Alan’s Weekly July 23rd, 2018

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2018 semester as of July 16, 2018, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is up 2 in net admissions (down 5 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 23 in net admissions (down 21 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is down 23 in admissions (down 1 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)down 44 in admissions (down 27 in applications)

2018 Summer semester credit hours signed up for is up 5.5% point in time from 2017.

2018 Fall semester credit hours signed up for is down 1.7% point in time from 2017.


This week I had regular meetings with Mike Steele, Liz Drame, Jeremy Page, Carol Wacker, and my weekly meeting with the Deans.

Bradley Foundation Meeting

On Monday afternoon, I attended a meeting by the Chancellor to discuss funding opportunities from the Bradley Foundation. Two opportunities were raised for the School of Education. One was connected to our Grow Your Own teacher pipeline initiative and the second opportunity was related to leadership development. The leadership development entails updating and re-freshening the former GE grant that UWM’s SOE and Lubar School of Business partnered on to develop new leaders. I heard it was well-received and people who participated in it (including Interim MPS Superintendent Keith Posley) have fond memories and want to bring it back.

Deans and Chairs Meeting

On Tuesday morning, the Deans and Chairs had a meeting. Kerry Korinek shared with the chairs information about the payment request form, information on the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) instructor credential requirements, and a new system for doing catalog changes. Afterwards, I gave a budget update, shared information on the compression and retention exercise, and shared information on the initial talks with MPS for a post-bac teacher pipeline.

Simone Conceicao and Michael Bonds shared their experiences attending the AACTE Leadership Academy in June. Following this, Jeremy Page facilitated a brief discussion on the enrollment management template for programs and departments to use as well as the themes from the retention summit and the activities associated with identified themes.

MPS Teacher Pipeline Meeting

On Wednesday afternoon, Liz Drame, Hope Longwell-Grice, Mike Steele and I met with MPS Superintendent Keith Posley, Human Resource Chief Himanshu Parikh and Communications and Contract Services Director Marla Bronaugh to advance a potential partnership on a post-bac teacher pipeline. We had a robust discussion and MPS agreed to organize a post-bac meeting with interested prospective candidates in the near future where our faculty and advisors can talk to people about their experiences and whether these experiences could be applicable in awarding credit towards teacher certification and which programs are the most applicable to a person’s academic and experiential background. Dr. Posley invited me to a meeting this week with DPI Superintendent Tony Evers to see if DPI is willing and able to waive some assessment requirements and see if MPS can endorse teacher candidates.

M3 Oversight Meeting

On Thursday afternoon, I attended the M3 Oversight meeting at the Zilber School of Public Health. This is a regular 2-3 times a year meeting with the M3 leadership from MPS, MATC, and UWM. For this meeting, the M3 Advisory Board attended as well and interacted with the presenters and leadership. The purpose of these meetings are to come together and share the progress towards the five goals and discuss what can be done to move the needle forward towards achieving the goals.


This past Tuesday, I received a letter from the Council for Learning Disabilities informing me that one of our new faculty members, Sara Jozwik is receiving the CLD’s 2018 Must-Read Article Award in Learning Disability Quarterly (LDQ) for her article entitled, Effects of multicomponent academic vocabulary instruction for English learners with learning difficulties. Congratulations Sara!


Barbara Bales and her colleague, Dr. Nikola Hobbel recently published a co-edited book entitled – Navigating the Common Good in Teacher Education Policy: Critical and International Perspectives. Congratulations Barbara!


This past week I learned that two of our younger alumni, Jacarrie Carr and Nathaniel Deans were named as recipients of the Graduate of the Last Decade (undergraduate) award. They will be honored at the October 12th UWM Alumni Awards Gala at the Pfister Hotel. Congratulations Jacarrie and Nate! You do UWM and the School of Education proud for what you have achieved.


  • August 23rd – Meet the New Faculty, Enderis 5th floor from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • September 13th – All School meeting, 1:00 pm at 4th floor Library Conference room
  • October 13th – Panther Prowl, 10:00 am in front of Enderis Hall