Good morning colleagues,
Here is this week’s update:
. . . the Panthers had a great run this season . . . Go Panthers!
Men’s basketball: http://www.uwmpanthers.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/032114aaa.html and
women’s swimming: http://www.uwmpanthers.com/sports/w-swim/recaps/032114aaa.html
School of Information Studies: Dean's search
We have two finalists for the SOIS Dean’s position. They will have their on-campus interviews next week and I will send a separate email with more details tomorrow afternoon.
-It’s a busy Monday (after being away for the week) with numerous meetings, including the Chancellor’s Cabinet, as well as the Council on Enrollment Management.
-I have a teleconference with UW System Vice President Mark Nook on the planning of a joint CBO/Provost meeting scheduled for April [CBO = Chief Business Officers].
-The Academic Leadership Council meets at 3 p.m. Agenda items include an update on the comprehensive campaign (Pat Borger); the Student Success Collaborative pilot (Gesele Durham); a discussion on food and beverage (FAB) activity with industry partners; and BP2W Leadership Engagement reports from the College of Letters and Science, the College of Nursing, the Lubar School of Business, and the School of Education.
-The University Committee meets, and I will be attending the meeting. I also have my monthly meeting with Mark Schwartz - the chair of the University Committee.
-The Search and Screen Committee for the Dean of the School of Education search has its charging (first) meeting - the Chair is Jasmine Alinder.
-I’m attending a space planning meeting on redevelopment of the Southwest Quad, and I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor.
-Tanya Joosten will attend, on my behalf, an IT-related Common Systems Review Group meeting in Madison since I am engaged in a Strategic Planning meeting with Mark Mone and the writing team for most of the day.
-I have a meeting on the HRS (Human Resource System) project in the morning.
-Later in the day I'm attending a meeting and signing ceremony for a new graduate dual degree agreement between UWM and the Fachhochschule Aachen (a German institution) with College of Letters and Science Dean Rodney Swain.
Year of the Humanities: Call for initial proposals
The 2014-15 academic year has been designated as the Year of the Humanities. We are interested in hearing from faculty across campus with ideas for programming (existing programming or new ideas) that would fall under the Year of the Humanities and could be included in a master calendar. Please complete this very brief survey to submit your ideas: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2oF7w6EjPl3mcN7.
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.
From the UWM Libraries
-The series, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: American Stories,” continues this Sunday, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Islamic Resource Center. See http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/muslim_journeys_3_30_14.pdf.
-The Digital Humanities Lab has a busy week. Here’s a link to all their activities:
http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/events.cfm. For “Tech Skills Drop-In” hours, see: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/DHLabdropinhours.pdf.
From the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies
-Yiddish Theatre in the Digital Age: An Interactive Round Table. See https://www.facebook.com/events/225321724339087/?ref=22.
-Hankus Netsky & Hebrew National Salvage: A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theatre. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1403634836564207/?ref=5.
-Office 365 is coming! Get ready by preparing your pantherLINK mailbox for migration. Visit the new Office 365 Implementation Project web site where you’ll find more information and helpful instructions. See http://uwm.edu/o365/.
-Microsoft Windows XP operating system (OS) and Office 2003 will no longer be supported or updated after April 8, 2014. Please contact your local IT staff for assistance migrating university-owned systems to a new Windows OS. If you aren’t sure about the age of university-owned hardware in your possession, contact your department’s support technician (see http://www4.uwm.edu/technology/help/local/index.cfm). If you lack technical support, call the UITS Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or visit Bolton Hall 255. Submit questions online at www.gettechhelp.uwm.edu.
-On Tuesday, March 18, the UWM Help Desk, along with various IT Support units on campus, implemented a new incident management system, Cherwell Service Management. The Cherwell Service Management system will be our primary tool for recording IT issues reported by clients: see https://techwiki.uwm.edu/display/CHER/Cherwell+Service+Management+System+Public+Documentation.
-Our strategic planning activities are picking up steam with Thematic Teams submitting their final objectives last Thursday and the Synthesizing & Writing team working on drafting our plan. There are still many opportunities to be involved in forming your UWM of the future. Attend a 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. 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 www.uwm.edu/strategicplan.
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 positive climate. You can nominate fellow employees by clicking on the button on the homepage: www.bp2w.uwm.edu.
A few kudos
-Gesele Durham, Director of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research, will serve as the American Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) representative on the Voluntary System of Accountability Oversight Board for a two-year term. Background on the VSA is at http://www.voluntarysystem.org.
-Professor and Vice Provost Patrice Petro will be honored this week as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at the 2014 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) annual conference. The Service Award honors individuals who have demonstrated sustained commitment to the Society. SCMS is the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition.
-Jean Creighton, Director of the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, has been selected to participate in NASA’s “Strategic Observatory for Infrared Astronomy” initiative. See http://www.sofia.usra.edu/News/news_2014/01_08_14/index.html.
-UWM Nursing major Jasmine Woodley was featured in the Milwaukee Courier Newspaper in a story about her impact and experience as a tutor in the Milwaukee Public Schools through the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research. See http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2014/03/01/a-student-job-that-helps-the-community/.
-The Cricket World Cup is currently underway - look out for Pakistan . . .
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Tel: + 414 229 4501
Fax: + 414 229 2481