Alan’s Weekly April 15th, 2019

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2019 semester as of April 8, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is down 58 in net admissions (down 114 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 5 in net admissions (down 12 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is up 8 in admissions (down 6 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)down 55 in admissions (down 132 in applications)

The 2019 Summer credit generation is down 6.4% point in time from a year ago.


This week I had regular meetings with Adrienne Woods, Aaron Schutz, Sara Jozwik, Jessica Russell and Erica Yewlett, Katy Sage, and the Deans.

ASU-GSV X Summit

From Monday to Wednesday, I attended the ASU-GSV X Summit in San Diego. It brings together thought leaders on education and workforce innovation to discuss new innovative ways of maximizing human potential. It is unlike any conference I have ever attended with interactive, engaging sessions that make you think about the future and how to prepare the next generation.

Staff Advisory Committee Meeting

On Thursday morning, I gave an update to the Staff Advisory committee. Tyree Bolden is the new chair since Ryan Mason’s departure. Tyree was the chair-elect and is assuming his duties a few months ahead of time. At the meeting, I shared our summer credit generation is down 6.4% as of this past Monday. I also shared it is more challenging to predict our fall enrollment due to the way our undergraduate applications and admissions are reported to us now.

I shared that anyone receiving an e-mail about outside activities reporting must complete the online report by April 30th, otherwise they will be ineligible for any pay plan for this year. All faculty, limited appointees, and academic staff who are at least 50% or greater must complete an outside activities report.

I gave updates on the Institute for Urban Education and Office of Clinical Experiences searches as well as informed the committee about Maria Alicia-Reed’s new hire as the 5th floor receptionist.

In fall 2019, UITS will be implementing a multi-factor authentication process for logging in to UWM protected websites. Further information will be forthcoming in the fall semester.

And last of all, I shared that the academic staff committee is reviewing school and college workload policies for instructional academic staff. Erica Yewlett is providing the SOE’s policies to Kristin Roosevelt and the Academic Staff Committee.

Faculty Assembly Meeting

Later Thursday afternoon, I attended the Faculty Assembly meeting. I provided the Faculty Assembly with the same update I gave to the staff advisory committee earlier in the day above.

Liliana Mina gave a brief update from the curriculum committee. Karen Stoiber shared information on APBC’s work. There was discussion about the request for workload information from each department and what data the Faculty Assembly needs to make recommendations to move forward. I encourage you to review the Faculty Assembly minutes for more details on the meeting.

Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM) Meeting

On Friday morning, I attended EDGM meeting at Cardinal Stritch University. We discussed the Celebration of Teachers and Teaching event being hosted this year by Concordia University at the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Stewardship located on the Mequon campus on October 17, 2019. Starting in 2020, the EDGM will add to the Celebration of Teachers and Teaching Awards Ceremony by moving it to the summer and piggybacking it with a 3-day summer institute. Evidently, UW-Whitewater does some kind of summer institute that is geared towards recruiting students into teaching. The leaders are approaching NWM Foundation to help support the Celebration of Teachers and Teaching event.

An item was brought up about developing a common introductory education course, but there was no shared interest in doing so. Some of the people shared insights on the lessons learned from their DPI review. Most have not had their programs approved yet.

There was a good discussion about the Champion of Education Award. This award is given to a community person unaffiliated with K-12 schools. The Deans decided this year to take over the review and selection process, so we brainstormed some potential names to consider. At our next meeting in June, we will review and decide on the Champion of Education Award recipient. In the past, UWM has had two recipients, Reuben and Mildred Harpole, and Jackie Herd-Barber.


Leanne Evans shared this picture of her, Donna Pasternak and four of their doctoral students (John Knapp, Alanna Malloy, Kelly Allen, and Crystasany Turner) at AERA. Their session was entitled, “Willingness to Participate in Professional Development Focused on Culturally Responsiveness: A School District-University Collaboration.”

John Knapp, Alanna Malloy, Leanne Evans, Kelly Allen, and Crystasany Turner & Donna Pasternak at the AREA presentation.


  • May 9th – All School Meeting – 4th Floor Library Conference room starting at 1:00 pm.