Teaching & Advising

Invitation to half-day workshop on inclusive teaching practices

CALS Equity and Diversity committee invites faculty and staff who teach to participate in an Inclusive Teaching Workshop on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in 1220A Biochemical Sciences Building.   CALS EDC has been collaborating with Don Gillian-Daniel from the Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning and Megan Schmid from Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) to offer a workshop designed to provide useful tools in helping faculty and staff understand issues relating to disparities in academic achievement and to develop strategies that can be implemented to address these factors. Attached is a program proposal submitted to CALS. This team, in collaboration with programs on campus that engage in research around multicultural education and diversity training, have developed a four-hour workshop to engage faculty in salient conversations about underrepresented minority, first generation, and low socio-economic status undergraduate student academic achievement. The goal is to help faculty begin to do the self-work required to be an inclusive and reflective practitioner, and in turn engage in learning about highly impactful and inclusive instructional approaches. Across multiple cohorts, past faculty participants reported significant positive ...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Invitation to half-day workshop on inclusive teaching practices
Teaching & Advising

Call for Proposals for the Teaching and Learning Symposium

2017 UW-Madison Teaching & Learning Symposium May 17, 2017 Session and Poster Proposal Deadline: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Theme: Teaching the Wisconsin Experience The Wisconsin Experience is a unique set of institutional values to which those who support teaching and learning contribute each day. This historical mission connects us – faculty, staff, and students – as a community that fosters an appreciation for diverse perspectives, seeks active engagement with each other in both curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities, and shares the vision to lead for positive change. The 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium aims to bring campus together to share ideas about student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and discover unexpected networks. We are seeking proposals for engaging presentations and posters that spotlight teaching and learning across campus and specifically address one or more of the following new Wisconsin Experience dimension areas: Empathy and Humility o Develop and demonstrate cultural understanding of self and others o Engage locally, nationally, and globally in respectful and civil manner o Appreciate and celebrate one another’s abilities, views, and accomplishments Relentless Curiosity o Actively learn with expert teachers, scholars, and peers o Engage in creative inquire, scholarship, ...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Call for Proposals for the Teaching and Learning Symposium
Events

Lunch and Learn talk: Nutritionally navigating the holidays – Dec. 8

Members of the CALS Community are invited to the upcoming Nutrition Lunch and Learn event hosted by the CALS Wellness Committee and the students of the Dietetics and Nutrition Club: Nutritionally Navigating the Holidays! 1:15pm – 2:15pm, Thursday, December 8th 227 Nutritional Sciences (Snack will be served!) The holidays can be a time of joy when we get together and celebrate with family and friends. But the holidays also bring a lot of challenges to healthy eating; from goodies at work or school, to meals where we are encouraged to “stuff” ourselves, to holiday parties, this time of year can be challenging to our health goals. This Lunch and Learn is all about strategies to navigate the holidays in a healthful way. Learn ways to tweak your favorite holiday dish (we will have a recipe handout!), strategies to keep portions in check, and how to keep active during this busy time of year. As always we will serve a delicious, topic-related snack. Hope to see you there! Feel free to download and share the Lunch and Learn flier for this event.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Lunch and Learn talk: Nutritionally navigating the holidays – Dec. 8
Happenings

UW holiday gift guide is out

Where better to get a holiday gift for your loved ones than on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus? The annual holiday gift guide is out, offering gift ideas from Babcock Hall Dairy cheese, to specialty meats from Bucky's Butchery to a Great Lakes fish poster. Check it out here. 
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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UW holiday gift guide is out
Workplace

CALS rate-based method for graduate assistant pay for fund 142 program and state RAs/TAs

Campus is moving to a new rate-based method for graduate assistant pay. This post includes information about how CALS intends to handle the fund 142 (Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, and Animal Health) research assistant rates, as well as the “state” research assistant and teaching assistant rates. The following policy has been discussed and approved by the CALS deans’ group and the CALS Research Advisory Committee and aligns with existing practice for TAs. For RA appointments, CALS will fund these stipends at a standard dollar value equivalent to a 50% base rate. If your program provides stipends for 50% appointments above this dollar amount, you can: 1) supplement the base amount to bring it up to the program’s 50% appointment level (preferred option) or 2) provide a less than 50%-time appointment. For TA appointments, CALS will allocate FTEs based on the 50% rate below. Appointment percentages should be based on workload, with 360 hours per semester as the target for a 50% appointment. If your program provides stipends above the base rate noted below, you can: 1) supplement the base amount to bring ...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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CALS rate-based method for graduate assistant pay for fund 142 program and state RAs/TAs
Uncategorized

UW Sea Grant College Program Request for Proposals 2018-20

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting proposals for its next two-year grant period that begins February 1, 2018. For details on the priorities targeted by this 2018-20 Request for Proposals, please see the attached or visit www.seagrant.wisc.edu/rfp.  Wisconsin Sea Grant solicits research proposals for up to $100-120k/year in the following areas: Wisconsin Targeted Focus Areas, including: Green Bay Interdisciplinary Research Bluff, Beach and Nearshore Sediment Dynamics Great Lakes and Water Literacy Assessment Wisconsin Base Focus Areas, including: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Resilient Communities and Economies Special Joint Calls for Proposal with other state Sea Grant programs, including: MN-WI Joint Call for Proposals IL/IN-WI Joint Call for Proposals In addition, Wisconsin Sea Grant solicits education proposals for up to $25k/year to address our fourth priority base focus area for: Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development (Non-research Education Projects)
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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UW Sea Grant College Program Request for Proposals 2018-20
In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of Nov 26 – Dec 2

News Gut microbes shape DNA Nature Publishing Group, 11/31 Mentioned: Federico Rey, Bacteriology UW-Madison Researchers Look Into Antibiotic Resistance Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/28 Quoted: Mark Cook, Animal Sciences National honey queen abuzz about bees Agri-View, 12/01 Quoted: Kim Kester, Alumna, Dairy Science Analyst predicts dairy price rise will continue Brownfield Ag News, 11/29 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Center for Dairy Profitability New soil, nutrient research to be discussed at state meetings Brownfield Ag News, 11/28 Quoted: Carrie Loboski, Soil Science Oak wilt confirmed in Price County Apg-WI.com, 12/02 Mentioned: The University of Wisconsin's Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Oconomowoc student notes: Nov. 30, 2016 Lake Country NOW, 11/30 Mentioned: Cory Smid, Alumnus, Genetics Mentioned: Camille Gonzalez, Alumna, Nutritional Sciences Mentioned: Sean Hopkins, Alumnus,  Farm and Industry Short Course Mentioned: Abby Lewandowski, Alumna, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Mentnmioed: Mandy Prom, Alumna, Nutritional Sciences Pork Association donates $10,000 to new meats lab National Hog Farmer, 11/29 Quoted: Tom Crenshaw, Animal Sciences Longtime former UW professor returns to head Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Madison.com, 11/29 Quoted: Jo Handelsman, Plant Pathology Checking our list – Hay Market Report update for December 2016 Progressive Forage Grower, 12/01 Mentioned: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Center for Dairy Profitability Mentioned: Bob Cropp, Agricultural and Applied Economics New Wisconsin Institute for Discovery director sees a 'hunger' for change at UW Madison.com, 12/02 Quoted: Jo Handelsman, Plant Pathology Heart of the Farm conference for ...
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CALS In the News for the Week of Nov 26 – Dec 2
Workplace

Agenda for CASI Meeting on Dec. 7

The CALS Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) is meeting on Wednesday, December 7 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in 250 Agricultural Hall. The agenda is below: Review agenda—changes or additions Approval of meeting minutes from November 2016 CALS Updates Sub-Committee Reports Academic staff awards/development Communications Nominations/mentoring Personnel/governance APC report http://casi.cals.wisc.edu/
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Agenda for CASI Meeting on Dec. 7
Extension and Outreach

Community outreach opportunity: Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Day – Jan. 16

In collaboration with the Madison Urban League, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and the UW-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service, there will be an MLK Day of Service held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16) to commemorate Dr. King’s commitment to education and social justice. Workshops and guest speakers will be featured to engage the projected 300 students who will be in attendance. Help is needed from UW-Madison students, faculty and staff to provide some of the programming for the day. Specifically, there is a need for groups willing to host science exploration stations that highlight an area of research or discovery that are hands-on or that provide information that the attendees may find interesting or useful. If you have a cool demonstration, youth activity or display, please consider providing a station. There is also a need for people/groups who are interested in doing more of a presentation/performance/workshop with larger groups. These would highlight more issues of social justice, equality or engagement in an activity that promotes expression and dialogue. The topics do not have to be related to science. These are ...
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Community outreach opportunity: Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Day – Jan. 16
Events

Head & shoulders portrait session on Wednesday, Dec. 14

Get a picture of your mug at the upcoming CALS head & shoulders photo studio session on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in room 38 Agricultural Hall. A good photo can come in handy in so many ways - websites, LinkedIn account, conference programs and posters, departmental directory, UW Experts database, Facebook and other social media. This is what we mean: https://flic.kr/s/aHskK6hKc5 The session is first-come, first-serve and is open to CALS faculty, staff, and graduate students. Think of it as portraits made painless. This is how it works: show up looking your best, sign in, get your picture taken, in a few days you'll be notified by email your picture is ready on the CALS Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/uwmadisoncals/). Download and share as you please from there. CALS will maintain your picture on its Flickr for use when you win that big award and an image is needed for your adoring public, for example. Some advice to keep it painless: wear long sleeve solid color shirt or blouse. A button up shirt or blouse with collar open at the neck is most flattering. Cameras love ...
Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Head & shoulders portrait session on Wednesday, Dec. 14