New Academic Staff Chats series begins Sept. 29

Members of the UW academic staff are invited to participate in the inaugural Academic Staff Chats series. Join a small group of your colleagues in an open discussion on various topics over lunch (meeting dates/info below). Each discussion will include a speaker or panel of speakers followed by ample discussion time. All sessions will include frank discussion and a free lunch. Numbers are very limited to ensure a fruitful small group discussion, so be sure to register early. Registration for all sessions is now open. Click here to register.

Meeting Dates & Locations
Note: All sessions meet from 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Union South

Wednesday, September 29, 2015
Topic: Beyond the Classroom: Getting Involved in Departmental Curriculum Discussions

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Topic: Effort Reporting for Research Academic Staff

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Topic: What is PI Status and How to Obtain It?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Topic: The Mechanics of Academic Staff Promotion

Academic Staff Chats are co-sponsored by the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff; Academic Staff Executive Committee; and Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff.

For more information, contact Heather Daniels at or Michael Bernard-Donals at