Academic Staff Institute 2015

Academic Staff Institute
Union South, TITU
8:45 a.m – 2:30 p.m.

Please contact Heather Daniels for further information.


  • Please register here. Fee is $10 (includes continental breakfast & lunch).
  • The registration fee includes free membership for the remainder of the academic year to the Madison Academic Staff Association (MASA).  Membership includes invitations to tours and events as well as reduced price for the luncheon in May.  For more information on MASA, visit
  • All new ASPRO members will receive free registration to the Academic Staff Institute. To become a member of ASPRO, please visit


  • Darrell Bazzell, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration (Keynote) discussing the biennial budget
  • Panel of Founding Academic Staff Governance Members (afternoon Keynote) discussing the beginnings of governance for academic staff in celebration of the 30th anniversary of academic staff governance.
  • Three Breakout Sessions.   Topics include:
    • Networking Challenges
    • Developing an Online Presence
    • Mobile Learning Incubator
    • Retirement Advice
    • UW Arts Institute
    • Legislative Update
    • Layoffs, Non-renewals and Priority Referral Program
    • Academic Staff Appeals Process
    • Robert’s Rules
    • HR Design

School of Nursing Tour

School of Nursing Tour
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
2:30PM – 3:45 PM

Location:  Signe Skott Cooper Hall, 701 Highland Ave
Please meet the tour guide at the fireplace in the Atrium on the 1st floor of Cooper Hall

Presenters: The tour will be led by the Academic Technology staff in
the School of Nursing

This state-of-the-art facility is considered the largest collaborative learning classroom complex in the country, designed to support best practices in nursing and interprofessional health education.

The highlights of the tour include:
– Vision History Wall
-The Atrium
-Curran Commons
-Active Learning Classrooms
-Tiered Seminar Classrooms
-CTEN (Center for Technology-Enhanced Nursing)
-Skott Commons

Parking/Campus Directions:
Signe Skott Cooper Hall, home of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, is located on the west end of campus on the corner of Observatory Drive and Highland Avenue. Hourly fee parking is available in the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics ramp, which is across Highland Avenue, or in Lot 76. You can also take Bus 80 from central campus.

Please bring a friend or someone from your unit!

This event is free with your MASA membership. MASA membership is just $10/year. If you are not currently a member of MASA, you can join MASA at this event or through the membership page on our website.

Thank you!


MASA Winter Social (2015)

MASA Annual Winter Social
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
4:45PM – 7:00PM

Location:  Smitty’s Study Pub – 8th Floor of the Fluno Ctr, 601 University Ave.

Come have a drink on MASA and visit with academic staff colleagues in the
cozy pub atop the Fluno Center!
Bring a colleague!

This event is free to MASA members. Those wishing to join can do so at the
event. MASA membership is only $10 for the year and can be paid by cash or
check at the door.