Good Morning, Colleagues:
Here is this week’s update (after a good break):
- There are three finalists for the position of Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). They are Charles Erik Timmerman (Department of Communication), Diane Reddy (Department of Psychology), and Prasenjit Guptasarma (Department of Physics). Open forum sessions will take place this week (see specifics for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, below). CETL is a result of the integration of the former Center for Instructional and Professional Development and the Learning Technology Center.
- Just a reminder of the email “holiday” from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, until 6 a.m. Monday, July 28: no email can be sent or received in pantherLINK during this migration window. (Email received during this time will be queued and available in your Office 365 inbox on July 28). See more details in an important email later today. My next week's update will therefore be on Wednesday, July 30.
- I also want to update you on Enrollment Planning. The Chancellor is convening a 1.5 day retreat on Monday-Tuesday of next week at the Cozzens Cuday Center to plan for short and long-range recruitment and retention strategies.
- The Chancellor’s Cabinet meets, and I’m welcoming attendees of the American Indian Science Scholars Luncheon.
- CETL Director Open Forum for Charles Erik Timmerman from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library, E175.
- I have a series of meetings with fellow Vice Chancellors and direct reports, plus a School of Freshwater Sciences Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board meeting.
- I’m attending a meeting with Rodney Swain, Karen Brucks, Mark Harris, and colleagues on the Systems Science Initiative in the College of Letters and Science.
- CETL Director Open Forum for Diane Reddy from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library, E175.
- I continue my scheduled meetings with deans and direct reports, as well as a meeting with Phyllis King and Kyle Swanson on developmental education, in advance of the August Board of Regents meeting.
- There is a regular campus space planning meeting.
- CETL Director Open Forum for Prasenjit Guptasarma from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. in the Golda Meir Library, E175.
- I have another space planning meeting in the morning, followed by a lunch meeting with the Electa Quinney Advisory Committee.
- In the afternoon there is a graduate Academic Program Planning meeting.
- Campus Planning is completing a study of general assignment and use of classrooms - please share your thoughts, at the link below, so we can plan for future improvements. See: https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b1NDczIG4Bbp2Vn.
- The Strategic Plan is nearly complete with a final review and polishing this week.
- Roger Smith, Occupational Sciences and Technology and Director of the R2D2 Center, has been elected next president of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
- UWM's Panther Academic Support Services (PASS) unit has been awarded the 2014 Frank L. Christ/National College Learning Association (NCLCA) Outstanding Learning Center award for four year institutions. This is an outstanding national award and reflection of the hard work and achievements of PASS. Kudos to Johanna Dvorak and her staff!
- Anthony Ciccone, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD), was elected President of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) and began a three-year term on July 1, 2014.
- Bernard Perley, Anthropology, was interviewed on the Washington, D.C football team’s name: http://blog.aaanet.org/2014/06/18/prominent-anthropologist-welcomes-football-team-name-trademark-cancellation/.
- Stefan Schnitzer, Freshwater Sciences, was profiled in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article:
- Esteemed colleague, David Randall Luce, Philosophy, passed away on July 8, 2014.
His obituary is at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=david-randall-luce&pid=171673288&fhid=19730.
- Well done to Germany! (Which I predicted would win the World Cup!)
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee