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Chancellor Announces Quick Win Awards

RELEASED: Dec. 19, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Twenty-one grants totaling $250,000 were announced by Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich as part of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Quick Wins budget allocation.

The Quick Wins Fund was established by Levin-Stankevich to target resources to initiatives that address the university's Centennial Plan strategic goals. Quick Win awards were designated for high-impact projects that will be implemented by June 2009.

Awards include funding for multicultural immersion experiences, development of an interdisciplinary general education course, establishment of a writing center and construction of more bike parking, among others. See a full listing of the 2009 Quick Wins awards.

"I was pleased to see the response from across campus to implementing the exciting vision we have set for ourselves," said Levin-Stankevich. "While we could not fund all requests, we have identified 21 strong projects that will engage many faculty and staff in making a difference on campus."

Sixty proposals, totaling almost $900,000 in requests, were submitted.

Divisional Summary of Awards

Academic Affairs:       12 awards         $138,140
Student Affairs:            5 awards            $90,360
AFF:                              1 award              $10,000
Chancellor:                   2 awards             $11,500

Awards were made to departments and units in every division, with the majority focused in Academic Affairs. All seven strategic goals of the Centennial Plan are addressed by the initiatives. Nine awards, valued at $126,000, will be targeted to initiatives that support the university's equity, diversity and inclusivity value. Four of the awards, totaling almost $92,000, are cross-divisional partnerships.

The Quick Wins Fund was initiated by the chancellor in fall 2008 as part of the university's new budget process. Individuals or groups were invited to submit proposals for strategic initiatives to their supervisors. Proposals were ranked by the deans and associate vice chancellors and forwarded to the vice chancellors. The chancellor met with the vice chancellors to review the top-ranked proposals and to make the final determination.

For more information on the Quick Wins process or the Centennial Plan priorities, contact MJ Brukardt at brukarmj@uwec.edu or 715-836-5775.

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JB

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