In his Feb. 3 plenary address, Chancellor Mone acknowledged the desire of many faculty and staff to be part of the solution to UWM’s budget problems. Here are a few ways you can help. (Thanks to all who shared suggestions and examples.)
- Share UWM’s stories of success and tout the excellent work happening in your departments and across campus.
- Follow UWM on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram) and join a community of 150,000+ Panther supporters.
- If every employee would share a UWM story via social media, we would reach more than 500,000 people who may not know about UWM
- If you were a first generation college student, share your story!
- Network while you are on the road. Promote UWM.
Fund Development and Support
- Share the names of successful alumni and others who may be interested in supporting UWM with your school/college, development officer, or Vice Chancellor Patricia Borger.
- Be available to help when Development or Alumni Relations ask by making an introduction to a potential donor, explaining your work to a potential donor, or making a presentation to campus volunteers.
- Make a personal gift and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
Networking – Alumni
- Join over 1,200 alumni campus employees to help spread pride and tradition with the Panthers @ Work corporate partnerships.
- Encourage alumni to join a UWM Alumni Association chapter for networking in a particular affinity area or geographically. UWM faculty and staff alums too! uwm.edu/alumni/chapters
- Promote UWM with the Alumni Community Engagement (ACE) outreach group.
- Participate in in UWM Spirit Days – spiritdays.uwm.edu
- Boost Panther Pride by wearing your black & gold apparel on Fridays and your UWM shirt on the weekend.
- Volunteer to become a UWM Ambassador and share your UWM experience with prospective students and their families.
- Promote the campus to potential students and encourage them to visit. Connect those students with either the Graduate or Undergraduate Admissions Office so they can provide materials and invite prospective students to visit the campus.
- Host an “About UWM” event at your child’s school with support from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (high school) or TRIO & PreCollege Programs (middle school).
- Share successful recruiting methods that you are using in your department that others might not be.