Professional Development and Recognition Committee

The Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC) is charged with promoting the concept of professional development and recognition for UW-Madison academic staff; working with campus administration to explore and develop programs that will enhance the professional skills and abilities, and develop a recognition process for academic staff; making recommendations regarding the review of and changes to academic staff professional development guidelines; reviewing or establishing review mechanisms for UW-Madison proposals under the UW System Professional Development Program and any similar programs through the UW System or the UW-Madison; working with campus administration and faculty to locate or create funding resources for professional development and recognition for academic staff; developing a permanent Forum Series structure for the enrichment of UW-Madison academic staff; working with campus administration in selecting academic staff for professional recognition, awards and special training programs; and coordinating publicity efforts and public relations for the recognition of outstanding contributions made by academic staff to the campus and within their professions. The Professional Development and Recognition Committee shall make recommendations on these matters and report its activities to the Academic Staff Assembly.

Meetings

PDRC typically meets monthly during the academic year, on the first Tuesday of the month from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Meetings are open to the public.

PDRC Agendas and Minutes

There are no upcoming events.

Membership

Twelve members elected by the Academic Staff Assembly to serve three-year terms. One third are elected each year. Membership is limited to two consecutive full terms. If there are no academic staff willing to serve in the departing member’s place, the member may serve an additional term. Eligibility for election is reinstated one year after a member vacates their seat on the committee. Contact any committee member if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. For more detailed membership information, click here.

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Amy Arbogash

Email: amy.arbogash@wisc.edu

Jeff Armstrong

Email: jeff.armstrong@wisc.edu

Jenny Erickson

Email: jennifer.erickson@wisc.edu

Nick Ewoldt

Email: nick.ewoldt@wisc.edu

Mel Freitag

Email: mbfreitag@wisc.edu

Ilia Guzei

Email: iguzei@chem.wisc.edu

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Angela Kita

Position title: Chair

Email: amkita@wisc.edu

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Martha Reck

Email: mreck2@wisc.edu

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Diane Stojanovich

Email: diane.stojanovich@wisc.edu

Bill Tishler

Email: william.tishler@wisc.edu

Abbie Wagaman

Email: awagaman@wisc.edu

Paul Westerman

Email: pwesterman@medicine.wisc.edu