Today, UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis issued a memo to the University community announcing that he is returning to teaching beginning in Fall 2019. Within a half-hour, the UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed a response expressing Chancellor Miller’s honor and gratitude to Davis for his service and leadership. See both memos below.
SUBJECT: Return to Faculty
DATE: October 17, 2018
TO: University Community
FROM: Gregory Davis, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
SUBJECT: Return to Faculty
TO: University Community
DATE: October 17, 2018
FROM: Gary L. Miller
The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed a memorandum from Chancellor Miller and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arnenson to the University community on Thursday, October 4, 2018. In a continuing effort to create a more inclusive community, UW-Green Bay has adopted a formal land acknowledgment to honor our native peoples. The land acknowledgement was developed by UW-Green Bay First Nations faculty to be incorporated into signature University events. Faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate the land acknowledgment into syllabi, publications and programs as appropriate.
UW-Green Bay Land Acknowledgement
The UW-Green Bay statement of land acknowledgment is as follows. Please do not paraphrase or change the wording as it was purposefully crafted.
We at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay acknowledge the First Nations people who are the original inhabitants of the region. The HoChunk Nation and the Menominee Nation are the original First People of Wisconsin and both Nations have ancient historical and spiritual connections to the land that our institution now resides upon.
Today, Wisconsin is home to 12 First Nations communities including the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Potawatomi Nation, Ojibwe Nation communities, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, and the Brothertown Indian Nation.
The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 with the next draft of the University’s select mission which has been further revised based on input from the Faculty Senate and the Academic Staff Committee. Chancellor Miller and Provost Davis will be available on Tuesday, October 2 at noon in the University Union 1965 Room for public discussion about the latest revision.
Memo: University Mission: Next Revision
To: Academic Staff Committee, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, University Committee, University Staff Committee
From: Gary L. Miller, Greg Davis
Date: September 25, 2018
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Information Technology Security Officer and Network Administrator Travis Albrecht chat about the seriousness of information security — both for personal and professional protection. Listen as they outline what UW-Green Bay can expect from “Cyber Travis” this year, including a little fun and some serious monthly updates.
The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 notifying the University Community of a strategic decision to adopt the Academic Performance Solutions (APS) online analytics platform.
The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 notifying faculty and staff from all campuses of a draft of the University’s select mission. The draft is to be submitted to shared governance for first consideration in their meetings next month.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller penned the following column for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
Transformational change in higher education is coming to Northeast Wisconsin. The UW Campuses in Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette are proposed to soon become, pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission, branch campuses of UW-Green Bay. With this restructuring, Northeast Wisconsin has an extraordinary opportunity for partnership, higher education access and economic development.
We have set an important and difficult goal: Create a unified four campus university where all students have access to all programs (associates through graduate degrees) no matter where they enter. We are also committed to allowing access to our continuing education, professional credentialing and graduate degrees to those who have not had access to these educational opportunities.
Achieving this goal will take time and an extraordinary amount of creativity and teamwork. Currently, we have dozens of individuals from all four campuses working toward a smooth transition on July 1, 2018. My leadership team and I have been meeting with local business and community leaders, county boards and educators in the regions.
With the proposed addition of the three new campuses, our natural geographic region grows to 16 counties. The region includes a large and vibrant manufacturing sector, a significant healthcare sector and a rich tapestry of business and non-profit enterprises.
All four campuses support vibrant art and music programs and serve as a hubs of community activity. The physical facilities of the three new campuses are supported by citizens through county government.
The region includes a striking rural-urban transition that presents nearly every contemporary post-secondary educational need and opportunity. The “start here finish anywhere” philosophies of the UW Colleges coupled with the lower tuition offer an opportunity for a world class University of Wisconsin education at an extremely affordable price.
And, of course, the footprint of the new coastal UW-Green Bay includes nearly one-half of the Wisconsin coastline on the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem and some of the most pristine and desirable natural areas and tourist spots in the country. We plan to take our storied history of water conservation and ecological innovation to create opportunities found nowhere else in the world.
We are incredibly fortunate to have some key partners in this important initiative. The Sheboygan, Manitowoc and Marinette County governments have demonstrated a deep commitment to higher education in their regions and we hope to nurture and extend those partnerships.
Perhaps the most important assets we bring to this undertaking is the broad and integrative partnership we have developed with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). And, the most important potential asset is the relationship now emerging with Lakeshore Technical College.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a University on the rise. This past February, we established the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, the first School of Engineering in Northeast Wisconsin. We are one of the few universities in Wisconsin to grow enrollment, and we are part of the best internationally branded city in the state because of our educational partners, the Green Bay Packers. We will take this spirit of innovation to our new communities. Beginning in the coming fall, we will undertake a region-wide assessment of higher education needs, economic drivers and partnership opportunities on the way to the development of a strategic framework for the new UW-Green Bay. Later this summer, we will initiate a process to engage all communities in helping determine the future of the new UW-Green Bay. We may be calling on you or your business to be involved in this process. I hope you will embrace the opportunity and join with us to transform higher education in our region. Our success is your success. So is our future. Go Phoenix!
The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following memorandum on Thursday, May 31, 2018 notifying UW-Green Bay employees of an anticipated allocation of approximately $630,000 in ongoing performance-based funding from the State of Wisconsin in 2018-19.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller sends the following message to faculty and staff:
Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,
I hope you are enjoying Employee Appreciation Week, a special time set aside to enjoy the camaraderie of those we work with and to say thank you. Your dedicated service and commitment to UW-Green Bay, our students, and the State of Wisconsin is remarkable.
In ways large and small, your work touches the lives of many people every day. Watch our video to see how much we need you and your talents at UW-Green Bay.
As we celebrate you this week, I am especially excited to announce the return of the Phoenix Friday Every Day Initiative this summer. It was fantastic to see your Phoenix pride on full display last summer, and I invite you to do the same this year! You’ll see that the full calendar of events for this week includes Bookstore specials that will help you replenish your supply of green gear. Other events include:
Tuesday – Hitch a Ride with Leadership Golf Cart Rides
Wednesday – “I’m a Phoenix Photo” and Faculty and Staff Cookout
Thursday – Team Building Fun on the Plaza and After Hours Happy Hour
Friday – Phoenix Friday and Plant Sale
The challenges we encounter in higher education we face together. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a talented workforce of people dedicated to delivering on our mission and am proud of what we’ve accomplished together this year. Our future at UW-Green Bay is bright.
Simply put, there’s no UWGB without U. I hope you are enjoying the activities taking place this week and a semester end filled with great accomplishments.
Thank you again for your exceptional service and commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. I hope to see you at the cookout.