Colleagues - as promised in my Monday update here is an update on searches in Academic Affairs:
-School of Information Studies Dean: I hope to make an announcement soon. Chair: Jeri-Anne Lyons
-School of Education Dean: The Search Committee has met and will continue its work over the summer and into the fall semester. Chair: Jasmine Alinder
-College of Health Sciences Interim Dean: I hope to make an announcement soon. Information on the launch of the search for a permanent dean will be announced at a later date.
-Vice Provost for Research: Plan to start search later in the fall semester. Chair: Janis Eells
-Director of the Honors College: Search is now under way. Applications are due in by May 12th. The position announcement is at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/18557. Chair: Thomas Malaby
-School of Continuing Education: The search will commence after the School's transition from an academic school to a nonacademic school is complete, likely in the fall semester - this change still needs the approval of the Faculty Senate.
-Special Assistant to the Provost Position (ombuds-person): Applications are due in by May 4th. See the announcement at: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/newsevents/2014apr-pos-announce.cfm.
-Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): Following the recommendations of an earlier review group, the Center combines the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) and the Learning Technology Center (LTC) into one organizational structure. The search is imminent due to the retirement of Tony Ciccone at the end of the semester. CETL will foster a culture of professional development among faculty, staff, and graduate students in which excellence in teaching in all forms and attention to student learning are understood and pursued as scholarly, intellectual work. CETL provides faculty development and pedagogical consultation, technology training and support (including Desire2Learn) for instructors, and evaluation and research of an array of course delivery modes, including online, blended, and traditional face-to-face. CETL regularly engages with the UWM community to initiate new programs and grant opportunities, to encourage effective and innovative teaching practices that improve student learning, and to collaborate with campus, state, and national initiatives. CETL is also responsible for researching, investigating, piloting, and evaluating emerging technologies intended to facilitate innovative teaching and learning methods. The unit offers workshops, professional development programs, retreats, and individual and departmental consultations to support teaching and learning at UWM. Applications are due in by May 13th. The full position announcement is online at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/18426.
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