In This Issue:
Ray Abhold has accepted the position of associate dean in the
William T. (Billy) Clow has accepted the two-year position of interim associate dean in the
Dr. Bill Colclough has assumed the position of interim provost.
Emily Johnson will step down as the director of General Education at the end of this summer. The General Education Committee recommended a directorship several years ago and Emily Johnson was the first person to serve in this role. She has been director since the spring of 2001.
Emily has played an important role in increasing the awareness and importance of general education on our campus. She also was instrumental in guiding the campus to examine the goals of general education and adopt a set of student learning outcomes. The Provost’s Office appreciates Emily’s dedication to student learning and her efforts to strengthen the program.
Brian Udermann has officially started his role as the director of online education at UW-L. If you are interested in developing an online course or have any questions regarding your current course or online education more generally, please feel free to contact him (785-8181, firstname.lastname@example.org, 149 Mitchell Hall).
Every year each campus in the UW System completes an accountability report that focuses on four system-wide goals:
1. Provide access to higher education for the citizens of
2. Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success.
3. Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal growth.
4. Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner.
The four-page report, Achieving Excellence at UW-L, is online as are the reports for each of the UW campuses. For additional information contact Bill Cerbin (785-6881; email@example.com, 145 Graff Main Hall ) who coordinates the UW-L report each year.
UW-L has a violence prevention specialist on campus through a grant that affects each of the three
UW-L’s Campus Climate Council recently hosted an on-campus retreat to engage individuals active in diversity-related initiatives in a large scale conversation regarding UW-L’s goals and priorities regarding diversity. The retreat was, in part, prompted by our NCA evaluation that indicated that UW-L’s diversity-related work was multifaceted but marked by a lack of coordination. Over 80 people attended the retreat that concluded with consensus points regarding short term (1 year) and longer term (3 year) goals. Key dimensions of the goals were the need to continue to work on the programming and goals associated with Plan 2008, assessment of current efforts, and the need for a coordination of efforts. Later this summer, a visual representation of UW-L diversity-related initiatives will be available, as will a synopsis of the goals generated at the retreat. Comments and questions can be directed to Beth Hartung, Campus Climate Coordinator (785-5092, firstname.lastname@example.org, 227 Graff Main Hall).
The Search & Screen committee for this position is being chaired by Billy Clow (theatre arts) and consists of the following individuals: Michael Abler (biology), Pete Bemis (physical plant), Anita Evans (Murphy Library), Andrea Langhoff (student), Victor Macias-Gonzalez (history), Tiep Nguyen (business services), Harry Nicklaus (residence life), Larry Ringgenberg, (student centers), Jacob Rome (student ), Will Van Roosenbeek (student centers), Patrick Verse, (maintenance services), and Janice Ward (instructional technologies). The application deadline for the search will be June 22. The committee hopes to bring candidates for interviews the week of July 16. Complete information including the job description is available at www.uwlax.edu/search/cfo/.
The Search & Screen committee for this position is being chaired by Gwen Achenreiner (marketing) and consists of the following individuals: Lori Anderson (