Here is this week’s (short) update from Academic Affairs:
Monday - Wednesday
-I am currently in South Korea (Seoul and Busan) meeting with university partners.
Thursday - Friday
-UWM is hosting the June meeting of the Board of Regents. The agenda is online at http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/meetings/archive/2013.htm. The Chancellor’s presentation, “The Transformation of UWM: Driving an Innovation Ecosystem in Milwaukee and Wisconsin,” is at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union. At 1 p.m. in the Union Ballroom West, Interim Vice Chancellor Robin Van Harpen will make a presentation to the Capital Finance & Budget Committee. At 2 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room, I will make a presentation on our academic planning process, joined by Phyllis King and Mark Harris.
-Online Program Seed Funding Recipients
The Online Program Seed Funding Review Committee has recommended funding the following online and blended programs for the 2013-14 academic year:
-Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction: Urban Social Studies Emphasis
-Participatory Media and Social Change Online Certificate Program
-Reading Teacher Certification and Early Reading Empowerment Programs
-Social Work and Criminal Justice Programs
-Online Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning
-Online Geosciences GER program
-Refreshing the online History major
-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:
-Academic Planning Retreat
The May 23 Academic Planning Retreat materials are available at:
-Conflict Resolution Workshop
I am pleased to announce a workshop aimed at enhancing knowledge and skills in the area of conflict resolution and having difficult conversations - with peers, with those who you supervise, with your supervisors.. you can apply the knowledge, skills, and techniques in pretty much any context. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 8 a.m. - Noon in Lubar S185. Enrollment is limited to 45. To enroll, email Dev Venugopalan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who enroll will receive a copy of the book "Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most" by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, and Roger Fisher. The workshop will be led by Rob Ricigliano of UWM.
The 2014-15 Sabbatical Guidelines are now online at: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/sabbatical_gl.cfm.
The purpose of the program is to enable faculty members to be engaged in intensive study in order to become more effective teachers and scholars and to enhance their services to the University. Sabbatical leaves may be granted for the purposes of enhancing teaching, course and curriculum development, conducting research, or any other scholarly activities related to instructional programs within the field of expertise of the faculty member taking such leave. In recognition of the fact that sabbatical leaves are funded by UWM and are to serve UWM’s purposes, projects that support UWM’s mission will be considered.
-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.
-BP2W Champions awards
Mark Mone asked me to share with you that the BP2W Champions award recognizes up to two of our fellow employees monthly for their outstanding impact on climate that makes UWM a Best Place to Work. Co-workers can nominate fellow employees for the BP2W Champions award by clicking on the button on the homepage of www.bp2w.uwm.edu.
-An announcement about Electronic Reserve from the Libraries
After investigating the options available to us, we will be transitioning our E-Reserve service over the next year to one in which course readings are posted directly in D2L. More at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/media/ERES_Faculty_Letter.pdf.
-The International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy starts this week.
Take care and have a good week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee