Good Morning, Colleagues –
Here are this week’s updates from Academic Affairs:
-A reminder: The 2012 Annual Fall Awards Ceremony will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23, at 3 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Union.
-Our academic program planning is moving forward. We had a good meeting Friday with a number of the Schools and Colleges (following a similar meeting end of September) and I include a link to the power point presentation on the 'Academic Program Planning' that was presented at the meeting. The Chancellor will also send a message to campus updating us on the strategic planning process and the
different timelines. The 'budget consultant' Larry Goldstein will visit campus early November for 3 days. (6 - 8 Nov). http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/planningbudget/acadplan12-13/index.cfm
-I will be holding a brown bag this morning with Dean David Yu and the Graduate School. This week, I will also attend both the APBC meeting and the Rules Committee meeting.
-Academic Staff Professional Development Award Guidelines are available for the 2012-13 year. The deadline for submission is Nov. 30, 2012, 4:30pm. Visit the Secretary of the University website for more details. Award guidelines are at http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/acad_staff/standing_com/as_awards_com/call-for-nominations.cfm.
-Please join the Institute of World Affairs in welcoming Ellen Laipson from the Stimson Center for the annual UN Day celebration on Tuesday, October 23 from 7-8:30 pm in the Golda Meir Library Conference Center. This year the program will focus on the crisis in Syria. More information is available at www.iwa.uwm.edu.
-On October 25 and 29, 3:30 pm, Curtin 939, the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) will be holding
informational meetings about its Transdisciplinary Challenge Award for UWM faculty and research staff. Details are available from the C21 website: www.c21.uwm.edu. And on October 26,
3:30 pm, Curtin 175, C21 will be hosting Jodi Dean (Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges), who will be speaking on “The Communist Horizon.”
-It's not too late to volunteer to sponsor a donation box for this year’s UWM Annual Hunger Task Force Food Drive! New this year -- if you volunteer before October 24th your box will be delivered to your building. (You will be contacted two days prior to delivery to confirm the correct building address.)
Volunteer today: http://mydevelopment.uwm.edu/hunger
-The Online Program Council will meet this Friday, October 26, from 10:30-noon in Lubar S250. Agenda items include supporting students and technology by Beth Schaefer, Director of Client Services; upcoming campus emerging technology projects for teaching and learning, including an overview on MOOCs by Tanya Joosten, Interim Director of the Learning Technology Center, and Cool Tools by Dylan Barth, Learning Technology Center. OPC meetings will be available online via media site at: http://opc.uwm.edu and will be tweeted live at #uwmopc (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23uwmopc&src=typd)
-Reminder from Dick Marcus, Chair of the Honorary Degrees Committee: The Honorary Degrees Committee is seeking nominations of people who led careers of extraordinary accomplishment to be awarded Honorary Degrees. Information was distributed at the last Academic Deans Council and is also available at http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/faculty/standing/hon/. The deadline for nominations is November 9. Also at that link is information on nominations for Spaights Plaza Awardees for those who have made significant and lasting contributions to the university. The deadline for these nominations will be in April, 2013.
-From Center for International Education (CIE), a reminder to Faculty interested in leading a program abroad for the summer or fall of 2013, program proposals are due by Monday, November 12.
Proposals and questions should be directed to Mark Eckman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, including the proposal forms, can be found at: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/staff/1031
-A Digital Future event: all are invited to the Digital Past, Digital Future - The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee brown bag, to be held on Thursday, October 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Lubar S250. I will be moderating this panel presentation by Amanda Seligman, History, and Ching-Tzu Chien, University Relations. The discussion will focus on how the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee project team bridged
the worlds of academia and web development in developing a public history website. Light refreshments will be available. To register, visit https://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=47170.
-Tasha Oren, English, who was recently selected as a 2012 fellow of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. The foundation will host Tasha for a week in southern California, bringing her and other scholars together in a series of seminars and conversations with television producers, writers, show runners and TV executives.
-Polly Ryan, Research Scientist in the College of Nursing, who has been awarded a $2,213,790 R01 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health. The title of her four-year study is "Efficacy of a m-Health Self-Management Intervention." Collaborators included Roger Smith (College of Health Sciences) and colleagues from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
-Peter Sands, English, who will represent UWM at the AAUP governance conference held in Washington, DC, October 26-28. Peter was selected from several applicants for this position. He will report on the conference at the Shared Governance Reception on November 14, 3-5 pm at the Fireside Lounge.
-Phoenix shutting down some of its campuses: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/for-profit-college-enrollment_n_1988186.html
-The October 29 issue of Time Magazine has an extensive coverage of college related issues www.time.com/rethinkcollege
Take care and have a good week,