Opening Week Events

Opening Week Events

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

Dean Van Galen


                       Spring 2018 Opening Events


Monday, January 21


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   

Tuesday, January 22

1:00-1:30 p.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m.


Hospitality, Riverview Ballroom, UC

Opening Day Meeting, Riverview Ballroom, UC

College/Department Meeting

Wednesday, January 23

Part 1
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Part 2
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.







1:30-3:00 p.m.

Designing the Future in Liberal Education
  Randy Bass, Georgetown

Randy is Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English at Georgetown University. He is the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), where he continues as a Senior Scholar for Pedagogical Research.

  • Overview of Designing the Future and What it Means for Liberal Education
    • Exploring how to value and integrate experiential modes of learning into the traditional educational model
    • Empowering students with the agility of mind and skill necessary for lives of meaning and service in the 21st century
    • Expanding access to higher education.
    • Designing the Future(s) aggregates, designs, and pilot new models of teaching and learning across the university to advance a culture of educational innovation.
  • Defining liberal education in the 21st century
  • The value and role of liberal education at a public comprehensive university.
  • Renaming/reclaiming liberal educationIntegrating liberal education throughout all curricula

Registration for international students, Davee Library Computer Labs

Thursday, January 24

All Day

10:15 a.m. - Noon

12:20-1:00 p.m.

Activity Insight Day
Please update your information within Activity Insight.

Transfer Student Advising and Registration
Advising, Ballroom UC
Registration, Davee Libary Computer Labs

New Student Advising and Registration
Advising, Ballroom UC
Registration, Davee Libary Computer Labs

Friday, January 25

9:00 -10:30 a.m.



10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

11 a.m. - Noon




UWBI Report Training, Davee Library, Computer Lab 161
Tracy King, Associate Policy & Planning Analyst, Institutional Research

Introductory training for the University of Wisconsin Business Intelligence (UWBI) online reporting tool. This training will provide in-person, hands-on instruction for learning to navigate in UWBI and how to run, download, and customize campus reports related to students records, courses, and enrollment. Access to UWBI  must be requested in advance.

Faculty Development Workshop on Montessori
 Dr. Kateri Carver

Topics and Location to be Determined

Canvas Transition Project Update, St. Croix Room, UC 321
  John Murphy, Teaching and Learning Technologies Department Manager

Learn about the status of the Canvas Transition project timeline, faculty support and resources, and student support and resources.

Ability Services
Alicia Reinke-Tuthill

Topics and Location to be Determined

 Mark Klapatch

Topics and Location to be Determined