Monday, Aug. 23
First Day of Contractual Period for Faculty/Instructional Academic Staff.
New Freshmen Orientation. Skylight Lounge, Davies Center, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Transfer Student Orientation. Hibbard 101, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
Opening Meeting of the Faculty and Academic Staff. Schofield Auditorium, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Reception for Faculty and Academic Staff. Sponsored by the University Foundation. Spruce/Tamarack Rooms, Davies Center, 10 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Special Meeting of the University Faculty. Meeting will focus on organizational changes. Schofield Auditorium, 8 to 10 a.m.
"Gettin' in the Groove." The university community is invited to an informal evening of food, music and dancing hosted by Chancellor Mash. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 26
Professional Development Workshop. L. Dee Fink, director of the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma, will present "Designing Courses for More Significant Student Learning." To register, visit the TLTDC Workshop Registration Web site. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Program. Community members new to the university this fall or returning from an extended break in their educations are invited to attend. University staff members committed to working with adult students will give an overview of university programs and policies and describe campus services. Preregistration is required for this program. For more information or to register, contact Debbie Gough (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bonnie Isaacson (email@example.com) by e-mail or at 836-3259. Schneider 223, 9 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.
Chancellor's Opening Meeting with Classified Staff. Classified staff members, including LTEs, are invited to attend. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 1 to 2 p.m. See Aug. 30 item for alternate time/location.
Reception for Classified Staff. Classified staff members, including LTEs, are invited to attend. Sponsored by Chancellor Mash. Skylight Lounge, Davies Center, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 27
McIntyre Library Open House. Faculty and staff members are invited to become better acquainted with the library's services that support teaching and research. McIntyre Library, 10 a.m. to noon.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium. this symposium will spotlight the work of NET Teaching Scholars and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Associates from 2003-04. Faculty and instructional academic staff who have conducted systematic inquiry into their students’ learning will have the opportunity to share posters of their scholarly teaching-learning projects. The symposium also will include a panel discussion about definitions of SoTL and methodological issues. A wine and cheese reception also will be held. To register, visit the TLTDC Workshop Registration Web site. Council Fire Room, Davies Center, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28
International Student Orientation. Tamarack Room, Davies Center, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29
Monday, Aug. 30
Residence Halls Open for First-Year Students.
Orientation for New Members of the University Community. McIntyre Library 2023A, B and C; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Professional Development Seminar
Rethinking Diversity: A Confluence of
Teaching and Learning
Dulany Inn, Davies Center
• 8:30 to 9 a.m.: Registration/continental breakfast. Music by the West African Drum Society.
• 9 a.m.: Greetings/opening remarks from Chancellor Mash.
• 9:15 a.m. to noon: Presentations on "Creating Authentically Inclusive and Responsive Campus Environments" by Seema Kapani, diversity education coordinator at UW-Madison; and Hazel Symonette, senior policy and planning analyst and Excellence Through Diversity Institute director at UW-Madison.
•Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Diversity Luncheon and Unveiling of the 2004-05 UW-Eau Claire Diversity Plan presented by Kimberly Barrett, Student Development and Diversity. Music by Larry Martin, American Indian Studies, and the Hmong Musical Ensemble. (To attend the luncheon, RSVP by Aug. 26 to Jan Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Spruce Room, Davies Center.
•1:45 to 3:30 p.m.: Circles Within Circles: Bringing Diversity Circles to the Classroom presented by UW-Eau Claire Peer Diversity Educators and faculty/academic staff.
•3:30 to 4 p.m.: Roundtable discussions.
To register, visit the TLTDC Workshop Registration Web site. For more information, contact Jan Sloan at email@example.com or 836-5992.
Advising and Registration. Through Sept. 1.
Phase II Welcome Picnic. Campus Mall, 6 p.m. (Rain site: Davies Center.) More information about Phase II is available online.
Phase II Convocation. Featuring Paul Wesselmann, director of Stone Soup Seminars, a speaking and training company in Madison. Zorn Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Chancellor's Opening Meeting with Classified Staff. Classified staff members, including LTEs, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Presidents Room, Davies Center, 9 to 10 p.m. See Aug. 26 item for alternate time/location.