The Academic Staff Professional Development Allocations Committee has funds available

The Academic Staff Professional Development Allocations Committee has funds available to assist academic staff in attending professional development opportunities. Academic staff (instructional and non-instructional) at all four campus locations are welcome to apply for funds. Funding is available for up to 50 percent of the total cost, not to exceed $750. Total funding provided is subject to availability and may be less than requested. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the event; no funds will be awarded retroactively. All funded activities must be reimbursed in the current fiscal year, 2019-2020. Please submit all materials electronically to Jeff Schulz, Application and guidelines available here. Applications will be processed as they are received. If you have questions, please contact committee members: Joanie Dovekas, Jeff Schulz, Tara DaPra, Bryan Hulbert, or Joe Schoenebeck (chair).


Save the date: University Staff Assembly is Feb. 15

The University Staff Assembly will take place on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Phoenix Room C, University Union. If there are specific issues that you would like addressed at the meeting, please contact the University Staff Committee at no later than Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. A meeting invitation and agenda will be sent to campus emails in early February.

Academic Staff Assembly date change

The date has been changed for the Fall Academic Staff Assembly. Previously scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, the new date of the Assembly is Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union. Agenda items: staff title compensation study, the UW System reorganization, the state budget, UW-Green Bay budget cuts, etc. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Provost’s Office.

Second annual assembly of University Staff is February 2

The University Staff Governance Committees will be holding their second annual University Staff Assembly from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 2 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. A detailed agenda will be distributed soon. Attendance is strongly encouraged. Expect a few agenda items that will require an assembly vote, and look forward to a campus leadership update. Snacks to be served. Watch their inbox for an agenda, soon.

Regents take steps to protect governance, tenure

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports this afternoon that the UW System Board of Regents has voted to appoint two task forces to rapidly develop policies that would protect shared governance and tenure — tenets of academia that UW President Ray Cross referred to as “fundamental pillars of a world-class university system.” The task forces, to be appointed within weeks, would be led by chancellors and include provosts, faculty, staff and students.

UW-Green Bay groups pass resolutions against UW System budget reductions

Governance groups and related organizations at UW-Green Bay have joined others at campuses statewide in voicing their consensus on the UW System budget cuts proposed in the governor’s 2015-17 budget. Resolutions were passed by the Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Committee, University Staff Committee and the Retirees Association.

Resolutions on proposed budget cuts

Governance groups and related organizations at UW-Green Bay have joined others at campuses statewide in voicing their consensus on the UW System budget cuts proposed in the governor’s 2015-17 budget for the state of Wisconsin. Their resolutions:

Faculty Resolution

The UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate approved the following resolution on Wednesday, February 11, 2015:

“Whereas the proposed $300 million dollar budget reduction to the UW-System would irreparably damage the quality of the education we provide and our ability to serve our students, the citizens of Wisconsin, and the state economy, be it resolved the UW-Green Bay Faculty vehemently opposes this unprecedented cut. We also reaffirm our commitment to the Wisconsin Idea and to shared governance and tenure as essential to the existence of the University System.”

Academic Staff Resolution

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Academic Staff Committee approved the following resolution on Friday, February 6, 2015:

“The ability to understand an issue from multiple perspectives allows the identification of the best resolution. The goal is not to find the answer, it is to identify what the correct questions are that need to be asked.

Whereas the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in their interdisciplinary approach to education is committed to producing graduates who are poised to face issues and contribute to the successful navigation of global, social and economic future, be it resolved that the Academic Staff object both the rapidity and excessiveness of the proposed 2015-17 budgetary cuts to the UW-System.”

University Staff Resolution

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University Staff Committee, on behalf of the university staff body, approved the following resolution on Monday, February 9, 2015:

“Whereas, The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s mission to deliver quality education to a diverse student body by cultivating knowledge, encouraging investigation into disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, and promoting civic engagement and lifelong learning will be severely hampered by the magnitude of the proposed UW System budget reductions; be it Resolved, That the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s university staff is committed to its unwavering support of our campus mission and opposes the 2015-17 proposed budgetary cuts to the UW-System.”

UW-Green Bay Retirees Association Resolution

President Jim Wiersma, president of the association, presented the following resolution to be made part of the record for the Faculty Senate on February 11, 2015. (The UW-Green Bay Retirees Association is not a shared-governance entity as defined by state statute.)

“Whereas the Board of Directors of the UW-Green Bay Retirees Association is deeply concerned with the consequences of the reduction in funding for the UW-Green Bay campus as proposed by Governor Walker’s 2015-2017 budget, let it be known that this Board is in full support of the resolution passed by UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate on February 11, 2015.”