Good morning colleagues,
Here is this week’s (which is also Global Health Week) update from Academic Affairs (I hope you all had good break):
-Later in the morning I meet with the Academic Staff Committee.
-The Chancellor’s Cabinet has its usual Monday morning meeting.
-The Higher Learning Commission will visit our School of Freshwater Sciences as the final step in approving UWM’s request for additional locations for the School of Freshwater Sciences and the Zilber School of Public Health.
-Robin Van Harpen and I meet with the Budget Model Support Working Group.
-The Academic Leadership Council meets in the afternoon. Agenda items include new directions and services at the Libraries – Ewa Barczyk; enrollment marketing strategies – Tom Luljak, Michael Laliberte, Jeff Meece, and Laura Glawe; and Deans’ Best Place to Work presentations.
-Candidate Open Forums for the Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer will also continue this week. Resumes and full schedules are posted at: http://www4.uwm.edu/faa/employment/interview-schedules.cfm. We have the last two candidates this week and the Open Forum for Ann Kovalchick is Tuesday from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Union 191.
-The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement Town Hall meeting is also scheduled for Tuesday from 12:30-2 p.m. It will take place in the Wisconsin room and the Chancellor will provide the opening remarks for the official kick-off of this important initiative. I hope to see you there!
-We continue our annual budget meetings with the Schools and Colleges, as well as the UWM Libraries. On Wednesday, we meet with the School of Continuing Education, the School of Freshwater Sciences, and the Office of Research (the unit that reports to Mark Harris, interim Vice Provost for Research).
-There is a space planning meeting.
-In the afternoon I have a meeting on the Digital Humanities.
-The Academic Planning and Budget Committee has its meeting on Thursday morning.
-Thursday and Friday I will be at the Board of Regents meeting in Madison. The full agenda is available at http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/agenda/2013/december-outline.pdf. Our proposed PhD in Kinesiology will be on the Education Committee’s agenda for approval. We will also give a brief presentation on the work we are doing to improve developmental education on our campus.
-Email/Calendar demos are being given as part of the UWM Email/Calendar project to replace pantherLINK. The Microsoft Office 365 demo will be held from 10–11:30 a.m. in the Union Wisconsin Room.
-The BOR continues in Madison.
-The Open Forum for CIO candidate John Charles is from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center.
-UWM Korea Day is celebrated on campus today.
-The Department of History is holding its holiday party (I will stop by).
-You are invited to a “Winter Wonderland” First Friday celebration at the Zelazo Center from 4-6 p.m. This month’s First Friday is co-sponsored by the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and the Peck School of the Arts.
Update on Searches
-A number of searches for administrative position will continue this fall and in the spring of 2014. These are: The Dean of the School of Information Studies, the Dean of the School of Education and the Vice-Provost for Research.
Call for Global Studies Research Fellows
-The Center for International Education seeks applications from UWM faculty who will serve as Global Studies Research Fellows for the Academic Year 2014/15. More information, including application guidelines, available at: www.international.uwm.edu.
Campus Holiday Celebration
-You are invited to the campus holiday celebration on Thursday, December 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There is a collection for the Toys for Tots campaign at the event.
LACUSL Speaker Series
-The Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Program continues its Fall 2013 LACUSL Speaker Series with “Stories That Are Hard To Tell: Ambiguous Borders, Disappearing Women, and Narratives of Murder on the U.S./Mexico Border,” presented by Kristin Pitt of the UWM Comparative Literature Department, on Wednesday, December 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Lapham 260. This talk is co-sponsored by LACUSL and MALLT.
-The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) will be holding an Open Planning Meeting on Friday, December 6, 3:30 p.m., Curtin 118. C21 seeks faculty, staff, and student input regarding programming for its 2014-15 theme, Humanities Futures, which coincides with UWM’s Year of the Humanities. For more information: www.c21.uwm.edu.
-The Center for 21st Century Studies would like to remind UWM faculty and academic staff that proposals for papers to be delivered at its spring 2014 Anthropocene Feminism conference are due on Friday, December 6. Details at: http://c21uwm.com/anthropocene/.
-The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) has two opportunities for UWM faculty and staff to participate in its Transdisciplinary Challenge for 2014-15: a one-semester seminar on transdisciplinarity and a year-long collaborative research project. Details at: www.c21.uwm.edu.
From the UWM Libraries
-Co-authors John Eastberg and Eric Vogel will screen a short film about their book, “Layton’s Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013” and offer a talk-back this Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. in Special Collections on the fourth floor of the Golda Meir Library. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/email/laytonslegacy/.
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.
. . . Interesting game coming up, see: http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/06/243479073/the-vatican-reaches-out-a-cricket-match-at-a-time.
Take care and have a good week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee