Second Thursday of every month
8:30 – 10:00am
Meetings are hosted at the Morgridge Center for Public Service in the Red Gym, first floor, suite 154.
CPO colleagues are encouraged to share this event calendar with their networks and encourage people to submit environmental arts events within Dane County. https://50.nelson.wisc.edu/
Thursday, July 11
Agenda: Hear from people about productivity apps or programs that they like (or not), plus any and all hacks that help us connect to each other and support outreach/partnership work. Bring devices if you’d like to show and tell. OR, if you feel clueless about this stuff, just bring yourself and learn new things from your CPO colleagues, through good, old fashioned word-of-mouth!
Thursday, August 8
Agenda: Join us to learn about the upcoming transformation of the Title and Compensation system for staff at all UW System schools. The current Human Resources system is a product of the 1980s and our linkage (since removed) to the state public service HR system. There are currently over 1,800 different job titles in use. The new Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project aims to reduce that number in half with standardized job descriptions for everyone that capture responsibilities and not tasks. The other two primary goals for the TTC are to better match our staff titles with those used by other universities so that market-informed titles and pay ranges are used. How many of you know what an Associate Faculty Associate does? The second is to have clear career progressions in our HR system so that all staff can see paths for advancement. We are roughly two years into the TTC project and the activities for individual employees is about to begin. Come learn about progress to date and what lies ahead for the TTC project and you.
Thursday, September 12
Agenda: Join us as we welcome Aaron Bird Bear who will lead us in a session titled “Beyond the Colonial Veneer: Engaging First Nations to address Essential Learning Outcomes in Higher Education.” You may know there is a new heritage marker on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that recognizes the land as the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the Ho-Chunk Nation’s history of resistance and resilience. CPO folks will do a few small group exercises about how we might engage First Nations as an academic community and also provide an overview for how we arrived at the Our Shared Future heritage marker.
Thursday, October 10
Agenda: Join Morgridge Center Faculty Director, Earlise Ward, Associate Director, Lisa Chambers and Community Engagement Preparation Specialist, Cory Sprinkel for a session that revisits the University of Wisconsin’s Civic Action Plan. Spend time learning what progress has been made since the plan was released in 2017. The second half of this session will provide attendees with the opportunity to share how their work supports the plan and offer opportunities for continued involvement.
Thursday, November 14
Agenda: Join Associate Deans Doug Reinemann, Patrick Robinson and JulieAnn Stawicki, to get an update on the integration of the Division of Extension into the UW-Madison campus, implementation of the Next Generation redesign of the Division of Extension, and the redesign of Extensions major campus partner: the college of agricultural and Life sciences. Patrick, JulieAnn and Doug will also discuss ways in which the Division of Extension is working with other schools and colleges on the Madison campus and opportunities for further engagement, the role of county-based educators, and visions for the future of Extension.
Thursday, December 12
Agenda: Claire Barrett, long-time CPO member and recent UW-Madison graduate with a joint PhD in Educational Psychology and Civil Society and Community Research, will share her dissertation research at our December meeting. As part of her dissertation, Claire studied the experiences of underrepresented and minoritized college students who participated in various types of community-engaged learning experiences and how those experiences impact psychosocial wellbeing. Claire will share her learnings on how community-engaged learning opportunities can be designed to support the wellbeing of marginalized students on our campus. Claire is the Healthy Academics Specialist at UHS Prevention Services and Campus Health Initiatives, and specializes in working with faculty, instructional staff and TAs to implement systems, policies and environments that promote student wellbeing.
Thursday, January 9
Agenda: Emily Reynolds, Assistant Director – Community Engagement & Alumni Relations of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies will present about some of the 50th anniversary events and outreach for the Nelson Institute and Earth Day. The upcoming Earth Day Conference will be April 20, 2020 and the theme will be: Earth Day @ 50: Aspiring for Sustainability, Striving for Justice, Crafting the Planet.
She will be joined by Heather Owens, Audience Development & Communications Specialist of the Division of the Arts and Beth Racette, Community Engagement Coordinator of the Overture Center of the Arts to also present about the environmental art committee, collaboration, and initiative to promote environmental arts events on campus and within the community.
Thursday, February 13
Agenda: Join us as we welcome Brenda Gonzalez, UW-Madison Campus Relations Director, in a session focused on community relations. We look forward to an update on the role of the community relations office, progress over the past six months, upcoming opportunities, and the UW South Madison Expansion Project. The second half of our session will provide an opportunity for dialogue—identifying ways in which we can support, strengthen and sustain campus and community collaborations.
Thursday, March 12
Agenda: Join us to learn about Local Voices Network, a unique physical-digital network designed to bring under-heard community voices, perspectives and stories to the center of a healthier public dialogue. Launched in Wisconsin (by UW Political Science professor Kathy Cramer) and developed by Cortico (at MIT), LVN hosts are organizing and guiding hundreds of small-group conversations throughout Madison and beyond. Learn about this important civic and timely project from LVN staff member Mathias Lemos Castillo.
The second half of our session will provide an opportunity for dialogue—identifying ways in which we can support, strengthen and sustain campus and community collaborations with LVN expertise and resources!
Thursday, April 9
Agenda: Join other CPO members about how they are all seeing our roles shift as a result of this situation and how they can continue to collaborate and build community with one another through it all in an online Zoom meeting.