Here are this week's updates from Academic Affairs:
-Please remember to send me your feedback on the three SOIS Dean candidate finalists that visited campus last week. Please use the online feedback forms linked on the finalists page at: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/sois-dean/sois-dean-search.cfm. There is a separate feedback form for each candidate.
-Important Digital Future meeting on Tuesday
You are all invited to attend a special Digital Future meeting of the Academic Deans Council on December 4, from 2:30 - 5:15 p.m. in Curtin 175. The session will feature the presentation "The Promise and Perils of Innovation: Competitive Challenges to the Traditional Higher Education Model" by Matthew R. Pellish, Director of Strategic Research at the Education Advisory Board (they are based in Washington DC). The presentation will feature, among other topics, MOOC initiatives around the country as well as similar digital initiatives. I've seen an earlier version of this presentation--Tuesday's event should be insightful, particularly as we engage in academic planning and strategic planning.
-Board of Regents meeting in Madison
I will attend the BOR meeting Thursday and Friday. Here is a link to the agenda: http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/meetings/archive/2012.htm.
Agenda items will include an update on UW Flexible Option Initiative, dual enrollment, and discussion of an Economic Development Road Map for the UW System. The full agenda will be posted later today.
I meet with the University Committee.
The Digital Future ADC meeting (see above).
I will meet with the faculty of the School of Continuing Education.
The Chancellor and I have a brown bag meeting with the College of Health Science, College or Nursing and the Zilber School of Public Health.
Thursday and Friday
BOR meeting in Madison.
We celebrate First Friday sponsored by the Colleges of Letters and Science and Engineering and Applied Science. The celebration will be at the Art History Gallery (Mitchell Hall 154) where "The Nativity" art exhibition is showing. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m., and a short gallery talk for those interested will take place at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the nativity-themed art work by Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, Annibale Corracci, Christoffel Van Sichem II, and more. An RSVP is always appreciated at
-From Global Inclusion and Engagement: We are currently accepting nominations for the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. One honoree will be selected from UWM for recognition during the Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference on October 19, 2013 at UW-Madison. All women of color faculty, staff and students, and active community members are eligible for this award. For information about the selection criteria and required nomination materials, please go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=19125. Nomination materials are to be submitted electronically to Cheryl Ajirotutu at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2013.
-From the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies: On December 6, the Milwaukee Art Museum's Grete Marks film series continues with The Train; followed by talkback with Carl Bogner. Film starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Lubar Auditorium, Milwaukee Art Museum. The film is set in 1944 and centers on a train filled with French art treasures on its way to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. The film is a "Year of the Arts" event.
-The new Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSRIG) at SOIS, an interdisciplinary space for scholars and students interested in the social, cultural and historical dimensions of information, is hosting a social on Friday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Greene Hall (3347 North Downer Ave). Food will be provided, and those interested in attending should RSVP at http://www.socialstudiesof.info/social.
-This past Wednesday evening (November 28th), the Mini-Baja team from UWM won first place in the student presentation competition at the annual SAE-Milwaukee Chapter Industry-University Student Night event. The UWM team competed against teams from MSOE, Marquette and UW-Madison. For their efforts, the team received a grant of $2000 from the Milwaukee chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee