Alan’s Weekly October 9th, 2017

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There was no budget update from this past week.


Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2018 semester as of October 2, 2017, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is down 1 in net admissions (up 3 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 1 in net admissions (down 2 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is up 5 in admissions (up 18 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)up 3 in admissions (up 19 in applications)


This week I had regular monthly meetings with the OSS, Coordinating Committee, and my regular weekly meeting with the Deans.

Charter School Advisory Group Meeting

On Wednesday morning, I attended the first hour of the Charter School Advisory Group meeting. Adrienne Woods gave an update and went over the upcoming renewal process for Woodlands East. She also shared that there are three new applications for charter schools, two being from the same organization, Rocketship. The advisory group members also participate in the application and site visit review process. The advisory group consists of Liz Drame, Tatiana Joseph, Susie Lamborn, Leigh Wallace, and Gary Williams.

UWM Marketing Efforts for SOE

On Friday afternoon, I along with Jeremy Page, Rob Longwell-Grice, Nicole Schanen, Kathy Quirk and Carol Wacker met with Tom Luljak and his marketing team to how we could better utilize and coordinate our marketing efforts to recruit more students into the School of Education. We had very productive conversation. Tom Luljak and his team shared what they are able to do and gave us a preview of some upcoming marketing initiatives including future television spots about UWM. We talked to him about launching a public relations campaign to tout teachers and teaching and he was very supportive of this idea. I shared with him a similar campaign the University of Hawaii System recently launched called, “Be a Hero, Be a Teacher.”

Alumni Gala

On Friday evening, I attended the UWM Annual Alumni Gala. It is one of the events I look forward to each year. This year, one of the awardees was the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC). They were recognized with the Panther Pride Volunteer Award. The WGC in attendance were Barbara McMath, Barbara Michaels, Emily Robertson, and Diane Thieme. Others who joined us were Angel Hessel, Krissy Lize, Hope and Rob Longwell-Grice, Tracey Nix, Candance and James Stevens, and Carol Wacker. It was a fun and exciting evening to celebrate all the alumni awardees.

Panther Prowl

The following morning, it was fun to participate in the 5K Panther Prowl. This was my 3rd year participating. Kudos to Kerry Korinek for organizing the “Ed Heads” team from the School of Education for another year. I have been told she has been doing it for over 10 years. She recruited the participants and donations, coordinated the team photo, and did a cheese break fundraiser. The weather was cool at first with a light drizzle, but during the walk, it got warmer and the rain stopped, so it was an enjoyable walk.


Dr. Javier Tapia was selected to represent Milwaukee at the upcoming Mexican Government Convening in Dallas on October 13-14, 2017. The meeting will be discussing issues of importance to the Mexican communities across America.


Longwell-Grice, R. (2017). The effect of safe ride programs on neighborhood crime. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 17(9).


This a reminder to RSVP for our second coffee and conversation event scheduled for October 19th from 2:30 to 3:15 pm on the fifth floor of Enderis. You can RSVP at: If you have any questions, please contact Corby ( or Hope ( ).


  • October 11th – Fall Annual Awards Ceremony starts at 1:45 pm in Union Wisconsin Room
  • October 19th – Coffee conversations from 2:30 – 3:15 pm on 5th floor of Enderis
  • May 10th – Spring All School Meeting starts at 1:00 pm in the 4th floor Library conference room