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Susan M. Stalewski, MBA, MLS (ASCP)

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Academic Initiatives and Planning

Education

MBA Business Administration Keller Graduate School of Management 1991
BS Medical Technology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1980

Speaker Topics

  • Competency based education
  • Strategic planning for program development in higher education
  • K-12 education leadership and policy
  • Professional development and engagement in medical laboratory science

Interests & Expertise

Susan Stalewski’s areas of expertise and focus include academic innovation involving online and competency based education and workplace learning programs. In her role as Director of Academic Initiatives and Planning, she oversees the development and delivery of online programs and courses, is the program lead for Competency Based degrees (Flex), and facilitates the development of programs for modular learning in the workplace i(UWM GOLD).

Susan delivers instruction in the Medical Laboratory Science program focusing on undergraduate education in Clinical Chemistry. She is an expert in entry-level undergraduate education facilitates initiatives related to student success including freshman seminars and dual enrollment courses. She coordinates assessment of student learning and student evaluation of teaching in the College of Health Sciences. She is a strong proponent for Interprofessional education activities and serves as a representative on the Partners for Health Interprofessional Education core committee.

Professional activities include the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCL) Board of Directors (2001-2021), serving as president of the Wisconsin Society in 2009-10 and 2018-19. She coordinates activities for the national organization’s Scientific Assemblies (2017-20).

Presentations

Stalewski, S. M. (October 2019). Canvas Analytics. Active Teaching Lab, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Stalewski, S. M. (February 2019). Canvas Tools for Student Time Management. Active Teaching Lab -, Milwaukee.
Stalewski, S. M. (January 2018). Making Large Small — A First Year Experience Course. UWM Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.
Stalewski, S. M. (September 2017). Student Evaluations of Teaching in the College of Health Sciences. Online Program Council, Milwaukee, WI.
Stalewski, S. M. (July 2017). Avoiding Accidental Leadership. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Stalewski, S. M., Obrien, C., Kate, G., Abigail, N., Shevaun, W., & Kristin, W. (January 2017). Deepening Student Learning through Faculty and Librarian Collaborations. UWM Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.
Stalewski, S. M., Kostka, K., Richardson, J., Kite, L., Mihlbauer, L., & Pedrick, L. (October 2016). UW Flexible Option: Lessons Learned in Developing Competency-Based Programs. CBexchange, Phoenix, AZ.
Stalewski, S. M. (February 2016). How to Write Letters of Recommendation Without Losing Your Mind. Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC), Minneapolis, MN.
Stalewski, S. M., & Thomas, P. K. (January 2016). Freshman Transition Course Initiative in the College of Health Sciences, Connecting People and Practices, Student Success Strategies that Work. UWM Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.
Stalewski, S. M., & Barth, D. (February 2015). D2L Student Success System Pilot. UW Milwaukee Student Success Summit, Milwaukee, WI.
Stalewski, S. M. (2011). Harnessing the Power of Social Media. President’s Summit: University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI.
Stalewski, S. M. (2010). ePortolios Across the Curriculum. Desire to Learn Fusion, Chicago, IL.
Stalewski, S. M. (2010). ePortfolios in a Professional Program. Online User’s Symposium, Madison, WI.
Stalewski, S. M. (2008). Podcasting 101 for CLS Educators. Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference, Savannah, GA.
Stalewski, S. M. (2008). Second life in eLearning. Educause Conference, Denver, CO.

Honors & Awards

Member of the Year (2019, June) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Omicron Sigma (2019, April) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Alph Mu Tau Fraternity (2018, July 31) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Board Service Award (2018, April 26) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Wisconsin.
Omicron Sigma (2018, April 26) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Board Service Award (2017, April) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Wisconsin.
Omicron Sigma (2016, April) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Proclamation for Body of Work (2016, April) West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards – level 4 development recognition (2015) Wisconsin Association of School Boards.
Academic Staff Outstanding Performance Award (2011) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Joanne Lazirko Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology (2011) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Member of the Year (2011) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-WI.
Omicron Sigma Region award (2010) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Omicron Sigma Region award (2009) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards-Level 3 board development recognition (2009) Wisconsin Association of School Boards.