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For the Record

September 24, 2008

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

WAA seeks nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) welcomes nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award, the association’s top honor. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to graduates to recognize outstanding achievements in professional or volunteer service.

WAA will honor the recipients in April at its 73rd annual awards program in Madison.

Nomination guidelines and forms are available at WAA — Distinguished Alumni Awards. Send nominations by Tuesday, Sept. 30, to the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Attention: Nominations, 650 N. Lake St., Madison, WI 53706-1476.

Nonrepresented classified staff professional development grants

All permanent nonrepresented classified staff with 50 percent appointments or more can compete for spring 2009 professional development grants for nonrepresented classified staff for conferences, training or other professional development activities that occur between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2009. Proposals should focus on training and/or retraining to improve the staff member’s effectiveness.

Sponsored and administered by the Council for Nonrepresented Classified Staff, the program’s main objectives are individual professional development, improved program quality, improved institutional effectiveness and/or design for diversity.

Half of the funding for individual projects comes from the staff member’s department. The Professional Development Committee of the Council for Nonrepresented Classified Staff administers the review process.

Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors for approval and forwarded to the dean/director’s office in time to send them to Classified Human Resources, 21 N. Park St., Room 5101, by Thursday, Oct. 23. The committee will review applications submitted after the recommended deadline and approve grants as funding permits.

Application instructions can be found at the Council for Non-Represented Classified Staff, or contact Classified Human Resources at 262-3806.

Academic staff professional development grants

Funds are available to support professional development activities for eligible academic staff. Twice annually, the Professional Development and Recognition Committee of the Academic Staff Assembly administers a proposal and selection process for professional development grants. .

An academic staff member must have at least a 50 percent appointment and be applying for a professional development activity that occurs between Jan. 1–June 30, 2009. In addition, half of the funding for the individual professional development activity must come from the staff member’s department, and staff must not have been awarded funding in the previous two rounds of competition.

Proposals should focus on training or retraining to improve the academic staff members’ effectiveness in their current roles. Funds can be used to send an individual to training or to bring a trainer to campus for work with a group of academic staff. Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors by Oct. 10. Applications that have been approved by department chairs or directors will be forwarded to the dean’s or director’s office, then to the Secretary of the Academic Staff by Oct. 31.

Complete application instructions can be found at Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Information.

Brown bag sessions on grant proposal writing will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center; and at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Memorial Union (TITU). Contact Colleen McCabe at or 263-2985 with questions.