Good morning colleagues,
Here is this week’s update (one hour less sleep):
. . . the Panthers beat the Phoenix in overtime Saturday night and now off to Dayton to play Wright State for the championship. See: http://www.uwmpanthers.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/030914aaa.html . . . Go Panthers!
-It’s a fairly “normal” Monday with the Chancellor’s Cabinet, as well as the Council on Enrollment Management meetings.
-I am attending a meeting on the Student Success Collaborative pilot. See http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/ssc.cfm. I also have a meeting on international recruitment.
-The University Committee meets, and I will be attending part of the meeting.
-I’m attending the UWM Foundation Board of Directors meeting, followed by a Strategic Planning Core Team meeting, and a meeting on Innovation Campus IRC Planning.
-There is also a Strategic Planning and BP2W Steering Committee meeting and I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor.
-I have a one-on-one strategic planning meeting with College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Brett Peters.
-The Faculty Senate meets at 2:30 p.m. (I will be there).
-Last Friday before our Spring Break.
Special Roundtable on the Ukraine
-Ukraine from the Euromaidan to Russian military intervention: historical context and what’s next: A roundtable discussion with UWM Russian and Eastern European Studies faculty this evening from 7-9 p.m. in the American Geographic Society Library. See: https://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=22778.
-The Academic Staff Awards Committee would like to remind all that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2014 UWM Academic Staff Outstanding Performance & Service Award and the 2014 UWM Academic Staff Outstanding Teaching Award. Deadline is April 11, 2014. Nominations should be submitted to co-chair Cheri Dziekan Chapman, email@example.com.
From Pam Kissinger in the Travel Office:
-The Third Annual UWM Travel Showcase will be held on Tuesday, March 25 in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union. For more details see: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/03/04/march-25-third-annual-uwm-travel-showcase/. You may attend the Showcase if you have not registered, but you must register for the orientation sessions and workshops, as seats are limited. Register at: http://mydevelopment.uwm.edu/travel.
-The Center for International Health (CIH), a nonprofit that is administratively aligned under a professional services agreement with UWM, has an opening for a new President/CEO. Attached is the Call for Nominations and Applications from the CIH Board of Directors, on which Dr. Joan Prince serves as the Vice Chair. See http://www.centerforinternationalhealth.org.
Two Funding Opportunities
-Online Seed Funding RFP. Academic Affairs invites proposals from academic units for one-time funds in 2014-15 supporting the development of new and refreshed online programs. Proposals are due March 17, 2014. See http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/planningbudget/seedfunding.cfm.
-Educational Technology Fee RFP. The Advisory Committee on Educational Technology invites proposals from the campus for one-time funds in 2014-15. See: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/edtechfee.cfm. Project proposals should be submitted electronically on the attached Educational Technology Fund Form A to Laura Pedrick at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight, March 17, 2014.
Closing the Gap between Student Interest and Knowledge of International Careers
-A two-day Professional Development opportunity for academic advisers and career counselors to enhance their expertise in reducing the gap between student interest and knowledge of careers with international focus. The event is posted on MyDev, and you must register in advance. Register at: https://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=50437.
Training on Web Conferencing Tool
-Panther Academic Support Services (PASS) is leading BlackBoard Collaborate web conferencing training for UWM non-teaching academic staff. This 2-hour training session will include 30 essential techniques to conduct an effective individual or group online meeting. The dates are: Wednesday, March 12: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or Thursday, March 13: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in Library E159. Contact Rebecca Damato, email@example.com with questions.
-There will be an In-House Advising and Ice Cream event at the Cambridge Commons Fireplace this Thursday, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Advisors should bring information, brochures, pamphlets, especially regarding Fall 2014 registration. Contact Caitlin McHugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
-On Wednesday, we will see the nearly final draft objectives from the Thematic Teams at an expanded Core Team meeting. These objectives, building on schools’ and colleges’ academic program plans, are the building blocks of our campus’s strategic plan. Be involved in forming your UWM of the future and share your thoughts online at www.strategicplanningfeedback.uwm.edu. All feedback is being shared with strategic planning teams as they hone UWM’s objectives. Activities and updates about our process can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/strategicplan/.
-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 positive climate. You can nominate fellow employees by clicking on the button on the homepage: www.bp2w.uwm.edu. See also our UWM Gems at: http://www4.uwm.edu/bestplacetowork/gems.cfm.
From the UWM Libraries
-The Directions in Digital Humanities series, held in the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, offers two talks this week:
-Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen (Norway), presents, “ELMCIP, the Knowledge Base, and Visualization-based Analysis of a Field.”
-Kevin Schlei, Lecturer, UWM Peck School of the Arts, Composition and Music Technology, presents, “Multi-Touch Data for Creative Musical Control on the iPad.”
For more information, see http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/events.cfm.
-The Map Society of Wisconsin is sponsoring a lecture, “Lost on the Lady Elgin,” presented by author and explorer Valerie van Heest. For more information, see http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/AGSL/ladyelgin.pdf.
-The UWM faculty members and students who have received CIE/OUR Overseas Undergraduate Research Travel Awards for summer 2014: Derek Counts (Art History)/Jordan Burich - Cyprus; Maria Gillespie (Dance)/Brooke Miller and Devin Settle - China; Jessica Meuninck-Ganger (Printmaking) and Matthew Russell (CIPD/Comp Lit)/Dakotasky Bowen - UK; Mai Phillips (CES)/Jennifer Blando, Angelica Sanchez, and Jenna Williams - Kenya; Stefan Schnitzer (Freshwater Sciences)/Megan Waletowski and William Walker - Panama; Manu Sobti (Architecture) - Uzbekistan; and Ying Wang (Art History)/Juniper Yun Kruser - China. More information on these awards is at: http://bit.ly/OverseasUGResearch.
-Chair of the Department of Urban Planning, Bill Huxhold, who has been awarded the Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award by the Wisconsin Land Information Association. See http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/news/2014-wlia-award-winners.cfm.
-Danny Harvey, who works for College of Letters & Science web development, was recently recognized by bestonlineuniversities.com for an app he designed at his prior university: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.eiu.contEd.
-I encourage you to take a look at the online calendar of events for Women’s History Month posted at www.womenshistorymonth.uwm.edu.
Take care and I hope you all have a good week (and spring break the following week!). I am traveling the week of the 17th, so my next Update will be on Monday, March 24.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee