The Wisconsin Idea Seminar is a five-day immersive tour of Wisconsin for UW-Madison faculty and academic staff to engage with Wisconsinites, build relationships, and learn about the educational, industrial, social, and political realities of Wisconsin.
Participants become students of Wisconsin life to learn about the state they serve. They return to campus both inspired by a renewed commitment to the Wisconsin Idea and more knowledgeable about the spaces and places from which many of our students originate.
The 2017 Wisconsin Idea Seminar will feature stops in Wisconsin’s famous Driftless Area, the Mississippi River, Milwaukee, and much more.
The Seminar is designed for UW-Madison faculty and academic staff, with an emphasis on faculty and staff who are new to Wisconsin or new to their role on campus. Individuals may nominate themselves with support from their department chairs or divisional directors.
CALS departmental chairs and directors should submit nominations to Therese McHenry in the CALS Dean’s Office by February 2, 2017. The Dean’s Office will then review and forward all forms to the Provost’s Office by the seminar program’s February 15, 2017 deadline.