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Diversity workshops with Dr. Joy Mighty

Workshop/ consultations on assessment plans for programs and departments

Fifth annual Dinner Party set for March 14

Curricular redesign grant proposals sought

Call for nominations for faculty vacancies on university committees

UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity to sponsor conference on immigration

Faculty/Academic Staff Forums

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs


Foreign Languages

Geography and Anthropology



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Diversity workshops with Dr. Joy Mighty

Dr. Joy Mighty
Dr. Joy Mighty

Dr. Joy Mighty, director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, will present two sessions of a workshop for UW-Eau Claire faculty and teaching academic staff on Tuesday, March 6. The interactive workshop, titled "Teaching for Inclusion: Implications of Diversity for Teaching and Learning at the University," will take place from 9-11 a.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center and again from 2-4 p.m. in the Alumni Room of Davies Center. (See workshop synopsis.) Workshop attendance is limited to 30 people per session. To reserve a space contact Kathy LaValley at lavallkg@uwec.edu or (715) 836-2025. Mighty also will give a presentation, "The World Is in Your Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity at the University," at 4 p.m. March 5 in Hibbard Hall Room 102. More information.

Workshop/consultations on assessment plans for programs and departments
Barbara E. WalvoordAcademic Affairs and the Network for Excellence in Teaching will sponsor a workshop titled "Developing Assessment Plans for Programs and Departments" on Friday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. The workshop will be led by Barbara E. Walvoord, chair of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Assessment at the University of Notre Dame. This workshop has been rescheduled from its original date of Feb. 23.

Walvoord will discuss feasible, practical and simple strategies for assessing student learning outcomes at programmatic and departmental levels. Workshop participants will receive a copy of her book "Assessment Clear and Simple." To register for the morning workshop, send e-mail to NET@uwec.edu by March 5.

Walvoord also will conduct individual departmental assessment plan consultations with preregistered departments from 1-4:30 p.m. March 9 in the Tamarack Room.

Due to great demand for these individual consultations, Walvoord will return to UW-Eau Claire Friday, March 30, for a full day of departmental consultations in Old Library 1122.

To schedule an afternoon consultation for your department, call Catherine Artac at 836-3323 or send e-mail to NET@uwec.edu. Time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information. Go to top of page

Fifth annual Dinner Party set for March 14
Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party"
In 1979 feminist artist Judy Chicago first exhibited “The Dinner Party,” a work of art commemorating the overlooked and understudied achievements of women from prehistory to the 20th century.

In the spirit of Chicago’s piece and to commemorate this year’s Women’s History Month, the UW-Eau Claire community is invited to join a Potluck Dinner Party Wednesday, March 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Hibbard Penthouse. Participants are asked to:

        Pick a historical woman you think deserves more visibility.
        Come willing to share what you know about her.
        Dress up and come prepared to be “in character” (optional).
        Faculty/staff are asked to bring a dish to share (beverages will be provided).

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by March 9 to Patti See at seepk@uwec.edu or 836-4826. Go to top of page

Curricular redesign grant proposals sought
UW System logoThe Network for Excellence in Teaching announces the availability of curricular redesign grants sponsored by the UW System.

Faculty and academic staff are invited to submit proposals that will advance the innovative use of technology for teaching and learning, and/or for proposals related to faculty and instructional development in the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Collaborative multi-institutional projects within and across disciplines are preferred.

All applications must be signed by Donna Raleigh, the UW-Eau Claire Learning and Technology Development Council representative, prior to submission. The deadline to submit proposals to the UW System is March 16.

More information is available online or by contacting Donna Raleigh at draleigh@uwec.edu or 836-5162. Go to top of page

Call for nominations for faculty vacancies
on university committees

The University Faculty Nominating Committee is seeking nominees for vacancies on the following university committees to be filled in the 2007 spring election.

Committees with Vacancies:
        University Faculty Nominating Committee
        Faculty Termination Review Committee
        Faculty Complaint and Grievance Committee
        University Senate
        University Senate Faculty Personnel Committee
        University Senate Compensation Committee

Nominees also are sought for the Faculty Awards Committee. Those names will be forwarded to the chancellor for appointment.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested in serving on any of the committees, or desire further information, please contact Charlene Burns, philosophy and religious studies, chair of the nominating committee, at burnscp@uwec.edu or 836-2930. Membership criteria and functions of the various committees may be found in Chapter 3 of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook and on the University Senate Web site. Go to top of page

UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity to sponsor conference on immigration
The UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity, in collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education, will sponsor a conference titled “Immigration: Many Faces; Many Facets” April 26-27 at the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in Milwaukee.

The interdisciplinary conference will feature presentations on research initiatives, curricular developments, pedagogical practices, outreach activities, policy initiatives and community involvement on an array of topics dealing with U.S. immigration and the socialization of immigrants into the American cultural, political and economic milieu. UW-Eau Claire presenters will be Kate Reynolds and Dale Gable of the department of foreign languages.

Registration information is available online. The early registration deadline is March 25. For more information, contact Tom Tonnesen, IRE associate director, at tonnesen@uwm.edu or 414-229-4700. Go to top of page

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 unless otherwise noted. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.

        March 7: D’Arcy Becker, Ingrid Ulstad and Jim Rundall,
accounting and finance, "The Ethic of Care and Student Cheating: The Influence of Situational Variables."
        March 14: Jill Pinkney Pastrana, foundations of education, "Negotiating the Global and the Local: Educational Reform
and Neoliberalism — Lessons from Chile."

A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.

Program Deadline:
        The UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 14. Go to top of page

Bruce Taylor has been chosen as the final judge for the 2007annual poetry award sponsored by Wisconsin People and Ideas, a publication of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Julie Adler and Beth Kozbial Ernst, along with Charles Schroen of Georgia Perimeter College, presented "Using Multimedia Weblogs in ESL Classrooms" at the Third International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research, held March 2-4. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Sean Hartnett was selected as the U.S. representative for a nine-person international media tour of Kenya, which was sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations, the governing body for track and field. The eight-day Kenyan Running Legends tour, held Feb. 18-25, spent extended time with Kip Keino, Paul Tergat, Moses Tanui and Brother Colm O’Connell, the coach for many Olympic medalists. The delegation was introduced at the nationally televised Kenyan Sportspersons of the Year award banquet. Hartnett also was acknowledged for his extensive photographic and journalistic contributions to Kenya’s leading sports magazine, The Athlete.

Harry Jol, Paul Bauman (WorleyParsons Komex) and Dan Bahat (Bar Ilan University) co-authored a paper titled "Looking into the Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel." The paper was presented at the 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar June 19-22, 2006, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM. Go to top of page

J. Brian Mahoney, Peter Mustard (Simon Fraser University), J.R. Goodin (Simon Fraser University) and UW-Eau Claire alumna Kate Maclaurin co-authored a presentation titled "Stratigraphic Analysis of Cretaceous Strata flanking the Southern Nechako Basin: Constraining basin Architecture and Reservoir Potential," which was presented at the 2007 Cordilleran Roundup Jan. 29 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Roundup is an annual professional symposium that focuses on the geology and mineral potential of British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Go to top of page

Learning and Technology Services
Rick Mickelson had two winning photos in the January University Photographers Association of America image competition. His photo "Losing My Edge" was a first-place winner in the personal vision category, and "Symposium Preview of Chicago Skyline" was a second-place winner, also in the personal vision category. View photos. Go to top of page

Condolences to the family of Anna Marie Craemer. Craemer, who worked as a member of UW-Eau Claire's classified staff for 40 years until her retirement in 1982, died Feb. 26 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Ruth Baker. Baker, a UW-Eau Claire assistant professor emerita of education, died Feb. 23 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Clifford Raether. Raether, who worked in Computing and Networking Services (now Learning and Technology Services) at UW-Eau Claire from 1969-97, died Feb. 21 in Chippewa Falls. Full obituary.

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University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 24 • Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 5, 2007

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Julie Poquette, Editor, UW-Eau Claire News Bureau, Schofield 201, (715) 836-4741
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