Friday, November 19, 2010

Applications invited for 2011-13 CETL director

All tenured faculty are encouraged to review the position announcement for a two-year position as the director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) beginning July 1, 2011. CETL provides professional development to foster a better curriculum and better student learning at UW-Eau Claire. The application deadline for this position is Dec. 3.

Nov. 26 is UW-Eau Claire common furlough day

The UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed Friday, Nov. 26, the second of four common furlough days for all UW-Eau Claire employees during the 2010-11 fiscal year. Full-time, 12-month employees must take a total of 16 furlough days during the two-year period beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2011. Employees who work less than full time will prorate their furlough days accordingly. The furlough days were mandated for all state and UW System employees by Gov. Jim Doyle in response to a projected state budget shortfall. Additional upcoming common furlough days for
2010-11 are Monday, Dec. 27, and Friday, March 25, 2011. Find more information about implementation of the furlough mandate on the UW-Eau Claire Human Resources, UW System and UW-Eau Claire chancellor's websites.

WDC Program information sessions set for Dec. 7

WDC graphicUW-Eau Claire staff members are invited to attend information sessions about the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program Dec. 7 in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center. Group presentations will be held at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Individual sessions can be scheduled between 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. or between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sessions will provide an overview of the WDC program and its benefits, including information about before-tax investing, distribution and investment options, and enrollment information. For more information or to schedule an individual appointment, call
877-457-9327 or visit the WDC website.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Proposed changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Gary Don at or 836-4216 within 15 days of this notice, posted Nov. 17, 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Faculty, staff invited to participate in WHE gift project

giftFor the past 18 years Women in Higher Education has sponsored the Holiday Gift Program, which assists UW-Eau Claire's low-income, nontraditional-age and traditional-age students with families. Last year's project reached 103 children, representing 47 families. In addition, $665 in cash was collected for grocery gift certificates.

WHE recently sent a mailing to nontraditional-age students inviting them to place their names on a gift "wish" list. The project also is open to traditional-age students who are parents, so WHE welcomes assistance in obtaining names of such students. Students who respond are asked to provide the ages of their children and their choice of gifts (a toy, article of clothing, up to $20 per person.)

If you would like to participate in the WHE gift giving project, or if you know of any students needing assistance this holiday season, contact Linda Spaeth at or 715-836-3019 by Nov. 19. If you would like to make a donation, checks (payable to Women in Higher Education) may be sent/brought to Linda Spaeth, Academic Skills Center, Old Library 2112.