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 are free of charge.

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

Academic Staff Chats
2020-21 Academic Year

  • Friday, November 20, 2020
    Work-Life Balance for Those with Care Obligations (registration link here:
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    Effective Communication with Your Supervisor (registration link here:
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    Building Effective Rapport with Students in a Virtual Environment (registration link here:
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    Getting More Out of Your Performance Evaluations (registration link here:
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    Research Academic Staff and UW-Madison Research Enterprise: Obstacles and Solutions (registration link here:

All sessions meet from 11:45am – 1:00pm via Zoom. Registration for each session will open approximately 3 weeks prior to the date of the event.  Watch your email for announcements on when to register.

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
2020-2021 [pdf]
2019-2020 [pdf]
2018-2019 [pdf]
2017-2018 [pdf]
2016-2017 [pdf]
2015-2016 [pdf]