Awards

UW Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards

These awards honor nine Academic Staff members annually in several categories, including teaching, research, service, leadership, public service and outreach, and career achievement.  The winners receive a plaque and a $5,000 stipend.  The deadline for nominations is usually in January.  a href="http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/awards/uw-madison-academic-staff-excellence-awards/">View more information and sample application materials for the Academic Staff Excellence Awards.

UW System Awards

The UW System annually confers a number of awards for excellence in teaching and also for individual non-instructional academic staff and programs at system campuses.  View information and deadlines for the UW System Awards.

UW-Madison Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program 

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program. The program is offered to all academic staff members who hold at least a 50 percent appointment and is for activities beginning between January 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018.  The Law School encourages all interested academic staff to apply.  Below are some important dates regarding preparation and submission. 

Please visit http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants for application forms and further information. If you have any questions, please contact Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels (263-1011, pdrc@soas.wisc.edu) or Deputy Secretary Jake Smith (263-2985, pdrc@soas.wisc.edu).

UW-Madison Executive Education Course Grants

A limited number of grants are available to Academic Staff interested in professional development, improved program quality, and institutional effectiveness.  Applications are due in April for a number of business course (e.g., on leadership, project management, finance, etc.) for the following academic year.  There is no cost to the department.

Professional Development Opportunities offered through Division of Continuing Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies, in collaboration with the Secretary of the Academic Staff Office, is offering the opportunity for academic staff to participate in a selected professional development course available through their course catalog this fall free of charge. See full catalog for the Division of Continuing Studies

The Joy of Meetings: Recipes for Success

Ever been to a meeting that was flat as a pancake, or in danger of boiling over? The missing ingredient in many meetings is an outcome-based agenda that uses people's time well, focuses energy, and supports more productive work before, during, and after meetings. Course materials include custom handouts and also the book, The Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. Instructors: Kathy Germann and Stephanie Sobczak.

Customer Service: Strategically Creating Standards and WOWs

Customer service is a key part of almost any organization's strategy, whether profit, nonprofit, or public. However, customer service is complex and it is further complicated by the nature of human perception – perception is reality and customers react to their perceptions. You will learn how to manage customer perceptions and their expectations. It is possible to give too much service, so you'll learn how to strategically set service standards, ways to measure customer satisfaction, and how to empower service providers within guidelines. Instructor: Laura Page.

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