Good morning colleagues,
First item of the day: please join me in wishing the best for Chancellor Mike Lovell in his new position at Marquette University. He has been a wonderful leader and we will miss him. In a meeting that I had with the Deans and the System President Ray Cross following the announcement, we all agreed that we are on a positive path with many important initiatives on campus that need to keep moving forward - I thought the article yesterday in Journal Sentinel was timely.
Once we have specific details on the timeline for the appointment of an interim Chancellor, as well as the search for a permanent Chancellor, it will be shared with campus.
Here is this week’s update:
SOIS Dean Candidates this Week: -The two finalists for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies will be visiting campus this week. Their CVs, campus interview schedules, and links to feedback forms are now online at: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/sois-dean/sois-dean-search.cfm . Their campus interview dates and open forum sessions are listed below.
-Dr. Edwin Cortez: March 31 and April 1, 2014
Open Forum: Monday, March 31 , 3:45 p.m., Union Theatre
-Dr. Tomas Lipinski: April 1 and 2, 2014 Open Forum: Tuesday, April 1 , 3:15 p.m., Union Theatre
-First thing in the morning I meet with Dr. Ed Cortez, dean candidate for SOIS.
-A “normal” Monday follows, including the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting, and the Steering Committee of Council on Enrollment Management.
-I meet with Dr. Tom Lipinski, SOIS dean candidate, in the morning. In the afternoon I meet with one of the finalists for the position of Director for the Charter Schools and have a “wrap-up” meeting with Dr. Cortez (SOIS dean candidate).
-I have a one-on-one meeting on strategic planning with College of Nursing Dean Sally Lundeen. (I meet with all the deans during the course of the semester to discuss the implementation of their academic plans).
-I also meet with the University Committee in the afternoon.
-I’m attending a meeting on UWM’s charter schools (in preparation for the April Board of Regents meeting) and the annual Chapman Society Luncheon for planned giving donors.
-I also have a “wrap-up” meeting with Dr. Lipinski (SOIS dean candidate).
-I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor.
-I’m attending a strategic planning feedback session at the School of Continuing Education (see below).
-I have a BP2W all-team meeting in the afternoon.
-In the afternoon I have a teleconference meeting with System regarding the planning of a joint Provost/Chief Business Officer/Student Affairs meeting that is planned for later in April.
-I have a one-on-one meeting on strategic planning with Peck School of the Arts Dean Scott Emmons.
-All are invited to the First Friday gathering from 4-6 p.m. in the NWQB First Floor Student Lounge. Join the College of Nursing and the School of Information Studies in celebrating Panther Spirit (wear your black and gold!)
From UWM Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC)
-The Student Veterans of America at UWM, and the VA's Vet Success on Campus are proudly sponsoring the first “Women's Health Care Resources Open House” on Thursday, April 3 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Union 181, for women veterans, service members, and family.
Urban Studies @ 50
-“City as Solution: Building the New Urban Agenda.” Join us for a live taping of MPTV’s 4th Street Forum on April 10 at noon in the Fireside Lounge, hosted by Urban Studies Alumnus Marcus White, Vice President of Community Partnerships, Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.
From the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21)
-Stefan Helmreich (Anthropology, MIT) presents, “The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene.” See http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/events/abstracts/14spring/helmreich.html .
Writing Program Conference
-The First-year Writing Program is hosting the first Bridging our Communities Conference that will bring together 73 first-year college writing teachers and high school writing teachers from 23 different institutions, including 7 colleges or universities and 16 different MPS and suburban high schools. Many thanks to Dr. Donna Pasternak in the College of Education for her help coordinating this event.
LACUSL Speaker Series
-The 2013-14 LACUSL Speaker Series presents, “Fighting for Intellectual and Cultural Freedom: Current Battles for Mexican American Studies in K-12 Classrooms,” with Adriana McCleer, School of Information Studies, on April 2 at 3:30 pm, in Bolton B60. This event is co-sponsored by the UWM Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the Center for International Education.
-This is an important week for our strategic planning process as we continue to advance this essential work to form our UWM of the future. On Wednesday and Thursday this week, I will participate in feedback sessions at ManpowerGroup and at our School of Continuing Education. The Synthesizing and Writing team meets Wednesday to incorporate feedback into the early draft plan, built from the foundation of our Academic Plans and Thematic Teams’ goals and objectives. There are still many opportunities to be involved and I encourage you to attend a campus community feedback session on: Tuesday, April 22, 10 -11:30 a.m., UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room Wednesday, April 23 , 3:30-5 p.m., UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room Or share your thoughts online at www.strategicplanningfeedback.uwm.edu . Activities and updates about our process can be found at www.uwm.edu/strategicplan .
Submit a BP2W Quick Win
-We encourage UWM faculty, staff, and student employees to suggest possible quick wins as they relate to UWM as a Best Place to Work (BP2W). Submit your ideas at www.bp2w.uwm.edu.
-To this year’s recipients of the UWM Certificate for Online and Blended Teaching: Suchismita Banerjee, Robert Clare, Sabine Heuer, Anna Kirchner, Sergey Kravtsov, Susie Lamborn, Lindsay McHenry, Alexander Milovic, Daniel Neely, Kathryn Nesheim, Liana Odrcic, Diane Unterweger, and Kathryn Zalewski.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is featuring UWM's Military and Veterans Resource Center on its website. See http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/features/Student_Vets_band_together_on_college_campus.asp .
South Africa reached the semi-finals of the cricket world cup and I think it will be Florida . . .
Take care and have a good week,