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Request for Proposals

Book Club Discussion on Dignity & Respect

As part of the Dignity and Respect Campaign for 2018, we’ve decided to start a book club to help us with thinking about all sorts of ways we can create a larger conversation which sets civility and respect for each other as a priority in everything we do. 

So if you like to read and participate in a lively discussion, consider joining our book club!        

  • We’ve picked an easy-to-read book: The Civility Solution: What To Do When
    People are Rude
    by P.M. Forni.  See       
  • Heather Kind-Keppel has graciously offered to purchase the books at no cost
    to anyone who joins the book club  (up to 20 people).        
  • We have Winterim / January 2018 to read it!
  • The remaining commitment would be to actively participate in a group that meets 2 or 3 times throughout the spring semester to discuss the book’s main points; discuss how we can make in impact through additional conversations, programs or networks; and, how we could continue and/or expand our book club. 

In addition, if you have colleagues or know of students who might be interested in joining the discussion, please forward this opportunity and encourage them to join the discussion. 

We are looking to have dynamic campus community discussions and hope that the book club groups come up with other great ideas to foster a climate of respect and dignity.

If you are interested in joining our book club, let me know so we can get you a book!   

Stephanie Sirovatka-Marshall, Director
Parkside Student Center


Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants

Application for Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants (.doc)
Mini-Grant Guidelines (pdf)

The Inclusive Excellence Committee is committed to fostering endeavors to continue to make our campus a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. The purpose of Mini-Grants Action are to help integrate diversity, social justice, and educational quality efforts and embed them into the core of our academic mission and institutional functioning.

Funding Amounts:
Typical grant awards for individuals are expected to range up to $750.00, while awards for collaborative, multi-disciplinary or cross-departmental projects may be up to $2,000.

Faculty, academic staff, university staff, and administrative units are invited to submit proposals. Students can be involved in group or collaborative projects but cannot be sole applicants. Additionally, the min-grant only supports projects, programs, and/or activities held on campus.

To Apply:
There is no deadline for submitting proposals during the academic year, however, funding is limited and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Mini-grant proposals must be submitted to at least one month before the proposed event date. 

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Call for Contributions for an Edited Collection: Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership

As a follow up to our recently published edited collection, Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership, Kirsti Cole and l are soliciting proposals for an edited collection, Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership. You can find the full call for proposals here:

A regular review of the trade daily sites like the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed will demonstrates that there is no shortage of concerns, problems, and challenges facing higher education in the current moment. Reductions in state funding to universities place ever greater pressure on faculty and staff to make cuts, seek new 'revenue streams' and do less with less. At the same time, most of the published work on leadership focuses on a narrowly defined sort of leadership, one that is largely unidirectional. This proposed edited collection calls for chapters that deploy a range of methodologies, but that focus on change efforts across a wide range of institutional environments in which writers describe successful change work. Possible topics may include:

· Access to and support for students, faculty, and staff (including Students’ Rights to Their Own Language, emergency grants for students in need, parental leave policies, contingent faculty rights, Title IX initiatives, protections for DACA recipients, graduate and faculty labor organizations)

· Benefits and workload changes (advocacy for improvements in, and support for, or resistance to imposed changes)

· Acknowledgement of the value of particular types of service or research (area studies, scholarship of teaching and learning, public scholarship)

· University policies and/or faculty and student led strategies that focus on harassment, bullying, and workplace environments

· Methods for dealing effectively with burdensome administrative requests on faculty time

· Strategies for confronting the language of crisis in higher education

· Histories of effective change (longstanding LGBTQ centers and Women’s Centers, student organizations, faculty development initiatives, academic libraries and librarians, mentoring strategies, leadership development, labor organizing)

· Curriculum development or classroom, department, university, or discipline-wide initiatives geared towards inclusion

·         Equity, transparency, and consistency in performance reviews, tenure and promotion decisions, and other evaluative processes

Please submit a chapter proposal of 500 words to Holly Hassel ( and Kirsti Cole (  by January 15, 2018. Chapter proposals should describe the author's primary focus or claim, include a brief discussion of methodology and data sources, and situate the chapter within existing literature on the topic. Chapters will be formatted in MLA style, 8th edition. Please include author(s') names, institutional affiliation (if relevant), and contact information (email). Acceptances will be confirmed by March 1, 2018. Full manuscripts due September 1, 2018.


Holly Hassel and Kirsti Cole

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UW-Stout "E"ffordability Summit 2018: Open to Collaborate

View Call

You are invited to participate and/or attend the second “E”ffordability Summit at the University of Wisconsin-Stout on March 26-27, 2018. The concentration for this year’s summit will be open educational resources. The Summit is open to all educational professionals; faculty, technologists, librarians, and administrators. We hope to discuss many aspects surrounding affordability and open educational resources, to share knowledge, dismantle barriers and identify ways to work together for our students. The Keynote speakers will be David Ernst, Graduate faculty and Chief Information Officer in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and Michelle Reed, Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Call for: *Presentations, Panel Discussion Topics, Lightning Round Topics
Presentations – Standard presentations should be 50 minutes, including questions.
Panel Discussion Topics – Panel discussions should include 2-5 panelists dedicated to a single topic. Duration of these sessions is 50 minutes.
Lightning Round Topics – Lightning sessions are a less formal way to build a conversation. Choose a topic and a moderator, then allow the entire room to participate with their questions, successes and experiences. Session time is 50 minutes.
Please submit all presentations, panel discussion topics, and lightning round topics by Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Bob Butterfield

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2017 Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards

Individual and Program Award Guidelines (pdf) 
Nomination Cover Sheet (doc) 

From James P. Henderson, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs:

On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am pleased to invite you to submit nominations for the 2018 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award. By recognizing some of the finest of our dedicated faculty, academic staff, departments, and programs, these awards reflect the University of Wisconsin System's strong commitment to teaching. Each winner will receive $5,000, as detailed in the nomination guidelines. We expect the awards will be presented at the June 8, 2018 meeting of the Board of Regents in Milwaukee.

We are inviting each UW System institution to nominate one faculty or teaching academic staff member and one academic depa11ment or program for these awards. Please keep in mind that this award is intended to honor career achievement in teaching. The award recipients will be selected by the Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards Committee. Additional information can be found at:

Thank you for your support of this very important award.

To Apply

Please refer top the guidelines and cover sheet links above. A complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF document to no later than February 16, 2018. 

Please refer all questions to Sal Carranza, Senior System Academic Planner, (608) 265-9177 or

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