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For the Record

September 8, 2010

Sept. 8–22, 2010

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

CIBER announces Southeast Asia faculty development funding opportunity

The Center for International Business Education and Research will host the Southeast Asia Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB): Singapore and Malaysia program Jan. 2-14. This opportunity will provide participating faculty from institutions of higher education throughout the United States with a greater understanding of the business practices, economic policies, political structures and diverse cultural environments of these Southeast Asian nations, which are among the United States? fastest-growing trading partners.

CIBER will pay the $3,500 registration costs for up to three faculty to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Asia and incidentals. Applications for funding are due by 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1. To apply, UW–Madison applicants should disregard the online application and send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter explaining in 200-250 words his or her interest in the program and how its content might benefit his or her courses and/or research to Susan Huber Miller, CIBER managing director, at

For more information, contact Huber Miller at 263-7682. Detailed information and program updates can be found online.

Submit proposals for 2011-12 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program

Proposals are being accepted for the 2011–12 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program. Funded by the Cluster Hires initiative, the program enables the Arts Institute to support extended residencies for the benefit of all arts departments and programs at the university. The program is interdepartmental and interdisciplinary, bringing innovative artists to campus and allowing students to undertake ambitious projects, among other benefits.

The Arts Institute funds the artist’s salary and benefits, course supplies and expenses, the residency publicity and associated outreach activities. If a proposal is successful, the Arts Institute funds the cost of bringing the artist to campus for a planning visit.

The arts residency manager is a resource for and liaison among sponsoring departments, coordinates the artist-planning visit, ensures that planning for the residency happens on schedule, helps the artist secure housing, and is responsible for the promotion and marketing of the residency.

One or two departments are primary sponsors of the residency and provide the staff resources necessary to support the course and outreach activities. One of these sponsors must assume the role of ?host? department, handling all matters relating to the administration of the appointment and of the course and providing the artist with a regularly equipped office and appropriate studio, rehearsal or performance space. One or more other departments or programs must agree to co-sponsor the residency.

Residencies are of extended duration, usually an entire semester. The program also has the flexibility to accommodate shorter intensive residencies, the duration of which should be negotiated with the executive committee.

The artist teaches a three-credit interdisciplinary course with the assistance of a faculty of record, who assists in creating a course syllabus and screening students, among other duties. The artist also presents one or more public events that must be readily accessible to the university community, open to the public and free of charge. A faculty or staff member must be the liaison for the residency.

For examples of past residencies, visit the Arts Institute.

Units eligible to request funding are academic departments and officially recognized interdepartmental programs, centers and institutes. Organizations outside the university may co-sponsor residencies.

The executive committee will formally review fall 2011 residency proposals in October and spring 2012 proposals in March. If no residency proposal is accepted, the committee will continue to review applications on a rolling basis until the residency has been chosen.

To submit a fall 2011 residency proposal, bring 15 copies of the proposal to B150 Lathrop Hall no later than Friday, Oct. 1. To submit a spring 2012 residency proposal, bring 15 copies to B150 Lathrop Hall no later than March 1.

Contact Kate Hewson, arts residency manager, at 263-9290 for more information.

Proposals accepted for CEW Careers Conference

The Center on Education and Work announces its 25th annual Careers Conference, Jan. 24–26. The conference is the premier conference on all aspects of career development and education for work for career practitioners and educators from levels K through adult. The breadth of topics covered at Careers Conference is surpassed by no other conference in the field and we have more than 120 practitioner sessions. The center is seeking quality proposals related to career development and career education at all levels (K–12 through adult). To submit a proposal, visit CEW Careers Conference.

Classified Staff Child Care Grant

The UW Office of Child Care and Family Resource announces a new round of child care grants for 2010. The Classified Staff Child Care Grant is a privately funded family award given to permanent UW–Madison classified employees who need assistance with paying for child care.

All permanent UW–Madison classified employees are encouraged to apply. Grants are typically awarded to those who demonstrate a high need for financial support for child care. Typically, four to six awards are granted each year with awards ranging from $200 to $500.

To apply, contact the human resources officer in your department, or download an application.

For more information or to have an application mailed to you, call Jordan at 890-0436. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1, and awards will be granted in December.