Reminder: Provost listening sessions begin this week

What do you want to see from your new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs? The search firm of Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., is holding listening sessions for faculty, staff, students and the community, Thursday, Jan. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Skype is available for those who cannot participate. More here. See more at the website dedicated to the search.

All Campus Business Meeting is Feb. 4, 2019

An All Campus Business Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. Faculty and staff from all campuses are strongly encouraged to attend one of two sessions, from 2 to 3 p.m. or from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Union, Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus. Livestream will be available. The agenda:

  • Welcome and State of the University
    Chancellor Gary L. Miller
  • New Programs and Enrollment Update
    Provost Greg Davis
  • University Budget and Financial Update
    Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Sheryl Van Gruensven
  • Foundation Update
    Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Tony Werner
  • Question and Answer Session
    Chancellor Gary L. Miller

Listening sessions are January 24-30 for UW-Green Bay Provost Search

The University has officially begun the process of searching for the next Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW-Green Bay. The search firm of Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., from Miramar Beach, Florida, has been retained to assist the University in attracting highly qualified, engaging candidates who are prepared to serve in this executive role. Several listening sessions for faculty, staff, students and the community, will be held Thursday, January 24-Wednesday, January 30.

The listening sessions are designed to obtain input from stakeholder groups and identify characteristics you would like the Search and Screen Committee to consider during the search. The search firm and Search and Screen Committee will use the information gathered during these sessions when speaking with potential candidates, nominations and sources about the opportunity. A Provost Search website will go live early the week of January 21 and will contain log-in information for Skype options. Please consider attending one of the following sessions:

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.          Listening Session – UW Green Bay Manitowoc Campus Library (Skype Available)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.          All Campus Listening Session – IS1034 (Skype Available)

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.          Council of Trustees ~ Chancellor Conference Room (CL 810)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.        All Campus Listening Session ~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.      Faculty Listening Session ~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.      Academic & University Staff Governance Groups

~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)

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Noon – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch with Cabinet Members ~ Chancellor Conference Room (CL 810)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.          Provost Direct Reports ~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.          Search & Screen Committee Meeting ~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (Consultants Attendance will be Remote)

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.        All Campus Listening Session including Students
~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.          All Campus Listening Session including Students
~ Alumni Room (UU 103) (Skype Available)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (Confirmation Pending)
3:30 p.m.                     Faculty Senate ~ 1965 Room

 

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.

Academic Staff representatives needed for Provost Search Committee

The Academic Staff Committee would like to invite all members of the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff/Instructional Academic Staff to volunteer for a very important search committee. Chancellor Miller has charged all campus governance groups to provide names of representatives to serve on the search and screen committee for the Provost position.

If you are interested in serving,  contact Jamee Haslam at haslamj@uwgb.edu no later than Noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Please include a brief statement of what you can bring to the search committee. Once the names of all those interested are gathered, the Academic Staff Committee will forward recommendations to Chancellor Miller. Successful volunteers will be notified by the Chancellor’s office in late December.

If you have specific questions about the committee itself (e.g. committee makeup, timeline, responsibilities, etc.), it is recommended that you contact Sheryl Van Gruensven at vangrues@uwgb.edu.

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