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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Knutson-Kolodzne Named
Interim Assistant to Provost

MAILED: Oct. 11, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  An educator and counselor with a history of working with diverse student groups of all ages has been named interim assistant to Provost Ronald Satz. Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, senior lecturer of psychology, guest lecturer in American Indian Studies and adviser to the Native American Indian Student Association, will begin his duties in January 2003.
         The interim assistant to the Provost serves as a three-quarter time administrative intern while continuing to teach in his department one-quarter time.
         “The position is designed to provide faculty and staff opportunities to gain administrative experience, become familiar with a variety of administrative activities and bring faculty and academic staff perspectives to the administrative process,” Satz said.
         “I found the experience invaluable and am thankful for the opportunity to better understand the university,” said Jan Larson, associate professor of communication and journalism and the first person to hold the position, which was created two years ago.
         Knutson-Kolodzne has taught at UW-Eau Claire since 1997. He previously taught at UW-Stout and served as acting education director of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community in Prior Lake, Minn.
         As interim assistant to the Provost, Knutson-Kolodzne’s responsibilities will include a variety of projects, Satz said. Possible examples include planning the annual Academic Affairs opening-week forum, work related to the assessment of the baccalaureate degree, program review, campus-wide professional development initiatives, curricular initiatives and program development entitlement processes, enrollment management, plan 2008 and related diversity initiatives, preparation of promotional literature for faculty and student recruitment, first year experiences and retention. He also will be a member of the Provost and Vice Chancellor’s staff, the Academic Affairs Leadership Council and the Chancellor’s administrative staff.
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Updated: October 22, 2002