Good Morning, Colleagues - we are in October . . .
Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs, including a welcome to new colleagues in the College of Letters and Science:
Viktoria Bilic, Assistant Professor, Translation
Celeste Campos-Castillo, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Tiffany M. Kodak, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Hong Min Park, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Peter Schwander, Associate Professor, Physics
Sandra Sousa, Instructional Academic Staff, Portuguese
Katie J. Vater, Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Katherine L.H. Wells, Assistant Professor, Art History
Jonathan O. Wipplinger, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Reminder: School of Education Dean candidates are on campus this week:
Kevin Kelly visits campus Monday/Tuesday (September 29-30)
Open Forum: Monday, September 29, 3-4 p.m., Union Fireside Lounge
Timothy Reagan visits campus Wednesday/Thursday (October 1-2)
Open Forum: Wednesday, October 1, 3-4 p.m., Zelazo 250
CVs & campus visit schedules are posted at http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/soe-dean/soe-index.cfm.
Here is my week:
- I have a breakfast meeting with SOE Dean Candidate Kevin Kelly.
- I also meet with Mark Harris and Dave Edyburn. Dave has agreed to chair the search for the next dean of the College of Health Sciences.
- There is the regular Monday Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting and I also have a bi-weekly meeting with Interim Chancellor Mark Mone and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Laliberte (setting the agenda for the next CEMAT meeting).
- At 5:30 p.m., we have the welcoming of our new faculty - the Deans of the respective Schools/Colleges will introduce our new colleagues.
- I have my wrap-up meeting with SOE Dean Candidate Kevin Kelly and will then be at the Zilber School of Public Health for a meeting.
- Later in the day, I’ll be attending a meeting of the Electa Quinney Advisory Committee at the Indian Community School to discuss the Electa Quinney Endowed Chairs in American Indian Education.
- I meet with SOE Dean Candidate Timothy Reagan. There is also a meeting about the Innovation Campus that I will attend.
- I have regular meetings with interim Chancellor Mark Mone, Robin Van Harpen, and Paula Rhyner.
- There is also a meeting on the faculty mentoring program.
- Wednesday evening we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UWM Foundation - an event that I will attend.
- The Chancellor’s Committee for LGBT+ meets in the morning.
- There is a meeting in the Chancellor’s office on developmental education and charter/choice schools and I have my wrap-up meeting with SOE Dean Candidate Timothy Reagan.
- The Coordinating Data-Driven Initiatives group meets and I end the day making remarks on our non-profit management program at a Helen Bader Foundation event.
- I continue my meeting with schools/colleges and I’m meeting with faculty and staff from the College of Health Sciences from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Enderis 103.
- I have regular meetings with Phyllis King and David Garman.
- All are welcome to attend the October 3 First Friday, hosted by the School of Education and Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, from 4-6 p.m. in the 4th Floor Library Conference Room. This month’s theme is “Celebrating Fall and Cheering to Oktoberfest.”
Early Warning Reporting Time!
- All UWM instructors who are teaching courses that enroll first-year students, transfer students, students living in University Housing, Lawton Scholars, Academic Opportunity Center students, and Life Impact students are encouraged to complete Early Warnings/Academic Updates between September 22 and October 13.
UWM Voter ID
- Following an order from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, the photo ID requirement established as part of 2011 Act 23 will be in effect for the November 2014 General Election. For more information, see http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/09/16/getting-a-uwm-voter-id/#.VB9LWIDV48.
OPID Teaching and Learning Grants Opportunity
- The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) has announced this year’s teaching and learning grants program for faculty and academic staff with total funding of $85,000.
The details of the grant program, and the request for proposals and related documents, which outline the application process, are available at http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/facstaffprog/opid-grants.cfm. Please forward your proposals to Dev Venugopalan, Chapman Hall 240, firstname.lastname@example.org. The campus deadline for the proposals is October 20. Contact Dev or Diane Reddy, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) with your questions.
SAS Day @ UWM
- The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research (CABHR) in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and the Provost’s Office invite you to attend the second annual SAS Day @ UWM event on Friday, October 17here on campus. Topics include Health Care Analytics in the Age of Big Data, Communication-Effective Data Visualization, Analyses of Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Text Analytics, Customer Segmentation Techniques, Visual Analytics, and Predictive Modeling. A hands-on workshop on “SAS Visual Analytics” is available. The event’s agenda and registration links can be found here:
From the UWM Libraries
- The Digital Humanities Lab sponsors “Digital Humanities Methods: Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching,” presented by Trevor Berman and Yuko Nakamura today at 2 p.m. For more info see http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/digital-humanities-methods-humanities-intensive-learning-and-teaching/.
- A workshop, “Basics of Records Management,” will held September 30 and repeated October 1, both from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Library E281. For more info see http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/basics-of-record-management/2014-10-01/.
- The Digital Humanities Lab sponsors, “Digging into Data Workshop: Measuring Research Impact,” presented by Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian, on October 1 at noon. For more info see http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/digging-data-workshop-opoen-researcher-and-contributor-id-orchid/.
- The Archives’ “Revisiting Our Past Local History Program,” celebrating the launch of the Libraries’ digital collection, “Milwaukee Polonia,” will be held at the Polish Center of Wisconsin in Franklin on October 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more info see http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/annual-revisiting-our-past-local-history-program/.
- The Digital Humanities Lab sponsors, “How You Can Work for Microsoft!: Minecraft and the convergence of labor, play, and hyper-capital: a discussion,” on October 3 at 3 p.m. The discussion will be led by Stuart Moulthrop and Kris Purzycki. For more info see http://uwm.edu/libraries/event/serious-play-series-how-you-can-work-for-microsoft/.
From the Community Engaged Scholars Network (CESN)
- Please join CESN for a “lunch and learn” event on October 16 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Digital Humanities Lab of the library for a facilitated discussion on, “The Five Best Practices in Service-Learning Pedagogy.” You must RSVP to email@example.com, as we are limited to 40 registrants. This event is co-sponsored by the Cultures and Communities Program, the Digital Humanities Lab, CCBLLR, and the CESN. More details will follow.
- The College of Nursing has received National Institutes of Health funding for the Self Management Science Center (SMSC) at UWM. This is a P 20 Developmental Research Center grant funded by National Institute of Nursing Research (P20NR15339) for $1.45 million (rounded) for the period of 9/25/14 to 7/31/19. Dr. Rachel Schiffman is Principal Investigator for the Center and the first two pilot research projects will be led by Dr. Michelle Polfuss and Dr. Bev Zabler respectively. The success of this major proposal is a credit to a wonderful and intensive team effort of these and other faculty (especially - but not exclusively - Dr. Christine Kovach and Dr. Kathy Sawin) and the incredible staff in the Werley Center for Nursing Research and Evaluation, Institute for Urban Health Partnerships, and Business Affairs. Great work by all!
- WUWM journalist Erin Toner has been selected to moderate one of two gubernatorial debates sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. The debate will take place in Milwaukee on October 16 and will be broadcast on radio and TV stations statewide. For more information see http://wispolitics.com/1006/140924Debate.pdf.
- Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) set a world record by winning the Berlin Marathon yesterday in a time of 2 hours, 2 min and 57 seconds. He broke the record that was set last year by his compatriot Wilson Kipsang by 26 seconds.
Have a great week!
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee