Opening Week Events

Opening Week Events

As we look forward to beginning the new semester, I hope that you are able to participate in many of the events listed below.

Maria Gallo



Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

1-2:15 p.m.

CETL Open Discussion: Fall 2022 experiences and idea sharing for Spring 2023  

Join us for an open discussion about your experiences with students and teaching this past fall. What did you experience? How did you handle moving back towards "normal" with respect to deadlines, expectations and content coverage? What ideas do you have for teaching in Spring 2023? What do you want or need help with? Contact Cyndi Kernahan with questions.

Location: Zoom


2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ungrading: Models and Idea Sharing 

As a follow up to our summer book discussion of Ungrading, we will hear from those who implemented ungrading practices and share ideas about alternative grading practices more generally. Contact Cyndi Kernahan with questions.

Location: Zoom


Tuesday, Jan. 17 

1 p.m. Reception
1:30- 3 p.m. Meeting

Spring Semester Opening Meeting 

Employees are encouraged to attend in person. Opening Meeting will not be live-streamed but will be recorded and available for later viewing. The following UWRF employee awards will be celebrated at the meeting; Chancellor’s Academic Staff Excellence Awards, Chancellor’s University Staff Excellence Awards and UW System Awards. We look forward to kicking off a new semester! If questions, email

Location: UC Riverview Ballroom

College and Department Meeting time as needed

Wednesday, Jan. 18

All Day        

Activity Insight Day

Log in and update your information here.

8-11 a.m.

New Falcon Orientation

Coffee and snacks will be provided. 
Due to limited space, this event is only for employees who have been invited. 

Reach out to Bethany Crail with any questions.

Location: Trimbelle Room, University Center

9 a.m-3 p.m.

Being Productive in Your Scholarly Work at a Teaching Focused Institution 

Register here by January 13.

This session will focus on sharing ideas for how to get writing and other scholarly work done at a teaching-focused, student-centered institution. Led by CETL Director Cyndi Kernahan, the morning sessions will include a presentation on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) (9 a.m.) as well as a session devoted to sharing evidence and ideas for how to get your scholarly work done with an emphasis on practical and applicable ideas (10:30 a.m.). The afternoon will feature a presentation by our Grants and Research office (1 p.m.), the IRB (2 p.m.) and some amazing new research tools offered by our library (2:30 p.m.). Coffee and lunch provided. Contact Cyndi Kernahan with questions.

Location: Falls Room, University Center

11- noon

New Employee Resource Fair

Our FIRST-EVER New Employee Resource Fair is open to all recently hired employees.

Reach out to Bethany Crail with any questions.

Location: Falcon's Nest, University Center

Thursday, Jan. 19

9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

GEUR Workshop on Proposed General Education Revisions

Register here by January 16.

The GEUR Committee is hosting this workshop to review data collected from the Learning Outcomes Workshops and to discuss the structure and categories of the proposed revisions to the General Education program. This is an in-person only workshop, and it is important participants attend the full day. Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided. Contact Grace Coggio with questions.

Location: Ballroom, University Center

Friday, Jan. 20

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Orientation for New and Transfer Students
Contact Ting Wang with questions.

9:30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Reaffirmation Day with CVTC 
Register by January 6

Designed to affirm the collaborative commitment we have in providing the very best outcomes for students, including seamless transfer. This day is an opportunity to continue building bridges between our institutions by focusing on articulation agreements and academic pathways and strengthening relationships. This is an in-person event, with lunch included. Please connect with Tricia Davis for registration information by January 6.

Location: St. Croix Room, University Center 

10-11 a.m.

UWRF Sustainability Overview

Sustainability is a very broad topic and can include anything from ending poverty to quality education to reduced inequalities to climate action. This session will provide an overview of what is included in sustainability here at UWRF, what we measure, what our goals are for the future, and how you can help! Led by Mark Klapatch-Mathias.

Location: 103 Davee Library