Vol. 51, No. 9Ninth Week • Fall Semester • Oct. 27, 2003

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Planning for the future

Biennial pay and health insurance plans announced

University of Michigan's Brian Coppola to give NET/TLTDC presentation Oct. 30

Students kick-start Carson Park turf project with $300,000 commitment

United Way/SECC update

Majors Fair set for Oct. 30

Communication disorders offers free hearing tests to campus community


Planning for the future
Review of 2005-11 Master Plan under way
Over the past three years, UW-Eau Claire has been involved in the development of a master plan to guide development of campus physical facilities in the future. The effort has involved departments and units campuswide. The plan that results will be submitted to UW System by March 1, 2004, and will serve as the basis for Eau Claire’s 2005-07 capital budget proposal.

The goal of the plan is to provide a basis for ongoing physical plant maintenance and development over the next six to 12 years. Objectives range from enhancing the quality learning environment to addressing safety, security and accessibility issues.

As part of the planning process, a draft plan will be presented for campus review and comment during October and November. This phase of the process must be completed by Thanksgiving to allow time for preparation of the final plan by March 1. Several academic and administrative groups already have participated in discussions of the draft plan. Upcoming discussions are scheduled to take place during the University Senate meeting Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center and during the Chancellor's Roundtable Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Eagle Room of Davies Center.

Campuswide open forums and a meeting of the Student Senate to present the draft plan will be scheduled during November. Watch the University Bulletin for notices regarding the upcoming forums. In the meantime, additional information about the Campus Physical Development Master Plan can be found online at the following sites:

Space Planning Issues

Master Plan Map

Origin/Destination Map

Classroom Demand Analysis

Classroom Quality Analysis Go to top of page

Biennial pay and health insurance plans announced
On Oct. 21, the Legislature's Joint Committee on Employment Relations unanimously approved a pay plan specifying that UW System faculty and academic staff receive no pay raise this year and a 1 percent increase for 2004-05. The committee also approved the three-tier insurance premium contribution plan for unclassified staff. Related story. Human Resources notice. Go to top of page

University of Michigan's Brian Coppola to give NET/TLTDC presentation Oct. 30Brian P. Coppola
Brian Coppola, the Arthur F. Thurnau professor of chemistry, associate chair of the chemistry department and the faculty associate at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, will be a guest speaker at UW-Eau Claire Thursday, Oct. 30.

Coppola will present "From Rodin's 'Thinker' to Clinton's 'Village' — Getting Beyond the Sole Investigator Model for Instructional Development," which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Hibbard Penthouse. Members of the campus community, especially NET mentors and mentees, are encouraged to attend the event.

Coppola will argue that the process by which faculty first come to understand scholarly practice is extremely robust and provides the ideal entry point to effect long-term, systemic improvement in teaching and learning. Go to top of page

Students kick-start Carson Park turf project with $300,000 commitment
Blugold football at Carson ParkUW-Eau Claire students again will play a major role in making improvements to the football stadium at Carson Park. Student Senate voted last Monday (Oct. 20) to commit $300,000 over 10 years to help pay for installation of artificial turf and a new scoreboard at the Carson Park football field. The financial commitment represents three of the eight “shares” needed to raise a total of $800,000 in donations to complete the project, which will not receive tax support.

Efforts to replace the current natural grass field at Carson Park with artificial turf resulted from concerns about the condition and safety of the playing surface due to heavy use by three local high schools and the university during the football season.

“I applaud the dedication of Student Senate and the dedication of UW-Eau Claire students in their continued support of Carson Park and the community,” said Student Senate President Adrian Klenz.

“Not only will this contribution help the university’s athletics program, it will help many local schools and youth sport programs in the community. Carson Park offers a wonderful environment for students and families. We’re proud to be a part of that,” Klenz said.
Full story.

United Way/SECC update
There's still time to "Invest in What Matters"
As of Oct. 17, 157 university employees contributed a total of $15,092 in cash and pledges to the United Way campaign. The total received for the SECC is $4,559 in cash and pledges. This is significantly less than last year's totals of $26,769 and $8,455, respectively.

There still is time to send in your pledge card with a donation. If you wish to make a contribution but have lost your pledge card, e-mail or call Barb Bowers at 836-3871 to request another card. Go to top of page

Fifth annual Majors Fair set for Oct. 30
Female student studyingUW-Eau Claire’s fifth annual Majors Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

“The Majors Fair provides an opportunity for all academic departments, multi-disciplinary and pre-professional programs to highlight materials and information about their programs,” said Jean Patt, an adviser in the Advising and Academic Testing office.

All students are invited to the event. It is intended especially for current UW-Eau Claire students who have not yet declared a major or are contemplating a change in their major or minor, as well as prospective students.

This year’s fair will again include high school juniors and seniors participating in campus visits, along with students who are interested in transferring to UW-Eau Claire from two-year UW System campuses and technical colleges in western Wisconsin, Patt said. Full story. Go to top of page

Communication disorders offers free hearing tests to campus community
The Center for Communication Disorders, with UW-Eau Claire audiologist Timothy Steele, is offering free hearing tests to faculty, staff, students and their immediate family members.

Appointments are available Thursdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Call 836-4186 to schedule an appointment.
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University Bulletin
Published weekly during the fall and spring semesters by the UW-Eau Claire News Bureau. News items and notices should be sent to the News Bureau, Schofield 201, by 10 a.m. Monday for publication in the following week’s issue. E-mail submissions to Liz Wolf Green at greenew@uwec.edu are encouraged. Faculty/staff news items are published on a space-available basis.

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