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For the Record

August 26, 2009

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

Vietnam faculty development funding opportunity

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at UW–Madison and the University of Hawaii at Manoa will host the second Vietnam Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program from Jan. 2–14. This program will focus on the unique aspects of doing business in Vietnam, comparing and contrasting the business environments of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The program is geared toward faculty interested in incorporating Asian business content into their curriculum.

CIBER will pay the $3,000 registration costs for up to three UW–Madison faculty to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfare between the United States and Vietnam as well as incidentals. Applications for funding are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14. To apply, applicants should disregard the online application and send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter explaining in 200–250 words their interest in the program and how its content might benefit their courses or research to

Contact Susan Huber Miller at 263-7682 with any questions. For detailed information and program updates, visit the FDIB Web site.

New Student Privacy Rights and Responsibilities brochures available

The Office of the Registrar has created two new FERPA brochures, one for students and one for faculty and instructional staff. The brochures provide information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and include tips on privacy and handling student data to ensure safety and confidentiality.

Departments are urged to make brochures available to their students, faculty and instructional staff. Paper copies of the brochures can be requested by phone (262–3964) or e-mail (

The university is increasingly becoming an institution driven by electronic data that instructors work with daily. Instructors can help to build a strong trust relationship with students by assuring them we are handling and disclosing their data in an appropriate manner. The Office of the Registrar urges all faculty and instructional staff to become familiar with FERPA. To view a FERPA tutorial or download the brochure electronically, visit the Registrar’s FERPA web pages.

Faculty Senate meetings scheduled

The Faculty Senate is scheduled to meet on the following Mondays during the 2009–10 academic year. Meetings will be held in 272 Bascom (unless otherwise indicated) and will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Meetings will be held on Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Feb. 1, March 1, April 12 (location TBA) and May 3. More information on submitting items to agendas can be found at the Faculty Senate Web site.

Free Trade Agreements: Current Trends in Policy and Practice

Join the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to learn about the Obama administration’s approach to international trade policy, and hear firsthand insights from a local business representative. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive. For program and registration details, visit The Center for International Business Education and Research.