Alan’s Weekly October 8th, 2018

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2019 semester as of October 1, 2018, point in time from Fall 2018.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is down 4 in net admissions (down 12 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 1 in net admissions (down 2 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is up 1 in admissions (down 5 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)down 4 in admissions (down 19 in applications)


This week I had my regular meeting with the Deans.

Deans Provost Meeting

On Tuesday morning, the Deans met with the Provost for our bi-weekly meeting. Michael Doylen, Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Library shared his personal story of growing up in Fond du Lac and going to the U. of Minnesota and then to UC-Santa Cruz for his doctoral work.

Topics covered during our meeting included flexible work policies, budget updates, and UW System proposed policy for low graduating programs.

Coordinating Committee Meeting

On Tuesday afternoon, the coordinating committee met to set the agenda for the October 11th Faculty Assembly meeting. The ITP proposal will be on the agenda as well as the role Faculty Assembly wants to take in the coming year to address the enrollment challenges. The coordinating committee is inviting APBC members to attend the next Faculty Assembly meeting.

Waukesha Wine Tasting Event

On Tuesday evening, Carol Wacker organized a wine tasting event for our alumni in Waukesha at the Crush Wine Bar. I want to thank Jackie Nguyen, Jeremy Page, Hope and Rob Longwell-Grice for co-hosting the event with Carol Wacker. There were approximately 25 alumni in attendance with two students who shared their stories. This was the 3rd year this event has been held.

Nevil Shed Events

On Thursday and Friday, I co-hosted Nevil Shed for a series of events co-sponsored by the Office of Global Inclusion and Engagement, Athletics, and School of Education. Nevil was a member of the 1966 NCAA National Champion Texas Western men’s basketball team that defeated the U. of Kentucky and famed coach Adolph Rupp. This is considered one of the greatest upsets in sports history. It was the first time in NCAA history that an all-Black starting five played and subsequently won the national championship. During this time period, the team endured many overt acts of racism and discrimination, yet they overcame all obstacles to triumph in the end. Nevil gave a talk on Thursday morning entitled, “Overcoming Adversity to become a National Champion” in the Union Fireside Lounge. Nevil is a wonderful exemplar who did not let the ugliest of life experiences define him. He used the events to be a role model for anyone facing adversity and his story is very powerful. We had students from Bradley Tech and other MPS schools attend the events and I hope they walked away inspired.


The PLUS program was featured as part of an article on diversifying the teacher workforce by preparing paraprofessionals for charter schools and MPS on WUWM this past Monday. Lynn Blue, one of the PLUS participants is featured in the article. To read the story, visit the WUWM webpage.


Be sure to complete the annual security training online by October 31st. Everyone (faculty, staff, graduate assistants, student workers, etc.) should have received an e-mail with instructions to login for the training.


  • October 13th – Panther Prowl, 10:00 am in front of Enderis Hall
  • March 2nd –  SOE Basketball Fun Night v. Wright State at 6:00 pm at Panther Arena.