Category Archives: Featured

COVID-19 UPDATES

by Jacob Smith

Thank you for all of the work you are doing for the university during this difficult time. For all UW-Madison-related COVID-19 updates, please go to this link: https://covid19.wisc.edu. The site is updated frequently, so check back often for new information.

UW-Madison’s Jamie Henke wins Underkofler award

by Godwill Oke

The Alliant Energy/Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding commitment to student success. The awards are presented to students and teachers from UW System campuses located within Alliant Energy’s service area. One recipient of this award is Jamie Henke, Distinguished Faculty Associate, Division of Continuing Studies, UW-Madison. Jamie has also been the recipient of the Hilldale Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and other grants to work on projects such as podcasting, collaborative learning, an e-learning video, and simulations and games. To learn more about Jamie and the other winners click here, https://www.wisconsin.edu/news/download/AlliantEnergyAwardsProgram-2019-web.pdf

Fall 2019 PD Grant Competition Announced

by Jacob Smith

The Fall 2019 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant competition is now live. Apply for up to 50% of the cost of your professional development grant activity. For a link to the application page, eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, and other important information, visit https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants. Applications are due on Friday, October 25, 2019.

2019 Academic Staff Election Results

by Jacob Smith

Thanks to all of the academic staff who ran for various committees this year. Here are the results of this year’s election. Terms are for three years (7/1/19 – 6/30/22) unless otherwise indicated.

Academic Staff Executive Committee

Jenny Dahlberg

Tim Dalby (1-year term)

Stephanie Elkins

Bill Tishler

Communications Committee

Megan Flowers

Felipe Gacharna

Lindsay Lemmer

Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee

Corryn Cue

Alyson Kim

Dagna Sheerar

Districting and Representation Committee

Eileen Ewing

Dave Toland

Mentoring Committee

Christy Lowney

Erin Paul-Schuetter

Jessica Swenson

Nominating Committee

Arturo Diaz

Karyn Matchey

Alissa Oleck

Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee

Jennifer Hadley

Jason Jankoski

Anna Lewis

Professional Development and Recognition Committee

Nick Ewoldt

Martha Reck

Bonnie Shucha

Christopher Yue

2019 Executive Education Grant Competition Announced

by Jacob Smith

This year’s Executive Education Grant competition is now open. The deadline for applications is April 5. For more information, including the call for applications and a set of frequently asked questions, please go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-executive-education-grants.

2019 DCS Course Grant Program Announced

by Jacob Smith

The Academic Staff DCS Course Grant Program is now live for 2019. In partnership with the Division of Continuing Studies, the PDRC is announcing this year’s program to offer grants for academic staff to attend courses offered by DCS. The deadline for application submission is March 1, 2019. For more information on the program, visit https://acstaff.wisc.edu/dcs-course-grants.

Call for UW System Academic Staff Award Nominations

by Jacob Smith

The call for nominations for the UW System Academic Staff Excellence Awards (deadline February 8th) has been announced. Awardees will be recognized at an award ceremony at the June Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee and receive a monetary award.

There are two awards: the Academic Staff Regents Award for Individual Excellence, and the Academic Staff Regents Award for Program Excellence. Award information and nomination guidelines for all awards can be found at: https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/awards/uw-system-awards.

UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards Call for Nominations

by Sophia Calzavara

A call for nominations for the 28th 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: https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/awards. Nomination materials for all awards should be submitted electronically in PDF format. The submission URL is: https://apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev/

UW-MADISON ACADEMIC STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Deadline: January 11, 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 wins Underkofler award

by Sophia Calzavara

UW-Madison academic staff member Paul Hooker was one of three awarded the Alliant Energy/Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to student success.  Hooker is a Senior Lecturer who played a key role in the Chemistry Department’s REACH initiative, which promotes active learning. He also helped create new learning objectives affecting about 3,000 students per year. For more information and other award winners please go to the link below.

https://www.wisconsin.edu/news/archive/uw-system-alliant-energy-recognize-outstanding-students-teachers-for-2018/

 

Fall Academic Staff Art Gallery Reception on Oct. 8

by Jacob Smith

The Secretary of the Academic Staff Office is holding the semi-annual Academic Staff Art Gallery reception on October 8, from 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm in 270 Bascom Hall. This semester’s academic staff artist is Mary Treleven, Graduate Academic Program Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. For more information about the exhibit, please go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/about/academic-staff-art-gallery.