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March 2, 2021

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New programs address compensation issues

UW-Madison is launching compensation programs for faculty and staff to recognize outstanding performance, address market issues with peer institutions, and alleviate inequities, administrators announced today. For 2016-17, UW-Madison is implementing three funding initiatives:
  • A block grant for faculty and academic staff in nationally competitive markets, in the categories of performance, market, and equity (similar to last year's initiative)
  • A discretionary compensation fund (DCF) for academic and university staff in the categories of performance, market, and equity (similar to last year’s initiative)
  • A performance bonus fund for faculty and staff for exceptional performance (new pilot initiative)
Contact your Human Resources Representative for more information.  
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Regular dining hours to resume at University Housing

University Housing’s six dining markets soon will return to regular service for the fall semester, beginning with transitional hours at all locations Aug. 28 through Labor Day, followed by regular academic year hours starting Sept. 6. Other changes include new menu items, added weekend hours at Liz's market, and more dining locations going cashless, in an effort to keep cashier lines moving quickly. Locations and operating hours.
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Farmers market returns to Union South Thursday

Starting on Sept. 1, Union South hosts a weekly farmers market every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Oct. 27. It features local and organic products from area vendors. The market will feature Farm to Table bags, a new way to connect campus and local farmers. Each bag will contain fresh fruits and vegetables from that week’s harvest along with a recipe card tailored to the produce.
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Hundreds of courses to use Canvas LMS

The Canvas learning management system will be used in a few hundred courses this fall. The plan is for Canvas to become the single LMS on campus, with support for D2L and Moodle to be discontinued by 2018. Hands-on training sessions, individual consultations and numerous online resources are now available to the campus community.
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