News for Employees
Mnookin Named UW–Madison Chancellor
Jennifer L. Mnookin, Dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the 30th leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously approved Mnookin’s appointment as chancellor, following a recommendation made by a selection committee. Mnookin replaces Rebecca Blank and will begin as chancellor on Aug. 4, 2022. Blank’s last day in office will be May 31. UW–Madison Provost John Karl Scholz has agreed to serve as interim chancellor from the time of Blank’s departure until Mnookin begins.
Women and Leadership Symposium Registration Closing
Registration closes today, May 18, for the UW–Madison Women and Leadership Symposium. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Union South. The symposium brings together engaged professionals for networking, professional development, learning from women leaders, and sharing of best practices. The conference fee is $75 for UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students.
Employees Thanked for Their Support of Partners in Giving
The 2021–22 Partners in Giving campaign raised a total of $2,043,526 to support more than 500 charities. The University Coordinating Committee wants to thank all of the volunteers and donors who helped make this campaign a success. Find out more about Partners in Giving at giving.wi.gov, and view the thank you video to learn about some of the many people and causes employee contributions have helped.
Resources and Networking for Supervisors
Campus Supervisors Network (CSN) is a Community of Practice dedicated to promoting leadership and personnel management at UW–Madison by sharing ideas and best practices. CSN offers trainings, networking opportunities, online resources, and a weekly email newsletter. All UW supervisors are encouraged to participate. Learn more at campussupervisorsnetwork.wisc.edu.
2022–23 Parking Rates and Policies Announced
Transportation Services has announced parking rates and policies for the 2022–23 academic year (Sept. 1, 2022–Aug. 31, 2023). There will be a one percent increase for most parking permits. Most reduced and low-cost parking options introduced in 2020–21 will continue. There will be several changes to the Flex (pay-for-use) parking program, including a rate increase, and the multi-day parking pass will be discontinued for specified lots. Information about parking applications for the 2022–23 parking year will be released in mid-May. Please watch this newsletter and the Transportation Services website at transportation.wisc.edu for updates. Current customers for parking products will also receive updates via email.
Road Closures and Detours Starting May 16
Upcoming construction projects will cause lane closures on Charter Street, Walnut Street, and University Avenue/University Bay Drive starting the week of May 16. The closures will impact vehicles, bicycles, buses, and pedestrians traveling to and from campus. Additional construction projects will impact campus transportation this summer. Updates can be found at transportation.wisc.edu/construction.
New Website Highlights Accessibility Resources
A new website, Accessibility@UW–Madison, provides the university community with the information needed to design an accessible environment and help ensure equal access to programs, services, and events for people with disabilities. The website includes a full range of resources for faculty, students, and staff. Links to training and guides are provided for those who wish to help create a more inclusive university. Guidelines are also provided for creating accessible digital content and planning accessible events. The website is available at accessible.wisc.edu.
Reminder of Deadlines to Use Certain Leave Balances
UW–Madison employees are reminded to use personal holiday hours or vacation carryover by the upcoming deadlines. Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees with 12-month (annual basis) appointments must use all carried-over vacation and personal holiday hours by June 30, 2022, the end of the fiscal year. Floating holidays earned on Dec. 25, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022, must also be used by June 30. For University Staff, all carried-over vacation and all personal holiday hours must be used by December 31, the end of the calendar year. Employees who are eligible to bank leave may do so. Any vacation carryover or personal holiday hours remaining after these respective deadlines will be lost. Leave balances can be found under “Time and Absence” in MyUW at my.wisc.edu.
Chancellor Finalists Visiting This Week
Five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW–Madison are visiting campus this week to meet with and answer questions from the campus community. Three remaining sessions are scheduled for May 4–6 at various locations and times. UW–Madison employees may attend the sessions in paid status, with supervisor permission, if the sessions fall during normal work hours. During their visits, finalists will also interview with the Special Regent Committee and interim UW System President Michael Falbo, as well as other campus stakeholder groups, including shared governance representatives, students, faculty, and deans. The deadline to submit feedback on the finalists is noon on Saturday, May 7. More information, including details about the candidates, can be found at chancellorsearch.wisc.edu.
Women and Leadership Symposium Provides Professional Development
The UW–Madison Women and Leadership Symposium will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Union South. The keynote speaker will be Joseline Nyinawabera, MBA ’22. Nyinawabera is the founder of BlkBld & Co., a boutique marketing firm that helps black-owned businesses grow and scale. She will speak about building an authentic and strong personal brand. Attendees can also choose from breakout sessions on topics such as leadership, networking, career resilience, mentoring, cultivating happiness, strategic self-promotion, facilitating conversations around race and difference, male advocacy in the workplace, and more. The event is open to anyone interested in women’s advancement. The conference fee is $75 for UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 18.