Thirty-seven ceremonies later, Commencement Coordinator Jan Snyder is retiring

Jan Snyder is retiring after leading 37 UW-Green Bay commencements. During the formal UW-Green Bay 2018 Ceremony, Chancellor Gary L. Miller acknowledged her “continual excellence” and dedication through the years with a special plaque and acknowledgement signed by all living UW-Green Bay Chancellors. Miller’s remarks are as follows:

Jan Snyder Plaque-1“Jan has demonstrated continual excellence in the coordination of 37 commencement ceremonies since spring 2000.

During this time, Jan has overseen the coordination and graduation of about 17,000 students — nearly half of all UW-Green Bay alumni — as they take their final steps through their college journey.

Jan has worked to accommodate UW-Green Bay families in whatever way possible, and did her utmost to ensure the full participation of students with disabilities.

She arranged, on multiple occasions, for members of the military to surprise their graduates with attendance at the ceremonies.

She creatively responded to the unexpected…high heels at outdoor ceremonies, lost tassels, venue changes due to weather, and last-minute arrivals, among them.

She always took the initiative to answer the call – even at 11:30 p.m. on commencment eve.

Jan’s ability to work under great periods of pressure, and handle adversity with grace, composure, and a smile, deserves recognition.

On behalf of the UW-Green Bay community, past and present, your friends, peers and colleagues, and graduates and families, we honor you and publicly express our utmost gratitude to you.

Congratulations and thank you for making a difference!”

Call for nominations: Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Awards

It’s that time of year again where the UW System honors colleagues with awards recognizing outstanding service and achievement by nominating colleagues for the Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Award. To nominate a colleague, please submit the nominee’s name along with a brief rationale via e-mail to Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. All of the nominations will be reviewed by the ASC and the top recommendations will be forwarded on to Associate Provost, Clif Ganyard. Then, Provost Davis will review the recommendations and a formal submission will be made to UW System.

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 sengkhab@uwgb.edu. This Assembly event will conclude with a social event at UW-Green Bay’s Phoenix Club at 4:30 p.m. Read the agenda

Call for nominations: Regents’ Academic Staff Excellence Awards

It’s that time of year again when the UW System honors colleagues with awards recognizing outstanding service and achievement. All nominations should be submitted to the Academic Staff Committee no later than Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. All of the nominations will be reviewed by the Academic Staff Committee, with top recommendations to be forwarded on to Associate Provost, Clif Ganyard. Provost Davis will then review the recommendations and a formal submission will be made to UW System. To nominate a colleague, please submit the nominee’s name along with a brief rationale via e-mail to Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu.

 Timeline:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018: Nominations must be submitted to the Academic Staff Committee (Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019: Discuss at ASC meeting and send recommendations to Associate Provost Ganyard
  • Friday, Feb. 1, 2019: Nominations sent to UW System from Provost Davis
  • Friday, Jun. 7, 2019: Awards presented

Volunteers needed for Commencement

Volunteers for Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 are needed to help ensure this important event is a memorable experience for students, as well as their family and friends.  Volunteers would be needed for approximately three to four hours, with ranges between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Clif Ganyard, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, at ganyardc@uwgb.edu.

 

Reminder: Sabbatical call to branch-campus faculty has Monday, Oct. 1 deadline

The deadline to apply for sabbatical for the 2019-2020 academic year for the UW-Green Bay campuses at Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan is Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Please direct any questions to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard, at 920-465-2033 or via email at ganyardc@uwgb.edu.

Final call for sabbatical proposals is Friday, March 30

The Office of the Provost is soliciting sabbatical proposals for the academic year 2019-2020.  The number of sabbaticals awarded will depend on the quality of proposals submitted and the ability to cover the curriculum. All eligible faculty are invited to submit proposals for these awards by Friday, March 30, 2018.  Please direct any questions to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard, at ext. 2033 or via email at ganyardc@uwgb.edu.

Accreditation next steps? Visit with Peer Review Team, Oct. 9

UW-Green Bay is preparing for the institution’s 10-year Comprehensive Accreditation Review. As part of the process, the University will host a Peer Review Team Site Visit, October 9-10, 2017, on behalf of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The public is invited to the concurrent sessions held in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union, from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. A complete itinerary of the visit is available at www.uwgb.edu/accreditation (HLC Visit/ Site Visit Itinerary).

Consider attending a fora on accreditation

2017 is a big year for UW-Green Bay, as it marks the institution’s 10-year Comprehensive Accreditation Review. This means that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of several organizations in the United States recognized by the Department of Education, will review the University based on several academic and practical criteria addressing its mission, educational quality, and integrity, as well as compliance with federal regulations and academic progress as expressed in such efforts as the Quality Initiative. The HLC Peer Review Team will be on campus October 9 to 10 to meet with personnel and review the University’s practices. You are encouraged to participate. An accreditation website has been created and additional content about the Peer Review Team’s visit and how to prepare for it will be added soon. There are a number of documents already posted to the website, including the University’s Assurance Argument and Quality Initiative Project. As part of the University’s preparation for the visit, three fora on accreditation have been scheduled. Please mark your calendars and feel free to stop by to ask questions or talk about how you can contribute to our review.

  • Tues., Sept. 19, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 1965 Room
  • Wed., Sept. 20, 8:30 to 10 a.m. 1965 Room
  • Thurs., Sept. 21, 9:30 to 11a.m., 1965 Room