Academic Staff Institute

The Academic Staff Institute is an annual professional development conference for UW-Madison academic staff held during the spring semester. The conference is a joint effort between the Madison Academic Staff Network, ASEC, Secretary of the Academic Staff office, and the Academic Staff Assembly.

2022 Academic Staff Institute

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Location: Union South
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $14 (includes lunch)
Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/2022asi
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2022

Registration Deals: Join ASPRO (https://acstaff.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1463/2022/02/ASPROMembershipApplication-Madison-LimitedTimeOffer.pdf) between now and March 29, 2022, and receive free registration to ASI. All attendees will receive free membership to the Madison Academic Staff Network for the remainder of this academic year and the 2022-23 academic year (https://madisonacademicstaffnetwork.org/).

Note: Limited funds (a total of $1,500) are available for individuals interested in attending the institute whose primary work location is not on campus or in the Madison area (i.e. academic staff who come to campus perhaps once or twice a month but are otherwise working in another location). These funds are available on a first-come, first served basis. If you are interested, please fill out this brief form with details about your funding request: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5neMfyzkh4e8qWh

Schedule:

9:15 – 9:30: Welcome

9:30 – 10:20: Keynote Presentation

10:35 – 11:30: Breakout Session 1

11:40– 12:35: Breakout Session 2

12:35 – Lunch

View Full Program Here

Keynote Speaker

Sarah Nolan, Director of Mental Health Services at UW-Madison

Keynote Presentation

Collective Care: The Future of Well-Being for Our Campus Community
Sarah Nolan, Director of Mental Health Services
Rates of mental health distress on college campuses have been increasing for years. Since the pandemic began, prevalence and awareness of mental health concerns across all populations has increased. This talk will outline the state of mental health on campus and share a comprehensive approach to addressing mental health on campus going forward.

View a recording of the keynote presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTzuGrwrkHI 

Virtual Sessions

Title and Total Compensation Project Update
Karen Massetti-Moran, Total Rewards Director, Office of Human Resources
This session will cover an update on the TTC project and topics including promotion and progression. We will also provide an update on the long term strategy.
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/4wf14l
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Modeling and Promoting Self-Care and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Jamesetta Fousek, Consultant, Employee Assistance Office and Hailey Krueger, Consultant, Employee Assistance Office
UW-Madison’s Employee Assistance Office presents on ways supervisors can find balance between supporting employee self-care and wellbeing while considering workplace policy, operational needs, and boundaries.  Emphasis will be placed on supervisor self-care, and topics like burnout, wellbeing, and collaboratively exploring best practices with attendees will be explored.
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/e80s9j
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Using Your Performance Evaluation to Develop Your Career
April McHugh, Director of Career Counseling Program for Employees
This session will focus on how to use your performance evaluation to guide your career. We will talk about career development & management, stretch goals, how to have these conversations with your supervisor, and advocating for yourself and your work.
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/ccl8fw
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 8, 2022

Breakout Sessions

ASPRO Advocacy Update
Kathi Kilgore, ASPRO Executive Director/Lobbyist
Hear a legislative update from ASPRO’s Lobbyist as the state legislature wraps up its work for the year. Learn about the advocacy arm of the Academic Staff and how you can work with ASPRO to advance academic staff issues with legislators, the Governor and the UW Administration.

Discussing to Learn, Learning to Discuss: An Interactive Approach to Deeper Learning
Mariana Castro, Curriculum Designer & Instructor for the Discussion Project Lynn Glueck, Program Director for the Discussion Project
Lynn Glueck, Program Director for the Discussion Project
The Discussion Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research teaches instructors how to design and implement high quality discussion in their university classrooms. The presenters will explain the features of the course, why and how they created it, and research that has informed the process. Participants will learn through interactive activities why students must “learn to discuss” -learn the skills of discussion- and “discuss to learn” -engage in discussion in order to learn key concepts and grapple with important issues.

Maximize Your Benefits: 3 Easy Steps to Build a Better Future!
Thomasin Propson, Benefits Specialist
In just a few easy steps you can begin to save for retirement, apply for benefits you need but may have previously waived, and protect your loves ones’ futures. Join us to discuss the UW’s supplemental retirement plans and HSA, qualifying life events and evidence of insurability, and beneficiary designations.

Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome and Learning Self-Advocacy
Binnu Palta Hill, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Wisconsin School of Business
In this session, we will discuss why we experience self-doubt in our expertise and competence at work. We will also discuss strategies to overcome the imposter syndrome and learn ways to advocate for one-self beyond an annual ask for a raise.

The Future for Flood Impacts for Wisconsin
Dr. Shane Hubbard, Research Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison
Recent history shows wetter conditions for most of Wisconsin, as a result, many communities have been more frequently dealing with the impacts of flooding. Many climate projections show that Wisconsin’s future is for more rainfall, translating into the potential for more flooding. The potential implications for additional flooding involve additional damages, impacts, and costs to the State of Wisconsin and communities across the State.

Title and Total Compensation Project Update
Karen Massetti-Moran, Total Rewards Director, Office of Human Resources
This session will cover an update on the TTC project and topics including promotion and progression. We will also provide an update on the long term strategy.

Using Your Performance Evaluation to Develop Your Career
April McHugh, Director of Career Counseling Program for Employees
This session will focus on how to use your performance evaluation to guide your career. We will talk about career development & management, stretch goals, how to have these conversations with your supervisor, and advocating for yourself and your work.

Work Day Stress Relief – Move-Breathe-Pause
Sara A. Arscott, Education and Outreach Program Manager – Integrative Health
Please join Sara for a participatory session focused on relieving physical and mental stress during the typical workday. We will move gently, stretch, breathe, and take a moment to pause reflectively. Handouts will be available so you can take these activities with you into your work life.