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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.

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:

https://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 https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants. The deadline for spring applications is March 11.