Announcements from Women in Higher Education
The Eau Claire chapter of Women in Higher Education invites all UW-Eau Claire women employees to join their group. WHE seeks to improve opportunities for women in higher education and meets for a variety of professional and social activities.
The WHE fall potluck is an opportunity for all campus women to renew old acquaintances, meet new people and exchange ideas on a variety of topics. The event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Linda Spaeth. For more information about the potluck or to RSVP, see the Fall Potluck form.
Membership for 2006-07
WHE members are the group’s greatest asset, and new members are always welcome. Annual membership dues are $5 for part-time staff members and $10 for full-time staff members. For more information about WHE or to join, see the membership form.
Call for proposals for 2007-08 differential tuition awards
Differential tuition is a student approved fee that provides UW-Eau Claire with approximately $1,300,000 in annual funding to support enhanced student experiences at the baccalaureate level. Each year the provost and his staff meet with members of the Student Senate Academic Affairs Commission to review actual expenditures for the current fiscal year and discuss planned funding levels by category for the next fiscal year. Current categories receiving differential tuition support and the Student Senate approved ranges for 2007-08 are as follows:
- Faculty/Student Collaborative Research, 34-38%
- First Year Experience, 21-27%
- Internships/Practical Experiences, 14-19%
- Service-Learning, 11-16%
- Capstone Experiences, 10-15%
- Innovative Projects, 1-3%
All departments/units within Academic Affairs are eligible to apply for differential tuition funding. Differential tuition funds are awarded annually on a competitive proposal basis.
More information and the differential tuition application are available online on the Academic Affairs/Provost Web site under the heading "Funding Forms." For additional information, contact Stephanie Jamelske at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.
• The Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
Jennifer Shaddock's essay "Bad Girls of the V.A.D.: World War I Women in the Forbidden Zone" has been accepted for publication in the critical anthology "Speaking of Women: Womanhood in Anglophone Literary Culture." The book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Press in August 2007.
Foundations of Education
Mark Clark had his chapter titled “Dean-Based Leadership: Reflective Comments on Latina/o Master's Degree Participation” published in the book “The Latina/o Pathway to the Ph.D.,” edited by A.M. Gloria and M. Kamimura, Stylus Publishing, 2006. Clark and UW-Eau Claire student Nicole Jaeger presented “Cross-Cultural Incubator: U.S.-Japan Teacher Education and Related Projects” at the Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortia in July in Tokyo, Japan. While in Japan Clark also visited sister institutions Fukushima University and Hyogo University of Teacher Education to help enhance relationships and assist in building faculty and student exchange programs and joint grant submissions. He also met with university faculty, students, administrators and K-12 school personnel and gave several formal presentations on U.S. education and No Child Left Behind legislation. Clark also attended the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education in June in Chicago and the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in July in Kansas City, Mo.
Barbara Erdman represented UW-Eau Claire at the UW System School Library Consortium meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, in March. The UWSSLEC is a statewide consortium of institutions offering the graduate-level instructional library media license online. The group met with Scottish library media educators and toured school libraries and media centers in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.
Roger Tlusty recently joined 13 other educators from throughout the United States on a weeklong tour of Cuba, which focused on education in that country. The tour, sponsored by Global Exchange, included visits to the Literacy Museum, a special education school, a school for the arts in Havana and an elementary school in Santa Clara. The group also met with faculty at the University of Havana and the University of Santa Clara. Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.