For the record

September 7, 1999

For the Record

Policies and procedures

Anti-Discrimination Training
This fall UW–Madison will offer training for Teaching Assistants and Program/Project Assistants focusing on diversity, discrimination and harassment. The sessions are presented by the Equity and Diversity Resource Center in conjunction with the Teaching Assistants’ Association. TAs and PAs are strongly encouraged to participate.

TAs who complete the two sessions and have completed the requisite semesters of teaching will receive the “experienced” rate of pay at the start of the next instructional period. TAs who are currently paid at the “experienced” rate of pay and have not previously taken the sessions must complete the training program in order to continue to receive the higher rate. Even though PAs no longer receive a higher stipend for attending these sessions, they are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.

Each session will be held seven times this fall, with a make-up session in January. Pre-registration is required; the form is available from your department secretary or supervisor, or at the Academic Personnel Office, 174 Bascom Hall.

All sessions will be in Memorial Union unless otherwise noted. The sessions will be held on the following dates and times.

Session one: Discrimination and Harassment on the Basis of Sex or Sexual Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Union South Saturday, Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Union South

Session two: Discrimination and Harassment on the Basis of Race, Disability or Other Categories

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.13, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Make-up session, Friday, Jan. 14: Sexual Harassment, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Racial Discrimination, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Questions: Academic Personnel Office, 263-2511.

Grants and fellowships

Annual grant programs
UW System Administration guidelines for 2000-2001 grants and programs available to UW–Madison faculty are available from the Office of Human Resources, 166 Bascom Hall, 263-2511, or online: A sample packet with applications and instructions will be sent to deans, directors and department chairs.

Faculty Development Grants: These grants give faculty members released time to add to their competencies. Department deadline: Oct. 18.

Research Service Grants: This program supplements research opportunities available to untenured faculty who have given unusually large amounts of time and effort to university service outside their own departments. The program will provide summer salary support (2/9th of the academic year salary or equivalent) for the grantees to pursue worthy projects. Department deadline: Sept. 17.

Sabbatical Leaves: This leave provides faculty members, who have completed six or more years of full-time UW System instructional service, released time to engage in intensive study to enhance teaching, course and curriculum development, or conduct research or any other scholarly activities related to instructional programs within their field of expertise. Department deadline: Sept. 17.

Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grants: UTIG encourages projects aimed at improving undergraduate teaching and learning. Department deadline: Sept. 24.

Academic Staff Professional Development Program
The primary focus of proposals to the program should be on training to improve the effectiveness of academic staff members in their current roles. Proposals for enhancing abilities that enable a staff member to compete for a more responsible position will have a lower priority.

The program has these main objectives: Individual professional development, improved program quality, improved institutional effectiveness, and/or design for diversity.

Application instructions:

Information: Marlene Vlachina, Office of Human Resources, 263-2511.

Submission deadlines: Department chair, Oct. 29; dean/director, Nov. 8; OHR, 166 Bascom, Nov. 22.

2000-20001 Professional Development Grant
Information:; or call Office of Human Resources, 263-2511.

Fulbright-IIE Fellowships
These awards are for pre-doctoral graduate study and research abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts. U.S. citizens only. Graduating seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Deadline: 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22. Selection is based on the academic or professional record of the applicant, the feasibility of the proposed research or study plan, the letters of recommendation and the applicant’s language preparation, and personal suitability. Applications are available at the International Fellowships Office, 327 Ingraham Hall. Information:, or Elena Hsu, 262-9632; e-mail:

Knapp Grant Proposals
The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee is soliciting proposals for special projects taking place during the 2000-2001 academic year. Knapp grants are usually in the range of $500 to $5,000 for projects that cross departmental lines and have an impact on the educational and cultural life of the university community, particularly undergraduate students. Deadline: Oct. 25. Submit six copies of the application to: Knapp Committee, 133 Bascom Hall. Questions: Leann Tigges, 262-4259, or; or Joe Farrenkopf, 262-3956,

UIR Call for Proposals
Industrial and Economic Development Research guidelines will be sent to all faculty and academic staff with Principal Investigator (PI) status during the second week of September 1999. Awards are granted on a fiscal-year basis. I&EDR provides seed money for early stages of applied research.

Instructional Technology Grants
A new grant called Web Works is available to faculty and instructional staff who wish to incorporate instructional technology more fully into their curriculum. The $1,000 grants are intended to expand or improve instructional use of the Web with WebCT software. Grant recipients will be offered customized WebCT training classes, as well as the option of hiring an assistant from a pool of 15 students training in instructional technology support. Any UW–Madison faculty or instructional staff member teaching courses is eligible to apply. Information:

Position vacancies

035040: Associate Dean, Med Sc/Administration (25 ). Apply by November 1.

035082: Assistant Dean (L), Med Sc/Administration (100). Apply by October 15.

035217: Assoc Dir, Unspec (7), DoIT/Wiscnet (100). Apply by September 14.

035241: Dean, Nur/Administration (100). Apply by October 8.

035289: Outreach Specialist, Educ/Arts Institute (50). Apply by September 30.

Clinical / Health Sciences
030901: Clinical Asst Prof, Med School/Medicine (100). Apply by November 30.

Computer / Information Processing
031581: Assoc Inf Proc Conslt, Med School/Health Sciences Library (100). Apply by September 30.

035019: Lecturer, L&S/International Relations (40). Apply by September 15.

035202: Asst Instrmt Inn, Ins/Instrmt Innovator, Ins, Engr/Engineering Physics (100). Apply by September 20.

035288: Asst Faculty Assoc, L&S/Psychology (90). Apply by September 15.

035413: Asst Faculty Assoc, L&S/School of Library & Information Studies (100). Apply by October 1.

035220: Assoc Research Spec, Ag&Lsc/Bacteriology (100). Apply by September 15.

035281: Assoc Research Spec, Ag&Lsc/Biochemistry (100). Apply by September 15.

035309: Assoc Research Spec/Research Specialist, Ag&Lsc/Bacteriology (100). Apply by September 24.

035353: Research Specialist, Ag&Lsc/Forest Ecology And Management (100). Apply by September 21.

035381: Assoc Research Spec/Research Specialist/Sr Research Spec, Engr/Engineering Experiment Station (100). Apply by September 20.

035400: Assistant Scientist, Wslh/Environmental Sciences (100). Apply by September 15.

Student Services
035240: Dean of Students (L), Dos/Administration (100). Apply by October 1.

035385: Student Sv Pr Mgr III, Ac Svc/office of The Registrar (100).Apply by October 15.

Non-academic staff positions
Special Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Apply by Sept. 30
Contact Rita Sears, 608/262-3786 e-mail:
527 Ext. Bldg., 432 N. Lake St. Madison, WI 53706-1498

Athletic Board vacancies
The Academic Staff Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on the UW Athletic Board as a result of recent resignations. The initial appointments will be for the remainder of the incumbents’ terms. Candidates should submit a resume with a one-page cover letter that states how your background has prepared you for the work of this committee, and describes the philosophy or emphasis you would bring to your committee role. A description of Athletic Board functions is available from the Secretary of the Academic Staff, 263-2985, or e-mail: All materials must be submitted by Sept. 30 to Karen Carlson, 341 Goodnight Hall;

Due to publication schedules, not all vacancies are listed in Wisconsin Week. Complete descriptions of all vacancies (including faculty) are available electronically through the Web at [click on “Position Vacancy Listings (Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Positions”)] or at the Academic Personnel Office, 174 Bascom Hall (263-2511). UW–Madison is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.