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For the Record

December 5, 2007

Wisconsin Week, the newspaper of record for UW–Madison, carries legally required notices for faculty and staff.

Scholarship opportunities for undergraduates

Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite undergraduate students to apply for the Wisconsin Hilldale Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Scholarships. These awards were created to provide opportunities for juniors and seniors to participate in collaborative research with faculty or research/instructional staff members. The awards provide a grant of $4,000 to the student and $1,000 to the faculty or staff supervisor to offset research costs. Proposals may be made within or outside the students’ major. The Holstrom Scholarships require an environmental focus. Submissions are due Feb. 15, and applications are available at Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships Holstrom Environmental Scholarships.

The University Book Store Academic Excellence Awards provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program during the 2007–08 academic year (December 2007 graduates may apply). Submissions are due March 10, and applications are available at University Book Store Academic Excellence Awards.

Public notice: Draft environmental impact assessment addendum for the Lot 36 parking structure addition

A vertical expansion is planned for the Lot 36 parking structure, located on Observatory Drive west of Steenbock Memorial Library. The existing parking structure was constructed in 1998 and has 351 parking stalls. The new construction will add 117 parking stalls, raising the total capacity to 468. The existing structure was designed to accommodate a vertical level addition as planned for this project. Construction of the proposed addition is scheduled to begin in February and be completed by September. The increased capacity will improve accessibility for staff and visitors to the east and central campus areas and replace surface parking stalls lost to proposed construction and redevelopment projects in the area.

A draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Addendum has been prepared for construction of the Lot 36 parking structure addition. This is an addendum to the 1997 EIA for the Lot 36 Parking Structure and covers the incremental environmental impact resulting from construction of the proposed parking structure addition.

The draft EIA Addendum can be viewed during regular business hours at Steenbock Library and the main branch of the Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., 266-6300. The draft EIA Addendum can also be viewed, copied and printed at Bloom Companies, LLC.

Public comment on the proposed construction project is welcomed and should be directed to Bloom Companies, LLC, Attention: Daniel Brady, Senior Environmental Engineer, 10501 W. Research Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53226, dbrady@bloomconsultants. Comments must be in no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Comments can be submitted in verbal, written or e-mail form.

Teaching, Learning Symposium call for papers

This annual symposium brings together faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new teaching pedagogy and explore themes of mutual interest. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the symposium, and the theme celebrates that milestone: “Shaping our Future: Teaching and Learning at UW–Madison.” The symposium will explore both what is enduring about teaching and learning at UW–Madison and what has dramatically changed. Issues to be discussed are the lasting values that frame our teaching, changes in what represents pedagogical innovation (and what the future might bring), revolutionary technological changes, and dramatic ways in which our students have changed and learn.

The symposium seeks proposals for sessions that engage participants, build on research, highlight current and future campus initiatives, and focus on ways we can offer students an enriched learning experience. This is an opportunity to share teaching and learning models in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. We seek proposals for two different types of presentations: Sixty-minute conference sessions (to be held at the Pyle Center, May 21 and the morning of May 22), and post-conference workshops (hosted at a location other than the conference site the afternoon of May 22 and May 23)

Complete and submit a proposal for either a conference session or a post-conference workshop and read more at Teaching and Learning Symposium. More information and last year’s program are available as well. For more information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof, 262-5246 or

Call for nominations for teaching awards

The Teaching Awards Committee invites individual faculty members, departments and student organizations to submit nominations of faculty members whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award. The committee encourages the nomination of any exceptional distinguished teacher, regardless of specialty or rank.

The UW–Madison faculty distinguished teaching awards are: six Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards; the Class of 1955 Teaching Excellence Award, which was new in 2004 and is designated for an instructor, assistant or associate professor; the William H. Kiekhofer Teaching Award, the first teaching award presented at the university and designated for an L&S assistant professor or associate professor; the Emil Steiger Teaching Award, created in 1958; and the Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award created to recognize excellence in outreach teaching. Should you wish that the committee consider an individual for a specific award, please indicate such in the nomination materials.

To ensure that nominations receive equal consideration, we ask that you adhere to the relevant procedures for each award. Nominations for all UW–Madison awards, except those for the Van Hise Outreach Award, should meet the requirements outlined in the document “Nominating Procedures for the Distinguished Teaching Award.” Van Hise Outreach Award nominations should meet the requirements outlined in the document “Nominating Procedures for the Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award.”

As part of its review process, the Teaching Awards Committee selects from the nominations it receives those faculty who will be considered for UW System awards. (Faculty who have previously received UW–Madison awards may be nominated specifically for UW System awards. Because the committee strives to recognize as many outstanding teachers as possible, nominations for individuals who have received a teaching award in recent years must document and demonstrate significant additional accomplishments.)

This year the committee will select two faculty nominations for the UW System’s Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. Please note that the Teaching Awards Committee reviews faculty nominations for UW System awards and forwards up to two nominations to UW System. Therefore, the deadline for faculty nominations for UW System awards is the same as for UW–Madison teaching awards, and the faculty nominations for UW System awards should be sent to the Teaching Awards Committee, not directly to UW System.

The Teaching Awards Committee will notify departments whose nominations are selected to be forwarded to UW System, and the committee will work with the nominating departments to obtain additional information needed to satisfy UW System’s nomination requirements.

All nominations for faculty teaching awards, including UW–Madison and UW System awards, are due by Jan. 22 and should be delivered to the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty, 130 Bascom Hall. Please direct questions to either the committee chair, Heather Dubrow, at 263-2913 or to the committee coordinator, Joe Farrenkopf, 262-3958.

2007–08 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

Chancellor John D. Wiley announces the 17th year of the UW–Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards. This year the university will honor nine people for achievement in seven categories. In addition, UW System will honor academic staff in three categories. Recipients of the UW–Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards will be named in March and honored both at the May Academic Staff Assembly meeting and at a reception that the chancellor hosts in late spring.

The chancellor strongly urges everyone to participate in these fine programs by forwarding nominations for those academic staff who exemplify the sustained excellence, outstanding achievement, and creative initiative that characterizes this world-renowned university. Nomination guidelines and cover pages for all awards may be found at Adademic Staff Awards. Nomination packets for all awards (including UW System and Regent awards) should be sent to the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff, 270 Bascom Hall.

Deadlines as shown below are firm. Follow the submission instructions for each separate award carefully. For questions, contact Colleen McCabe at 263-2985 or

UW–Madison awards deadline: Feb. 1

Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching
Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research (two awards)
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University
Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards for Excellence in Leadership (two
Robert Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach
Martha Casey Award for Dedicated Service to the University
Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award

UW–System awards deadline: Feb. 1

Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence
Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

UW–System awards deadline: March 1

Regents Teaching Excellence Award

Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education

The goal of this fund is to help the university develop a margin of excellence in women’s physical education by creating a campus resource dedicated to the pursuit of women’s lifelong learning skills in the areas of physical education, including knowledge and appreciation of women’s movement and the female body in culture.

A generous bequest from Patrick Henry, honoring his wife, Virginia Horne Henry, has made this program possible. Virginia Horne Henry received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Madison. After graduation, she taught swimming, tumbling and physical education on campus. She also taught at Wellesley College and the University of Illinois and authored a book on physical education for women.

The annual competition provides funding in a number of activities related to women’s physical education, including special programs, new course development, research support, visiting scholars and student support. Funding may be requested for one-time events or proposed for a period of one year with the possibility reapplying, but it is expected that for long-term projects, this fund will serve as seed money and not permanent support. Last year there were 10 awards ranging from approximately $350 to $33,000. Funds will be available for use as of May 1.

The funds are available for faculty and staff at UW–Madison. Applications must contain the following information:

  1. A two-page proposal for the project addressing how the proposal relates to women’s physical education; the potential impact of the project on women in general; and the estimated number of women students who would be involved, if applicable.
  2. A brief description of those involved in the project, with curricula vitae for the principal investigator(s).
  3. A budget for the project (see below for format; provide full information on one sheet).
  4. A cover page with the proposal title, names of principal investigators, and address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address for the contact person.
  5. If you have previously received support from this fund, you must provide a one- to two-page progress or final report of the last project funded from this source.

The committee may contact applicants for additional information or interviews. Awards will be announced by April 18. Funds will be available as of May 1. Any funds remaining after Aug. 31, 2009, will be reclaimed by the committee to make available to future recipients.

For additional information, contact Kathy Hillmer at 262-6137 or Send completed applications to Virginia Horne Henry Fund Committee, 123 Education Building. Applications are due Feb. 4.

Call for proposals for WAGE Research Collaboratives on Globalization

The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) invites all UW–Madison faculty to apply for a multiyear collaborative grant to increase understanding of globalization and the international economy. WAGE will award up to $100,000 to each of three separate collaboratives, with the awards spread over a three-year period.

To be considered, a proposal must include at least two UW–Madison faculty, and grant administrators will look favorably on cross-departmental, cross-college or cross-school collaborations.

To view the full call for proposals and learn more about WAGE, visit WAGE. The site includes information on the activities of the current collaborative award winners: current account sustainability, governing global insecurities, and technology entrepreneurship and institutions. New governance, a fourth collaborative, represents longstanding WAGE activities.

The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 21.