Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
-Mark Mone and I will be meeting with the School of Education leadership team to discuss their strategic/academic planning (this will be our fourth meeting with schools and colleges).
-We will also attend the Academic Staff Committee meeting.
-The Chancellor’s cabinet meeting takes place.
-There is also a meeting on recruitment in China.
-I will attend a meeting on the Human Resource System (HRS).
-The Asian American Scholarship Award ceremony takes place; I will be welcoming attendees.
-There is a Strategic Planning and Best Place to Work Steering Committee meeting.
-I am attending a meeting on collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
-“Bridges and Bikes: Spectacles of Solidarity, Milwaukee’s Overpass Light Brigade and Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race in a Global Context” at 5 p.m. in the UWM Student Union Fireside Lounge (see Announcements).
-UN Day 2013: “Combating Violence against Women and Girls: A Global Perspective” at 7 p.m. in the UWM Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center (see Announcements).
-I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor.
-Mark Mone and I will be meeting with the School of Freshwater Sciences and the Graduate School leadership teams to discuss their strategic/academic planning.
-Symposium on Jewish Latin American writers (see Announcements).
-Mark Mone and I will be meeting with the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare leadership teams to discuss their strategic/academic planning.
-The APBC has their meeting and I am on the agenda to discuss enrollments and budget.
-“The U.S. Teenager’s Debut: Criminalization and Newspapers in the 1940s” in the Digital Humanities Lab at 4 p.m. (see Announcements).
-In the afternoon a number of us will meet with our Brazilian students for coffee.
-UWM's first annual Brand Day will be held (see Announcements).
-Finance and Administration has its “all staff” meeting in the morning. I will attend part of this meeting.
-Mark Mone and I will meet with our “Top Tier Research thematic team” group.
-The Search and Screen committee for the SOIS dean search meets. This meeting still needs to be confirmed; invitations have been sent out.
Student Success Collaborative
-Representatives from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Student Success Collaborative (SSC) will be visiting campus November 5-6 to learn more about UWM prior to the pilot implementation of the Student Success Collaborative at UWM. The Student Success Collaborative is a “big data” initiative that analyzes the past decade of student performance at UWM with the goal of identifying the courses where students tend to get stuck or slowed down on their way to graduation, and to find the pathways and support services that most enable a student to be successful. The tool also enables administrators and deans to see where groups of students are having challenges in majors programs and focuses attention on where action can be taken to improve UWM’s graduation rates. Advisors will be able to see if students are having problems progressing in their major and offer them help before the students fall too far behind. We are currently working with the EAB to build the pilot instance of the SSC for UWM. Starting in February 2014, select advisers from the College of Nursing, Peck School of the Arts, School of Information Studies, and College of Letters and Science will be piloting the Collaborative. For more information, please see http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/ssc.cfm.
From the Center for International Education and the Institute of World Affairs
-“Bridges and Bikes: Spectacles of Solidarity, Milwaukee's Overpass Light Brigade and Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race in a Global Context” will be presented in the UWM Student Union Fireside Lounge from 5-6:30 p.m. on October 22. Join Lane Hall, Professor of English and co-founder of the Overpass Light Brigade, and Chris Fons, MPS Teacher and co-founder of the Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race, for an exploration of local-to-global connections in citizen activism with an emphasis on how these movements represent a response to austerity policies here and abroad.
From Global Inclusion and Engagement
-October 22 is UN Day 2013: “Combating Violence against Women and Girls: A Global Perspective” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the UWM Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center. Millions of women and girls face exploitation and violence on a daily basis, subjected to domestic abuse, forced marriages, and other human rights violations. Join Dr. Joan Prince, UWM Vice Chancellor of Global Inclusion and Engagement, for an overview of the global and local dimensions of this issue, and the efforts being undertaken at the United Nations to ensure the safety and well-being of women and girls around the world. Dr. Prince recently served as Alternate Representative of the United States to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
From the LGBT Resource Center
-Please join the UWM LGBT Resource Center for “Dreaming Out Loud: A Panel Discussion on Immigration Rights & Reform,” Wednesday, October 30, in the Union Fireside Lounge (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, 1st floor) from 7-9 p.m. I will be providing the welcoming remarks and the panel will be facilitated/moderated by Dr. Rachel Buff, UWM Ethnic Studies. The panelists include Israel Ramon (attorney connected to VOCES), Dr. Susana Muñoz (UWM School of Education faculty/researcher), Dr. Raoul Deal (UWM PSOA faculty/artist), Kirandeep Kaur Hans (student leader from DESI and Inclusive Excellence Center, IEC), and Gerardo Alvarado (student leader from YES!, Youth Empowerment in the Struggle!). “Dreaming Out Loud” is a pre-programmatic initiative leading up to the Distinguished Lecture Series: “We are all Americans an Evening with José Antonio Vargas” (11/7/13, 7 p.m., Wisconsin Room). Now is the time to think about internationalization and global dynamics, related to immigration rights and reform, from a local perspective.
UWM Brand Day
-Have you designed a flier? Created a brochure? If yes, you’ll want to attend UWM’s first annual Brand Day on Thursday, October 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Brand Oversight Committee will give 30-45 minute sessions covering topics such as identifying your program/department, UWM fonts and colors, social media, email marketing, large format printing standards, UWM printing services, and the new UWM web identity initiative. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Check out the schedule at: http://uwm.edu/branding.
State Employee Combined Campaign - Milwaukee Partners in Giving
-The SECC - Milwaukee Partners in Giving is hosting a fun and festive Halloween Chili Bash on October 31 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Library, 4th floor Conference Center, featuring $5.00 all-you-can-eat soup or chili, a silent auction, a costume contest, and activities! Email [email protected] to sign up to bring chili, host a game table, or volunteer to staff the event. Please see your department representative if you have any questions, and thank you in advance for being a “Partner in Giving!”
The purpose of the SECC-Milwaukee Partners in Giving is to provide much needed support to our Greater Milwaukee-area nonprofit organizations. UWM employees can donate by returning the pledge form enclosed in their packets to the Human Resources Department or by credit card online.
-October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. See how tech-savvy you are in protecting your identity, computer, and data by taking the online Cybersecurity Awareness Quiz. Visit http://security.uwm.edu for a link to the quiz (and a chance to win an iPad mini!); sponsored by the UWM Information Security Office.
-PantherFILE account quotas for faculty, staff, and students have been increased to 5GB. File storage quotas that are currently above the 5 GB quota will not be changed. For additional information, visit the campus news announcement at http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=21972.
From the UWM Libraries
-This Wednesday, October 23, a symposium on Jewish Latin American writers, featuring Chilean-American poet, essayist, fiction writer, and activist Marjorie Agosín; Cuban-born and internationally recognized poet José Kozer; and award-winning translator and scholar Steve Sadow, will be held in the UWM Student Union and the Golda Meir Library. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/jlaw13.cfm.
-This Thursday, October 24 at 4 p.m., Joe Austin, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of History, will present “The U.S. Teenager’s Debut: Criminalization and Newspapers in the 1940s” in the Directions in Digital Humanities series held in the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/events.cfm.
-UWM Libraries are pleased to announce the creation of Data Services, which will support the management of research data on the UWM campus. Data Services will assist with the creation of data management plans and offer consultations and workshops on data management. For more information, please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dataservices/.
Analytics and Retention
-Tom Holbrook (Dept. of Political Science) shared this insightful article...It is worth a read:
-Lane Hall, English, has been invited to attend Power Share (a major youth-oriented activism conference happening in Pittsburgh to share the stage with 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune at their closing keynote event. He will be representing the Overpass Light Brigade, an activist group that he co-founded with Department of Art & Design professor Lisa Moline, and will be messaging (with some UWM students) on the Keystone XL pipeline. He was honored that administrators in the Sierra Club referred to the Light Brigade Network (now over 30 chapters around the country) as “the most exciting thing happening in grass roots activism right now.” One of the group’s videos, “A Letter to the President” will also be screened during the closing keynote. It can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/65692418.
-Lila Guizado, BSAS 2014, received the Third Place Award in the national 2013 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) Student Design Competition for her design of a Smart Growth Hub (SGH). Michael Ford, architect with FLAD Architects, Madison, noted that Guizado “is great and wowed everyone as she beat out a number of great submissions by larger teams.” The NOMA design competition brief called for the development of a carbon neutral mixed-use transit oriented development to be located in Indianapolis.
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