Good morning colleagues:
Here is this week's update from Academic Affairs:
-Welcome back from Spring Break.
At noon the Chancellor and I will be attending a brown bag for faculty and staff from the School of Continuing Education (SCE) and the School of Freshwater Sciences at SCE.
I meet with the University Committee. In the afternoon there is an Academic Deans Council meeting. Agenda items include Development Presentation; Lobbying - Tom Luljak, Paul Rediske, and Kris Andrews; UWM Cloud Services Advisory Board - Hector de la Mora; Sustainability Star Program - Kate Nelson.
I will have a budget and planning meeting with the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research is holding a Community Engaged Scholars Networking luncheon for faculty and teaching staff whose work includes community partnerships, service learning, or other forms of public scholarship. This free event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Library 4th Floor Conference Room. There are already over 60 faculty and teaching staff registered for this event, but there is room for a few more, so if you would like to attend and are a scholar engaged in the community, check-out the invitation at http://www4.uwm.edu/community/faculty/cesn.cfm and RSVP to Laurie Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I meet with the Academic Planning and Budget Committee in the morning, and will then attend an IT meeting in Madison. In the afternoon I will be at the College of Letters and Science's Faculty meeting.
The Search and Screen Committee for Dean of the Graduate School will have its first meeting; Tracey Heatherington is the committee chair. In the afternoon the College of Letters and Science has its budget and planning meeting. I will also attend the Budget Model Working Group meeting and the Humanities Chairs and Directors meeting.
Nouri Gana (Comp Lit, UCLA) will be talking on “Specters of Arabness” on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Curtin 175. Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), Gana's talk is part of the cross-departmental lecture series, Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics.
The Graduate School will hold a memorial event to honor Dr. Tomas Garrett-Rosas at 4:30 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library Conference Center (4th floor). You are all are invited to attend, and snacks and refreshments will be provided. The Graduate School is pleased to announce the new annual “Dr. Tomas Garrett-Rosas AOP Fellowship” award to recognize a student whose research interests demonstrate a focus on social justice and potential for community outreach, objectives that were important to Dr. Garrett-Rosas. The student will be selected to receive an AOP fellowship with an additional stipend of $1,500 per academic year. As a McNair scholar and alumnus, Tomas was always known for his sharp initiative, his strong work ethic, and his lively personality within and outside an academic context. David (Yu) also shared with me that the winner of the Dr. Garrett-Rosas AOP Fellowship award will be announced at the memorial event.
Workplace survey about UWM
A random selection of UWM employees have received an e-mail invitation to participate in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For survey program. If you have received a request to participate, please complete the survey. Your input is highly important and appreciated as we continue to identify important areas to address to make UWM a best place to work.
Peck School of the Arts Dean Search
I anticipate that finalists will be announced later this week, with on-campus interviews starting the week of April 8th.
The College of Health Sciences is recruiting for an Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Please see http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12152.
Online Program Seed Funding
Programs are invited to apply for online program seed funding for 2013-14. The RFP is at http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/planningbudget/seedfunding.cfm.
Research Computing Survey
The Research Computing support team is looking for feedback on the development of new workshops on scientific programming. The results of this survey will be important in determining what additional training opportunities might be offered:
Writing Past History
A round-table conversation with internationally acclaimed novelists Myriam Chancy, University of Cincinnati; Louis Philippe Dalembert, UWM; and Daniel Vyleta, UWM on Monday April 8 from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Lubar N120. Myriam and Louis Philippe share a home land of Haiti and Myriam and Dan Vyleta identify as Canadian writers. In their novels, narrator/characters are witnesses to historical events that the authors have personally experienced. They'll be discussing and illustrating, with readings from their internationally awarded novels, the creative process.
LGBT+ Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Reception
The UWM LGBT Resource Center and UWM Graduate School are hosting an LGBT+ Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Reception on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. We will have a panel of current UWM Graduate students to discuss research and scholarship from an LGBTQ+ perspective. For more information, please follow this link: https://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=48614 .
Center for International Education
Mark Eckman would like to remind faculty that study abroad program proposals for the 2014 spring and UWinteriM terms are due April 15th. UWinteriM continues to be a very popular time for UWM students to study abroad, especially to destinations with more to offer than Wisconsin in January! Interested faculty should submit their proposal forms (or questions) to Mark, at email@example.com. More information, including the proposal forms, can be found at: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/staff/1031 .
Part of the Chapman/Enderis Parking Lot is temporarily closed as of March 15. The Main (North) Entry Door of Chapman Hall will be closed due to this construction project. This is necessary for the Utility Lateral Replacement Project, which will replace buried steam and chilled water lines in this area. The project's first phase involves chilled water piping replacement and will last sometime into April. This will then be followed by the steam piping replacement phase, with a slightly different construction boundary, which will last through the summer into August 2013.
Internal Funding Opportunity
The Advisory Committee on Educational Technology invites proposals from the campus for one-time funds in 2013-14, supporting projects in line with the intent of the Educational Technology Fees and Digital Future planning goals. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2013. See http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/edtechfee.cfm .
Golda Meir Library Scholarship Award
The Graduate School has posted the application form link on the Grad School website. Michael Liston asks that you please bring this to the attention of the doctoral students. The deadline is April 1st. See:
It's March Madness, and also, congratulations to India for their historic series win.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee