Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
Last week’s Board of Regents meeting went very well for UWM, highlighting the many facets of how UWM is at the leading edge of innovation. Two Masters programs were also approved - Sustainable Peacebuilding and Architecture. Here is a summary of key items from the Board of Regents meeting: http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2013/r130607a.htm, and a link to Chancellor Lovell's presentation to the Regents on Thursday:
-The Deans meet with the Chancellor and Pat Borger (Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relationships) at 2:30 p.m., with an agenda focused on Dean/development team fundraising activity.
-A delegation from Nigeria will visit our campus.
-A Conflict Resolution Workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m.-noon in Lubar S185. See below for details.
-The Lubar School of Business will host the Classification Society annual meeting from Thursday - Saturday (June 13 -15). For those of you who don’t know: The Classification Society promotes the scientific study of classification and clustering, and includes members across many academic disciplines, including statistics, education, data mining, business, psychology, medicine, biology, and others. All keynote sessions are open to UWM faculty and students. More info can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/business/news/releases/details.cfm?id=469.
-I am heading to Baraboo for a two-day UW System provosts retreat (Thursday and Friday).
-The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research seed funding proposals are due; see below for details.
-I am attending the System provosts retreat.
-Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows (Access to Madison’s library)
The University Library Committee is seeking applications for the University of Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows, an initiative launched three years ago to benefit our faculty and researchers by expanding access to UW-Madison Libraries’ online resources. This access will be available to a limited number of faculty and research staff for up to 12 months. As in prior years, UWM faculty and research staff will be selected to participate in the final year of this program as University of Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows. If you were part of last year’s cohort, you may, according to Ewa, reapply for consideration since renewal is not automatic. Interested individual faculty and researchers should submit proposals by completing the short application form, in the link below, identifying which UW-Madison electronic resources currently unavailable through UWM the applicant is likely to use. Make sure you check UWM holdings before listing them. If you need assistance please ask a librarian at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/ask/ or call (414) 229-4659. Selection of participants will be based on the need for those resources unique to the UW-Madison Libraries and critical for identified research focus; preference may be given to those faculty who are working towards tenure or indefinite status. The deadline for proposal submissions is July 31, 2013 using the online form. Questions regarding the program may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form is available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/forms/wrn.cfm.
-Follow-Up Survey on Campus Video
Thank you to everyone who has responded to the campus survey about video needs. Faculty and teaching academic staff - if you use video as part of your curriculum, the video task force has just a few follow-up questions. This follow-up survey contains just 7 to 9 questions about your usage of video in the classroom and should take less than 5 minutes to complete. We would appreciate input from faculty and teaching academic staff about this important area for video development. https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8BVHgkrYTKSFQd7
-Dean of the Graduate School recruitment
Recruitment is now open for our new Dean of the Graduate School and the search will continue into the fall semester. The position description and call for applications can be downloaded from this link:
-Conflict Resolution Workshop
A workshop aimed at enhancing knowledge and skills in the area of conflict resolution and having difficult conversations - with peers, with those you supervise, with your supervisors. As Dev said, you can apply the knowledge, skills, and techniques in pretty much any context. The workshop will be led by Rob Ricigliano of UWM. Thanks to Dev in my Office who organized the workshop (we are fully booked!)
The 2014-15 Sabbatical Guidelines are now online at: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/sabbatical_gl.cfm.
-Call for Seed Funding Proposals
The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research (CABHR) in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is pleased to announce the initiation of a Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program. The purpose of the Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program is to provide funding for research projects that (a) involve areas relevant to CABHR’s research mission; (b) are multidisciplinary and produce immediate impact; and (c) build thematic teams with serious prospects to attract additional and new research funding. More information can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/cabhr/. Proposals are due June 14, 2013.
-Christopher Willey, Art and Design, is this year’s recipient of the 2013 Joanne Lazirko Award for Innovative Use of Learning Technologies. In making the recommendation, the review committee noted that, “Willey uses digital content and interactive assignments, including the integration of clickers, asynchronous discussions, and group projects, to promote student inquiry and active learning in his classes, which is further evidenced by his model assessment plan. Willey did an outstanding job in organizing his course and supporting his students. In particular, his frequent and effective use of D2L News provided students with key information, engaged them through digital content, and supported their learning needs. Also, Willey’s consideration for the continuity of student experience in retaining the standard D2L navigation was noted. Student evaluations of Willey’s course and teaching showed strong support for effectiveness, and the open-ended comments were very positive, even when considering how the course could be improved.”
-Enrique Figueroa for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award from Fresno State University. Well done!
-I will be in China visiting Ningbo University Saturday - Tuesday of next week. I hope to get a Monday update ready, otherwise I will send it on Wednesday.
Take care and have a good week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee