Category Archives: Featured

2017 Executive Education Grant Competition Announced

by Jacob Smith

The 2017 Executive Education Grant competition has been announced. Sponsored by Executive Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, academic staff can apply to attend a 2-3 day course offered by Executive Education. For more details on how to apply, go to http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-executive-education-grants.

Call for Nominations: UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards

by Jacob Smith

A call for nominations for the 26th year of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards (deadline January 13th) has been announced. All awardees will be recognized at an award ceremony and receive a monetary award.

Award information, nomination guidelines and cover pages for all awards can be found at: http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/awards. Nomination materials for all awards should be submitted electronically in PDF format. Resubmissions are accepted and encouraged to include updated materials. The submission URL is: https://apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev/

UW-MADISON ACADEMIC STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Deadline: January 13, 2016

  • Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award
  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research (two awards)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards for Excellence in Leadership (two awards)
  • Robert and Carroll Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach
  • Martha Casey Award for Dedicated Service to the University

UW-Madison’s Jennifer Smilowitz Receives Underkofler Award

by Jacob Smith

Congratulations to academic staff member Dr. Jennifer Smilowitz, who has been awarded the 2016 Alliant Energy/Underkofler Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Smilowitz is a clinical associate professor of medical physics at UW-Madison. She splits her time between the departments of Human Oncology and Medical Physics. She graduated from UW-Madison with her PhD in 2002 and has been a clinical physicist and educator since that time.

Professor Smilowitz developed the first lab-based course on the physics of radiotherapy treatment planning. She has taught this course to graduate students, medical residents, and veterinary radiation oncology residents for 10 years. In 2013, she implemented a Clinical Preceptorship program in Madison to train students from the UW-La Crosse Medical Dosimetry program. In 2015, Dr. Smilowitz traveled to China as a member of UW faculty to teach in the China Top Physicist Development Project.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Smilowitz is a board certified medical physicist. She is the physics supervisor for the two TomoTherapy units at the UW hospital and leads the UW/Accuray Radixact research collaboration.

Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Professional Development Grant Program

by Jacob Smith

The Fall 2016 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program is underway. The program is offered to all academic staff members who hold at least a 50 percent appointment, and the grants are for professional development activities that will begin between January 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017.

Information on the grant program can be obtained from the website:

http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants

Applications are due by October 21, 2016.

If you or your colleagues have any questions, please contact 263-2985 or pdrc@soas.wisc.edu.

 

Employee Shared Governance Reception, October 11, 3-5pm

by Jacob Smith

Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, October 11, 3:00-5:00 pm in Varsity Hall, Union South, for the third annual Employee Shared Governance Reception.  The reception will serve to recognize the work of faculty, academic staff and university staff in shared governance.  It will also be an opportunity for those interested in shared governance to find out more about how to become involved.  The Chancellor will give remarks at 3:15 pm.  The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration will also be in attendance.

Art Gallery Opening: Moments of Divinity, Jerry Jordan, School of Education

by Heather Daniels

The Academic Staff Art Gallery spring exhibit “Exhibition: Moments of Divinity” featuring the work of Jerry Jordan, School of Education, will open with a reception on Monday, March 14 from 2:30-3:30 pm in 270 Bascom Hall.  The exhibition will continue through the end of July 2016 and be available to the public during normal office hours, 8:30 am-5:00 pm.  A poster for the exhibit is available here.

Spring 2016 Professional Development Grant Program Announced

by Jacob Smith

The Spring 2016 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program for activities in Fall 2016 is now live. If you have a professional development opportunity that you are interested in, find out more about the grant program by going to http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants. The deadline for spring applications is March 11.

Call for Nominations: UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards

by Heather Daniels

A call for nominations for the 25th year of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards (deadline January 11th) has been announced. All awardees will be recognized at an award ceremony and receive a monetary award.

Award information, nomination guidelines and cover pages for all awards can be found at: http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/awards. Nomination materials for all awards should be submitted electronically in PDF format. Resubmissions are accepted and encouraged to include updated materials. The submission URL is: https://apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev/

UW-MADISON ACADEMIC STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Deadline: January 11, 2016

  • Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award
  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research (two awards)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards for Excellence in Leadership (two awards)
  • Robert and Carroll Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach
  • Martha Casey Award for Dedicated Service to the University

 

Academic Staff Selected for Division of Continuing Studies Courses

by Heather Daniels

More than 200 academic staff expressed interested in the free professional development opportunity for Division of Continuing Studies courses. The following academic staff members were selected for the two courses offered free of charge by the Division of Continuing Studies:

Honoring Our Common Differences: Leadership for Inclusivity
Catherine Stephens, Education
Christine Lien, L&S
Quinn Fullenkamp, SMPH

Leading and Managing from the Middle
Katie Lothe, Nursing
Hallie Lienhardt, SOHE
Bin Ye, SMPH

Academic Staff Chats Begin September 29

by Heather Daniels

Academic staff are invited to participate in the inaugural academic staff chats series during the current academic year.  Join a small group of your colleagues in an open discussion on various topics over lunch.  There is no cost associated with this activity. Numbers are very limited to ensure a fruitful small group discussion, so be sure to register early.  Registration for all sessions is now open.  The flyer for the entire session is available at Academic Staff Chat Flyer.

The first chat will be held later this month.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
11:30am-1:00 pm
Union South
Beyond the Classroom: Getting Involved in Departmental Curriculum Discussion
Panel will include academic staff instructors from Engineering, CALS, and L&S

Academic Staff Chats are co-sponsored by the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff; Academic Staff Executive Committee; and Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff.