NET announces faculty learning communities
Faculty and instructional academic staff members are invited to join a faculty learning community, a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and instructional academic staff that participates in a yearlong program about enhancing teaching and learning.
Faculty and instructional academic staff members may apply to join the following learning communities:
• Technology Innovations in Education (TIE) Fellows — Participants will explore ways to enhance student learning with instructional technology.
• Learner-Centered Teaching Community — Participants will study learner-centered teaching, focusing on instructional design from a learner-centered perspective.
• NET Teaching Scholars — Participants will have the opportunity to study scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning.
More information is available online or by contacting Linda Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2298, or Donna Raleigh at email@example.com or 836-5162. The application deadline is March 31.
Nominees sought for faculty excellence awards
The Faculty Awards Committee solicits nomination letters and forms for Excellence in Scholarship and Excellence in Service Awards. Both awards help to establish and clarify the university's standard of excellence. The awards presume the strongest examples of personal contribution while also expanding the definition of achievement. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to each award recipient.
Preliminary nomination forms are due March 17. Completed letters and forms can be submitted to the Chancellor's Office by any member of the university community. Faculty who have retired before the award is presented are not eligible for nomination.
Completed nomination materials are due April 13. Forms outlining the materials needed to complete the entire nomination are available in the offices of the Chancellor, University Senate and Student Senate. Unless withdrawal is requested or an award is received, nominees' files will continue to be included in the committee's annual review for three years, if the nominee provides a current vita for each of those years.
Inquiries may be directed to Susie Johnson, Chancellor’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2327, or to committee chair Michael Carney, chemistry, at email@example.com or 836-3500.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• March 8: Li-Ying Bao, art & design, "Can the Simplicity of Traditional Chinese Art Be Applied to Contemporary Visual Communication?"
• March 29: Thomas Kemp, economics, "Of Transactions and Transaction Costs: Uncertainty, Policy and the Process of Law in the Thought of Commons and Williamson."
A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline:
• The UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 13-17.
Karen Loeb and Patti See (Educational Support Services and Women's Studies) will read pieces from their personal collections during a Women's History Month Prose and Poetry Reading at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in The Cabin, Davies Center. Loeb has won the Minnesota Voices Project and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, as well as fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Florida Arts Council, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Artist's Retreat. Her work has appeared in North American Review, The Louisville Review, Playgirl, New Works Review and other magazines and anthologies. She is author of "Jump Rope Queen and Other Stories" (New Rivers Press). See's stories, poems and essays have appeared in Salon Magazine, Women's Studies Quarterly, Journal of Developmental Education, The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Southwest Review, HipMama and other magazines and anthologies. With Bruce Taylor, she is co-author of "Higher Learning: Reading and Writing About College," 2nd edition (Prentice Hall), and a poetry collection, "Love's Bluff" (Plainview Press).
Marie-France Strohschänk and Dominique Thévenin attended a statewide meeting of French educators Feb. 25 in Madison. The meeting was organized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and led by State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a talk titled "Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of a Barrier Complex Along the Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan" with H. Loope, A. Lahners, D. Bobak, D. Krantz, T. Fisher and W. Pierce which was presented at the Geological Society of America 39th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section May 19-20, 2005, in Minneapolis. An abstract of the presentation was published in the conference publication, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 5, page 15.
Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin performed in a special concert dedicated to Mozart's 250th birthday with the String Orchestra of the Rockies Feb. 26 at the University of Montana. He performed two piano concerti by Mozart (K. 414 and 415) and wrote and performed piano cadenzas for both concerti. The cadenzas, which he premiered that evening, included some improvisation during the performance. Dossin also was featured in an article titled "Never too much Mozart: String Orchestra of the Rockies offers tribute to giant of classical music" in the Feb. 26 issue of The Missoulian.
Network for Excellence in Teaching
Linda Carpenter and Donna Raleigh presented a session titled "Learner-Centered Teaching: Beyond Talk" at the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference Feb. 17 in Bloomington, Minn. Carpenter and Raleigh also presented two sessions titled "The History of Faculty Development" and "Marketing Strategies: Putting the Fun Back into Faculty Development" at the UW-System OPID Faculty Developers Workshop Feb. 24 at UW-Whitewater.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Charlene Burns had her article "Altruism as Manifestation of Divine Energeia" published in the March issue of the Zygon Journal of Religion & Science.
William Frankenberger, La Vonne Cornell-Swanson (Social Work) and UW-Eau Claire school psychology graduate student Jennifer Stroh presented a poster titled "The Use of Stimulant Medications and Behavioral Intervention for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Survey of Parent Knoweldge, Attitudes and Experiences" at the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association Conference Feb. 23 in Wisconsin Rapids. The poster received the Outstanding Poster Award at the conference. Other UW-Eau Claire student collaborators on the project were Stephanie Pahl, Tessa Root, Katie Schultz and Courtney Wood.
Public Health Professions
Dale B. Taylor (emeritus) recently was notified that his appointment by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle to the Board on Aging and Long Term Care was confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate in a unanimous roll call vote March 2. At its March 1 meeting in Madison, Taylor gave a presentation to the board highlighting UW-Eau Claire's health care administration partnership with Chippewa Valley Technical College's dental hygiene program to provide dental care to area nursing home residents. He also presented an overview of long term care issues for American Indian/Alaska Native elders.