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:
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.
University of Michigan's Brian
Coppola to give NET/TLTDC presentation Oct. 30
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,
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.
kick-start Carson Park turf project with $300,000 commitment
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.
There's still time to "Invest in What
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.
Majors Fair set for Oct. 30
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
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
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.