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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Academic Staff

Feb. 21 – I Didn’t Know You Had That! What’s New in Cofrin Library

Techo Tuesday Tech Talk
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Cofrin Library Rm. 304 Lab

Did you know you can check out an iPad or a Kindle from the library? You can! From new gadgets, to e-books and mobile apps, Cofrin Library has your info needs covered. Join librarians Emily Rogers and Joe Hardenbrook for a hands-on discussion of new tech gadgets in the library and explore some of our online resources.

Presenters: Emily Rogers and Joe Hardenbrook, Cofrin Library

Feb 15: ‘Freedom Riders’ Documentary and Discussion

Guest Speaker: Freedom Rider, Hank Thomas
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Rooms, University Union University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Join us for a screening of documentary film Freedom Riders followed by a discussion with guest speaker, Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders.

‘Freedom Riders’ Film Trailer

About Hank Thomas

Hank Thomas

Nineteen-year-old Hank Thomas joined the 1961 Congress of Racial Equality Freedom Ride at the last minute after his roommate John Moody dropped out with a bad case of the flu. “When folks ask me what incident led me to ride,” he said years later. “I can’t say it was one. When you grow up and face this humiliation every day, there is no one thing. You always felt that way.” Thomas overcame an impoverished childhood in southern Georgia and St. Augustine, FL to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee affiliated Nonviolent Action Group. Read a complete biography here.

This event is part of the a Black History Month series presented by the American Intercultural Center sponsored by supporters across campus. This particular speaker is funded in part by the Academic Staff Professional Development Fund.

March 7 – Twitter Tech Talk

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
1-2 PM
Location: IS 1129, General Access Computer Lab A
Todd Sanders, Social Media Specialist @tsand
Lisa Tetzloff, Director of Student Life @LisaTetzloff

Join active tweeters Todd Sanders and Lisa Tetzloff for an informational session about using Twitter, an online social networking site on which users post textual updates of up to 140 characters. Find out how something this simple can be so effective. Hear how Todd and Lisa use twitter and what value it has for them.

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

Dec. 13 – How bloggers roll…


We roll with a tough crowd.

Share Your Feedback: Evaluation Form
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.