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For the Record

November 2, 2004


Notice to all Faculty and Staff Regarding Safety Information
(As required by the Jeanne Clery Act, The Drug Free Schools and Community Act, and Wisconsin Statutes 36.11[22])

The safety of all members of our campus community is a high priority at UW–Madison. The university, and the state and federal governments want you to know the following important information is available from the Offices of the Dean of Students’ Web site at

The icon links directly to a document containing the following: The Annual Security Report, as required by the Clery Act; Information on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment, as required by Wisconsin Statute 36.11(22); and Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs, as required by the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

Specific information available in the document includes:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse information, prevention and education programs;
  • Crime prevention tips and safety programs;
  • Crime reporting policies and procedures;
  • Crime statistics from the last three years;
  • Laws and campus policies governing alcohol and controlled substances;
  • Nondiscrimination and harassment policy and reporting procedures;
  • Sexual assault prevention, response and victim assistance services;
  • Sexual assault reporting procedures and annual statistics; and
  • Other safety and health protection resources.

Printed copies of the information can be downloaded as pdf files directly from the Web, or can be requested from the Offices of the Dean of Students at 263-5700, 75 Bascom Hall.

Classified Staff Child Care Scholarships
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources has child care scholarships available for children of UW–Madison classified staff.

Employees who demonstrate a high need for additional financial support for regulated child care (center or individual) should apply by Nov. 5. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 15 for use this academic year. For more information, or to receive an application, go to the campus child care Web site at or contact Lynn Edlefson, Office of Child Care and Family Resources, at 262-9715. Individuals interested in making a personal contribution can contact Connie L. Wilson at 263-5707 or

Online Short Courses
These six-week courses begin every month. Choose from the following categories: Computer usage including digital photography and computer programming, languages, writing and publishing, entertainment, industry careers, grant writing and nonprofit management, business planning and entrepreneurial courses, sales and marketing, accounting, family and personal enrichment, art, history, psychology, literature, math, philosophy, science, law and legal careers, and courses for teaching professionals,

Course demonstration at Six-week courses start at $79. Information: 265-5221,


Nominees Sought for Teaching Assistant Awards
Teaching Assistant Awards recognize excellence, innovation and exceptional service on the part of UW–Madison TAs. The College of Letters and Science, with additional funding support from the Graduate School, administers the selection process, but TAs in all schools and colleges are eligible. The deadline for nominations for the campuswide awards is Nov. 5. For more information and a nomination form, please visit or call Brian Bubenzer, coordinator of the L&S TA Resource Center, at 265-0603.


Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by offering approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships to minorities. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a doctor of philosophy or doctor of science degree. The degrees must be in anthropology, archaeology, art history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning or related fields.

The awards will be given to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well-prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Applications must be submitted by Nov. 17.

For more information: visit, or the CALS Research Division Web site at, listed under “Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities,” or contact Carol Hillmer at 265-5495 or

Call for Feminist Scholars’ Fellowship
The Women’s Studies Research Center announces its 2005-2006 competition for the Feminist Scholars’ Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide UW–Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester (Fall 2005 or Spring 2006). The Research Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department to cover the applicant’s teaching responsibilities.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty engaged in feminist research.

Requirements: The fellow must remain in residence at UW–Madison for the semester. He or she will be expected to make a presentation near the end of the resident semester and participate in the activities of the Women’s Studies Program and Research Center.

Application guidelines: Applications should include a five-page, double-spaced proposal, a curriculum vita and a letter from his/her department chair indicating the department is willing to release the colleague from teaching responsibilities for the semester. Applicants should indicate the semester for which they are requesting the fellowship. Applicants also should indicate how they intend to participate in the Women’s Studies Program and Research Center activities. Applications should be submitted to the Women’s Studies Research Center, 108 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. The application deadline is Dec. 15. The award will be announced Jan. 15.

Criteria for selection: The significance, originality and innovation of the proposal; the potential contribution of the proposed research to feminist scholarship; and the applicant’s scholarly record.

Additional information: Please call the Women’s Studies Research Center at 263-2053 or e-mail