Alan’s Weekly December 23rd, 2019

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Happy Holidays to All – Enjoy time with your families and friends

The next Monday message will be January 13th.


Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for Fall 2020 semester as of December 16, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE up 25 in admissions (up 45 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is down 14 in admissions (up 15 in applications)
Total admissions (Graduate)up 11 in admissions (up 60 in applications)

The Spring 2020 semester credit generation is down 1.9% point in time.


This past week I had regular monthly meetings with Jessica Russell and Erica Yewlett, Bill Keith, Stephen Wester, Provost, Dante Salto, Kathy Quirk, Jeremy Page, Simone Conceicao, Hope Longwell-Grice, and the Deans.

APBC Meeting

On Tuesday morning, I attended the APBC meeting. I gave a brief update on our budget discussions from November. We are planning and seeking suggestions from APBC, Chairs, and the Staff Advisory Committee to address an anticipated budget cut that will be announced in January. We have shared what a 2014 group put together as a starting point. I have also encouraged ideas for generating revenue through enrollments, because I believe we are at the point where we can no longer cut our way out of future budget challenges. During the spring semester, we will engage and ultimately decide the path the SOE takes once the official adjusted budget for 2020/21 is announced.

Academic Leadership Council (ALC) Meeting

Later Tuesday afternoon, I attended the ALC meeting at the Library 4th floor conference room. Besides the Deans, all the Associate Deans and Assistant Deans were invited to attend this meeting due to its focus on enrollment management. The meeting focused on transfer agreements and what works; admissions process and what schools and colleges can do to help; and marketing efforts.

M3 GYO Meeting

On Wednesday afternoon, I attended a M3 GYO meeting with the Chancellor. There will be a quarterly update and launch of M3 2.0 on Wednesday, January 22nd at UWM in the Library 4th floor conference room. M3 has restructured its five goal groups down to four themes that better align the work being done. Given there are a lot of new participants, the executive sponsors felt it was a good time to refresh M3 and plan for 2020-2025.


Last Monday, all the Deans, Associate Deans, and Chairs were informed after consultation that UWM is stopping its institutional subscription of Digital Measures. Here is the message from Cheryl Andres that was sent to everyone.

“…there has been discussion on the utilization of Digital Measures across campus and the consensus is that most of you do not see the value in continued use of this product. Our current contract ends on December 31 and all faculty, except those in College of Health Sciences and Lubar School of Business, will no longer have access to the Digital Measures platform. I ask that you share this with your faculty and suggest that they download any information that they want to maintain. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.”


Simone Conceicao share this online article from NPR.


The School of Education led by Rob Longwell-Grice won the SECC pocket change prize among the three academic units in Enderis Hall. The contest collected an extra $200 for the SECC campaign and over $1000 including the bake sale. Here is the prize – a Ryan Braun autographed baseball.

Alan Shoho, Rob Longwell-Grice and Jeri-Anne Lyons pose for a picture.


  • 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