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The vice provost for teaching and learning provides campuswide leadership by convening and partnering with a number of committees and councils to enhance teaching and learning, enrich educational innovation, and provide leadership on academic and curricular policies, guidelines and practices.
Six UW–Madison faculty — a bioethicist, psychologist, philosopher, historian, geographer and chemist — have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
One faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences is selected from nominations by department chairs.
Information on the finalists for dean and director of the Division of Extension will be made available 48 hours prior to their visits April 6, 7, 10 and 13. Presentation videos of all four will be posted on April 13.
With the end of face-to-face education this semester, these services are moving online to provide needed support to students remotely. It’s both a technical and an emotional challenge, advisors say.
UW–Madison has provided faculty and instructors with tools to prepare to teach their classes using alternative methods, many involving online instruction.
Jordan, a groundbreaking cancer researcher, and Moore, a pioneer in the field of contemporary distance education, will be awarded honorary doctoral degrees during the winter 2020 commencement ceremonies in December.
Derek Kindle, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid since 2016, will become vice provost for enrollment management. He has more than 18 years of experience in higher education and is active in national organizations.
Every five years, academic deans and directors undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance in such areas as external relations and resource management. This year, a review is underway for School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Hundreds of people attended events last fall related to the “Our Shared Future” heritage marker, part of an effort to educate the campus on the Ho-Chunk Nation and the history it shares with UW–Madison. The spring semester will emphasize incorporating the message in the university’s teaching and learning.
Heather Daniels will be UW–Madison’s next secretary of the faculty. She will start Feb. 11, bringing with her a wealth of experience in shared governance.
This year’s “Bay Tour” is May 11–15 and will include experiences along the shores of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, with stops at the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Door County, and other specially chosen sites along the way.
In October, Law School Dean Margaret Raymond announced that she would step aside and return to the faculty. Former Letters & Science Dean Karl Scholz left the position when he became provost in August.
Family and friends packed the Kohl Center on Dec. 15 to celebrate with 1,200 graduates taking part in winter commencement exercises.
More than 7,000 gathered at the Kohl Center Sunday to celebrate, including about 1,200 graduates.
The vice provost for enrollment management provides leadership in planning, developing, executing and assessing a strategic undergraduate enrollment management plan for the university and is responsible for organizing and creating a vision for the Division of Enrollment Management.
Established in 1953, the Marshall Scholarship Program gives high achieving young Americans the opportunity to study at the graduate level at any university in the United Kingdom. The program was created to honor the ideals of the Marshall Plan.
Prenicia Clifton, a UW–Madison alumna who works in the Division of Continuing Studies, calls her annual "Songs for Hope" concert a holiday gift to the community.