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For the Record

December 10, 2008

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

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowships

Funding is available from the university’s area and international studies programs for summer 2009 intensive language study and 2009–10 academic year language/area studies. FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage area and international studies and to stimulate foreign language acquisition and fluency.

Fellowship details:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • FLAS awards may be used for either a domestic or overseas academic program of study. Language training taken outside of the United States must be at an advanced level and requires special approval.
  • FLAS recipients must be full-time graduate students.
  • Academic-year FLAS recipients who are not dissertators must take at least one area studies course and one language course each semester.
  • Summer awards can be used for intensive language study in programs that last for at least six weeks and provide the equivalent of a full academic year of language study.
  • Applications from students in professional fields are encouraged.
  • Fellowships cover the cost of tuition and provide a stipend.

Eligible languages (note that some may only be offered in summer): Akan/Twi, Arabic, Bashkir, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Chuvash, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Icelandic, Indonesian/Malaysian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazak, Khmer, Lao, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malayalam, Marathi, Modern Greek, Modern Irish, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quichua, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish (Azeri), Turkmen, Tuvan, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Yakut, Yoruba, and Yucatec Maya.

Fellowships are offered by the following programs and centers: African Studies Program; Center for East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies; Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program; Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia; Center for South Asia; Center for South East Asian Studies; and Global Studies.

The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 16. Specific requirements may vary depending on the language. Please consult the relevant area-studies program or the International Fellowships Office for further details and application forms.

Call for proposals for 2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium

The 2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium sponsors seek proposals for engaging sessions that build on research, highlight current and future campus initiatives, and focus on ways to offer students an enriched learning experience within and outside the classroom.

Proposed presentations should be in one of the following formats:

  • Sixty-minute conference sessions (to be held at the Pyle Center on May 20 and the morning of May 21)
  • Post-conference workshops (hosted at a location other than the conference site on the afternoon of May 21 and May 22)

Specifically, the sponsors are looking for proposals that address:

  • approaches that help us move from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered classroom,
  • ways to bridge research and theory on learning with educational practices,
  • research on how people learn,
  • scholarship on teaching and learning,
  • methods of assessing student learning,
  • examples of alignment with the essential learning outcomes,
  • technology-enhanced learning,
  • examples of how the Wisconsin Experience can enhance learning,
  • approaches to enhancing learning through diversity,
  • ways to use research experiences to enhance learning, and
  • Illustrations of what effective learning environments look like.

To submit a proposal, complete the proposal form for either a conference session or post-conference workshop. For more information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof at 265-4413. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Jan. 16.

Global Studies invites applicants for graduate fellowships

Global Studies is now accepting applications for two graduate fellowships: Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Internship Grants for doctoral students interested in undertaking practitioner internships on social justice issues; and Scott Kloeck-Jenson International Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants to support summer travel for doctoral students exploring potential field research sites.

These fellowships are awarded in memory of Scott Kloeck-Jenson (1965–99). This internship is named after Kloeck-Jenson because of his commitment to international understanding and research serving social justice.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 20. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in a doctoral program at UW–Madison. Specific requirements for each fellowship, further details, and application materials and instructions are available at Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards

Nomination guidelines and cover pages for all awards can be found at Academic Staff Awards. Nomination packets for all awards (including UW System and Regents 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.

UW–Madison Awards

Deadline: Jan. 30

  • Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching $5,000
  • Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research (two awards) $2,500
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University $2,500
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards for Excellence in Leadership (two awards) $2,500
  • Robert Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach $2,500
  • Martha Casey Award for Dedication to Excellence $2,500
  • Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award $2,500

UW System Awards (submissions only in electronic form)

Deadline: Jan. 30

  • Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence $5,000
  • Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award $5,000

Participants sought for study about children’s health, quality of life

You and your child, age 8–12, are invited to participate in an interview, as part of a research study. All children in this age range are welcome, particularly those with voice or speech disorders. Interviews will take about 30 minutes and will be conducted at UW–Madison after school.

Call Lisa Vinney at 215-8666 to set up a time for an interview. The research study has two parts. The first part can be completed in one 30-minute session and the researchers are offering a $20 gift card to Target for participating. The second part has two visits of approximately 30–45 minutes and the researchers are offering a $40 gift card to Target for participating. After-school times are available.

Teaching Awards Committee makes 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. To ensure that all nominations receive equal consideration, the committee asks that nominations adhere to the relevant procedures for each award. Specific instructions and nomination procedures as well as a list of past nominees are available at Distinguished Teaching Awards.

All nominations for faculty teaching awards, including UW–Madison and UW System awards, are due by Tuesday, Jan. 20, and should be delivered to the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty, 130 Bascom Hall. Please direct questions to Committee Chair Judith Harackiewicz at 262-5924 or Committee Coordinator Joe Farrenkopf at 262-3958.

Virginia Henry Horne Fund invites applications for funds related to women physical education

The Virginia Horne Henry Fund provides money for an annual competition for funding in a number of activities related to women’s physical education, including special programs, new course development, research support, visiting scholars, student support and permanent equipment for recreational sports clubs.

Funding may be requested for one-time events, such as a guest scholar’s visit to campus, or for ongoing projects. Projects may be proposed for a period of one year, with the possibility of additional year(s) of funding on reapplying; it is expected that for long-term projects, this fund will serve as seed money and not permanent support. The total funding available this year is in the range of $100,000 (less than usual due to economic factors), and the committee tries to make a number of awards, so funding should be requested with that in mind. No amount of money is too small to request. Last year there were 10 awards ranging from approximatelly $6,900 to $48,500. Funds will be available for use as of May 1, provided animal and human subjects approvals have been finalized.

Awards will be granted on the merits of the project and the close connection to the fundamental principles of Virginia Horne Henry’s work. Only those projects that have a clear relationship to the values that inspired her work will be funded.

UW–Madison faculty and staff are eligible for the awards. Applications must contain the following information:

  • A two-page proposal for the project. The proposal must address 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 that would be involved, if applicable.
  • A brief description of those involved in the project, with curricula vitae for the principal investigator(s).
  • A budget for the project
  • A cover page with the proposal title, name(s) of the principal investigator(s) and address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address for the contact person.

If you have previously received support from this fund, you must provide a one- to two-page progress report for any projects still in process or a 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 20. Funds will be available as of May 1 if all clearances are in place. Any funds remaining after Aug. 31, 2011, will be reclaimed by the committee to make available to future recipients (please note the change to more than two years to spend the funds).

For more information, contact Mariamne Whatley at 262-1763. Completed applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, and should be send to the Virginia Horne Henry Fund Committee, c/o Mariamne Whatley, 314 Lathrop Hall.