Alan’s Weekly October 29th, 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 22, 2018, point in time from Fall 2018.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is up/down 0 in net admissions (down 23 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 2 in net admissions (up 1 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is up 3 in admissions (down 6 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)up 1 in admissions (down 28 in applications)


This week I had regular meetings with Simone Conceicao, Stephen Wester, Chancellor and Provost, Liz Drame and Nancy File, Provost, Hope Longwell-Grice, Jeremy Page, Kathy Quirk, and the Deans.

Deans and Chairs Meeting

On Tuesday, the Deans and Chairs met. Mark Harris spent the first hour sharing the university’s research plan and how the SOE can contribute and develop their own research plan. I asked the department chairs to share the university research plan with their department and to provide any input towards a schoolwide research plan by December 15th. The second hour started with Kerry Korinek finalizing the CIM process and walking through it with the group. She will be coming to each department to show everyone how the process works online.

Jessica Russell shared information on the new budget model. She and I will be meeting with the Provost and his finance team in a few weeks to advocate for an adjustment to our funding allocation. The new budget model rewards enrollment gains and as I shared with all the department chairs for the past few years, if departments and programs create “good” problems with increased enrollment and resources are required, we will find a way to support the increased enrollment.

Jeremy Page gave an enrollment management update. Specifically, how marketing funds will be used to promote programs. He subsequently asked the chairs if it was okay for the School of Education as a whole to require only the transcript from the degree granting institution. The chairs agreed to this. This does not preclude programs from requiring other items.

Hope reminded the chairs about upcoming deadlines to submit their summer 2019 (by early November) and fall 2019 (by the first week in February) course schedules. She also asked about when programs plan to transition from D2L to Canvas. We prefer that programs rather than individuals transition all at once, so that new students won’t have to learn two different systems concurrently. All programs will have to transition by fall 2019.

Coffee Conversations

On Wednesday afternoon, I arrived late to participate in the 1st coffee conversation this fall semester. Nikki Claas, Hope Longwell-Grice and Marie Sandy are organizing the monthly events this year. Approximately 15 people attended and enjoyed cheese and crackers, grapes, candy, coffee, and tea. Attendees were prompted to share their thoughts and ideas to four questions. It was interesting to read the responses and learn new things about UWM.

School of Education coffee and conversations discussion from October 24th.

Meeting with New and Junior Faculty

On Friday afternoon, the new and junior faculty heard from a panel of current members (Kimberly Hassell and Kevin Keenan) of the Division of Professions about their role in the tenure and promotion process and what they look for during their reviews.


The School of Education, together with the College of Health Science, and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare will be hosting an Enderis Hall Bake Sale Tuesday, October 30 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to raise funds for the SECC campaign. Tables will be set up on the first floor of Enderis Hall by the elevators. Come get a tasty treat and support the SECC campaign! For more information on the SECC campaign contact the SOE liaison, Rob Longwell-Grice.


On November 29 at noon, Abby Meddaugh, Associate Dean from the Dean of Students Office, will be presenting a one hour session on how to address academic misconduct concerns. This event will be in room 597 Enderis Hall and offered via Zoom. If you have specific questions or concerns that you would like addressed at this event, please contact Hope Longwell-Grice, To confirm information about Zoom connections, address accessibility concerns and coordinate handouts with the DoS, please RSVP to Stephanie Willingham at


The College of Nursing is working to get WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Wellness Workshops started again on campus. If interested, see the WW Wellness Workshops (PDF) flyer for more information.


  • March 2nd –  SOE Basketball Fun Night v. Wright State at 6:00 pm at Panther Arena.
  • May 9th – All School Meeting – 4th Floor Library Conference room starting at 1:00 pm