Please mark your calendar for a faculty workshop on “Planning Your Faculty Career”.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wood Hall room 215
9 am – noon
Presentation 9 – 10:30 am; time afterwards to ask questions, form writing groups, plan future workshop discussions.
Workshop presentation: Directing one’s own career, planning one’s philosophy for teaching, research, and service, to align with the mission of this University, but also to focus on service activities in which one should be engaged, and how to write that focus and philosophy up into a personal narrative to use when going up for tenure and/or promotion.
Goals of the workshop:
- Learn the value of having philosophy statements to guide your teaching, scholarship, and service
- Support faculty progress toward tenure and/or promotion by providing guidance and information
- Organize “support” groups – small working groups of faculty to whom group members are accountable for making progress on scholarship, narrative writing, career focus
- Initiate/develop further workshop/discussion topics
Future workshops on tenure and promotion are planned for the fall semester.
Mike Folwer and Tyler Rindo share their love of music with Jefferson students
The Phuture Phoenix program, part of UWGB’s Institute for Learning Partnership, is currently piloting a K-5 Phuture Phoenix college awareness curriculum with Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay. The goal of Phuture Phoenix staff and Jefferson School is to instill in each student that a college education can become part of their future. Each classroom at Jefferson has adopted a college or university theme, and Fridays have been designated as “college” day when the students wear bright orange T-shirts and discuss some aspect of the college experience.
On February 29, 2012 an all school assembly recognized several Jefferson students who have shown extra efforts or admirable achievements in academics and/or behavior. In addition, two UW-Green Bay music education majors, Mike Fowler and Tyler Rindo volunteered their time to talk to the students about college, and shared some of their musical talents with the students. This new partnership allows the Phuture Phoenix program to reach students at a young age, and inspire them to include higher education in their life goals.
UWGB Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) will be hosting a brown bag luncheon that will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Alumni Rooms A & B of the University Union. To help kick off Women’s History month, please plan to attend an informal panel discussion on the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and its history, events, and issues. Bring your own lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. Panel members include Christine Smith, Kim Nielsen, Alison Gates and Nicole Meyer. This event is sponsored by the UWGB WWHEL chapter .
Several UW-Green Bay faculty members from the Professional Program in Nursing collaborated on a chapter in a text that was recently published in 2012. The text is titled User Interface Design for Virtual Environments: Challenges and Advances. Faculty members including Brenda Tyczkowski, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Christine Vandenhouten and Janet Reilly collaborated with Eric Bauman, an outside consultant to write the chapter entitled, An Interface Design Evaluation of Courses in a Nursing Program Using an E-Learning Framework: A Case Study. The chapter examines the interface design of the internet based nursing courses in the BSN@Home program. The program was started in 1995 in order to serve associate degree and diploma prepared nurses throughout the state of Wisconsin who desire a baccalaureate degree in nursing. BSN@Home is a statewide program that is delivered collaboratively by five University of Wisconsin nursing programs (UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh)