Here is this week's update from Academic Affairs:
Searches - reminder PSOA
Finalists for Dean of the Peck School of the Arts were announced last week and our first candidate Dr. Scott Emmons will interview this week. Candidates’ CVs and campus visit schedules are online at: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/psoa-dean/psoa-dean.cfm. Links to online forms to provide candidate feedback will also be posted by mid-week. The open forum session for this week is listed below:
Scott Emmons: April 11-12, 2013
Open Forum: Thursday, April 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Union Wisconsin Room
The UWM Libraries will have its budget and planning meeting.
Internal Funding Opportunity - deadline tonight
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 midnight tonight. See http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/edtechfee.cfm.
Writing Past History
A round-table conversation with internationally acclaimed novelists Myriam Chancy, University of Cincinnati; Louis Philippe Dalembert, UWM; and Daniel Vyleta, UWM, will be held this afternoon from 2:30-4:30 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.
Monday - Wednesday
Friends of the Golda Meir Library Spring Used Book Sale
Ewa would like to share with the campus that UWM students, faculty, and staff (with valid IDs) get the first chance at books today, on the fourth floor of the Library. Tuesday and Wednesday, the sale is open to the public. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/booksale_spring13.cfm
Ambassador Paulo Camargo (Consul-General of Brazil in Chicago) is visiting UWM. He will be meeting with representatives of the Graduate School, CLACS, CIE, as well as with representatives of the College of Letters and Science and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He will give a talk about the promotion of Portuguese language in the Midwest (5:00-6:00 p.m., Enderis Hall 107). The visit is organized by the Portuguese Program in collaboration with CLACS.
I will be attending a symposium in South Carolina on emerging thought leaders.
Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez will be visiting the Department of Mathematical Sciences to give the department's annual Marden lecture at 5:00 p.m. in CHEM 190. See: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/math/newsevents/events/marden.cfm.
The College of Nursing and the Graduate School will have planning and budget meetings, and Mark Mone and I will be meeting with the College of Engineering and Applied Science cabinet and leadership group to discuss strategic planning. I'm also greeting visitors from Potchefstroom, South Africa. I will join the APBC for their meeting earlier in the morning.
Friday and Saturday
I will be attending a UW System Provosts meeting in Madison. Agenda items include budget and Provost retreat planning for the Summer.
Also very exciting: The Wisconsin State Science Olympiad will be held at UWM Saturday April 13. See: http://sites.macstep.org/wso/.
According to Karen Brucks, this event is expected to bring approximately 1000 of the best and brightest STEM high school students in the state to campus this week. A schedule of Friday, April 12 events for Olympiad participants/families/friends and UWM colleagues and students is posted at http://sites.macstep.org/wso/friday-events . Go Olympians!
Following the Academic Planning retreat (held last week), I scheduled a meeting with all the chairs and directors on April 19 - the main purpose will be to provide feedback, get input and to discuss next steps.
Graduate School - research web tool
The Grad. School has developed an Extramural Award Funding tool that can be used to break down and display research funding for the past 10 years. The tool will be available at: http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/research/data-policy/extramural-award-tool. Two training sessions on the use of the funding tool will be offered. You can register for one these 30 minute sessions via the MyDev web site:
Thursday, April 25, 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Bolton 230:
Wednesday, May 1, 2:00-2:30 p.m. - Bolton 230:
Future Research Commons in the Library
Ewa Barczyk invites faculty and staff to help the library envision a future Research Commons. A Research Commons is a space for collaboration and connecting with colleagues. Join in one, two or all three workshops, April 15, 22, and May 6, from 1.30 - 4:00 p.m. in the east wing of the Golda Meir Library building. Workshops will be held by the students of Architecture 586 “Architectural Programming.” Feel free to attend all or any part of a workshop. RSVP (specifying dates) to [email protected]; questions can be directed to Ellen Engseth at [email protected].
School of Freshwater Sciences Policy Event
Jenny Kehl (Director of the Center for Water Policy) shared with me that the international water advocate and renowned speaker Maude Barlow will be on campus April 15. You are all welcome. Please RSVP by April 10. For more information, see http://www4.uwm.edu/freshwater/email/author/.
Undergraduate Research Conference
Good luck this week to the 48 UWM undergraduate students who will be presenting their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Our students will join over 3,000 students, faculty, and administrators from around the country convening for this high profile event.
2013 UWM Community Engagement and Leadership Awards
Submit a nomination for the 2013 UWM Community Engagement and Leadership Awards, to be held May 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Zelazo Center. The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research is seeking nominations for outstanding work by students, faculty, instructors, and community partners that help UWM fulfill its civic mission. There are nine categories in which you can make nominations for achievements and time spent nurturing campus-community partnerships through community service, service learning, and leadership. To take a look at this year’s nomination categories and gain access to the nomination form, please follow this link: http://www4.uwm.edu/community/nomination.cfm. Please note that nominations are due by April 15th.
Assistant Dean - two recruitments
Dean Enwemeka also reminded me that the College of Health Sciences is recruiting for an Assistant Dean for Strategic Academic Initiatives and Planning(please see https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12368), as well as for an Assistant Dean for the Office of Student Affair (please see https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/12370).
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. Mark Mone asked those of you who have received a request to participate, to 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.
Online Program Seed Funding
Programs are invited to apply for online program seed funding for 2013-14. The deadline is April 19, and 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:
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 protected] More information, including the proposal forms, can be found at: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/staff/1031.
Outside Activities Report
A reminder about the spring 2013 Outside Activities Disclosure: Under the Wisconsin Administrative Code (UWS 8, Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics) as well as federal and University policy, faculty and academic staff (with half-time appointments or more) are required to disclose outside activities for January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 by April 30, 2013. To facilitate these disclosures, we will, again, utilize our online system. Faculty and academic staff must complete disclosures even if they have no outside activities or financial interests. The website for completing this year’s reporting requirements may be accessed at: https://oar.uwm.edu/index.html.
Peck School Film Department
On April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Peck School Film Department and 21-time winner of India's prestigious National Film Awards, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, will host a FREE screening of one of his award-winning films, Rat-Trap. This event also celebrates the opening of the Adoor Gopalakrishnan Film Archive and Research Fund. More information here: http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/film/adoor-gopalakrisnan-archive.cfm.
Ryoichi S. Amano, Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Energy Systems Award for 2013. The award is presented for significant contribution in the broad field of energy systems, specifically for pioneering work in the fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Terrestrial Energy with interest in propulsion, turbulence and energy systems with successful innovations in research, education and consulting.
The School of Architecture and Urban Planning had a great symposium last week, with the 2013 Urban Edge Award winners. (http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/school/unique/urbanedgeaward.cfm). And they are particularly delighted that this event has been noted in Architectural Record, the premier journal in the United States: http://tinyurl.com/cl8ztp6.
Amanda Smith (Music Librarianship program), who has been invited to work under a processing grant within the Music Division of the Library of Congress. She will be helping to process a newly acquired dance related archival collection.
The Chancellor also shared with me that our (UWM) Weigh Challenge has ended and the winners have been determined. Congratulations to all the individuals and teams who participated in the challenge. 59 individuals and 17 teams finished the 8 week challenge and together we lost over 500 pounds! Here are the names: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/update/uwm-weigh.pdf.
Farewell to Alan Magayne-Roshak, our photographer who will retire at the end of April after joining campus (first as a student) in 1966... We will sincerely miss you, Alan, and want to wish you a “pictorious” future!
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee