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2018 Executive Education Grant Competition Winners Announced

by Jacob Smith

The following five individuals are this year’s winners of the 2018 Executive Education Grant competition for academic staff. All five will receive a 2-3 course from the Center for Professional and Executive Development through the Wisconsin School of Business. For more on the competition, go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-executive-education-grants.

The winners are:

Joseph Cavanaugh, School of Medicine and Public Health

Bjorn Hanson, University Health Services

Emily Konkol, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Karen Mittelstadt, School of Nursing

Lori Sakk, College of Engineering

First DCS Course Grant Program Winners Announced

by Jacob Smith

Congratulations to those academic staff who received a DCS Course Grant in our first competition. Keep an eye out for future competitions (the next one likely announced in Spring 2019). For further information on the program itself, please visit https://acstaff.wisc.edu/dcs-course-grants.

The winners are:

Salma Abadin, School of Medicine and Public Health

Lynn Armitage, School of Education

Caitlin Artz, School of Medicine and Public Health

Renae Beier, School of Medicine and Public Health

Sheridan Blanford, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

Claudia Calderon, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Keiva Coppage Aranda, Center for Educational Opportunity

Xin Cui-Dowling, Division of Student Life

Carolyn Daughtry Krill, Division of Information Technology

Katherine Effertz, School of Education

Ellyssa Eiring, School of Education

Sarah Ferguson, School of Medicine and Public Health

Felipe Gacharna, School of Education

Julian Gaitan, School of Medicine and Public Health

Ana Garic, School of Medicine and Public Health

Anna Goodroe, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Christine Hawkinson, School of Business

Carol Hulland, School of Medicine and Public Health

Michelle Justice, School of Medicine and Public Health

Aubrey Kall, Division of Enrollment Management

Denise Ksziosk, School of Education

Marilyn Larsen, College of Letters and Science

Amy Martens, School of Medicine and Public Health

Heather Mc Fadden, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Kelly Miller, School of Medicine and Public Health

Lindsey Moser, School of Veterinary Medicine

Maureen Muldoon, College of Letters and Science

Mallory Musolf, School of Medicine and Public Health

Brittany Peterson, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Alyson Pohlman, Office of Strategic Consulting

Tracey Reitz, College of Letters and Science

Mary Beth Roberts, College of Letters and Science

Mary Ellen Rutemeyer, College of Letters and Science

Carlee Segebrecht, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Justin Sills, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Zach Smith, College of Engineering

Bethany Stoppel, School of Education

Thomas Tegart, School of Education

Shana Ullsvik, School of Medicine and Public Health

Molly Vaux, School of Medicine and Public Health

Kristen Vieth, School of Medicine and Public Health

Diane Wilkinson, School of Medicine and Public Health

Catherine Woodward, College of Letters and Science

Matthew Zeller, PEOPLE Program

New DCS Course Grants Program Announced

by Jacob Smith

A new professional development opportunity for academic staff has been announced. The 2018 DCS Course Grants Competition is now underway. Applications are due by the end of the day on April 25, 2018. For details on which courses are eligible for the program, as well as how to apply, please visit https://acstaff.wisc.edu/dcs-course-grants.

Karen Mittelstadt Receives Board of Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award

by Sophia Calzavara

On Friday April 6th Karen Mittelstadt, UW-Madison, along with two other UW System academic staff members received Academic Staff Excellence Awards from the Board of Regents. This honor is given to select individuals for their contributions to their department and university, their positive personal interaction in the field, and their unique approach that improves department environment and overall quality of work. These awards are the UW System’s highest honor awarded to members of the academic staff.

Karen Mittelstadt is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at UW-Madison’s Nursing School. Mittelstadt provided critical leadership during recent events for the School of Nursing, including the reaccreditation process for the Doctor of Nursing Practice; the creation of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, which will be launched in May; and the faculty’s redesign of undergraduate curriculum. She worked extensively to ensure the new concept-based curriculum aligned with accreditation standards and university policies, including guiding nearly 25 new courses through the approval process. Middelstadt helps administer the Nurses for Wisconsin initiative, a grant from the UW System that encourages nurses to assume nurse educator position in the state. She is also one of five assistant deans who present to students, parents, and guests at UW-Madison’s Student Advising, Orientation, and Registration.  She actively participates on the Academic Advising and Policy Leaders Committee as well as scholarship and student award committees. Mittelstadt also participates in new adviser training and was selected to participate in the Kauffman Administrative Development Program, a program to help develop campus leaders at UW-Madison.

Regent Janice Mueller, chair of the selection committee stated, “This year’s award recipients represent the stellar quality of our academic staff across the UW System” adding “We are delighted to recognize their innovation, creativity, and dedication as they support student success and strengthen communities.” Each recipient is awarded $5,000.

Link to Board of Regents press release:

Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Deadline Approaching for 2018 ASI

by Jacob Smith

This year’s Academic Staff Institute is fast approaching. Don’t forget to register by Monday, March 5. For more information on this year’s keynote and breakout sessions, as well as other registration information, please visit https://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/academic-staff-institute.

April 2018 University Roundtable

by Jacob Smith

Join us for the last of this semester’s University Roundtable talks. On April 11, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman will present a talk entitled “The Microbial Planet.”

For more information, including registration links, go to https://acstaff.wisc.edu/roundtables.

Fall 2017 Academic Staff PD Grants Awarded

by Jacob Smith

Congratulations to the 24 recipients of the Fall 2017 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program. These individuals received funds for their activities in the first half of 2018:

Courtney Berner – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Tanya Buckingham – College of Letters and Science

Tyler Christian – Waisman Center

Jessie Conaway – Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Ricardo Court – College of Letters and Science

Jennifer Cox – School of Medicine and Public Health

Benjamin DeBoer – University Health Services

Roberta Dreifuerst – Division of Continuing Studies

Mark Griffin – College of Engineering

Rachel Grob – Law School

Erica Hagen – College of Engineering

Mo Kappes – Division of Student Life

Jenna Kropp – Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

Carrie Kruse – General Library System

Zhe Liu – School of Medicine and Public Health

Eric Montemayor – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Minakshi Nihal – School of Medicine and Public Health

Jonathan Riehl – College of Engineering

Melissa Rosenkranz – College of Letters and Science

Ann Sinfield – Chazen Museum

Andrea Spiker – School of Medicine and Public Health

Natasha Thoreson – School of Human Ecology

Carrie Welsh – School of Human Ecology

Mark Wetter – College of Letters and Science

 

Shape Your Job Family

by Jacob Smith

As you may know, the campus-wide Title and Total Compensation Study is currently underway. The TTC team is gathering input on the new job titling framework at upcoming listening sessions on your job families.

Register for the in-person or online listening session about your primary job family. For information on which job family sessions are on which dates, please see this flyer.

How do you identify your primary job family?

  • The Job Family Exploration Tool provides preliminary definitions for job families and sub-families
  • The Job Families Handout (pdf) provides specific questions to help you identify your primary job family if your job duties straddle several job families
  • You may also ask your manager or local HR representative for assistance about which listening session to attend

As a reminder, the goal of the Title and Total Compensation Study is to produce clear career paths for employees and updated titles and pay ranges comparable and competitive with similar organizations.

2017 Division of Continuing Studies Course Winners

by Heather Daniels

The following academic staff members were selected to attend a Division of Continuing Studies courses free of charge.

Customer Service: Strategically Creating Standards and WOWs
Leah Adams, School of Education
Autumn Sanchez, Division of Continuing Studies

Joy of Meetings: Recipes for Success
Tonia Mahnke, International Division
Jared Zurbuchen, School of Nursing

First Academic Staff Chat: Unique Issues for International Academic Staff on Work Visas (Q & A with International Faculty and Staff Services)

by Heather Daniels

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Union South

Registration is available at: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?tabid=29&SeriesKey=449

Click on Academic Staff Professional Development

An academic staff chat is a frank, open discussion with a small group of your colleagues on a particular topic. The series runs during the academic year and includes four different topics. The first series of chats were held in 2015-16. Some topics may include a speaker or panel prior to ample discussion time. All sessions include a free lunch and are free of charge.

Numbers are very limited to ensure a fruitful small group discussion.