• 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.  More information and sample application materials are here.

  • 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.  Information and deadlines are here.


  • 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. 

    Brown-Bag Information Sessions

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017,  12:00-1:00 p.m., Union South
    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 1306 Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) 

    Deadline to Submit Application

    • Friday, October 20, 2017 – Applicant electronically submits completed application to department chair/unit head 

    Please visit for application forms and further information. If you have any questions, please contact Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels (263-1011, or Deputy Secretary Jake Smith (263-2985,

  • 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.  Here is information about the 2017-18 program.

    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

    Two courses are available, and two slots have been reserved in each course for academic staff to attend free of charge.

    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.
    Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8:30-4:30
    Pyle Center
    $225 Value

    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.
    Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:00-3:30
    Pyle Center
    $195 Value

    If you are interested in attending either of these courses for free, simply click on the link below to register your interest through a short survey. Attendees will be selected through a random drawing. The deadline for entry is Friday, September 22, 2017. Those selected will be notified on Monday, September 25.

    Register your interest here

    Please contact Heather Daniels with questions

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