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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Fifth annual Dinner Party set for March 14
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.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by March 9 to Patti See at email@example.com or 836-4826.
Curricular redesign grant proposals sought
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.
Call for nominations for faculty vacancies
Committees with Vacancies:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity to sponsor conference on immigration
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.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
• March 7: D’Arcy Becker, Ingrid Ulstad and Jim Rundall,
A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
Geography and Anthropology
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.
Learning and Technology Services
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.
University Bulletin • Vol. 54, No. 24 • Seventh Week • Spring Semester • March 5, 2007