Alan’s Weekly August 13th, 2018

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2018 semester as of August 6, 2018, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is up/down 0 in net admissions (down 2 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 19 in net admissions (down 16 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is down 36 in admissions (down 17 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)down 55 in admissions (down 35 in applications)

2018 Summer semester credit hours signed up for is up 4.5% point in time from 2017.

2018 Fall semester credit hours signed up for is down 3.0% point in time from 2017.


This week I had regular meetings with Michael Bonds and the Deans.

Deans Provost Meeting

On Tuesday morning, the Deans met with the Provost for our regular bi-weekly meeting. This was the first time I met Scott Gronert, the new Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences. I look forward to getting to know and supporting Scott as he on-boards to UWM.

The Provost reminded us to do our outside activities reporting approval and remind anyone else who approves OAR to do so since it is past due. The Provost also articulated the Deans charge to complete our self-evaluation and 3-, 6-, and 10-year plans for research and student success. The rest of the meeting was devoted to the Provost sharing his responsibilities and priorities for the coming year. The Deans will be having a half-day professional development session on August 21st at the Urban Ecology Center in Menomonee Valley. The focus of the day will be developing high performing teams.

Deans Dog Days of Summer Custard Social

Later Tuesday afternoon, the Deans served Kopp’s custard to faculty and staff. This is an annual August event prior to school starting. It is always enjoyable to see faculty and staff partake in a small treat. This year, we had vanilla, caramel cashew, and tiramisu flavored custard.

APA Lifetime Achievement Award for Nadya Fouad

On Thursday and Friday, I flew to San Francisco to attend the APA session where Nadya Fouad received the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology and gave a keynote talk. It was nice to learn about the impact Nadya’s work has had in the counseling psychology world. Besides her family, current and past doctoral students as well as current and past colleagues like Stephen Wester and Shannon Chavez-Korell were there as well as Nadya’s mentor and doctoral student colleagues from the U. of Minnesota. After her talk, Nadya was given a standing ovation and it demonstrated how much she has impacted her field and those in it.

Nadya Fouad receives the Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology.


This past Monday, Tammy Howard from the Secretary of the University office informed me that Kristin Roosevelt, Senior Advisor in the Office of Student Services is the new Chair of the Academic Staff Committee during 2018/19. Congratulations Kristin! This is a great honor.


On Thursday, I was informed by Rob Longwell-Grice that Becky Freer, Interim Dean of Students and Administrative Leadership Ph.D. alum is the recipient of the 2018 Academic Staff Outstanding Performance and Service Award. Becky will be one of the awardees recognized at the 2pm, October 17th ceremony in the Union Wisconsin room. Congratulations Becky on this great recognition.


  • 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