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Category Archive: News and Notes

Oregon Shootings

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor sent the following e-mail message from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Friday, October 2, 2015.

To the UWGB Community:

I know all of you have heard about the terrible shooting yesterday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.  I ask all of us at UWGB to join Georgia and me in holding our colleagues in Roseburg close to our hearts during this difficult time.

On behalf of all of you, I extend our deepest sympathy and best wishes to all of those who have been touched by this tragedy.

Message from the Chancellor

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following message from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Monday, September 28, 2015.

Dear Colleagues,

I am attaching a memo and two supporting documents related to important university planning activities.  I urge you to read the documents in the following order:

  1. Memo from GLM to University Community titled:
    University Reorganization.
  2. Memo from John Lyon to GLM titled:
    Governance Endorsement.
  3. White paper titled:
    The Future Imagined: Reorganizing UWGB for Innovation and Growth.

As explained in Memo # 1, there will be many opportunities to discuss these plans.

Thank you all.

Gary

University-Reorganization
University Reorganization
Memorandum
To: Faculty and Staff
From: Gary L. Miller
Date: September 28, 2015
Subject: University Reorganization

Governance-Endorsement
Governance Endorsement
To: UWGB Community
From: John M, Lyon, Chair University Committee
Subject: UC endorsement of the “Future Imagined” Document
Date: September 24, 2015

The-Future-Imagined
The Future Imagined: Reorganizing UWGB for Innovation and Growth
Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
September 28, 2015

New Book on Interdisciplinarity

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Thursday, September 10, 2015:

Dear Colleagues,

I want to draw your attention to a new book about Interdisciplinarity in the American academy.  The book is titled  Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century by Harvey Graff (Johns Hopkins University Press). My leadership team and I will be reading the book this semester.  I encourage you to join us.  Also, a recent issue of Inside Higher Education included an interview with the author. You can find that interview by clicking here.

Thank you all for your great work.

Gary

Tenure and Shared Governance at UWGB

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following Tenure and Shared Governance Memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Monday, August 17, 2015.

Tenure and Shared Governance at UWGB

2015 Fall Convocation

UWGB Fall Confocation Aug 26., 2015

The Fall 2015 Employee Convocation kicks off the academic year at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, in the University Union’s Phoenix Room.

Date:  Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Phoenix Room, University Union
Program:

  • Introduction of new faculty and staff
  • Introduction of Named Professorship recipient
  • Presentation of Founders Association Awards for Excellence
  • Remarks by Chancellor Gary L. Miller
  • Lunch in Leona Cloud Commons

R.S.V.P.: RSVP by August 21 to Geno McKenna, mckennag@uwgb.edu

Shared Governance

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following Shared Governance Memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Monday, August 3, 2015.

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Budget Memorandum

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following Budget Memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Friday, July 10, 2015.

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Attachment:

UWGB-Budget-Reduction-FY16-Summary-final

The memorandum includes a link to a table that sumarizes UW-Green Bay’s budget reduction.

Associate Chancellor for External Affairs & Chief of Staff

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sent the following message via e-mail to employees on Tuesday, June 23, 2015:

By now you will have learned of the appointment of Mr. Ron Pfeifer to the new position of Associate Chancellor for External Affairs and Chief of Staff.

This new position is part of the reorganization of my executive team in order to increase efficiency and create a leadership structure to advance our goal of becoming a national leader in institutional engagement.  Our prosperity in today’s higher education environment depends on the success of an engagement paradigm that not only focuses education on problem-solving but, importantly, applies interdisciplinarity to affect real economic and social change in our community.  Ron will be a key leader in this effort.

Our link to the community is through our faculty, staff and students.  The principal asset we bring to any community challenge or opportunity is the expertise, commitment and creativity of the faculty, staff and students.  Because of this, it will be extremely important for Ron to develop a deep understanding of the work and interests of faculty and staff.  I respectfully request that you find time to meet with Ron as he reaches out to you in the coming weeks and months.  In the fall, we will organize more formal meetings with the Shared Governance groups, the UC, the UPIC and academic and administrative units.

Thank you.

Gary

Austin’s Notes on Problem-Focused Interdisciplinary Education

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Andrew Austin, contributed to the discussion of interdisciplinarity by submitting his Notes on Problem-Focused Interdisciplinary Education. The discussion began with Chancellor Miller’s essay Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity posted here this past January and continued with a paper issued in response by UW-Green Bay Secretary of the Faculty and Staff Cliff Abbott a week later.

Austin introduces his notes as follows:

Drawing on the substantial body of literature on interdisciplinarity, this essay clarifies problem-focused interdisciplinary practice and asserts its usefulness, indeed, its necessity in addressing the problems of a complex world. In the sections that follow, I review the literature on interdisciplinary education and research, as well as the history of and reasons for interdisciplinary studies; highlight the advantages of budgetary structures and requirements; provide examples of interdisciplinary programming; and examine the concept of the discipline and the limitations of disciplinary approaches to complex problems. I conclude with a discussion of UW-Green Bay’s distinct institutional character and its continuing relevance to our present and future.

View the full text of Prof. Austin’s response in the paper below.


Notes on Problem-Focused Interdisciplinary Education
by Prof. Andrew Austin
Chair of Democracy and Justice Studies
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
June 2015

View the full text of Prof. Abbott’s response in the paper below.


Response on Interdisciplinarity
by Prof. Cliff Abbott
Secretary of the Faculty and Staff
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
February 2015

View the full text of Chancellor Miller’s original essay below.

Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity
Essay: Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity
by Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
January 2015

Executive Reorganization

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor e-mailed the following Executive Reorganization Memorandum from Chancellor Miller to faculty and staff on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

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