The steering committee for the reaffirmation of accreditation process has selected a subcommittee that will be responsible for the site visit by the Higher Learning Commission. The committee will be co-chaired by Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication; Toby Peters, associate senior vice president; and Janice Welburn, dean of Raynor Memorial Libraries.
The site visit will occur in the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semester. Other subcommittees have begun preparing a draft of a self-study document, which will be completed by this fall. During the spring 2013 semester, the draft will be released to the entire campus community for review and comment.
Additional committee members are: Belen Castaneda, associate dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences; Annette Conrad, associate director, Alumni Memorial Union; Jilly Gokalgandhi, legislative vice president, Marquette University Student Government; Shawna Langford, technical support services manager, Information Technology Services; Scott Mandernack, associate dean for scholarly resources and collections, Raynor Memorial Libraries; Rev. Joseph Mueller, S.J., associate professor of theology, Department of Theology; Lori Ozminkowski, administrative assistant, Office of the Provost; Julie Rosene, special events coordinator, Diederich College of Communication; Timothy Simmons, executive director of the Marquette University Alumni Association, University Advancement; and Ann Taghikhani, director of University Special Events, Office of Public Affairs.
Online course bulletins for the 2012-2013 academic year are now available for faculty and students. The bulletins include each college or school's respective policies and degree requirements, as well as course descriptions. PDF versions of the online bulletins will be available later this summer.
Join MathWorks and the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a free seminar on mathematical modeling Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in Olin Engineering, room 202. Mathematical models are critical to understanding and accurately simulating the behavior of complex systems. They enable important tasks such as forecasting system behavior for various "what if" scenarios, characterizing system responses and designing control systems.
The session, presented by Dr. Brett Shoelson, principal application engineer at MathWorks, will show participants how to use MATLAB products for mathematical modeling tasks, including:
Applications are due Saturday, June 30, to join the 2012-2013 class of the Future Milwaukee Leadership Program. Sessions will begin in September and run through May 2013, primarily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. two times each month on Monday evenings. Tuition for the 24-session program is $1,800, with limited financial aid available. Applications are available online.
This year, the program will be expanding its focus on community leadership, led by Christine Hill, the newest member of the Future Milwaukee leadership team. She will lead students in sessions designed to help deepen their understanding of what it means to be a community leader. Students will also participate in at least one community leadership one-on-one coaching sessions and one team coaching session led by Hill each semester.
Each year, Future Milwaukee participants work in teams with area nonprofit organizations on major projects, ranging from fundraising initiatives to comprehensive marketing communication plans. Examples of class projects are available online. For more information, go online, call (414) 288-3153 or email the College of Professional Studies.
Fall 2012 classroom assignments are posted in CheckMarq. Faculty are requested to access CheckMarq and review their course classroom assignments during the June 4 to June 13 review period. Submit the online SOC Change Request form to request an approved classroom change.
Faculty can also request classroom space for review sessions and final exams during the fall term from Office of the Registrar. To request a classroom for any fall review session or final exam, submit the online SOC Review/Exam Room Request form.
The Wakerly Training Academy is offering classes on using Nikon and Canon digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras this summer. There will be five Canon models available to use during class for participants who do not have their own. Registration information and the full list of available DSLR training session dates, times and prices, are available online.
The deadline to participate in the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is Monday, June 18. The Easy Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in AMU Union Station for passes that will be good during July, August and September. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by June 18.