It’s another Top 25 academic honor for women’s basketball

Following another successful campaign in the UW-Green Bay classrooms, the Phoenix women’s basketball program has secured a spot on the WBCA’s 2018-19 Academic Top 25, finishing in eighth place with a 3.641 GPA. It’s the program’s fifth-straight appearance on the honor roll and 15th overall. It is also the program’s third-straight appearance inside the top 10, with Green Bay claiming the nation’s No. 1 spot in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. See more.

You don’t have to be retired to play in the retiree golf outing

The ninth annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Golf Outing will be held at the Shorewood Golf Course on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Proceeds benefit the Retiree Association Endowed Scholarship, and last year’s annual fundraising event yielded more than $1000. Retired UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are hosting the event, but everyone is welcome to play. Please consider playing and feel free to invite your friends.

The event starts with a 12:30 p.m. check-in, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start for the four-person scramble. A 4:30 p.m. picnic-style buffet and 5 p.m. awards and door prize presentation follows. The organizers will pair to make foursomes if needed.

Non-golfers are welcome to support the fundraiser through dinner attendance or by making a donation to the scholarship fund on line. For more information, or to register by Friday, August 9, you can contact the University Advancement Office at 465-2074 or register on line.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Greg Wanner helps out at major Wisconsin golf events

If there’s a major golf event in Wisconsin, you can be sure that UW-Green Bay alumnus Greg Wanner (Science and Environmental Change) ’82 will be there helping out in some capacity. The 60-year-old Wanner, a Green Bay native who has lived in Sun Prairie since 1995, has volunteered at every United States Golf Association championship held in Wisconsin in the last 20 years. Read more via Green Bay native Greg Wanner helps out at major Wisconsin golf events.

Consider helping develop online course quality checklist

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) seeks instructors who will teach the same course online in the fall and spring semesters of the 2019-20 academic year who are willing to help with the development of an online quality rubric.

Eligibility

  • Anyone who teaches the same online course in the fall and spring of AY 2019-20.
    • Seeking five to seven participants.
  • Participants accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with preference for openness to modifying course during the period between semesters in December and January.

Benefit

  • Participants will earn $750 for their participation in this program.

How to apply

Email Nathan Kraftcheck (kraftchn@uwgb.edu) or Todd Dresser (dressert@uwgb.edu) if you are interested. Please email by August 23, 2019 if you are interested in taking part in this phase of the project.

Include a paragraph in your email which answers the questions: Why you are interested to take part in this study and what about your online course you are interested in improving?

Back to School Store is next week!

It’s coming up quickly. The Green Bay Campus will host, for the second time, the Service League of Green Bay’s Back to School Store, Wednesday, August 7. This year’s event is at the Kress Events Center. Last year, UW-Green Bay hosted 4,200 shoppers and families, members and community volunteers. Your help is needed. Please consider volunteering for the event. This link will show you need and availability. There is an increased need for bilingual speakers (especially Spanish).

You can also volunteer on set-up dates before the Back to School Store and/or donate school supplies for this event. If you have any questions, please direct them to Diversity Director Mai J. Lo Lee. She can be reached at 920-465-2522 or lom@uwgb.edu.

STEM Innovation Center set to open early September | WLUK

As construction continues on the new Brown County STEM Innovation Center on UW-Green Bay’s campus, those behind the initiative offered an update last Wednesday. “As part of this last phase we’re in, we’re $1.8 million from completing our full on fundraising efforts,” said Troy Streckenbach, Brown County Executive. More via STEM Innovation Center set to open early September | WLUK.

WTAQ also had coverage.

Title & Total Compensation Project Open Forums – August 7-8 and 13, 2019

The University of Wisconsin System has embarked on a complete redesign of its current classification and compensation structure. The goal of the Title & Total Compensation Project is to modernize the existing title and compensation programs which will, in turn, attract and retain the best talent for the organization. The project is underway and quickly moving towards implementation (anticipated for March, 2020).

Increased activity and communication will be occurring related to this project in fall/winter of 2019. If you are interested in learning about the background and history of the project, current status, and upcoming fall/winter activities, please consider attending one of the August open forums, scheduled for:

-Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Christie Theatre

-Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Christie Theatre
Skype is available for the Thursday, August 8 session

-Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Christie Theatre

Each forum will include the same information. Skype is available for the August 8 forum. Please utilize the following link to join the skype meeting.

No need to RSVP, just mark your calendar to attend!  Please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

CATL call: 2019-20 Teaching and Learning Community of Practice

This year’s Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (CoP) will provide support and a sense of collective empowerment for those who engage or wish to engage in promoting equity-minded institutional change.

General expectations for the CoP:

  • Participate in and support a community of practice that would meet six times during the 2019-20 academic year. We intend to schedule these three meetings a semester on Friday mornings: 10/4, 11/1, 11/29, (1/23 – IDI), 2/7, 3/6, and 4/17.
  • Attend the Instructional Development Institute on January 23rd, 2020.
  • Engage in discussions of a series of readings related to equity-minded institutional change.
  • Help articulate shared goals and outcomes for the learning community.
  • Engage in project-work in Spring 2020 that works towards our collective goals.
  • Share three reflections a semester on Canvas.
  • Share your work with the university community during a fall 2020 event.

How to apply

Please send your application via e-mail to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (catl@uwgb.edu) anytime before August 23, 2019. The short application only includes:

  • A brief letter of interest that discusses how you wish to explore the theme of “equity-minded institutional change” within the Teaching and Learning Community. If you already have a potential project in mind, please feel free to articulate this in your letter.
  • A brief e-mail memo of support from your unit chair (one sentence is fine).