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The current budget decision-making timeline & process, budget reduction guiding principles, and operational efficiencies and improvements planning documents are all on-line at http://www.uwlax.edu/budget/reductionhome.htm.
The Provost’s Office would like to announce two important follow-ups to the recommendations from last year’s Task Force on Academic Initiatives in International Education*. The task force indicated the need for a “select” committee on internationalization to follow through on the action steps recommended. The Select Committee on Internationalization** has been formed and will be chaired by Lise Graham (Finance).
The Provost’s Office has also created a new webpage that captures the many and varied international activities and opportunities here at UW-L. Please visit http://www.uwlax.edu/provost/pvchome/international.htm.
On Thursday, October 6 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Wing 104, Matt Bartel from Digital Measures will be presenting on e-portfolios and responding to questions. All interested faculty and staff are invited to the demonstration. In addition, they can visit the product’s website at http://www.digitalmeasures.com/htmdocs/activity_connect.html.
A task force looking into e-portfolios chaired by Bruce May*** put forward a recommendation for UW-L to initiate e-portfolios with software from Digital Measures. The report is available at http://www.uwlax.edu/provost/pvchome/Committees/eportfolios.pdf .
A group of faculty are holding a follow-up to Peter Seldin’s workshop of teaching portfolios. The UW-L Colloquia on Teaching and Learning Planning Committee (Scott Cooper, Terry Beck, Sandy Grunwald, Deb Hoskins, Lisa Giddings, Boon Murray) group will be holding four meetings throughout the year. Individuals will be nominated for participaton by their department chairs. Please recall that if you are interested, you must contact Scott Cooper by Thursday September 29, 2005.
The Deans have agreed that the latest summer school classes should be cancelled is one-week prior to the start of each term. Instructors should encourage students to enroll in summer school early to help more effective decision making regarding cancellation. Data suggest that 88% of undergraduates who enroll for Summer Sessions 1, 2, or 3 have enrolled prior to May 15. Students will have to pay $100 for Summer registration just as they do for Fall and Spring registration.
Terry Beck has agreed to serve as UW-L’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Representative. Terry has been a Teaching Scholar and has attended many OPID events throughout his career. One of his goals is to give OPID programs and events more visibility on campus. The UW System website for OPID can be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/. UW-L instructors should also recall the good resources available at the Advancing Teaching, Learning, & Assessment (ATLAS) page found at http://www.uwlax.edu/atlas/.
The inaugural chapter meeting for the 7 Rivers Region Fulbright Association will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in Port O’ Call,
As would be expected, in the last decade the UW System has seen a significant rise in the median family income of UW students. Between 1992 and 2003, median annual incomes in
*International Taskforce: Ruthann Benson (Chair), Gary Gilmore, Jon Hageseth, Tom Hench, Eric Kraemer, Jay Lokken, Marica Naber, Barbara Rusterholz, Dean Stroud, James Wiener and Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted.
**Select Committee on Internationalization comprised of Lise Graham (Chair), Ruthann Benson, Gary Gilmore, Jon Hageseth, Tom Hench (or designee of the Senate’s International committee), Jay Lokken, Mike Nelson, and Katharina Schneider (International student from Germany). Consultants include: Beth Hartung (Campus Climate), Francine Klein (International Studies), and Carmen Wilson (Assessment).
This newsletter is provided in the spirit of on-going communication. It is for informational purposes only and does not represent official policy statements or administrative positions.