desktop Software

iPhones and iPads –

  1. Install the VMware View client from the Apple App store.
  2. Proceed to STEP 2.

Android –

  1. Install the VMware View client from the Google Play Store.
  2. Proceed to STEP 2.

Windows and Mac –

  1. Click on the download below that applies to your machine.
  1. Select “Save file” or “Run” (depending on browser)
  2. Run the .exe file
  3. Select “yes” you want to download VMWare – follow prompts to install software
  4. Reboot the computer
  5. Proceed to STEP 2

STEP 2: Launching the virtual desktop application

  1. Launch the VMware Client
  2. When asked to enter the “Connection Server” put virtualcob.louisville.edu
  3. Username is your ULINK user-id
  4. Password is your ULINK password
  5. Domain should always say AD (if prompted)

STEP 3: Select the Desktop

  • COB Virtual Lab – READ Only desktop for ALL Students
  • COB Virtual Lab with Office 2013 – READ Only desktop for ALL Students
  • COB-Persona – READ and WRITE for Faculty and Staff
  • Equine Lab – READ only desktop for Equine students
  • Persona-SQL – By request only. This has specialized software for CIS, Accounting and MBA students. This is by written request only and must be delivered to cobhelp@louisville.edu
  • Persona MBA SAS – By request only. This was designed to host the 64-bit version of SAS Enterprise Miner.
  • Stopping your session
    • Click the Start button on your Windows 7 Virtual image and then click shutdown

Connecting a USB using the Horizon View Client

  1. Login to Virtual Desktop
  2. Insert USB
  3. From the top of your Horizon Client click “Connect USB Device”
  4. Select your USB from the drop down list
  5. Make sure it has a checkmark next to it and the device will appear momentarily.


Help desk options

College of Business HelpDesk – 852-0154 is answered M-F 7a to 10p and Sat from 9a to 5p. Email is cobhelp@louisville.edu

UofL HelpDesk 852-7997, helpdesk@louisville.edu can help with password issues only 

Information and Forms

Faculty and Staff Resources-forms

IT Services Request

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BizComm Consultant

The BizComm Consultant offers tutoring for any College of Business student or faculty member.  This service helps individuals improve as writers, offering both broad and specific advice for writing at any stage of the writing process.  More information.

Copyright Information

Respect for the intellectual property of others is a cornerstone of academic integrity. Copyright law balances the rights of copyright
owners with the needs of educators by permitting certain limited uses of copyrighted material without initial permission from the copyright owner.  UofL’s Copyright Guidelines & Resources.

Facilities/Maintenance Request

To reserve rooms in the College of Business for events, classes, meetings, etc. please complete the events request.

To request maintenance or set up, please complete the maintenance request.

Shawn A. Blackston, Facility Manager, Room 321, (502) 852-4784
Deshawn  Samuels, Facilities Coordinator, Room 365, (502) 852-6296

PR or IT Purchase Request Flow

You need to purchase an item/job from PR/Marketing or the College of Business IT Services (print jobs, computers, etc.)

Quick summary:

  1. Get an estimated quote
  2. Sent request of item and estimated quote to your Chair/Supervisor
  3. Chair approves and sends to Dean Callahan for approval
  4. Dean Callahan approves and sends to UBM for speedtype
  5. Approved request and speedtype delivered to IT/Marketing for purchase
  6. IT advises customer item approved and discusses timeline
  7. Job is processed with assigned speedtype
  8. Completed work/purchase delivered to customer

Click for pdf of PR/IT Services Purchasing Approval Process

PR/IT Services Purchasing Approval Process

Staff Development Application

The application is in Adobe PDF. Complete the form, print, sign, get supervisor’s signature, then submit to Nora Scobie located in the Reinhardt Academic Advising Center.

Funds are not available to pay tuition for course academic credit, books for an academic credit course, trips that are a component of an academic degree program, etc. A staff member may not apply for staff development funds during Provisional Period (first six months of employment in the College of Business). Applications will be accepted after deadline depending on available funds. Application deadline is June 30, 2015 for travel completed by June 3, 2016.

COB Staff Development Application Form


Research & Publications

On our website, we have a separate page highlighting faculty research accomplishments (research-and-publications).  Please report your research accomplishments in the format on this form.  Once completed, send the form to Cindy McDonald at cindymcdonald@louisville.edu.

Teaching/Classroom Info

Faculty and Staff Resources Teaching/Classroom Info

Course Syllabi Requirements

Online Course Evaluations

In 2011, the university moved from a paper-based evaluation system to https://blueeval.louisville.edu/ce.
Students can go to this site to access evaluations that they need to fill out, and faculty can access reports of their completed course
evaluations here as well. Students can also access their evaluations through BlackBoard. You can log into the site using the same username/password that you would use to log into ULink.

Teaching in Davidson Hall

Some of the College of Business classes are taught in Davidson Hall classrooms. The College of Business does not provide audio/visual or computers to these rooms.  They must be requested by the professor through their IT Support media request: http://louisville.edu/it/departments/classroom-support/forms/belknap-campus-audiovisual-equipment-request; phone is 852-6465.





College of Business

University of Louisville
College of Business
Harry Frazier Hall
110 W. Brandeis Ave.
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-6440
Fax: (502) 852-7557

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