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 often very limited to ensure a fruitful small group discussion.
2020 - 2021 Academic Year
- Friday, November 20, 2020
Work-Life Balance for Those with Care Obligations
- Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Effective Communication with Your Supervisor
- Thursday, February 18, 2021
Building Effective Rapport with Students in a Virtual Environment
- Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Getting More Out of Your Performance Evaluations
- Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Research Academic Staff and UW-Madison Research Enterprise: Obstacles and Solutions
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 Affairs, The Academic Staff Executive Committee, and the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff.