Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
-Last week’s 'successful students' retreat yielded meaningful discussions centered on achieving excellence in student learning outcomes. We also focused on key enrollment management issues - particularly in the face of our lower enrollment numbers. A photo from the retreat is at:
-We also had the Fall 2013 welcome of our new freshmen on Saturday evening - I took some pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66798555@N03/sets/72157635344756469/.
Monday - Friday
I will be at a conference, but will have email access.
Thursday - Friday
-The UW Board of Regents meeting will be held in Madison. The agenda is online at http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/meetings/archive/2013.htm. Note that there will be a special session on Thursday, “Finding Common Ground: Regent Governance, Funding, and Partnerships for Wisconsin’s Public University System.”
-Center for International Education’s Fall Welcome Reception (see Announcements).
-First Friday, 4-7 p.m. in the Union Concourse (See Announcements).
Save the Date
-The Department of Africology will host a memorial service for Professor Winston Van Horne on October 9 at 3 p.m. in the Zelazo Center. Winston passed away this summer, and the entire campus is invited to celebrate his legacy.
Start of the Academic Year
-Social media from Welcome Week: http://www4.uwm.edu/life/fallwelcome2013.cfm.
-The Center for International Education’s Fall Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, September 5 from 3-5 p.m. in the Library Conference Center. Addresses by Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion and Engagement Joan Prince and Vice Provost for International Education Patrice Petro will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and no RSVP is necessary. For more information, please contact Rachel Schrag at [email protected].
-The Beginning of Semester Memo for instructors is posted at:
-First Friday, a faculty/staff networking event, will be held on September 6 from 4-7 p.m. in the new Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR). This First Friday is co-sponsored by the CCBLLR, the Chancellors Advisory Committee on LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and the Division of Student Affairs. At the event, which will also serve as the Grand Opening/Open House for the CCBLLR, there will be complimentary, locally-sourced and themed foods, as well as a cash bar with local brews, wines, and sodas. This new center is adjacent to the Union Concourse area. You can see an event announcement at http://www4.uwm.edu/community/faculty/images/firstfriday_invite_onepage.jpg.
Fall LACUSL Speaker Series
-The Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Program begins its Fall 2013 LACUSL Speaker Series with “The World’s First Atmospheric Science Study Abroad Course: Mexico - Air Pollution and Ancient Cultures,” presented by Jonathan D. W. Kahl, Atmospheric Science, on Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Lapham 260.
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
-The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that all undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers who receive financial support for research through NSF or NIH receive training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). The Fall 2013 Responsible Conduct of Research series will be held on Fridays, from September 6 to December 6 , from 11-noon, in END 103. The need to meet regulatory requirements aside, the seminar presents us with an opportunity to induct all of our researchers into a campus-wide culture of ethical research. Therefore, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.
To register: http://mydevelopment.uwm.edu/longview.cfm?eventid=49365 (limit 120 attendees).
More information: http://rcr.uwm.edu.
-Just a reminder: Deadline extended to September 13 for Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows (Access to UW-Madison’s Library). The application form is available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/forms/wrn.cfm.
-The ribbon-cutting for UWM’s two new Little Free Libraries was held August 28 in front of the Children’s Center (see photo at http://instagram.com/p/dkTBLnHp6f/# ). A second LFL is located in front of the Union. More info at http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2013/08/12/two-miniature-libraries-added-to-campus/#.UiDU6n_JjTq.
-Kate Nelson, UWM's Chief Sustainability Officer since 2008, has won a prestigious GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) award from the UWM Alumni Association. Kate is recognized for expanding campus recycling programs, organizing the Zimride ride-sharing program and establishing the first campus gardens since the 1940s. A leader of UWM’s “Energy Matters” team, she has secured $1.7 million in grants for campus sustainability initiatives.
-Simone Ferro, Dance, has been elected by the University of Iowa as an Alumni Fellow this year. See http://clas.uiowa.edu/alumni/2013-alumni-fellows.
Harley Davidson Fact
-The company formally entered motorcycling racing in 1914.
Take care and have a good first week of classes,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Tel: + 414 229 4501
Fax: + 414 229 2481