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February 1, 2006

Teaching Academy seeks fellow and future faculty partner nominations

The UW–Madison Teaching Academy is seeking nominations to select scholar-teachers as fellows. Nominees may be any member of the faculty or of the academic staff involved in teaching. Nominees should be outstanding university educators who are concerned about teaching, and who want to enrich the learning environment at this university. The academy particularly welcomes individuals who have demonstrated excellence through classroom innovation, program development, grant funding, publications, presentations or committee work related to teaching or learning.

The academy welcomes nominations of people to be fellows in recognition of their excellence and for participation in a spirited forum for discussion, debate, and enhancement of teaching and learning. The nomination /application procedure is available at

Individuals are encouraged to nominate themselves as well as their colleagues. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Feb. 24.

In addition, graduate students, teaching assistants, medical and veterinary residents, postdoctoral fellows, or anyone else engaged in graduate or professional study with a strong interest in higher education teaching should consider a nomination as a Future Faculty Partner. Future Faculty Partners meet once a month to discuss a topic relevant to higher education teaching. They have guest speakers, participate in workshops, and discuss a variety of topics such as TA training, writing a teaching philosophy, writing a good syllabus, and interviewing for higher education jobs. The nomination /application procedure is available at

For more information, contact Pamela Scheibel,, Michel Wattiaux,, or Heather Mc Fadden at 263-7748 or

School of Business offers scholarships to UW–Madison employees

The School of Business is offering two merit scholarships to UW–Madison employees for the Evening MBA program for fall 2006. The scholarships will cover 50 percent of the total tuition over the three years of the program. The Evening MBA program is a part-time MBA program designed for working professionals. The deadline for submitting an application for the program and the scholarships is April 1, 2006. For more information on the Evening MBA program visit For more information on the scholarships contact Linda Uitvlugt at

Vacancy on the Athletic Board

The Academic Staff Nominating Committee is seeking candidates interested in filling a vacancy on the UW Athletic Board. Candidates should submit a resume and a one-page cover letter that states how your background has prepared you for the work on this committee, describes the philosophy or emphasis you would bring to your committee role and why you are interested in this position. Finalists will be notified about interviews with the selection committee.

Visit the Secretary of the Faculty’s Web site for a description of the Athletic Board’s functions: All materials must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1 to Colleen McCabe, 270 Bascom,

SLIS announces Alumni of the Year Awards to coincide with centennial celebration

In honor of the School of Library and Information Studies Centennial Celebration, the SLIS Alumni Association is awarding five special Centennial Celebration Alumni of the Year Awards, in addition to the annual Alumnus of the Year Award. The special awards will be awarded during the school’s Centennial Celebration, to be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. The annual Alumnus of the Year award will be decided during the spring 2006 commencement weekend.

The purpose of the special Centennial Celebration Alumni of the Year Awards is to recognize national leaders in five key areas in the library and information profession:

  • Academic Libraries and Information Agencies
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Public Libraries and Information Agencies
  • School Library Media Centers
  • Special Libraries and Information Agencies

Five awards will be given to one recipient in each of the five categories. These awards will be conferred upon alumni of the School of Library and Information Studies in recognition of outstanding national leadership and accomplishment in library service. In making the award, the jury will consider such activities or accomplishments as the following:

  • community betterment through broadened scope and quality service
  • contribution to any area of services benefiting library users or members of the library community
  • distinguished service to the profession on a national level
  • outstanding participation in activities of professional library associations
  • notable publications and productions
  • leadership in education and in-service training for librarians
  • extension of library services through cooperation
  • improvement in library techniques or management
  • development of library facilities

For each nominee, complete the nomination form and attach a statement outlining the general reasons for the nomination. Include information and a listing of achievements that respond to the criteria listed above. Be specific and give dates. Attach at least three, but no more than seven, letters of support.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 1. Contact Laura Olsen Dugan at lauraolsendugan@ for a nomination form.

Mail nominations to Barbara Arnold, UW–Madison SLIS, 600 N. Park St., Room 4217, Madison, WI 53706 or fax them to 263-2909. Direct questions to Barbara Arnold at 263-2909 or

Faculty, staff can apply for Wisconsin Idea seminar

Faculty and staff interested in learning about the state of Wisconsin and the university’s relationship to the state can apply for the Wisconsin Idea seminar, a five-day study tour of the state, held Monday-Friday, May 15-19. The tour introduces faculty and staff to the Wisconsin Idea, the commitment to use university expertise and resources to address the problems of the state. Nominations are due to dean’s offices by Wednesday, March 1. The program is for recently tenured faculty, new associate deans, new department chairs, new faculty and lead academic staff with statewide responsibilities.

This year William Cronon, Vilas and Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography and Environmental Studies, will present “Wisconsin Geology Tour” on Monday, May 15. Walter Dickey, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law and director of the Remington Center for Research, Education and Service in Criminal Justice, will speak about “Criminal Justice Issues” on Thursday, May 18. The 2006 tour will include visits to the Aldo Leopold Shack in Baraboo; a dairy farm in Westfield; UW-Stevens Point; the Marshfield Clinic; MarquipWard United and the Concrete Park in Phillips; the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the Hmong community in Wausau; Oshkosh Correctional Institution; and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Each sponsoring school or college provides $475 per participant to cover room and board. All other costs are covered by a generous grant from the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of the Capital Times.

For more information and for nomination forms visit or contact Miriam Simmons at 262-9970 or