Academic Staff Chats

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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.

Academic Staff Chats
2016-17 Academic Year

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Professional Development: Ideas on What, Where and How Much
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    Performance Evaluations: How Are They Working for You?
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    Job Security: How Do Contracts Work at UW-Madison?
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    How to Advocate for Yourself Professionally with Limited Resources

All sessions meet from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Union South.

Registration is available at:

The Academic Staff Chats are sponsored by the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, The Academic Staff Executive Committee, and the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff.

Flyers for Current and Previous Years
2016-2017 [pdf]
2015-2016 [pdf]