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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

Followers: Where the Real Power Lies

1-1:50 Breakout Session 1, Academic Staff Conference Jan. 21, 2010
Room: University Union 103

“Followers the world over are getting bolder and more strategic—which is why leaders who dismiss or discount them do so at their peril,” wrote leadership scholar Barbara Kellerman. We are all followers in some aspects of our lives. When followers are committed and engaged, we can spark change and change leaders. This session will talk about how followers are making a difference and how we can maximize our followership power.

Presenter: Lisa Tetzloff
Director of Student Life

The New Human Resources System (HRS) and How It Will Impact You

2-2:50 Breakout Session 2, Academic Staff Conference Jan. 21, 2010
Room: 1965 Room

Download this Presentation [pdf]

Find out more about the UW System’s new self service HRS from UW-Green Bay HR director, Sheryl Van Gruensven. Coming in April of 2011, HRS will revolutionize the way the UW System handles employee services by streamlining human resources, payroll, benefits, absence management, and time and labor into one system. Self service features will enhance the way faculty and staff manage employee information including accessing payroll information, enrolling in benefits, entering absence information, updating contact and employee information, and recording time online.

Sheryl Van Gruensven
Director of Human Resources