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Dec. 13 – How bloggers roll…


We roll with a tough crowd.

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Blogging at UW-Green Bay

Read the Blogging at UW-Green Bay post in the Web Services blog

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: IS 1129, General Access Computer Lab A
Presenter: Bridget Bishop, UW-Green Bay Webmaster

Guest speakers:
Prof. Ryan Martin, Psychology
Blogs: All the Rage, The Pink Flamingo, Human Development and Psychology Want Ads

Prof. Jill White, Human Development, Anthropology
Blogs: Jill White, Anthropology

Join Webmaster Bridget Bishop for an informational session on blogging with WordPress, the blog platform used at UW-Green Bay. You’ll find out why blogging might be a good solution for you, what makes a successful blog, and what sort of functionality a WordPress blog can provide.

This event is free to attend. It is organized by the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff Professional Development Committee

Jan 20 – High Impact Practices: Fostering Success for all Students

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
1 - 4:15 p.m.
Location: University Union
Schedule and Additional Information

Conference Handouts
Confrence handouts are available for download here

‘High Impact Practices’ is the second half of a day-long event.
See information about the entire day.

Register for ‘High Imact Practices’ online or download printable form

In this conference participants will learn about innovative high impact practices that can improve the quality of students’ experiences in and out of the classroom and will discuss how to implement these practices in working with students in efficient and practical ways. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with faculty and staff on ways to provide more high impact experiences for students by working collaboratively with each other.

This conference is intended for faculty of all disciplines and staff who work in all areas of academic services, including but not limited to: student life, academic advising, residence life, intercultural centers, career services, learning technology, adult access, and the registrar’s office.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute

Jillian Kinzie is the Associate Director for Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute. Dr. Kinzie conducts research and leads projects on effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality and is currently co-principal investigator on the Spencer Foundation funded project; Learning to Improve: A Study of Evidence-Based Improvement in Higher Education. Jillian managed the Documenting Effective Education Practices (DEEP) project; Building Engagement and Attainment of Minority Students (BEAMS); and serves as research associate on the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project, an initiative to study assessment in higher education and assist institutions in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes.  She has co-authored numerous publications including Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter and One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice.

This conference is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Center for Students in Transition in partnership with the UW-Green Bay Academic Staff Professional Development Committee, the Common Theme Committee, and the LAS Dean’s Office.

Nov. 17 – Academic Staff Fall Assembly

Mark your calendar…Academic Staff Fall Assembly
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 3pm
Location: Christie Theatre, University Union

  • Learn about upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
  • Provost Wallace and Dean Mattison will share University Updates
  • Open Discussion on Hot Topics
  • Academic Staff Committee Reports

…don’t miss it!

Nov. 15 – Breaking Down the Wall of Facebook Events

Techo Tuesday Tech Talk
Time: Tues, Nov. 15, 1-2 p.m.
Location: IS 1129, General Access Computer Lab A

This tech talk will begin with a quick demonstration of creating an event in Facebook. Kimberly Vlies will tell how how the Alumni/Advancement Office uses this tool to promote events. Adam Halfmann will share how Green Bay Phoenix Athletics uses Facebook to generate excitement for coming events.

This session is located in the 44-station General Access Computer Lab A. Attendees are welcome to log into their own accounts and follow along if desired, or they may simply observe. Discussion and questions are encouraged!

Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication
Adam Halfmann, Green Bay Athletics Director of Marketing and Promotions

Survey: Give Input on Professional Develompent

Please, take our survey.

The Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee would like to know what kind of presentations, workshops or training sessions interest you. The results of this survey will assist in determining professional development programming for 2011-2012.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our brief survey.

Video: Mr. Leif Goes to Madison

Leif Nelson, Instructional Designer and Distance Education Coordinator in the UW-Green Bay Learning Technology Center embarked on a trip to Madison to attend the 2011 New Media Consortium Summer Conference (and stopped by the Games and Learning Society Conference) as a part of his professional development. While in Madison Leif recorded the video above and asked that we share it with academic staff since his travel was funded by professional development funds from UW-Green Bay Academic Staff and the Learning Technology Development Council.

Leif works closely with faculty and staff, and provides them with the pedagogical consultation, instructional design support, software instruction, and individual support needed to develop successful and effective courses.

Becoming a Progress-Making Leader in Your Sphere of Influence

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Room A/B, University Union
Organized by: UW-Green Bay Human Resources
RSVP: please email by Wednesday, July 27
Presentation file: UWGB Progress Making Leadership (.pptx)
Handouts: Progress Making Leadership Questions and Answers (.docx)

Portrait: Phillip G. Clampitt Ph.D.

Prof. Phillip Clampitt

Author, business consultant and UW-Green Bay Prof. Phillip Clampitt will share his expertise with faculty and staff at a professional development workshop entitled “Becoming a Progress-Making Leader in Your Sphere of Influence.” Clampitt was co-author last year, with Fox Valley business executive Robert DeKoch, of the book Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers: Leadership for the 21st Century. The book highlights original research as well as case studies of successful leaders. The Clampitt workshop is organized by the Office of Human Resources. Although there is no registration charge, you are asked to email at least five days in advance of the event to guarantee sufficient materials are available. Call ext. 2390 with any questions.

April 15 – Pitch in for Campus Clean-up Day!

Table Map (PDF)

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: the Weidner Memorial Carillon
Organized by:
Academic Staff and Classified Staff

Stop by the sign-in station at the Weidner Memorial Carillon where you can pick up garbage bags, rubber gloves, and maps detailing the quadrants that are in need of  attention.

  • The campus grounds crew is lending us their nifty litter pick-up tools, but there’s a limited supply! Everyone else will simply have to bend.
  • If there’s an area of campus that you want to claim in the name of cleanliness, sign-in promptly so you can get your preferred spot!
  • A friendly competition: Register for your team and we’ll report how much involvement was from students, faculty, academic staff, and classified staff. Check back here for results.

Special Thanks:
The planning committee extends a special thanks to the University Union and its Phoenix Club for providing soda or water and a small bag of popcorn for participants.

Campus Clean-Up Day 2011

Campus Clean-Up Day 2011

Despite the wind and colder temps, the Campus Clean-Up Day was a success!  A total of 26 participants took in the fresh air and exercise during the mid-day hours:

  • 12 Classified Staff (winner with the highest numbers….!!)
  • 7 Students (7 members of Circle K Student Org)
  • 6 Academic Staff
  • 1 Retired Faculty member

Overall, it was a great change to ‘pitch in’. We would also would like to recognize the ‘special finds’ from a few of the participants…

Biggest find, an organ!

  • Todd Sanders found a TomTom
  • Tina Tackmier and Lisa Tetzloff found an organ
    (see photo)
    It was too big to put into a trash bag :)
  • Donna Van Straten was the lucky winner finding a $10 bill

Thanks to all. It was a great effort for our campus!

Photo credit: Tina Tackmier (Thanks, Tina!)

April 29 – Got Privilege? Get Wise!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – 10 a.m. and  4 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Room and Christie Theatre

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, and has been called, “One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.” Wise, was recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader. He has spoken in 49 states, on over 600 college campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.

The Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee Co-Sponsors this event in partnership with Student Life and the Diversity Task Force.

March. 8 – Tips for Easy-to-read Documents – Tech-o Tuesday

Tuesday, March 8, 1-2 p.m.
UPDATED LOCATION: IS 1004 IS 1129, General Access Computer Lab E

Whether you’re preparing a report, syllabus, agenda, or presentation you’ll learn valuable tips to give your document a more refined look and be easier to read. Join graphic designer Kimberly Vlies and instructional designer and technologist Leif Nelson as they share basic typography and layout tricks that will help to organize your content.

Leif Nelson, Learning Technology Center
Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication

Presentation Files:
Presentation file: easy-to-read.pptx
Presentation file as pdf: easy-to-read.pdf

Photos available under a Creative Commons license