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
2017-18 Academic Year

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Unique Issues for International Academic Staff on Work Visas (Q & A with International Faculty and Staff Services)
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Research Academic Staff and UW-Madison Research Enterprise: Obstacles and Solutions
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
    How to Advocate for Yourself Professionally with Limited Resources
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2018
    Job Security: How Do Contracts Work at UW-Madison?

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

Registration is available at:

Click on Academic Staff Professional Development

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
2017-2018 [pdf]
2016-2017 [pdf]
2015-2016 [pdf]