Join instructors from across Wisconsin for a day of interactive professional development to explore and strengthen strategies that support equity in your classroom. The meeting will be held at five locations: Madison Area Technical College, Northcentral Technical College (Wausau), UW-Milwaukee, St. Norbert College (De Pere), and UW-Eau Claire on Dec. 6, 2019, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Register by Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Visit https://cvent.me/aQXXgE for more information or view the flier here.
Celebrate the vital role Administrative Professionals play in our organizations. UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are partnering to offer an Administrative Professionals Conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference will be held at a choice of three different locations and curriculums: the KI Convention Center/Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. The fee is $59 and includes a continental breakfast, instruction and materials. Learn more. Questions can be directed towards Kassie Van Remortel at 920-465-2468.
Register today to attend the 2019 OPID Spring Conference Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 and Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 in Madison at the Memorial Union. “The Joys of Teaching and Learning: Intersecting Identities & Pedagogies” will feature some of the extraordinary teaching and learning taking place throughout the UW System. This Spring Conference will also feature the culminating event for the 2018-19 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program with participants making public their year-long Scholarship of the Teaching & Learning projects at a festive poster reception. Presenter registration closes Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Public registration now open! Learn more and register.
Reminder: Tomorrow (Jan. 19) is the Faculty Development Institute in the University Union. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has organized a wide-range of development opportunities, including workshops that grapple with smart advising, collaborative learning, inclusivity, academic freedom, writing across the disciplines, and grant writing. Each workshop is designed to engage participants and provide clear, implementable “takeaways” by its end. Check out the workshop descriptions here. Join us for a reception to decompress and reconnect after the Institute.
Save the date and participate in Green Bay’s first-ever “UntitledTown, Green Bay’s Book and Author Festival,” downtown Green Bay, April 28-30. UW-Green Bay’s Rebecca Meacham is a founder and serves on the board of directors, volunteering alongside two UWGB alumni and other community leaders. Find out who is behind this effort here and see more of what is planned, here. The call for proposals closes January 30. Here’s the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMWpfWBYUdpZY7jw2mZvMUijq30VyG4aSEpcrw_ashjCLA8Q/viewform.
Who says there is no free lunch, anymore? Registration for the Faculty Development Institute will remain open through the day of the Institute, Jan. 19, with breakfast and lunch provided to those who register by Jan. 16. Register here. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has organized a wide-range of development opportunities, including workshops that grapple with smart advising, collaborative learning, inclusivity, academic freedom, writing across the disciplines, and grant writing. Each workshop is designed to engage participants and provide clear, implementable “takeaways” by its end. Check out the workshop descriptions here. Join us for a mixer to decompress and reconnect after the Institute. Faculty, staff, and administrators are most welcome.
The Inclusive Classroom committee received funding for four faculty members to attend the AAC&U Conference on Diversity, Learning and Student Success (March 16-18 in Jacksonville, Fla. (www.aacu.org/meetings/dlss/2017) as part of the one-time funds. The committee is specifically looking for faculty who have interest in diversity, but not a lot of experience in this area. Faculty members would attend the conference, participate in a campus-wide panel discussion, implement a project related to the conference and write a final report. If you are interested, please email Kate Burns (email@example.com) by Jan. 24 with a paragraph describing your interest and experience with diversity.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning announces an extended deadline to submit proposals for the UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning, “At the Crossroads: The Future Landscape of Learning.” The conference will take place April 20-21, 2017 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis., and will bring 200 students, faculty and staff of all disciplines to demonstrate the UW system’s commitment to success in teaching and learning. The deadline for proposals is now Dec. 1. For more information about the conference, visit https://apps.union.wisc.edu/opid/abstract.aspx.
UW-Green Bay is hosting the 2016 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC), that will be taking place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The conference features Scott Lilienfeld, a nationally known speaker, and Dr. Kris Vespia, among others. This year’s EPIC will bring 42 attendees from the Midwest area to campus to explore topics such as what to do with a degree in psychology, psychology myths, research methods, mental illness and more.
Launch Wisconsin is the fastest growing tech and startup conference in the Midwest, featuring real start-up entrepreneurs and event producers. Some of the world’s largest brands appear here, along with 2000+ attendees and speakers, to provide a central community for start-ups and investors. The event will take place at Lambeau Field, and students can register for free using the code “reckless abandon.” Learn more about the program and register online, at launchwisconsin.com/launch-2016.