Here is this week’s (brief) update from Academic Affairs.
-The School of Education is co-hosting the week-long Educational Leadership Institute with UW-Madison. The Institute will be attended by school administrators and teachers - I will do the welcome later this morning.
-Robin Van Harpen, Jerry Tarrer, Swarnijt Arora, and I meet for an update on the Budget Model Working Group.
-I’m attending the University Committee meeting.
-It is August 1 and the summer is going way too fast!
-I will be on leave Thursday and Friday - but will be available via email.
-Two academic planning retreats will take place in August. The 22nd and 23rd we have a Research retreat and on the 26th, a Successful Student retreat.
-The department chairs’ retreat will take place on August 20th.
-You are most probably aware of the fact that the UW System (all institutions) faces an unprecedented budget cut that will not be mitigated by a tuition increase. Our portion of the cut is just more than 13% of the System total. Although UW System is expending its reserves to fund a large one-time cut in the first year, we will be left with an ongoing, base cut of approximately $6.9 million in the first year of the biennium, increasing to $8.2 million the second year and into the future. It is likely that, due to the late timing, much of our first year's cut will be managed through use of cash balances, but we will then need to find permanent cuts going forward. The Chancellor has charged Robin Van Harpen and me to oversee the process of administering the cuts and we will keep the campus updated with our progress.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
-From Student Affairs: Brian Troyer has been named as the new Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at UWM. He will commence his duties on August 28, 2013. Brian comes to UWM from the University of Kentucky, where he served as the Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission.
-Seth Zlotocha has been appointed as the interim Registrar. Congrats Seth!
U.S. Enrollment Trends
-Patrice Petro forwarded me a very interesting article on overall enrollments in the U.S.:
Take care and have a good week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Tel: + 414 229 4501
Fax: + 414 229 2481