Academic Staff Fall Assembly, Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Academic Staff Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The agenda is posted on the SOFAS website. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Michael Alexander and Police Chief Dave Jones are just a few of the invited guests. If you are unable to physically attend, you can SKYPE in at Join Skype Meeting.

At the Sheboygan Campus location, please meet in Conference Room 2206. At the Manitowoc Campus location, academic staff are welcome to view it on their own or with others in F128 (Student Services Conference Room) for light snacks, drinks and extra camaraderie. Questions can be directed to the Academic Staff Committee Chair Lynn Niemi at

Reminder: Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is today (May 9)

The Spring All Academic Staff Assembly is Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The assembly agenda is now available. The Academic Staff will vote on a Resolution to include representation from branch campuses on the Academic Staff Committee for 2019-20 and 2020-21, and changes to the By Laws (see agenda). All are invited to an Academic Staff end-of-the-year social to follow at 4:30 p.m. at Shorewood Club. The 2018-19 Academic Staff Committee (ASC) meets biweekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library (CL) 735. Committee meetings are open governance group meetings. Contact any member of the 2018-19 committee: Jamee Haslam Sherri Arendt, Lynn Niemi, Eric Craver, Jan Malchow, Bao Sengkhammee, Parker Nadeau, Bethany Welch and Mark Krell.

Reminder: Academic staff winter assembly on Tues. (Dec. 4)

The academic staff winter assembly will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Anyone unable to attend in person can join via Skype. Provost Greg Davis and Associate Provost Clif Ganyard will be in attendance to give updates and take questions. If you are not comfortable asking your question(s) in the group, feel free to email your question(s) to Bao Sengkhammee at This Assembly event will conclude with a social event at UW-Green Bay’s Phoenix Club at 4:30 p.m. Read the agenda

Did we mention the root beer floats?

We’ve told you here before about the University Staff Assembly scheduled to take place 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. It’s the first full assembly of UW-Green Bay university staff since the transition of the Classified Staff Advisory Council to a UW System shared governance group, the University Staff Committee. “We look forward to sharing a little bit about who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. We encourage all university staff members to join us. Please RSVP. Root beer floats will follow the business portion of the meeting.

Intro to Shared Governance, next Friday

“Intro to Shared Governance” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday (April 24) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. All members of the Academic Staff are welcome to attend this introduction (or refresher) about shared governance and how and why you should get involved. The session will be followed by the Academic Staff Spring Assembly at 3 p.m. To register.

First-ever annual assembly for University Staff Committee is April 29

The University Staff Committee will be holding its first annual University Staff assembly in April. Detailed agendas will be distributed soon, but the basic outline is as follows:

— Wednesday, April 29
— 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
— Phoenix Room B, University Union
— Refreshments served

Attendance is strongly encouraged as there are a few proposed bylaws amendments that will require an assembly vote, and leadership wants to share updates and how people can get involved. Members of the University Staff should watch their email inbox for an agenda coming soon.