UW-Madison Service Day

The UW-Madison Service Day Planning Committee, a group of academic and classified staff employees, encourages all UW-Madison employees and students to consider volunteering their time on Monday, May 16, a mandatory furlough day.

There will be organized volunteer opportunities or you can sign for your own volunteer activity.  To get started, visit http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/survey/event_survey.asp?id=3622


What is the UW Furlough Service Day and why should I sign-up to participate?

  • It is an opportunity for all UW-Madison employees and students to work for the good of the community.
  • Demonstrate the collective impact that UW-Madison employees and students have on our community.
  • Let’s make something good out of the furlough day and recognize that even when we are given “lemons,” we can “make lemonade.”

How do I select my activity?
Participants register with UW-Madison’s Office of Human Resource Development (OHRD) http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/survey/event_survey.asp?id=3622. On the registration site is a link to United Way and possible organized volunteer activities.

Am I required to select an activity posted on the United Way site?
No! Many of us already volunteer in our communities. Register as a Service Day participant and work with your organization during this time.

Can I volunteer for just a few hours?
Yes. The volunteer “shifts” are conceptualized as approximately 3 hours long.

Who is sponsoring the event?

  • Council for Non-Represented Classified Staff (CNCS)
  • AFSCME Local 171
  • Madison Academic Staff Association (MASA)
  • WSEU Local 2412
  • Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC)
  • University Bookstore

AFL-CIO Community Services Program of United Way of Dane County has helped us contact agencies about possible volunteer activities and provided the database for those activities.  UW-Madison’s Office of Human Resource Development (OHRD) is providing registration assistance.  The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Communications are participating to make sure that the University community as well as the media is informed about these activities.

Law School Forum on Governor’s Budget Repair Bill

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Law School Forum on Governor’s Budget Repair Bill

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
UW Law School Building, Room 2260

This academic forum seeks to provide insights into the dramatic developments that have followed the introduction of the Governor’s Budget Repair Bill from an historical, legal, and political perspective. All are welcome.

Professor Carin Clauss, Law School
Professor Donald Downs, Political Science
Professor Will Jones, History
Professor Andrew Coan, Law School
Professor David Cannon, Political Science
Professor Neill DeClercq, School for Workers, UW Extension

Professor Heinz Klug, UW Law School

Video of this forum will be available online on Thursday, February 24 at http://law.wisc.edu/media/

UW-Madison Furlough Service Day

Friday, May 21, 2010
UW-Madison Furlough Service Day

Spend part of your day off giving back to your community, Compassion for Your Community. You may arrange your own volunteer opportunity or take advantage of volunteer activities that will be made available in Madison and surrounding areas to the UW community. Various projects and shift times (generally 3 hour segments) will be available.

Please stay tuned for details.

For more information, contact Valli Warren at vdwarren@education.wisc.edu or 262-3773.

How to Write a Successful Professional Development Grant

How to Write a Successful Professional Development Grant

Two brown bags:

Wednesday, September 23
Noon, Memorial Union (TITU)

Thursday, October 1
12:30 p.m. , Room 1325 of the HSLC

Greatly increase your chances of writing a successful professional development grant by attending this brown bag. Sponsored by the academic staff Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC).

Questions? Contact Mary Ray at mbray@wisc.edu.

Academic Staff Roundtable Discussion with the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate

Thursday, May 14
Academic Staff Roundtable Discussion with the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Union TITU

MASA Members are cordially invited to an Academic Staff Roundtable Discussion with the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate, Dr. Damon Williams.

How do you describe the climate for members of the UW-Madison academic staff? Do you feel proud when you describe your work–or when you explain that you’re a member of the academic staff–to new friends in the community? Here’s a special opportunity for you to discuss your experiences on campus as a member of the UW academic staff.

The Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) and the Vice Provost for  Diversity and Climate invite you to a roundtable discussion of academic staff diversity and climate issues. Snacks will be provided, and while discussion won’t be limited to particular topics, a few questions to be thinking about are:

  1. As you may know, the new diversity initiative for the UW System is titled “Inclusive Excellence.”  What does “inclusive excellence” mean to you?
  2. If you set out to improve the climate for academic staff at the UW, what steps do you think would be the most important?
  3. What kinds of policies and practices do you think have the greatest effects on diversity and climate, for academic staff and for others?

Please RSVP to Susan Crowley, ASEC Chair, at sjcrowley@uhs.wisc.edu by May 4 if you are interested and able to attend. Space is limited.