Here is this week's update from Academic Affairs:
The Chancellor and I will attend a brown bag meeting later today with the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and the Graduate School. The meeting will be at noon in Greene Hall.
Leadership Team Meetings
I have set up 'leadership team' meetings with all the school and colleges for this semester to discuss, among other items, our strategic planning. The first of these meetings will happen this week with L & S (Wednesday) and SOIS (Thursday). Mark Mone will join me on most of these meetings. The schools and colleges will be represented by their leadership teams.
I meet Tuesday with the UC.
Graduate School Structure
After receiving input from all the relevant shared governance groups, and with the endorsement of the Faculty Senate (by vote) last week, the Chancellor and I have decided on the following structure: a Dean of the Graduate School and a Vice Provost for Research (two separate positions), both reporting to the Provost. The recruitment process for these two positions will start soon.
School of Continuing Education
Dr. Sam White has been appointed as the interim Dean of SCE. Thank you for your willingness to serve in this important position, Sam.
Academic Deans Council
The ADC will meet Tuesday and agenda items include the State Fair exhibit (Tom Luljak); Emerging Educational Initiatives (Phyllis King); Academic Planning Progress Report (Carol Colbeck & Lee Ann Garrison); Campaign Strategies (Chancellor Lovell & Pat Borger); and U-Select (Rodney Swain).
Budget Model Update
Larry Goldstein, our budget model consultant, will visit our campus Thursday and Friday.
Chief Information Officer candidates
The last two candidates for the CIO position will interview this week. Open forums will be held in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center from 3-4pm on January 30 (Dr. Sasi Pillay) and on January 31 (Joshua Riedy).
See http://www4.uwm.edu/faa/employment/interview-schedules.cfm for candidates CVs and full schedules.
Eventually we will reach the end of January on Thursday!
Friday, February 1, we celebrate First Friday, hosted by the UWM Libraries, the Center for International Education, and the Graduate School, from 4:00-6:00p.m. in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center.
-Anna Mansson McGinty (Geography, Women’s Studies), Caroline Seymour-Jorn (Comparative Literature), and Kristin Sziarto (Geography) will discuss the challenges and possibilities of community collaboration and participatory research through their work on the Muslim Milwaukee Project. Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), the discussion takes place on Friday, February 1, 12 noon, in Curtin 939. More information can be found on the C21 website: www.c21.uwm.edu.
-Call for Submissions: The Women's Studies Program proudly announces our annual UWM Women's Studies Student Research Paper & Project Contest. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers or projects having to do with women, gender, sexuality, feminism, or feminist thinking which were completed for UWinteriM, Spring, Summer, or Fall 2012 courses at UWM. The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2013. Cash prizes will be awarded and winners will be invited to attend the Women's Studies Student Awards Ceremony in March 2013 and held at the Hefter Conference Center. For more information and a submission form please contact us at (414) 229-5918 or in our new location in the NWQ Building B, Room 7585.
-The UWM Exploring Majors Fair will take place on Monday, February 11th from 11:00am - 4:00pm in the Union Ballroom. The event will consist of advisors and staff from each of UWM's undergraduate schools and colleges, as well as the Graduate School, the Honors College, and the Career Development Center. Current UWM students will have the opportunity to connect with advisors and explore the vast array of majors, minors, and certificates available within the academic units -- all in one interactive event. Please encourage all students to attend. More information is available at www.majorsfair.uwm.edu . Please direct questions to Joel Spiess at email@example.com
-The Open Access Task Force has announced the faculty panel that will participate in the campus Open Access Day event scheduled for February 8, 2013 from 12:00-3:30pm. The panelists are John Berges (Biological Sciences), Bonnie Klein-Tasman (Psychology), Peter Sands (English) and Wil Peekhaus (Information Studies). The event also features a keynote talk by Dr. Victoria Stodden (Statistics - Columbia University) on "Digital Scholarship in Scientific Research: Open Questions in Reproducibility and Curation", and the launch of the new UWM Digital Commons platform. Lunch will provided. Please RSVP at: http://sois.uwm.edu/oad13
Following the Chancellor's Plenary, I recommend the following reading on change in Higher Education and the Flex Option:
And, congratulations to Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic.