Office of Grants and Research hosting WiSys Webinar Series on Feb. 6

The Office of Grants and Research will be hosting the WiSys Webinar Series “Searching for non-federal grant funding” on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in World Unity B on the lower level of the University Union. In this session, you will learn about non-federal funders who might support your research, scholarship and creative activities. If you cannot attend the webinar but wish to view it, registration is here. You are encouraged to register for the webinar, even if you plan to only view this event, as it ensures you will receive a link to the presentation shared. You can also pre-register for all upcoming webinars in this series.

Focusing on support, Advising Advising moves to appointments

Registration begins April 6. To improve the student experience and navigate away from drop-in advising, academic advisers will this week begin taking appointments from undeclared students interested in sitting down to discuss their options. Students who have declared majors will be encouraged to make appointments with their faculty advisers. Darrel Renier of Academic Advising says the appointment system will provide students a high-impact experience while allowing the office — creatively and collaboratively — to manage with two open positions. Moreover, “it will focus students away from the stress of registration and toward developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills to help manage the busy time.” Primary goals include strengthening adviser/student relationships, increasing collaboration with faculty advisers and student affairs offices, and enhancing academic support. To accommodate the student volume and adviser availability, there will also be a number of online, paper and electronic resources developed to assist students. Academic Advising would like to send a special thanks to the folks in GBOSS (Green Bay’s One Stop Shop) for developing innovative ways to assist students and schedule appointments. Their willingness to take on an additional role is much appreciated.

Registration for Fall 2015 will be pushed back a few days

Enrollment Services is sharing word with students and others that course registration for Fall 2015, previously scheduled to start March 31, is being pushed back several days, to Monday, April 6. Issues with staffing and publication of the official Schedule of Classes are behind the rescheduling. With a target publication date of the 25th, there wouldn’t have been sufficient time for students to meet and plan with faculty and academic advisers. The Outlook, Academic and Administrative calendars will be changed to reflect the new date. Students will be notified in mid-March to check SIS for their specific enrollment time and date.

Last calls for registrations for 19th annual Faculty Development Conference

Registration is nearing an end for the 19th annual Faculty Development Conference to be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the University Union. This year’s theme is “Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning: A High Impact Practice for All.” Free, open and of potential interest to all faculty and many staff, the conference and its interactive keynote will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning. You must pre-register for the conference. There is a no charge for UW-Green Bay employees. Lunch is included. To register, visit

It’s official: Summer is coming

Mona Christensen contacted us earlier today with the timely news that the 2014 Outreach Camps website is live, meaning that, yes, registration is open for all summer programs. (Think summer now!) The flagship art and music camps will lead the way with enrollments, she says, but the new offerings include Video Game and App Design, Nature’s Outdoor Lab and additional classes in the widely popular Grandparents’ University. Here’s the info.

Think summer? Yes — registration begins this week

The Student Services Center has sent out a reminder to students that Summer 2014 — or at least registration for the term — arrives Wednesday (Jan. 15). Summer offerings start as early as May 27 and extend as late as Aug. 15, with individual courses staggered across the summer in options including four-, six-, eight- and 10-week sessions. See the general academic calendar.

Early bird registration for classified staff conference ends Friday

This is the last week to register for the Classified Staff Advisory Council Fall Conference, if you want to guarantee yourself a copy of LeRoy Butler’s book “The LeRoy Butler Story … From Wheelchair to the Lambeau Leap.” Early bird registration ends Friday, Aug. 2 for the event, which will take place Friday, Oct. 18 at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay. Butler will be the special guest at the conference, for which registration is open and space is limited. Cost is $79. Don’t delay — register today! More info.

New at UW-Green Bay: A Payment Agreement before registration

Registration for Fall Semester 2013 begins Monday, April 1, with a new policy is place. UW-Green Bay is joining a good many of its peer institutions in requiring all students to electronically agree to a Payment Agreement before being allowed to register for classes. The Payment Agreement confirms student understanding of the financial obligations they assume when registering for classes.  Each student has a registration hold on his or her account until completing this step.

How will the new practice take effect? The email sent out from the Registrar’s office regarding registration will also remind students to check their SIS account for any holds that may delay registration. Students will see the “Payment Agreement” hold in the “Holds” section of their SIS Student Center. Drilling into the hold will allow the student to see which term the hold applies to. To release the hold, students go to the “Finances” section of the SIS Student Center, click on “Payment Agreement” in the dropdown box and select the agreement for the applicable term. This will have to be done every term, so students will also see completed agreements from previous terms if applicable. When completing the Agreement, students are asked to agree to the Electronic Signature, then the Payment Agreement. The Agreement also asks for the student’s marital status, which is a requirement of the Wisconsin Marital Property Act. Once the student clicks on the button to Accept Term & Conditions, the hold is instantly lifted and they are able to register for classes.

A sample Payment Agreement is available along with a step by step tutorial on the Bursar website, click here.

Deadline to register for Faculty Development Conference is here

The registration deadline is this Friday, Jan. 18, for the 17th Annual Faculty Development Conference being held Thursday, Jan. 24. The theme this year is “Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age” and the keynote speaker is Gardner Campbell, Ph.D., from Virginia Tech. Don’t miss it. There is no charge, but you must pre-register. Visit the website for the full lineup, and register today at