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L&S Admin Training Sessions

L&S Administration hosts a series of live trainings, intended to connect L&S staff and faculty with information that may be helpful in their positions. Topics have included governance, TA and PA appointments, budgeting and funding, and HR and payroll issues. After the training, the information is modified into a self-paced presentation and posted below. Please send any suggestions for training topics to Jennifer Noyes, Associate Dean for Operations and Staff in L&S,

Campus Access and Accommodations:
  • Campus Access and Students with Disabilities: A Collaborative Process. This presentation includes information on our progress towards making the campus accessible for students with disabilities. Learn how accessibility practices benefit more than just people with disabilities and what role you can play in promoting a climate of full inclusion. Presented by Cathy Trueba, Assistant Dean of Students and McBurney Disability Resource Center Director.
  • Reasonable Accommodation and FMLA. This presentation includes information to help administrators and supervisors know how to recognize and respond to a potential accommodation request and to know what to do with confidential medical information.  It's important that you contact your Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) if you believe that a disability or medical condition is contributing in any way to performance, conduct, or attendance issues. In addition, it covers benefits and resources available under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) and related university policies. Presented by Barb Lanser, with input from L&S Divisional Disability Reps and HR staff Cheryl Adams Kadera, Diana Allaby, Brian Bubenzer, Joyce Helt, and Daun Wheeler.
Campus IT
  • Campus IT Tools. This presentation includes information on a number of online software tools which have been licensed for use by everyone on campus, but not everyone takes advantage of them. In this presentation, four IT professionals from around the College will demonstrate some of those tools (Box, Qualtrics, and several of the Google tools such as Drive, Docs, Forms, Hangouts, Sites, and Sheets). We'll show some of the ways they can be used to address common problems such as sharing files, creating forms and surveys, building websites, co-editing documents, holding remote meetings, and so forth. This will not be a hands-on training session but rather a set of quick demonstrations. There will also be time for Q&A. Presenters: Sara Nagreen (Math), Tyler Schultz (L&S Administration), Lisa Jansen and Bruno Browning (LSS)
  • Supporting Student Learning through Effective Curricular Administration. Effective administrative processes support student learning, too. This presentation provides an overview of curriculum administration at the course, program, and university level. The session includes review and implementation processes for changing courses and programs and for creating new courses and programs. Presenters: Associate Dean Elaine Klein and Curricular Administration Specialist Kimbrin Cornelius
  • Support Resources for Making Quality Online and Blended Courses. This presentation includes information from L&S Learning Support Services to help instructors with teaching, learning & technology innovations, particularly online or blended courses. Whether interested in teaching online, or support someone who is, this session is for you. Please review to learn more about instructional technology services available to faculty and other instructors, and to take a closer look at the different varieties of online and blended courses. Presenters: L&S Learning Support Services: Jonathan Klein, Theresa Pesavento, and Bruno Browning.
  • Nuts and Bolts of L&S Honors. This presentation provides will provide a basic overview of the Honors Program, including its degree tracks (Honors in the Liberal Arts and Honors in the Major), curricular policies, and governance structure. It also includes discussion of the financial resources that are available through the Honors Program to enhance the experiences of high-achieving students: funding to hire lecturer replacements to free up a faculty member to teach a small, Honors-only course; awards to support student research (as apprentices helping faculty with their research and independent senior these research); and awards to support student travel related to research. This training session will appeal to chairs, department administrators, and undergraduate advisors. Presented by Sissel Schroeder, Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, Matthew Kohlstedt, and Mary Czynszak-Lyne, L&S Honors.
  • Governance and University Policies. This presentation includes the answers to a variety of questions such as: What is FPP and how does it affect dept organization, functioning, meeting policies, personnel files, etc.? How does governance operate at the College and campus level?  What are the statutes and policies that affect organization and operation of the campus? Presented by Elaine Klein, Assoicate Dean for Academic Planning, L&S,  and Nancy Westphal-Johnson, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Administration, L&S.

    Human Resources/Payroll

    • Academic Staff: Rate and Title Change Requests and Annual Promotion ReviewThis presentation gives an overview of rates, titles, determining amount of rate adjustment, the approval process, and how to submit a request. It also provides an overview the promotion process, including reviewing Justification Templates, Current Duties Worksheets, how to complete a request, and tips for creating strong justifications. The Change in Job Duties process is reviewed as well. Finally, there is a quick review regarding issues of hiring individuals as consultant (PIR) vs employees, and  Job Security Review. Presented by Cheryl Adams-Kadera and Daun Wheeler, L&S Human Resources
    • Open Recruitment for Academic and University Staff positions. This presentation shows the process used during open recruitment of University and Academic Staff positions. Presented by Cheryl Adams-Kadera, HR Director; Alisha Arnold, HR Manager; Lynn Malone, HR Representative;  Daun Wheeler, HR Manager
    • Short-Term Staff and Teaching Assistants Planning for 2019-20: Unraveling the Planning Processes.pdf: This presentation covers the ins and outs of the planning process for employing Short-Term Staff (STS) and Teaching Assistants (TA's). It includes how to use the newly formatted spreadsheets along with an overview of the timelines and budgets associated with those processes. Presented by Shirin Malekpour, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning Administration, Amanda Mahr, Academic Administration Coordinator, Brian Bubenzer, Assistant Dean for Graduate Administration, and James Montgomery, Associate Dean for Fiscal Initiatives.

      • Study Abroad UW Systems policies and UW Madison International Agreements updates. These presentations cover current UW Systems policies and provide an overview of UW Madison International Agreements. Do any of your students go abroad under the auspices of the university?  In thinking about your answer to this question, you may need to think more broadly than you expect, given that “study abroad programs” include all educational programs that take place outside the geographical boundaries of the United States.  [This includes short-term faculty-led (STFL) study abroad programs]  Daniel Gold, Director of International Academic Programs presents: Students Going Abroad? What You Need to Know and Why You Need to Know It 
      UW Madison International Agreements: why/when you need them (or not), and how to get them signed. A review of current policies and updates, including why agreements are needed, and what steps you need to take to comply with them. Maj Fischer, Director of External Relations, International Division presents: UW-Madison International Agreements Overview.
      • Day of the Badger - Playbook for Success: A key focus will be on the Day of the Badger. The L&S Office of Strategic Communications & Advancement (SCA) team will cover recommendations on how your unit can be successful, an explanation of all the tools and resources available. Presented by Assistant Dean Denise Hickey.
      • The Campus Administrative Transformation Project: Facts and Myths: Session provides overview of the campus-wide effort to transform our core administrative processes, which at is core is about re-imagining our administrative processes to be what we want and need. Presented by Nick Tincher, CIO and Director of Information Technology in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

      Program Review
      • Setting the Stage for Successful Program Review. This presentation provides an overview of the program review process in L&S, including typical and better practices. Reviewing academic programs is a normal part of academic administration, and it’s an important tool used to maintain programmatic excellence. Departments and programs can plan ahead for review by getting in the habit of gathering, organizing, and reflecting on information about their programs. But where do you find program data? What do you do with it once you have it?  How do departments do academic strategic planning? Who’s involved in those conversations?  How does that add up to “program review"? What happens during the review? What happens after? Elaine Klein (Associate Dean for Academic Planning) and  colleagues from the Provost’s Office Academic Planning and Institutional Research and from the Graduate School will also be on hand to help answer questions. The goal is to offer suggestions about how departments and programs can prepare for successful review. Presenter: Associate Dean for Academic Planning Elaine Klein
      • Travel Policy Update: Discussion of changes to UW-Madison Travel Policies effective October 5, 2015. Presenters: Rusty Haines, Dan Langer, and Stefanie Merucci. See Accounting Services Travel Policies:  (The travel policies start at 201).

        Keywords:training, HR, TA, teaching, teaching assistant, grad, grad assistant, WRS, eligibility, administrator, admin, accommodation, curriculum, STS   Doc ID:25131
        Owner:Joni B.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
        Created:2012-07-13 14:40 CDTUpdated:2019-09-05 11:26 CDT
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