In This Issue:
There are several events that you may find particularly useful as you begin the new semester. The first is the Chancellor's All-University Address and Luncheon. These events allow all of us a chance to reflect on our goals as a university, and to reconnect with colleagues and friends.
For details on these and other events, please visit the First and Second Week Calendar.
Michael Kennedy joined the Provost’s staff on January 7, 2008. As an administrative assistant, he provides support for graduate studies and IRB. (email@example.com; 785-8124). Chandra Hawkins, who previously provided support for graduate studies and IRB, is now providing support for grants and professional development (firstname.lastname@example.org; 785-8007).
Grants Report Deadlines
If you have received one of the below grants in the last 18 months, please complete an online grant final report. The deadline for the report is February 15, 2008. Visit http://www.uwlax.edu/grants/pages/resources/final_report.htm for details and a link to the online report.
- Academic Staff Professional Development
- Faculty Development Grants
- Fund for Innovation in General Education
- Faculty Research Grants
- International Development Grants
International Development Grants - Due February 1
Guidelines are available at http://www.uwlax.edu/grants/pages/sources/IDF.htm.
There are several key deadlines regarding undergraduate and graduate research this coming spring.
- Wednesday, March 5: Posters in the Rotunda in Madison (note: changed from March 6)
- Friday, March 7: UW-L Celebration of Research & Creativity (note: earlier than in past years)
- Friday, April 25: UW System Symposium at UW-River Falls
In order to participate in one or more of the above events, students must submit an abstract using one of the below forms. February 4 is the deadline for abstract submission to participate in any of the three events.
- Undergraduate Student Form: https://secure.uwlax.edu/surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=864145l
- Graduate Student Form: https://secure.uwlax.edu/surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8641n5l
Student Information System (SIS) Implementation Update
As noted in an earlier Digest, UW-L is transitioning to a new student information system. Among other benefits, the new system will make admissions and financial aid information automated and viewable online.
Debbie Veglahn, project manager, has developed a website (www.uwlax.edu/peoplesoft) that will provide updates on timelines, milestones, campus decisions, and committee memberships. The implementation team hopes to have a consultant on campus by mid-February. This individual will assist in a phased implementation of the program with admissions, financial aid, records and registration, student financials, and academic advising. Full implementation will be completed by Fall 2009. The website provides additional information including appropriate contacts.
UW System “Advantage Wisconsin” Project
UW System has completed the first phase of their strategic framework called "Advantage Wisconsin." Please visit http://advantage.wisconsin.edu to review reports and provide feedback on the seven core strategies (prepare students, more graduates, high-paying jobs, stronger communities, resources, operational excellence, collaborations).