Deadline approaching for Wisconsin Idea Seminar nominations

Participants on busSecond call for nominations, Wisconsin Idea Seminar – Monday-Friday, May 16–20. Deadline: March 1

The Wisconsin Idea Seminar is a wonderful professional development opportunity specially designed for faculty and academic staff. This five-day bus tour immerses forty UW-Madison participants 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. Listen to audio interviews with former participants, recorded in 2009.

The 2011 seminar will include
Performance Micro Tool, Janesville; the Aldo Leopold Shack, Baraboo; a dairy farm in central Wisconsin; U-Marathon County, Wausau; the Menominee Nation, Keshena; Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, Redgranite Correctional Institution; and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Who may apply

  • New faculty members
  • Recently tenured faculty members
  • New deans and department chairs
  • Lead academic staff with statewide responsibilities

Selection process. By March 1, all nominations are due in the Dean’s Offices. 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.

To apply or nominate. Complete the nomination form and submit to your dean by March 1. Early applications are recommended.

For additional information, look at our flyer or contact seminar staff below.

Miriam Simmons, Assistant Dean
UW-Madison Graduate School
333 Bascom Hall
Phone: (608) 262-9970 Fax: (608) 262-5134

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