Good Morning, Colleagues,
Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs, including a welcome to new colleague Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece, Assistant Professor, English and Film Studies. This completes the welcome to our 29 new faculty members. Last year, 38 faculty members left UWM - either due to retirements or resignations.
Strategic Planning Open Forum
The Open Forum on UWM’s Strategic Plan is scheduled for this Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Union Ballroom. I encourage you to attend this important campus event.
This week is also International Open Access Week and you can help break the cycle of rising costs by using and publishing in open access journals. See http://uwm.edu/libraries/open-access-week for more information.
Here is my week:
- I am participating in a UW System Provosts videoconference. We will discuss, amongst others, enrollments, developmental/remedial education, and faculty turnover in the UW System.
- There is the regular Monday Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting and I also have the CEMAT enrollment management meeting. Jerry Tarrer will continue his discussion on enrollments and budget.
- At the end of the day, I will stop by at the Counting Digital Humanities event (see Announcements).
- The Vice Provost for Research Search and Screen Committee has its first meeting and I will provide the committee charge. Janis Eells (College of Health Sciences) chairs the committee.
- The rest of the day is scheduled for meetings with my direct reports and I also have my weekly meeting with Interim Chancellor Mark Mone and monthly meeting with Vice Chancellor for Development Pat Borger.
- We have the campus Open Forum on the Strategic Plan (see above) and I will stop by at the Chairs meeting of Natural Sciences.
- We also have the Fall Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union.
- I have meetings with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Laliberte and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs Robin Van Harpen.
- In the evening there is the 2014-15 Student Startup Challenge reception at the Chancellor’s residence.
- The Academic Planning and Budget Committee meets and I will attend part of the meeting.
- After the APBC meeting, I have my monthly meetings with Secretary of the University Trudy Turner and with University Committee Chair Mark Schwartz.
- The Asian Faculty and Staff Association meets in the afternoon and I am making welcoming remarks.
- And then it is again Friday - I will be attending a day-long ‘Deans break-away’ meeting focusing on school/college budget planning with deans and UBRs.
Year of the Humanities event: LACUSL speaker series event
- “Anthems of the Disempowered: Anglo-European Music and Chilean Cultural Memory after Pinochet” will be presented by Drago Momcilovic, UWM Department of Comparative Literature on Wednesday, November 5 at 3:30 p.m. More information at: http://www4.uwm.edu/lacusl/speakerseries/momcilovic.cfm.
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
- The 2014 Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival runs through Sunday, October 26. Screenings will take place in the UWM Union Theatre. General admission is $9/$7 for students and seniors. Film festival passes are available. See www.arts.uwm.edu/lgbtfilm for complete schedule and ticket information.
UWM Brand Day
- The UWM Brand Oversight Committee will be presenting the second annual UWM Brand Day this Thursday in the UWM Student Union. A complete schedule of sessions can be found at https://www4.uwm.edu/branding/upload/BrandDay2014Sessions.pdf.
- Cyber Security Awareness: Special Agent Byron Franz (FBI-Milwaukee) will discuss cyber crime this Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. in the Union 191.
To learn how to protect yourself, and for policies relating to information security at UWM, visit https://www4.uwm.edu/itsecurity/.
- Lynda.com: Unlimited access to thousands of technology training videos
University Information Technology Services and Learning TECHniques present Lynda.com, a web-based education and training video service that’s now available for unlimited use by anyone with an active ePantherID. To learn more about it, and to test-drive Lynda.com, visit LearnTechNow.uwm.edu.
From the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21)
- “Counting DH Scholarship,” a symposium on the digital humanities featuring Jon McKenzie (UW-Madison), Cheryl Ball (West Virginia), and T. Mills Kelly (George Mason), will be held today (Monday, October 20) at 3:30 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library’s Digital Humanities Lab (2nd floor East). For more information: http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/events/abstracts/14fall/countingdh.html.
- Noted political and cultural theorist Wendy Brown (UC-Berkeley), a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2014-15, will be presenting, “Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism and Political Life,” on Friday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Curtin 175. For more information, see: http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/events/abstracts/14fall/brown.html.
From the Libraries
- The Libraries invite proposals for the 2015 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements, and ideas, in the Americas and elsewhere, which have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States. Applications must be received by December 5, 2014. More information at: http://uwm.edu/libraries/special/programs-and-lectures/fromkin/.
- This Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the 4th floor Conference Center of the Library is the Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecture, with Massachusetts book artist, sculptor, book binder, and teacher Daniel Kelm. See http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/2014-ettinger-book-artist-series-lecture/.
- And Thursday at 7 p.m., also in the Conference Center, Argentine writer Ana María Shua will offer a bilingual reading of her short fiction, followed by a discussion of her work. See http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/the-short-fiction-of-ana-maria-shua-a-bilingual-reading-and-conversation/.
From the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research
- The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR) is again coordinating the annual campus-wide food drive for the Hunger Task Force, which will take place from October 27-December 5. In order for an event like this to be successful, we need volunteer Food Collection Box Captains to help spread the word on the food drive and collect food donations from within their on-campus networks and departments. If you are willing to serve as a Box Captain, please send your name, building location, department, and email address to Nicky Glaser at email@example.com.
Textbook Adoption Reminder
- The textbook adoption date for UWinteriM was October 13. The spring semester textbook adoption deadline is Monday, November 17. If you are teaching a course during these terms, please adhere to all textbook adoption deadline to assist students and for UWM to be in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The Bookstore is the repository for all textbook information.
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Nominations and Applications
- The UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) are pleased to announce the call for nominations and applications for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTF&S) Program for 2015-2016. The deadline for submitting application materials to the Provost’s office is October 27, 2014. See
- October 22, 1797 was the date that the first parachute jump of note was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin when he jumped from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris.
Have a great week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee