Academic Staff Institute

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newasijpgThe Academic Staff Institute is an annual professional development conference for UW-Madison academic staff held during the spring semester.  The first institute was held in 2002 and organized by the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC). 

This year’s conference will be held on March 27, 2019 at Union South.  The conference is a joint effort between the Madison Academic Staff Network, ASEC, Secretary of the Academic Staff office, and the Academic Staff Assembly.

Time: 7:45-1:30
Cost: $18 (includes a breakfast and lunch)
Registration Link:
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019
Registration Deals: Join ASPRO between now and March 15, 2019, and receive free registration to ASI. All attendees will receive free membership to the Madison Academic Staff Network for the remainder of the academic year (


7:45 – 8:30 – Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome

8:45 – 9:20 – Keynote Presentation, Erin Barbato, Director of the Immigrant Justice  Clinic, UW Law School

9:30 – 10:25 – Breakout Session 1

10:35– 11:30 – Breakout Session 2

11:40 – 12:35 – Breakout Session 3

12:35 – Lunch

View the full program here.

Keynote Presentation:
“Our Current Immigration Policies: Reflections from Our Southern Border to Our Badger State,” 
Erin Barbato, Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic, UW Law School

Full Breakout Sessions

Active Career Management: Develop Your Career Plan – Elizabeth Schrimpf, Career Counselor, Division of Continuing Studies

ASPRO Legislative Update – Kathi Kilgore, Academic Staff Professionals Representation Organization Lobbyist

Campus Safety: Current Issues and Collaborative Approaches – Kristen Roman, UW-Madison Chief of Police

Dealing with Stress: Focusing on Your Circle of Influence – Tina Ngo, Training Instructor, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Digital Learning Infrastructure and Programs – Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Linda Jorn, Associate Vice Provost for Learning Technologies, Director of DoIT Academic Technology

Geology of the Baraboo Area: What the Rocks Tell Us about Wisconsin’s Ancient Past – Esther Stewart, Geologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, UW-Extension

Inclusivity for LGBTQ+ Pops: More Than Rhetoric – Warren Scherer, Director, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center; Katherine Charek Briggs, Assistant Director, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center

Maximize Your Benefits: Early- and Mid-Career Retirement Planning – Thomasin Propson, Benefits Specialist, Office of Human Resources

Reaching for the STARS: Sustainability at UW-Madison – Missy Nergard, Director of Sustainability

What You Need to Know about the Title and Total Compensation Project (2 sessions) – Diane Blaskowski, Director of Employee Services, Office of Human Resources; Meghan Owens, Director of Compensation, OHR; Shana Ullsvik, TTC Project Manager, OHR

The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) – Michael DuVernois, Senior Scientist, WIPAC

Short Breakout Sessions

Academic Staff Governance Opportunities – Donna Cole, Administrator at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and Member of the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC)

Cybersecurity and Data Protection: News You Can Use – Bob Turner, Director of the Office of Cybersecurity, and Ed Jalinski, Security Education Training and Awareness Lead, Office of Cybersecurity

Employee Well-being at UW-Madison – Nicole Youngberg, Chief Employee Wellness Leader, Office of Human Resources

Employment Immigration at UW – Jennifer Taylor, Director, International Faculty and Staff Services

Hidden Treasure: Free Professional & Career Development Resources for You! – Lynn Freeman, Director of Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources

Supporting International Students on Campus – Tetyana Schneider, Asssistant Director, International Student Services

2018 Academic Staff Institute Program

2017 Academic Staff Institute Program

2016 Academic Staff Institute Program

2015 Academic Staff Institute Program

2014 Academic Staff Institute Program

2013 Academic Staff Institute Program

2012 Academic Staff Institute Program