All academic staff invited to Academic Staff Institute, held April 30 at Pyle Center

Academic staff members are cordially invited to attend the 2007 Academic Staff Institute to be held at the Pyle Center on Monday, April 30th. This year’s conference is titled “The Role of Academic Staff at a Great Public Research University.”

The Institute is a professional development opportunity for academic staff in leadership roles and those who wish to learn about critical issues that affect their daily work and lives on campus. Presentations and interactive sessions allow academic staff a chance to network and reflect on their role on campus.

This year’s keynote speaker is Darrell Bazzell, Vice Chancellor for Administration at UW–Madison, whose talk is titled “Enhancing Campus Recruitment and Workforce Planning Initiatives: Every Effort Makes a Difference.” Other sessions include:

  • “Making a Career of It: Instructional Academic Staff at UW–Madison,” Janet Branchaw, Associate Faculty Associate, Center for Biology Education & Institute for Cross-college Biology Education; Jeffrey Henriques, Senior Lecturer/Associate Researcher, Department of Psychology/School of Nursing; Carla Love, Senior Lecturer, Department of German; and Sarah Miller, Co-Director, Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching.
  • “Career Tune-Up,” Patricia Mullins, Teaching Professor, School of Business
  • “Embodying Greatness: The 2009 Reaccreditation Project at UW–Madison,” Nancy Mathews, Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Environmental Studies, and Director, 2009 Reaccreditation Team

This half-day program is co-sponsored by: the Academic Staff Executive Committee, the Madison Academic Staff Association (MASA), the UW–Madison Office of the Provost, and the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).

The event runs from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. A fee of $15 includes includes lunch.

*MASA will cover the registration fee for any new MASA members joining through payroll deduction

To register, please visit:

For a full program agenda, go to:

Questions? Contact Charlene Krembs, MASA President, at: 608-262-6108 or