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Spring 2018 Professional Development Grant Winners Announced

by Jacob Smith

The results of the Spring 2018 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant competition are in, and the recipients are listed below. Grants awarded in this cycle will be used for activities between July 1 and December 31 of this year. For more details on the program itself, please go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants.

Laurel Bastian, School of Business

Rachel Becker, General Library System

Adam Bock, School of Business

Craig Brabant, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Kari Bruckner, School of Medicine and Public Health

Kandace Cross, University Health Services

Christopher Dakes, School of Business

Aaron Fai, College of Letters and Science

Steven Goldstein, College of Letters and Science

Toni Gunnison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Barry Hartup, School of Veterinary Medicine

David Helmers, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Kathryn Hendricks, School of Veterinary Medicine

James Hose, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Barbara Kautz, Division of Student Life

Marina Kelly, Division of the Arts

Shelby Knuth, Division of Student Life

Thomas Kourakis, Division of Information Technology

Elizabeth Leith, College of Letters and Science

Baoli Liu, College of Letters and Science

Juan Martinez, Division of Information Technology

Timothy McClurg, School of Business

Mackenzy Naber, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Lynne Prost, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Collin O’Rourke, School of Human Ecology

Kristopher Schroeder, School of Medicine and Public Health

Molly Schroeder, School of Medicine and Public Health

Kristin Shadman, School of Medicine and Public Health

Denise Smith, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Kathleen Smith, School of Medicine and Public Health

Cara Theisen, WISCIENCE

David Thompson, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Nick Zaborek, School of Medicine and Public Health

Kerry Zaleski, School of Medicine and Public Health

Ryan Zea, School of Medicine and Public Health

2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award Winners Announced

by Jacob Smith

Nine academic staff members have been recognized with this year’s UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards. They have been honored for their achievements in areas such as teaching, research, and service. The winners are listed below. To find out more about them, go to https://news.wisc.edu/2018-academic-staff-excellence-awards/.

Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching – Araceli Alonso, Senior Lecturer, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University – James Maynard, Senior Instructional Specialist, Lecture Demonstrator, Department of Chemistry

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research: Independent Investigator – Michael Shortreed, Senior Scientist, Department of Chemistry

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research: Critical Research Support – Gay Thomas, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Wisconsin Network for Research Support, School of Nursing

WAA Award for Excellence in Leadership: Individual Unit Level – Mike Kinderman, Director of Residence Hall Facilities, Division of University Housing

WAA Award for Excellence in Leadership: College, School, or Larger University Level – Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, School of Business

Robert and Carroll Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach – Margaret Mooney, Director of Education and Public Engagement, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Space Science and Engineering Center

Martha Casey Award for Dedication to Excellence – John Heim, Senior Information Processing Consultant, Department of Mathematics

Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award – James Delehanty, Executive Director, Institute for Regional and International Studies

2018 Executive Education Grant Competition Open Now

by Jacob Smith

The application period for this year’s Academic Staff Executive Education Grant competition is now open.

Applications are due on April 13, 2018.

For further details on the competition, including a document of frequently asked questions, please visit https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-executive-education-grants.

If you have questions, contact the Secretary of the Academic Staff Office at pdrc@soas.wisc.edu.

Apply Now for Spring 2018 Professional Development Grant Competition

by Jacob Smith

The Spring 2018 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant competition has been announced. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for a grant to cover up to 50% of your professional development.

For more details, go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants

Call for Nominations: Academic Staff Excellence Awards

by Jacob Smith

A call for nominations for the 27th year of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards (deadline January 12th) has been announced. In addition to the UW-Madison Awards, the UW System Awards (deadline January 12th) will honor academic staff in two categories. 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: https://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 12, 2018

  • Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 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
  • Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award

UW-MADISON ACADEMIC STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Deadline: January 12, 2018

  • Academic Staff Regents Award for Program Excellence
  • Academic Staff Regents Award for Individual Excellence

 

Fall Professional Development Grant Cycle Now Open

by Jacob Smith

The Fall 2017 round of Academic Staff Professional Development Grant applications is now open. These grants are for activities that begin between January 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018. Applications must be submitted electronically by the end of the day on Friday, October 20.

For more details, including eligibility requirements and the link to the online application system, please visit the Professional Development Grants page on our site, located here.

Academic Staff Mentor Match Program – Sign up Today!

by Jacob Smith

The Academic Staff Mentoring Committee is once again conducting the Mentor Match program. UW-Madison Academic staff in their sixth or greater year of employment are eligible to be Mentors. UW-Madison Academic staff in their second to fifth year of employment are eligible to be Mentees.

As part of its mission, the ASMC is coordinating the 2017-18 Mentor-Mentee Match program. If you would like to serve as a Mentor or Mentee to a UW-Madison employee at UW-Madison, please take the time to complete our match survey. The program commitment is for one academic year, but individual mentor pairs determine how frequently to meet during this time.

The entire survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. The survey closes on Tuesday, September 12th.

To complete the survey, click here.

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 https://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: https://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.