Alan’s Weekly October 7th, 2019

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APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS UPDATE

Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Summer and Fall 2019 semester as of September 30, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Graduate admissions – SOE is up 24 in admissions (down 12 in applications)
Total admissions (Graduate)up 24 in admissions (down 12 in applications)

The 2019 fall semester credit generation is up 2.3%.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

This past week I had regular monthly meetings with Jessica Russell, Provost, Dante Salto, and the Deans.

Dean’s Staff Advisory Committee Meeting

On Tuesday early afternoon, I attended the monthly meeting of the Dean’s Staff Advisory committee. Emilee Schultz volunteered to be the Vice-Chair this year and Chair next year. I gave an update on the budget (which is looking good for this year). We are preparing for next year’s budget as we anticipate a budget cut to be determined by campus. Our hope is we can use any carryforward surplus to apply towards any budget cut. I advised the committee to weigh in on budget and enrollment issues by making suggestions to improve student recruitment and retention. As long as we continue to have enrollment challenges, our budget challenges will persist. I shared some ideas for generating new enrollment beyond our current efforts.

Tyree Bolden, Chair, shared information on the staff professional development scheduled for April 7th at the Lubar Entrepreneurial Center. The group discussed the possibility of having two sessions (one in the fall and one in the spring) rather than one per year. They will be exploring this possibility for the future.

Faculty Assembly Coordinating Committee Meeting

After the Staff Advisory committee meeting, I attended the coordinating committee to develop the agenda for the next meeting. We discussed the policy meeting with Trudy Turner and debriefed what was shared at the all faculty meeting after the all school meeting. These will be agenda items for next week’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Conference

From Wednesday through Saturday, I flew to Baton Rouge to co-present on the Grow Your Own program with an MPS colleague. The theme of the conference was Project Pipeline Repair: Restoring Minority Male Participation and Persistence in Education Preparation Programs. There were a number of presentations by institutions who are intentionally trying to recruit and prepare more men of color to become teachers. We gained some good insights and lessons from other Grow Your Own programs.

SANFORD TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

If you know anyone who is deserving, please nominate them for the Sanford Teacher of the Year Award. Details are at the following link.

M3 WINS TWO AWARDS

M3 recently was recognized for two awards from the National University Economic Development Association award and the upcoming Milwaukee Urban League Education Award.

M3 group receives award from the National University Economic Development Association.

SECC UNITED WAY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

The 2019 Milwaukee Partners in Giving/State and University Employees Combined Giving Campaign (SECC) is ready to again help our Milwaukee community. Last year, UWM’s raised almost $100,000 thanks to contributions from over 200 employees and retirees. We would like to again reach these numbers.

The campaign officially began Oct. 1. It officially ends November 30. Online giving is live now. Postcards were sent to all campus addresses last week and a university-wide email will be distributed sometime this week as well. Posters will be hung throughout Enderis Hall soon, and periodic reminders will be sent out during the campaign. You can find more information about the campaign at this website: https://uwm.edu/secc/

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 in late October to raise funds for the campaign. If you would like to bake something for the event, or spend some time staffing the table, let Rob Longwell-Grice, SECC liaison for SOE, know.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • SOE Basketball game party, Friday, January 31, 2020 at Panther Arena v. Wright State, 6:00 pm
  • 7th Annual Summit on Black Male Youth, March 16-17, 2020
  • Spring All School Meeting, May 14th, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Library 4th floor Conference Room