Good Morning, Colleagues:
Here is this week’s Monday update:
The week: Thursday is Bike to Work Day (Pedal 4 Panther Pride), see: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/05/03/pedal-4-panther-pride-on-may-15/#.U3DJJ1fyG5I. Hope you can join!
- The Chancellor’s Cabinet meets late morning. Earlier in the day (at 9 a.m.), the strategic plan writing team is meeting.
- I have my one-on-one meeting with Patrice Petro (Vice Provost for International Education).
- Monday evening we have the Honors Commencement Ceremony.
- There is a capital budget meeting early Tuesday morning (8 a.m.) and I also continue my one-on-one meetings with a number of deans and directors.
- I will also attend a meeting at the Zilber School of Public Health.
- At 3 p.m., there is an important campus leadership briefing on UWM global branding, as well as a stakeholder workshop on the topic on Wednesday.
- I attend a meeting on international enrollment management.
- I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor.
- I have a one-on-one meeting on strategic planning with Lubar School of Business Dean Tim Smunt.
- There are interviews today for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. The open forum is at 1:30 p.m. in Union 280.
- Wednesday evening we have the 5th annual Lavender Graduation ceremony here on campus.
- Thursday and Friday the professional leadership development sessions (Leadership Academy) continue for deans and associate deans at the Cozzens Cudahy Center. Topics include: decision making, building high performing teams, succession planning, innovation, and the art of negotiation.
- There are interviews today for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. The open forum is at 1:00 p.m. in Union 191.
- At 5:30 p.m., I’m attending the Friends of Golda Meir Library annual program: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and business leader Sheldon Lubar will discuss the future of county government in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Library. See http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/fol2014.cfm.
- Sunday we have commencement and 3,334 students (134 Ph.D., 785 Master’s degree, and 2,415 Bachelor’s degree) will graduate.
Deadline Extended: Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- The Division of Academic Affairs seeks a tenured member of the UWM faculty to direct the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). This is an internal recruitment (open to current UWM employees only), and the position is a 75% annual basis appointment. The vacancy announcement is at: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/newsevents/2014-cetl-director.cfm, and the application deadline is May 16, 2014.
End of Semester Memo
- See http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/endsemester_memo.pdf.
Campus-wide Subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education
- Instructions on how to sign-up are at:
Urban Initiatives Conference
- The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research will hold its 16th Annual Urban Initiatives Conference, “Nonprofits and Technology: From Strategy to Implementation,” on May 28 at the Italian Community Center. For more information, see: http://www4.uwm.edu/cuir/resources/conference.cfm.
- Our draft Strategic Plan is available for your review and comment. Your feedback is essential and will be considered during these final few weeks before the plan is submitted on May 30. I highly encourage you to preview and comment on the draft UWM Strategic Plan at uwm.edu/strategicplan.
Submit a BP2W Quick Win
- We encourage UWM faculty, staff, and student employees to suggest possible quick wins to make UWM as a Best Place to Work (BP2W). Many BP2W initiatives underway, but there might be additional ideas that can be implemented easily and quickly that can enhance UWM’s employment environment. Submit your ideas at www.bp2w.uwm.edu.
International Community-based Learning and Research
- If you are a UWM faculty or staff member who is engaged in any international community-based learning or international community-based research, then please join colleagues for an informal discussion/networking event this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Union 280. The purpose will be simply to talk about civic engagement work being done internationally. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Tim Ehlinger from Biological Sciences. To reserve your spot, email Laurie Marks at email@example.com.
- Office 365 goes live July 28! The Office 365 site features information about the go-live date, an email and calendar services holiday (July 25-28, 2014), a link to course offerings that will help customers prepare for this event, and more.
- Ryo Samuel Amano, Mechanical Engineering, has been named a recipient of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) George Westinghouse Gold Medal for this year.
- And Merry Wiesner-Hanks brought to my attention that Aims McGuinness (Associate Professor in the History Department) won the annual All Stars award given by Ex Fabula, the Milwaukee nonprofit organization (now in its fifth year) committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling. The audience of more than 200 people in Turner Hall voted for the best story and story-teller, and Aims was the Season 5 Audience Favorite. What a good story, Aims! :)
- Well done Manchester City!
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee