Alan’s Weekly July 24th, 2017

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There were no budget updates other than what I share below from the Deans and Chairs meeting.


Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2017 semester as of July 17, 2017, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is down 27 in net admissions (down 21 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is up 27 in net admissions (up 8 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is up 12 in admissions (up 49 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)up 12 in admissions (up 36 in applications)

Our Fall 2017 semester credit hours generation point in time is down .4%.


This week I had regular monthly meetings with Carol Wacker, Erica Yewlett, Jeremy Page, and Keith Emmons.

Deans and Chairs Meeting

On Tuesday morning, the Deans and Chairs met. Jessica and I provided a budget update. We shared that each department will be given their own budget to manage as well as revenue targets to meet. This will afford each department the flexibility to be creative. Jessica Russell is working on the details and will share these when they become available in the near future for input. We anticipate rolling this out in the fall semester for implementation starting with the spring 2018 semester.

The Chairs provided an update on a number of items I had charged them with discussing including what to do with unfunded course buyouts, a V&R update on the creation of new teacher education department and the work of the climate committee, developing a new summer compensation model for chairs, and assigning a faculty member to the retention committee.

Hope asked the Chairs to submit their spring 2018 schedule by August 25th and to submit request for payment for ad hocs as soon as possible.

Visit to UIC

On Wednesday and Thursday, I went to Chicago to visit colleagues at UIC. I learned about their challenges and how they are addressing them. There are many similarities between Milwaukee and Chicago and the educational landscape both at the K-12 and higher education levels. I invited the UIC people to visit UWM and Milwaukee in the near future.


  • September 14th – Fall All School Meeting in Library 4th Floor Conference Room, 1:00 to 2:00 pm