Good Morning, Colleagues. I have a brief update for this shorter, but still busy, holiday week:
- Congratulations are in order to our new Chancellor, Mark Mone. I am eager to work with Mark on key initiatives to move the campus forward.
- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) last month awarded Ryo Amano, Mechanical Engineering, the “George Westinghouse Gold Medal. According to ASME, “The George Westinghouse Gold Medal was established in 1952 to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering to perpetuate the value of the rich contribution to power development made by George Westinghouse.”
Here is a synopsis of the week:
I have a meeting on charter schools, followed by the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting, and a lunch meeting with Chancellor Mark Mone, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Laliberte, and Sue Weslow to finalize the agenda for our next CEMAT (Enrollment Management) meeting.
I have my weekly meeting with the Chancellor and a planning meeting for a January regional economic development meeting. The University Committee meets and I will attend. Last, I have a meeting on accreditation with Chancellor Mone and Dev Venugopalan.
I’ll be out (through January 6).
CETL Funding Opportunity for Innovative Instructional Strategies
- The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering a funding opportunity that supports instructors in sharing the innovative strategies that they utilize in creating rich, meaningful, online and blended learning environments for their students. Instructors will receive a $400 stipend to work with CETL staff in the design of a project that focuses on the implementation of a strategy around one (or more) of our targeted themes in at least one of their spring courses. More information on this opportunity, including the targeted themes and how to apply, can be found here: http://uwmltc.org/?p=11010.
New Office of Research Website
- The Office of Research has just launched its brand-new website: http://uwm.edu/officeofresearch/. The site provides a wide range of information for researchers and administrators to develop, submit, and manage research grants, including:
- The latest information on federal and UWM research policies and procedures
- Important updates from federal agencies that affect proposal development and award management
- Guidance on compliance issues, including effort reporting and conflicts of interest
- Quick links to the most commonly accessed information and tools
- Templates, forms, and checklists to develop, manage, and commercialize research projects
- New extramural grant reporting tool
Feedback on the new site is welcome - please click on the Feedback button on the Web site or email your comments to Kari Whittenberger-Keith (email@example.com) or Michelle Schoenecker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Military and Veterans Resource Center Temporary Relocation
- The UWM Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) office in WG99 will be undergoing construction for an expansion project starting December 13 and will be temporarily relocated to Student Union Room 181 (for office space) and Student Union Room 183 (for student veteran social lounge, study space, and visitor information desk). People can continue to reach MAVRC by phone at (414)229-7211 and by email at email@example.com. The unit will return to its regular location around mid-February.
- Resolve to learn more about Office 365!
Register for a free, hands-on training class at http://learningtechniques.uwm.edu, download training manuals at http://learntechnow.uwm.edu, or search the UWM Knowledge Base at https://kb.uwm.edu.
Have a wonderful break! My next update will be on Wednesday, January 7.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee