The Faculty and Staff Coffee Break, May 15, 2020 was recorded for those who couldn’t participate. In an e-mail to faculty and staff, today (May 21, 2020), Chancellor Mike Alexander updated a number of viewpoints and topics. See your email message for that communication.
The tunnel corridor between the Environmental Sciences and Lab Sciences buildings is closed for maintenance until further notice. If you need to access the Mailroom, please drive-up to the Shipping/Receiving dock on the west side of Lab Sciences building and use the exterior Mailroom door. Here’s a map to help navigate to the dock:
The Mailroom continues to be open for you from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have large mailings, please contact the Mailroom (x2215) in advance.
Minutes of the UW-Green Bay faculty senate meeting, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 included a resolution of support for the work of Sheryl Van Gruensven as she stepped in as interim chancellor. The minutes read:
A silent conspiracy to recognize and thank Sheryl Van Gruensven for her dedicated efforts as Interim Chancellor culminated in UC Chair Jim Loebl reading aloud the following resolution:
Whereas, UW-Green Bay was one of only two campuses in the UW System to register enrollment growth in Fall 2019,
Whereas, UW-Green Bay began the 2019-20 academic year with a brighter financial outlook after a lengthy and difficult process of reducing structural deficits,
Whereas, strong leadership by a Chancellor and administration who would communicate openly and work closely with faculty, academic staff, university staff, and students would be needed to continue these favorable trends,
Whereas, Sheryl Van Gruensven had gained respect in her role as Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance on campus, across the UW System and in the community and was the ideal choice to lead UW-Green Bay in the 2019-2020 academic year,
Whereas, Sheryl Van Gruensven pursued policies that would ensure the university’s continued growth in an environment of transparency and open communication and cooperation with the university’s stakeholders,
Whereas, leaders possessing experience, sound judgment, compassion and vision have become critical to ensure the well-being and future of the University, its faculty, academic staff, university staff, and students in a time of an unprecedented health crisis,
Whereas, Sheryl Van Gruensven and the administration have acted decisively, effectively, and compassionately in dealing with this crisis and have inspired confidence in all the stakeholders of UW-Green Bay that it will weather this crisis and continue to carry out its educational mission for years to come,
Therefore, be it resolved, that the faculty, academic staff, and university staff of UW-Green Bay express their tremendous gratitude to Sheryl Van Gruensven for her outstanding service as Interim Chancellor in the 2019-2020 academic year and the continued efforts she will make on the university’s behalf as Senior Vice Chancellor of Institutional Strategy in the years to come.
True to character, a “humbled and honored” Sheryl Van Gruensven thanked all for the resolution and expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to serve the campus. She was quick to pass along that “the institution is what it is because of the people who work here.”
On Thursday, April 30, young professionals and others celebrated the Future 15 & Young Professional Award finalists on the date that was originally slated for their huge celebratory event.
Instead, people showed their support on a Zoom call with the finalists and performed a celebratory cheers. The City of Green Bay lit up the bridges and Schreiber Foods illuminated its corporate headquarters as well. You will recognize some of these awardees as staff members from UW-Green Bay:: Kassie Batchelor, senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux, chief of staff, Claudia Guzman, director of student life, as well as alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13. See fun photosand video.
Reminder! UW-Green Bay wants to hear from students, staff, and faculty about the University’s response to COVID-19 and about how you are doing! We are partnering with an outside agency (HEDS) to collect anonymous survey data from employees. The survey will remain open until Friday, May 8 at 11:59 p.m. EST. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. You have to enter a valid email address to enter the portal that allows you to take the survey, but your answers are completely anonymous. Please help us by sharing your feedback. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
The 2020 University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Spring/Summer Commencement ceremony is rescheduled for Saturday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Kress Events Center. You are cordially invited to attend.
Please note the following if you plan to participate:
Academic Program Chairs and Master’s Candidates Major Professors:
All academic program chairs are expected to attend. If you are unable, you must identify a substitute to represent your program.
Even if you believe there aren’t graduating students in your program, we are asking you sign up or find a representative. The new graduating student sign-up deadline is in July, so you will be notified if no graduating students in your program are participating.
All master’s candidates’ major professors are expected to attend.
Academic attire is required. For gown rental information, please see below.
Please note that participation may be limited due to COVID-19 prevention efforts.
Faculty and Staff Who Wish to Attend, but Not Process:
Please note that ticket numbers may be limited due to COVID-19 prevention efforts. We will prioritize grads first, followed by their family members / supporters. We will provide an update on faculty/staff ticket availability following the July grad sign-up deadline.
Faculty and Staff Who Wish to Volunteer:
Help ensure that this important event is a positive and memorable experience for our students and families! Individuals are needed for approximately 3-4 hours, with ranges from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
A link to sign up will be shared in the coming weeks.
Faculty and Staff Gown Rental Information
PLEASE NOTE APPROACHING DEADLINES!
If you plan to participate in the Ceremony, but do not own academic apparel, Commencement apparel rentals are now available (at your own expense) through The Phoenix Bookstore:
Online by completing this form through July 12, 2020.
Apparel rentals will be available for pickup and payment after August 18, 2020. An e-mail will be sent when your items have arrived at The Phoenix Bookstore. Please verify that you have the correct apparel, including the tassel, before leaving the bookstore.
If you have any questions, please contact The Phoenix Bookstore Manager Monica Wittrock at firstname.lastname@example.org / (920) 391-6600 x 0.
The CAHSS Virtual Conference is officially live! CAHSS and Effect, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ online publication, is being turned into an online conference space called CAHSS Virtual from May 4 to May 15, 2020.
The week of April 13, 2020 the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning will conduct webinars on how to do end-of-semester assessments for alternative delivery. These webinars will start at 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and go until April 17. Topics include: how to give a multiple-choice exam, how to provide accommodations to students with disabilities, how to give an essay exam, and more. Please see the “Teaching Remotely” page for login information and the complete schedule. We will also post recordings of the webinars on the “Teaching Remotely” page for those who cannot attend.
Here’s an example of teaching remotely. Senior lecturer Nydia Villanueva (NAS) preps for an experiment on quantitative analysis in the Chemistry Lab on the Green Bay Campus. Her students are taking Principals of Chemistry II Lab remotely.
Here she records the experiment and posts the video online.
Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication
Marketing and University Communication, CL 820 UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI54311-7001