Nominate a colleague for the 2010 Wisconsin Idea Seminar

The chancellor has issued the first call for nominations for the 2010 Wisconsin Idea Seminar. This five-day tour give a group of faculty and academic staff members an opportunity to listen to and learn from residents in all corners of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Idea Seminar is a five-day bus tour that immerses forty faculty and academic staff members in the educational, industrial, social, and political realities of Wisconsin. Started in 1985, the seminar introduces and promotes the Wisconsin Idea, the commitment to use university expertise and resources to address the problems of the state.
The 2010 seminar will include visits to the Aldo Leopold Shack, Baraboo; Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Green Bay; Door County tourism; Oshkosh Correctional Institution; a manufacturing industry; and a Milwaukee public high school.

Likely candidates include

  • new or recently tenured faculty members
  • new associate deans
  • new department chairs
  • lead academic staff with statewide responsibilities

All nominations are due in the Dean’s Office by By March 1. Space is limited and early nominations are encouraged. After nomination forms are submitted, the Dean recommends candidates for selection to the Graduate School. By mid-April, approximately 40 people from a cross-section of schools and colleges and disciplines will be selected to participate.

For additional information, contact:

Miriam Simmons, Assistant Dean
UW-Madison Graduate School
333 Bascom Hall
(608) 262-9970

Joyce Crim, Senior Outreach Specialist
(608) 265-5416