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October 18, 2005

Call for proposals for DoIT technology support

The Division of Information Technology is offering Engage “Adaptation” Awards. These awards will provide $800 and up to 10 hours of instructional technology support through DoIT Academic Technology to help instructors integrate podcasting into their teaching efforts. To apply, call 262-5667 or e-mail by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Call for proposals for teaching, learning colloquium

Proposals are being accepted for the 2006 Colloquium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, which takes place in Madison on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. The theme of the seventh annual colloquium is “Evidence, Impact and Momentum.” Proposals for papers, panels, posters and roundtables are welcome and must be received electronically no later than Thursday, Dec. 1. The colloquium is sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Office of Professional and Instructional Development of the UW System, and the UW System’s Leadership Site for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. For more information about the proposals and the colloquium, visit

Call for Nonrepresented Classified Staff Professional Development Grants

All permanent UW–Madison nonrepresented classified staff with a 50 percent or more appointment can compete for professional development grants for conferences, training or other professional development activities that occur between Jan. 1, and June 30. 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 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. Applications must be submitted to department chairs or directors for approval and forwarded to the dean/director’s office in sufficient time to

send them to Classified Human Resources, Room 228, Peterson Building, by Monday, Nov. 7.

Application instructions can be found at or by contacting Classified Human Resources at 262-3233.

Call for proposals for public employee awards

The innovative ideas of public workers who help make their agencies run more efficiently can win $500 awards in a competition administered by the Department of Political Science.

The Lloyd D. Gladfelter Awards are designed to honor public employees whose suggestions for improvement or inventive programs at the federal, state, county or local level have the most merit.

Employees can apply for the award electronically at The deadline for application is Tuesday, Nov. 15, and elected officials are not eligible for the awards. Applications must include a description of the idea, including its rationale, ways in which it is expected to improve government, possible costs and potential savings.

Child care grants offered to classified staff

Child care grant funds are available to UW–Madison permanent classified staff with children through age 12.

The Classified Staff Scholarship was initiated in 2003 to assist with the critical needs of classified staff in affording high-quality child care. Employees who demonstrate a high need for additional financial support for regulated child care (center or individual) should apply by Tuesday, Nov. 1. A subcommittee of the University Child Care Committee will review applications received for the scholarships. Typically, two to five grants are awarded each December to be used for child care by June 30, 2006. 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 for the grants can contact Connie L. Wilson at 263-5707 or