In This Issue
Margaret “Peg” Finders joined UW-L in July as the new director of the
A reminder that the Chancellor’s Search & Screen committee has developed a website with relevant information. The committee hopes to have candidates on campus the week of October 23 and a candidate named at the November 2006 Regent’s meeting.
Growth and Access Plan
As noted in an email from Interim Chancellor Hitch and in her address in August, the UW System Board of Regents approved UW-
In terms of the planning process for UW-L, as noted in the Chancellor’s address, several individuals have been asked to serve on small task teams. Individuals were asked to serve if they had duties directly related to the expertise needed and teams were kept very small for efficiency. The charge to each team includes identifying key existing governance committees with which the teams should be consulting and regularly communicating.
A high ranking of the UW-L academic building was also a component of the budget passed by the Regents in August. Although the building must still be approved by the legislature and the governor, UW-L must be working currently with architects and planners to be able to hit the ground running if/when the building is approved. A steering committee will oversee the decisions made in regards to the building. The committee is comprised of Ron Rada, Ron Lostetter, Bill Colclough, John Mason, Karen McLean, Paula Knudson, Bruce May, Ruthann Benson, Diane Schumacher, Jay Lokken, Matt Lewis, Debbie Veglahn, and two students to be appointed through student government. The firm associated with this project (River Architects, Inc. - the architectural firm approved by the Division of State Facilities) and/or consultants associated the architectural firm Paulien & Associates have been and will continue meeting with the steering committee and the units slated to be housed in the building. In addition, a classroom design forum will be held in the near future.
Starting July 1st, 2006 Business Services migrated to a new software developed by Peoplesoft. Currently, the program is a trial version and the full version with UW-L budget amounts and numbers loaded should be available in November. UW-L employees will interface with the software using a program called WISDM2. Business Services is in the process of contacting unit heads to schedule training for WISDM2. Some training has occurred, and trainings will occur throughout Fall Semester. Barry Miller, Sharon Radtke, Cheryl Roland & Cristen Houlihan are conducting the trainings.
A new button on the Faculty & Staff webpage called "Faculty Development" provides direct access to frequently requested professional development information about Faculty Development Grants, tenure and promotion, sabbaticals, and teaching and learning programs. The page can also be reached by clicking on “Faculty” in the "Information For" section of the Provost’s website sidebar.