Alan’s Weekly August 19th, 2019

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Summer and Fall 2019 semester as of August 12, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Graduate admissions – SOE is up 17 in admissions (down 9 in applications)
Total admissions (Graduate)up 17 in admissions (down 9 in applications)

The 2019 fall semester credit generation is up 3.7%.


This past week I had regular monthly meetings with Adrienne Woods, Jeremy Page, Carol Wacker, Simone Conceicao, Aaron Schutz, and the Deans.

Summer Custard Social

On Tuesday afternoon, we held the 5th Annual Summer Custard Social on the 5th floor breakroom. The Kopp’s flavors of the day were chocolate chip cookie dough and grizzly bear (Milk chocolate custard, a butterscotch ribbon and lots of chocolate covered peanuts). We also had vanilla flavored custard. As you can see from the pictures below, everyone enjoyed a nice cool summer treat.

SOE faculty & staff enjoy Kopps custard during the 2019 Summer Custard Social provided by Dean Shoho.

Meeting with Katie Miota on Undergraduate Outstanding Learning Environment (UOLE)

On Wednesday afternoon, Jeremy Page and I met with Katie Miota to discuss the UOLE for the SOE. We had a good discussion. Katie updated us on the UOLE metrics and framework. Campus has reduced the number of metrics from 24 to 9. She will be sharing the 9 metrics with us in the near future. The campus has also generated projections for each school/college’s undergraduate enrollment head count in five years and inquired whether these projections are feasible. We will be reviewing these projections and breaking it down to the department and program levels to assess its viability.

Deans Visit to Greater Galilee Baptist Church Community Center

On Thursday morning, I escorted a small group of UWM Deans (Nursing, SOIS) to visit the Greater Galilee Baptist Church Community Center on North Teutonia Avenue. The purpose of our visit was to explore partnership opportunities with other UWM Schools/Colleges and coordinate efforts to provide support and assistance in 53206. Kim Litwack and Tom Lipinski accompanied me to meet Pastor John White and Lead2Change President/CEO Dionne Grayson. I learned a lot about what SOIS undergraduate majors study, everything from applying technology to intentional hacking for cybersecurity. As Dean Lipinski mentioned, we are an IT school, much more than the traditional notion of developing future librarians. The more we conversed, the more opportunities we discovered. The Deans will be bringing this to our Deans group to see who else might be interested in exploring partnerships at the community center.


DeAnn Huinker received a one-year $100K planning grant from the Department of Public Instruction and the Kellogg Foundation to support her project entitled, “Educator Preparation Program Initiative: Curriculum Literacy in Mathematics and English Language Arts for Prospective Teachers of Grades K-8.” Congratulations DeAnn on this award.


Assistant Dean Jeremy Page was recently interviewed on Spectrum News about supporting incoming freshmen and what they can do to acclimate to college life. Great job representing UWM, Jeremy!


  • Hartford Elementary School Welcome Back the Kids to School, Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:15 am.
  • All School Meeting, Thursday, September 12th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • 7th Annual Summit on Black Male Youth, March 16-17, 2020