Distance education coordinator, Oct 21-22 interviews

The campus community is invited to attend the open forum presentation portion of in-person interviews for the distance education coordinator. The first interview was held Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2019). Two additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Open forum information for these candidates are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Jack Champeau
Jack Champeau’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: in UU Unity B, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Nichole LaGrow (previously Bennett)
Nichole LaGrow’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: IS 1034, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

The previous open forum was held for the following candidate:
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider’s CV (pdf)

The distance education coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. Each candidate will prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.


UW-Green Bay reports largest enrollment in institutional history

More than 8,800 students are now part of the Phoenix Family; Green Bay Campus saw 9.7% growth in one year

Green Bay, Wis.—If you get the feeling that there are more Phoenix in the flock this year, you’re right. Unofficial enrollment figures released today show the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has realized its largest headcount in institutional history, with 8,098 students enrolled on the Green Bay Campus for the Fall 2019 semester. The total enrollment of the University’s four locations, including campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, is 8,873—a 3.4 percent increase from last year (9.7 percent increase on the Green Bay Campus, alone).

See the UW System data, here.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Michael Alexander says the news is reflective of the growing support by the region for its public university and is also great news for the region.

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UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander

“We are on a mission to serve the needs of this region with distinct programs that support the economy in areas such as engineering, education, nursing and business, while we continue to invest in the cultural resources that make our 16-county footprint one that is desirable for graduates to live and work. We are immensely proud of the students who are pursuing their dreams at UW-Green Bay and excited about the talent we are developing for employers and quality of life across the region.”

In the year ahead, UW-Green Bay plans to invest in more programs to meet regional demand including environmental studies, teacher preparation, STEM education and workforce development. Alexander also said that program development and an investment in resources for the Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan campuses continues and are expected to bear fruit in the years ahead. Currently there are 359 students enrolled at Sheboygan, 198 students at Marinette and 218 at Manitowoc.

Graduate enrollment has held steady year-over-year, as expected, according to Alexander. UW-Green Bay currently serves 417 (421 last year) graduate students. “We introduced a number of programs a couple of years ago, which is why we saw great growth in the grad studies segment last year. We expect that those numbers will rise again next year with the introduction of six new programs (Cybersecurity, Laboratory Technology, Exercise and Performance Psychology, Athletic Training, Applied Biotechnology and the Executive Impact MBA) to our graduate program array.”

Alexander noted that the University’s College Credit in High School program has realized explosive growth in the last several years as well and is making college more accessible and affordable for students in the region. College Credit in High School is a dual credit program where students earn both high school and college credit for a class. Currently, the program is serving 1,797 students at more than 60 high schools across Wisconsin.

UW-Green Bay reported a doubling in underrepresented populations, indicating the University is becoming more inclusive and reflects the population diversification taking place across Northeast Wisconsin. The 2018 Fact Book compiled by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce showed Brown County’s population to be 16.3% racially diverse.

“Our University needs to be reflective of the needs and potential of the state’s third largest city,” Alexander said. “We have an essential and expanding role in making our residents happier, healthier, and better prepared for the future. We’re committed to making that happen across the region.”

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


Nicole Kurth presents ‘Stonewall 1969: Where Pride Began’

Nicole Kurth, area coordinator for UW-Green Bay Residence Life, is presenting “Stonewall 1969: Where Pride Began” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus. Kurth provides interesting insights and visuals on how the events of Stonewall 50 years ago generated changes LGBT advocacy in the United States. Kurth is providing this presentation on behalf of the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program and the Pride Center Coming Out events. It is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to the conference champion Marinette volleyball team

A week after claiming the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference’s Eastern Division crown, the  Marinette women’s volleyball team won the WCC state tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 defeating UW-Milwaukee/Washington County 25-17 and 25-17. The team finished with a 12-0 tournament sweep. Subscribers can find the full story in the Eagle Herald. Congratulations to Coach Dan Porath, and assistants Scott Ries and Sarah Pettit. Way to go Bucs!:

  • Sierra Adams (All-WCC Eastern Division 2nd Team)
  • Breanne Bedgood (All-WCC Eastern Division 2nd Team)
  • Kiana Bulin
  • Bri Burnett (All-WCC Eastern Division 2nd Team)
  • Athena Cross
  • *Faith Jorasz (All-WCC Eastern Division 1st Team; WCC All-Tournament Team)
  • *Ashlee Mayer (All-WCC Eastern Division 1st Team; WCC All-Tournament Team)
  • Maddie Mosher
  • Abby Wingender* Named WCC All-Tournament

Suicide Awareness & Prevention ASIST Training at UW-Green Bay, Nov. 7-8

Suicide Awareness & Prevention ASIST Training is Nov. 7-8 at UW-Green Bay. This training is free to all UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students. Join UW-Green Bay aumnus, Mike Crum, from the Center for Suicide Awareness for this two-day training. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone can learn and use the ASIST model.

You will gain knowledge about suicide, skills to reach out to others, and confidence to help save a life. Details: November 7-8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. University Union, World Unity Rooms. Sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee. To register, email Jen Schanen-Materi, schanenj@uwgb.edu. Space is limited, so register today!

Manitowoc Campus SAFE Ally Level 1 is Friday, Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will be hosting SAFE Ally Level 1 training from 1 to 3 p.m. This free and open public event provides information on vocabulary, pronoun usage, and current LGBTQ+ topics. Participants learn how to be a better ally and will receive a SAFE Ally sticker for attending. Interested individuals must RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. to guarantee a spot in the training session. To RSVP and for more information, please contact Stacie Christian, christis@uwgb.edu, or 920-465-2167.

CATL’s Instructional Development Institute deadline for applications is Oct. 25

CATL and the Instructional Development Council invite applicants to lead workshops and presentations at the annual Instructional Development Institute on January 23, 2020. The event  will be structured around Cia Verschelden’s metaphor of Bandwidth Recovery, which describes how students who face poverty, food insecurity, systemic racism and mental wellness issues, are unable to commit their entire “cognitive bandwidth” to academic and personal growth. This year’s Institute will bring us together to discuss ways that we can help students reclaim the cognitive resources they need to be successful in college. Deadline for applications is Oct. 25, 2019. View the full call here & apply: https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/events/instructional-development-institute/

Sign up for CATL Tough Talks, ‘Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission’

Sign up to participate in the Tough Talk on Herb Chidress’s Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission with Tara DaPra and Jennie Young: Nov. 13, 2019 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in MAC 201. If you have any questions, email catl@uwgb.edu.

Save the date: Chancellor’s Security Walk on Nov. 5

Join Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven on the annual Chancellor’s Security Walk, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The event is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in open dialogue and a walk with the Chancellor and University leadership to discuss and highlight areas of concern that may affect security and safety on campus (e.g., areas of inadequate lighting, overgrown shrubs, concern over traffic or pedestrian safety). The initial meeting place is in the MAC Hall Gathering Room (201) at 5 p.m., with the security walk to follow.

Research in the Rotunda registration

This post is being updated. Please look for information about 2020 Research in the Rotunda in a future edition of the Log. Questions can be directed to David Specht-Boardman at dspecht-boardman@uwsa.edu, or email universityrelations@uwsa.edu, or on the UW-Green Bay campuses, Roger Wareham at wareham@uwgb.edu.