sought for Excellence in Performance Award
Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff Awards Committee invites
nominations for the annual Excellence in Performance Award to be given
in fall 2008. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will present $1,500 to the
recipient. Any administrative and/or professional member of the academic
staff with a 50 percent or greater appointment may be nominated for
the award. And, any member of the faculty, academic or classified staffs,
administration or student body is welcome to nominate someone.
The Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff
Awards Committee will review all nominations and forward a recommendation
to Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich. Nominees will be considered for
For more information about the award, feel free to
contact members of the Administrative and/or Professional Academic Staff
Awards Committee: Liz Wolf Green, News Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Erik Rotvold, Advising/New Student Initiatives, email@example.com;
Earl Shoemaker, Student Support Services, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Juelie Sires, University Centers, email@example.com;
or Jeanne Skoug, Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the award and the nomination
form are available online.
The nomination deadline is April 4.
Learning Webinar set for March 25
The Network for Excellence
in Teaching will host a Webinar on transformative learning Tuesday
March 25, at 1 p.m. in Old Library 1132. The Webinar will feature a
conversation between Maryellen Weimer, editor of the longstanding newsletter
The Teaching Professor
and Patricia Cranton, a noted authority on transformative learning.
Weimer and Cranton will discuss the nature of transformative learning
and the classroom conditions, assignments and activities that promote
and cultivate transformative learning. The interview also will explore
how transformative learning affects the growth and development of teachers
themselves. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask their
own questions of the presenters. Those interested in attending should
send e-mail to email@example.com.
OPID to offer conference
development and undergraduate teaching and learning grants
Development Grants —
The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development offers
grants of up to $1,000 for development and sponsorship of local, regional
and systemwide workshops and conferences focused on the improvement
of teaching. Proposals are for events taking place between July 1 and
Dec. 31. Conference development grant proposals must be submitted to
Linda Carpenter, NET, by
March 28 and
will be submitted by NET staff to OPID by the UW System deadline.
and Learning Grants — The Undergraduate Teaching and Learning
Grants for 2008-09, "Institutional Projects 'Going Systemwide,'"
will be used to bring to the UW System level successful examples of
campus initiatives that foster teaching and learning. The goals for
the grants are:
• To make campus-based
projects with proven success easily accessible for systemwide implementation.
• To disseminate good ideas, share best
practices and build on projects with demonstrated success.
• To build interinstitutional communities
of practice around teaching and learning issues.
• To respond to emerging priorities across
the UW System.
• To continue OPID’s goal of developing
a distributed leadership network of faculty development across the UW
Grant funding is available for up to $40,000
per project. Projects must build from
demonstrably successful programs that are either currently in existence
or have had recent success. Roger
Wareham, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is available
to assist in budget development. Undergraduate Teaching and Learning
Grant proposals should be sent by e-mail to Linda
Carpenter, NET, by April 4
and will be submitted by NET staff to OPID by the UW System deadline.
Guidelines and application forms for both programs
are available on the NET and OPID
NET announces Faculty College
College 2008, sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional
and Instructional Development, brings together approximately 100 faculty
and instructional academic staff members from throughout the UW System
for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning and curricular
issues. The program will be held May 27-30 at UW-Richland in Richland
Center. A preliminary
schedule and seminar details are available online.
All UW System institutions have been invited to nominate
four participants. Questions about Faculty College should be directed
to Linda Carpenter, NET, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 836-2298; or Donna Silver, OPID, at email@example.com
or 608-262-4337. Those interested in attending should contact Carpenter
by March 24.
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
March 12: Ethan Wickman, music and
theatre arts, "Writing
Pieces from Pieces: A Postmodern Composer's Experience." Note:
This presentation will be held in the Tamarack
Room, Davies Center.
April 2: Matthew Waters, foreign languages/history,
"The First World Empire: Genesis of a Superpower."
A schedule of the Spring
2008 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
staff workshops and programs
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program
Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline
is March 12.
Fred King recently had his paper titled
"Operator Basis for Analytic Signal Construction" published
in the journal Multidimensional Systems
and Signal Processing, Vol. 19, pages 131-137, 2008.
Arts and Sciences
Don Christian and Rita Sommers-Flanagan
(The University of Montana) co-authored an article titled "Shaping
the Professoriate One Class at a Time," which was published
in the fall 2007 issue of Thought and
of Nursing and Health Sciences/
Psychology/Social Work/Counseling Services
Winifred Morse (emerita),
College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Mickey Crothers, Psychology;
Gloria Fennell, Social Work; and Katherine
Schneider (emerita), Counseling Services,
co-authored a paper titled "Implications of Terrorist Attacks and
Other Campus Deaths for Ongoing Student Support Needs," which was
published in Illness,
Crisis & Loss, 2008, Vol. 16, No. 1, pages 65-84.
Asha Sen's article
"Feminist Ethnographies of Desire and Resistance in Lalithambika
Antherjanam's 'The Goddess of Revenge' and Ismat Chugtai's 'Lihaaf'
was published in the peer-reviewed journal South
Asian Review, Vol. 28.2, 2007, pages 165-181.
Harry Jol was a co-coauthor with Andy
Mumpy (University of Alberta), Bill Kean (UW-Milwaukee) and John Isbell
(UW-Milwaukee) on a publication titled "Architecture and Sedimentology
of an Active Braid Bar in the Wisconsin River: Based on 3-D Ground Penetrating
Radar." The article was published in Geological Society of America
Special Publication 432, pages 111-132.
and Technology Services/Chemistry
Rick Mickelson earned two awards
in this month's University Photographers' Association of America image
competition. “Island of Women” took
first place in the personal vision category, and “The Jumping
Flame Trick” earned third place in the science and research category.
The "jumping flame" photo was taken for Bob
Eierman (Chemistry) to illustrate
his article “A Candle in the Wind,” which will appear in
the April 2008 issue of the Journal of
Chemical Education. A sequential version of the photo was chosen
to be the cover image for the issue. See photos below.
|“Island of Women”
by Rick Mickelson
||"The Jumping Flame Trick"
by Rick Mickelson
||April 2008 Journal of Chemical
and Robert Langer,
emeritus, co-authored a paper titled "Temperature Balance of Polymer
Flow Through Extrusion Dies," which Elgindi presented at the International
Polyolefins Conference 2008 Feb. 24-28 at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel
in Houston, Texas. The conference was sponsored by the Society of Plastics
Music and Theatre Arts
(emeritus) was re-elected to a second term as secretary of the Wisconsin
Board on Aging and Long Term Care at the board's February meeting in
Madison. Taylor also has been admitted as a member of the international
Music Therapy Neurology Network and the international Music Therapy
for Addictions Network.
Condolences to the family of Eunice Gavin. Gavin,
a retired member of the UW-Eau Claire maintenance staff, died Feb. 25
in Eau Claire. Full