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Faculty/Staff Services

Telephone Equipment Dialing Information
Voicemail Requesting Services
Telephone Features Conference Calls
Emergency Information Services for the Deaf
Cellular Service Harassing/Threatening Calls
Internet/LAN Access Directories
Security Cameras 1-800 Service
FAX Services Wiring



Telephone Equipment

There are two types of telephone equipment available for faculty and staff. The first type is Analog equipment which is a basic single line telephone set. The second type is a multi-button multi-line Digital telephone set. The digital telephone has more features built into the phone. Click here for an Analog Reference Guide. Click here for a Digital Reference Guide.

Telephone Features

The University telephone system provides a number of standard features. Special features and multi-button sets allow for additional features to be programmed for optimum use of the telephone.

Standard features are available to all faculty/staff and may be accessed from most campus phones. In some cases, multi-line digital telephone sets will have preprogrammed buttons which produce the same results.

Hold - Puts the caller on hold
Standard telephone - Press switch hook for one second or press flash hook
Digital telephone - Press hold button

Call Forwarding - Routes calls to a designated extension number
To activate *2 and extension number
To deactivate #2
NOTE: This feature will override Audix or other programmed call coverage paths.

Send All Calls - Directly routes calls to your regular point of coverage
To activate *3
To deactivate #3

Transfer - Transfer a call to another extension within the University
Standard phone - Press switch hook or flash hook and dial number, announce the call, Hang up. Digital phone - Press transfer button, dial number, announce the call, press transfer again.

Call Pick Up - If a telephone is preprogrammed in your pick up group, you can answer other ringing phones. Press #4

Incoming calls: One ring = On-campus call
Two rings Off-campus call
Three rings Priority call

Voice Mail (Audix)

The university provides voice mail service to all departments. This service is available to faculty/staff. View a complete guide by visiting the Voicemail Guide.

Dialing Information

Long distance rates are billed based on the time of day the call was placed.

9 + 1 + area code + number Direct dial domestic long distance
9 + 011 + country + city + number Direct dial International
9 + 01 + area code + number Operator assist International
9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212 Long distance information
9 + 1411 Local information (573 & 314 Area Codes)
9 + 0 Local operator
0 Campus operator
9 + prefix + number Off-campus local call
Last four digits On-campus call
911 Emergency

Requesting Services

When a department or unit needs one of the communication services we provide, we request that a Telecom work order request form be sent to Telecommunications describing your need. We will create a work order and get to you as soon as possible. Each service has a corresponding charge, so please include your billing information on the memo. Click here to create and send a work order request.

Requesting Repair Service

When a department or unit is having problems with one of the communication services we provide, we request that you call Telecommunications describing your need. We will create a work order and get to you as soon as possible. Each service has a corresponding charge, so please include your account number when you call. Click here to create and send a work order request.

Requesting Changes in Service

When a department or unit needs to change one of the communication services we provide, we request that a Telecom work order request form be sent to Telecommunications describing your need. We will create a work order and get to you as soon as possible. Each service has a corresponding charge, so please include your billing information on the memo. Click here to create and send a work order request.

Cellular Service

Cellular telephone service is available for faculty & staff with appropriate Budget Custodian approval. The State of Missouri Office of Administration bids out this service, therefore, the vendor changes on a periodic basis. Departments must go through Telecommunications to arrange and activate this service for university use. Please contact the Telecommunications office at ext. 2575 for current plans and pricing.

The department is billed a monthly service charge plus air time, long distance charges if applicable, and roaming fees. These charges will appear on your departmental regular monthly bill. Cellular service may be requested by sending a memo to the Telecommunications Office at MS 7780 or by email to telecom@semo.edu.

Discounts on personal cellular plans are available from certain carriers. Contact the Telecommunications office at ext. 2575 for more information.

Conference Calls

Conference calls can be placed by an individual department by either using a speaker phone or requesting conference equipment from Telecommunications. Conference calls for groups of 5 or less (including the person making the call) can be placed from a digital line and groups of 3 or less (including the person making the call) from a analog line. For larger groups an outside vendor for conference calling must be used. If you are making or receiving a conference call with a group of people on campus involved, you may want to lease the teleconference equipment for a $10 rental fee. Please contact Telecommunications at least 1 day in advance if any of these services are needed at extension 2575.

Emergency Information

During an emergency, you are to dial "911" which is routed to our University Department of Public Safety which is a Commissioned Police Agency. DPS is open 24-7 hours per day.

Harassing/Threatening Calls

If you receive harassing or threatening telephone calls, please call 911, University Department of Public Safety. Telecommunications works very closely with DPS in tracking down these type of calls.

Services for the Deaf

There are two locations on campus that have Telephone Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility - Dearmont B1 Wing (Eastern Side), ext. 6191
University Police - 1401 N. Sprigg St., ext. 2383

Hearing/Speech Impaired Services

A voice user calling a hearing/speech impaired user - 1-800-735-2466
A hearing/speech impaired user calling a voice user - 1-800-735-2966

Internet/LAN Access

Local area network (LAN) connections are available to Faculty/staff. A written request needs to come to Telecommunications so that a work order can be generated. Payment for LAN connections will either be through the Information Technology Committee or through the department.

Once a LAN jack has been wired, Networking & PC Maintenance needs to insert an adapter card in the PC and load software. This process in on an arranged basis. There are minimum PC requirements for LAN connection.

Please contact Networking & PC Maintenance at extension 4357 (HELP desk) for these specifications.

Directories

Click here for an on-line directory.

The University Printing and Duplicating Service produces a telephone directory which normally comes out in October during the fall semester. Copies of this directory are made available to departments.

Security Cameras

Telecommunications will install Security Cameras at the written request of departments. These cameras will be monitored at the University Department of Public Safety. Costs vary depending on the application. Please call Telecommunications at ext. 2575 if you have questions.

1-800 Service

Any department wanting 1-800 inbound service must call Telecommunications. The State of Missouri bids out this service on a periodic basis and we are required to use the state contract. The department is charged per minute for each call and will receive an internal monthly billing.

FAX Services

FAX machines are located in the Parker Hall Copy Center and Information Technology in GS-1, top floor. For outbound Faxes the charge is $2 for the use of the machine plus the cost of the long distance call. For inbound Faxes the charge is $ .25 cents per page. These charges will be placed on your departmental account and billed monthly. If you have questions concerning this service, please call Telecommunications at ext. 2575.

Wiring

Southeast Missouri State University adheres to the nationwide TIA/EIA telecommunication wiring standards and codes. In order to maintain these standards, ensure safety issues and prevent damage to university facilities, the Telecommunications Department is the only authorized unit to perform telephone, local area network (LAN), fiber optic, and cable TV wiring. If you wish to have any communication wiring performed, please contact the Telecommunications Department at ext. 2575.

Contact

Telecommunications

(573) 651-2575
telecom@semo.edu
GS-1 Lower Level

IT Office

(573) 651-2217
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701