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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 01/14/2022





MLK Symposium Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones: Monday, January 25th at 6:30pm 

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Nikole Hannah-Jones to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of her award-winning work investigating racial injustice and the consequences of slavery in American history.

 Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Her work has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. She is a tenured faculty member at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University, where she serves as the newly created Knight Chair of Race and Journalism and is founding the school’s Center for Democracy & Journalism. This is an in-person event that will be streamed online. Registration is required to watch the livestream only; there are no tickets or registration for the live event. Masks will be required for the in-person event per UW policy.

Campus Covid-19 Update

An update to campus health and safety measures was provided to the campus community on Friday, Jan. 7. The requirement that masks be worn indoors in UW–Madison buildings has been extended through March 1. Everyone eligible for a vaccine booster should get one as soon as possible. University Health Services will be expanding capacity at the campus vaccination clinic starting Jan. 24. Campus leaders are monitoring the public health situation as plans continue to offer in-person instruction, events and other activities beginning Jan. 25. Continue to monitor for the latest information.

Spring 2022 Enrollment

The deadline to enroll for Spring 2022 without a $50 late fee is Friday, January 28th. If you need to be authorized to enroll in any SoHE 990 or 999 courses, please contact and our helpful colleagues will give you permission in the system. Take a look at to plan what courses you will take this spring! 

Podcasts of interest

The UW-Madison Student Employment Podcast Series features a rotation of podcasts focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics as it relates to student employment. 

Graduate Student Division of the Arts Award Announced: Congratulations Henry! 

The official release was posted by Division of the Arts on 1/13/22 and the news will be shared on the SoHE website and social media in the coming weeks. Be sure to join us in congratulating Henry! 

Delta Courses Available for Spring 2022

Take courses individually, do an internship, and/or get a certificate along the way with the Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning here at UW-Madison. Both onsite and online courses are available for Spring 2022. Courses such as Research Mentor Training, TA learning communities, Using Writing to Teach in Any Discipline to Promote Active Learning in an Inclusive Class Environment and many more offerings. Check them out here!

Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring Upcoming Events
Examples include: Teaching with Equity and Inclusion, Course Planning & Organization, Feedback and Assessments, Engaging Students with Active Learning and so much more. Check them out and take some time this winter break to prepare for the upcoming spring semester!

UW Library Hours During Winter Break

Grad Student Directory: Look at all those beautiful faces! 

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a photo and updated their bio! Take a look at the updated directory and admire your beautiful classmates and friends in SoHE. If you haven't done so already, please be sure to submit your picture and update your bio over winter break. We'd love to have ALL grad students with a photo and bio on the website especially as we approach recruiting season and some of you hit the job market this spring. All grad students are listed in the graduate student directory on the people page AND on your individual program academic program page.  To submit your grad student bio, please fill out this google form ASAP!  


Before spring semester begins, take advantage of these knowledge- and/or skill-building opportunities, designed specifically for grad students. 


Intentionally Crafting Your Career Path: A Session for Grad Students  

Tuesday, January 18, 12:00–1:30pm; lunch provided    *Waitlist available
This session will focus on utilizing visioning and intentional professional development plans to craft your career path.  Dr. Christina Olstad, Dean of Students, will facilitate the interactive session and participants will take away tangible resources to assist them with their career path planning. 


Ableism, Interrupted 

Wednesday, January 19, 11:00am–12:15pm; lunch provided 

This session will explore the definition and different forms of ableism that exist on college campuses and how it affects us all. Discussion will address participant questions related to able-bodied privilege and actionable steps to address ableism. 

Office Hours (Remote and Onsite) That Students Use – New workshop!
Thursday, January 20, 9:30am – 11:30am, Online
Office hours provide an invaluable opportunity for instructor-student interaction. Whether running office hours onsite or remotely, you'll explore how to structure and communicate about them to promote your students' engagement and success.

Teaching Inclusively from the First Day of Class
Thursday, January 20, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Online
Research demonstrates that building a student’s sense of belongingness is key to their academic success. Set expectations — and make a great impression — starting on day one.


Work-Life Integration for Graduate Students 

Thursday, January 20, 4:00–5:00pm; light refreshments provided 

How can graduate students achieve healthy and satisfying work-life balance? Campus wellness experts will bring their perspectives on work-life integration and a panel of graduate students will share their experiences navigating diverse commitments and offer advice and peer-to-peer support.   

Go Big Read for Grads 

Friday, January 21, 4:00–5:00pm  
Join fellow graduate students before the start of the new semester for pizza, hot chocolate, and a discussion of this year's Go Big Read book, Yaa Gyasi's "Transcendent Kingdom". Free copies of the book will be made available to participants.  

Designing and Facilitating Effective Discussions
Friday, January 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Online
Discussions can engage learners in deeper thinking, foster community, and promote student motivation. In this workshop, you will develop a toolbox to design classroom discussions and facilitate learning communities.


Build an Inclusive Canvas Dream Course
Thursdays, 1:00pm–3:00pm starting January 27, Held remotely online
An important part of effective teaching is designing courses in learning management systems, such as Canvas, that engage students equitably and inclusively. In this course, you will explore the learning sciences and engage in peer learning to design a transparent course structure and leverage instructional technology tools that make your work more efficient — all while strongly supporting student success. While we’ll focus on Canvas, you’ll be able to transfer your new knowledge and skills to other learning management systems so you are prepared to create a stellar course the next time you teach, here or at another institution. Current or future instructors of all career stages are welcome, no teaching experience required. Register: 

Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): A learning community of TAs
Wednesdays, 9:00am – 10:00am, starting February 2
445 Henry Mall, Room 117 (WISCIENCE)
Your time as a TA is a superb opportunity to prepare for the teaching you will do as a future faculty member or in other careers. This learning community of TAs will help you develop as an effective, inclusive teacher, while meeting the challenges of teaching throughout the semester. ∆

Using Writing to Teach in Any Discipline to Promote Active Learning in an Inclusive Class Environment
Mondays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, starting January 31
The Writing Center Commons (6th Floor of Helen C. White Hall)
Research has shown that, when students write more in a course, they learn course content more effectively and engage more deeply with the material. Learn how to use writing to promote students’ active learning, while maximizing your own time, in any disciplinary or course context. ∆∆


School of Human Ecology News & Events Calendar


School of Human Ecology Advanced Professional Development Seminar (ADV-PDS) Spring 2022 Schedule


Graduate School Professional Development Events Calendar


Student Affairs: Campus Happenings- See the UW Student Affairs news website and scroll to the "current happenings" listing each week.


Social Justice Hub Upcoming Events event calendar




Limited Grad Student Hourly Position
The position will run to the end of March with Professor Alvin Thomas and is in collaboration with a colleague in the school of social work. 
The project is the "Black Fathers, Equal Partners in Advancing Maternal and Infant Health". Requires a student with strong quantitative statistics skills, with experience with regressions. Student should be able to work independently and collaboratively. Much of the activity will include managing a small dataset, analyzing data based on specific hypotheses and drafting the results of those analyses. An interest in family dynamics is an asset, but not required. Contact Professor Thomas for more information: 

TA Position for Land Arch 375 Section 05-Plants: Ecological Design II
This position will be a 33.4% Teaching Assistant for the 5-week course beginning April 4, plus two weeks prior and two weeks following for pre and post work (March 21-May 22). Due to the shortened time frame of the class, this position is not eligible for tuition remission or benefits. Preference is for a grad student who is familiar with the herbaceous and woody native and non-native ornamental plants of the upper Midwest and their use in native landscape design and/or restoration ecology. (Candidates who are familiar with the flora of other regions may also be considered). Experience in using field identification guides is important.  Knowledge of design principles and online course management technology is desired but not required. To apply, interested students should send a CV and a cover letter outlining qualifications to serve as a TA to Professor Emeritus John Harrington,, and Kelsey Hughes, Department Administrator,, by end of the day on Friday, January 14, 2022. Application consideration will begin January 15th.

Grad Student PA Position: Madison Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Research Fellow
The UW–Madison Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) seeks a 50% graduate student project assistant (PA) to assist in the evaluation of the Madison Guaranteed Income Pilot Project, also known as the Madison Forward Fund. The Madison Forward Fund is an experiment to determine how a guaranteed base income (GBI) could address poverty and create more access and opportunity for residents and their families struggling economically. The Madison Forward Fund is modeled after the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED), which was the nation’s first municipal-level GBI program. Comparable to SEED, the Madison Forward Fund will evaluate how an income floor of $500 a month can improve the economic security of and well-being of City of Madison residents.

PhD Fellowships in Art History and Visual Studies (including Design History) are available at the University of Oslo

2022-23 Fellowship Opportunities: Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society 

Deadline: January 28th, 2022

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for sabbatical, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects in all fields, and particularly those pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History and Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. 


The Havens Wright Center at UW-Madison: Managing Director
We are hiring a new managing director to run the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice. This is a full-time position in the sociology department, at the University of Wisconsin Madison. 

Assistant Professor-Educational Foundations: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Teaching Professor-Department of Human Development and Family Studies: University of Wisconsin-Madison


Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree


Graduate School Degree Deadlines


Dean of Students Office: Graduate Student Assistance Specialist-Elaine Goetz


International Student Services (ISS)


University Health Services (UHS)


Office of the Registrar 


1/24/2022: Grad School deadline to be a dissertator for spring 2022

1/24/2022: Grad School deadline to deposit dissertation for spring 2022 window degree 

1/25/2022: Spring semester instruction begins

1/28/2022: Last day for students to enroll without a $50 late fee

2/2/2022: Last day to drop or withdraw with out a DR noted on transcript

2/4/2022: Last day to drop or withdraw for 100% tuition adjustment

2/18/2022: Last Day to drop or withdraw for 50% tuition adjustment 

3/4/2022: SoHE Admitted Graduate Student Visit Day-VIRTUAL

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