November 2012 Issue
Next P&A Senate meeting:
Friday, December 7, 9:30am - 11:30am, 1-451 Moos Tower with ITV
connections to coordinate campuses*. Invited speakers - President Eric Kaler and Vice President and Chief Information Officer Scott Studham. You're invited to attend.
*105 Kiehle Hall - Crookston; 173 Kirby Plaza - Duluth; Behmler Hall Conference Room - Morris; Room 322 - Rochester
Reminder! Nominate Outstanding Teachers
The 2013 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Undergraduate Education Award and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education. See the official announcement for more.
Pending final approval by the Board of Regents, both faculty and P&A teachers are now eligible for the awards. The deadline for submitting nomination dossiers is Jan. 17. NOTE: While January 17 is the deadline for submitting nominations, all nominations must come through a college office, which will have earlier deadlines.
Open Enrollment for Health Benefits ends November 30.
University Senate Centennial events
Four events addressing big questions in higher education are scheduled to celebrate 100 years of shared governance at the University of Minnesota. See the schedule of events for more.
Second Centennial Event:
When: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 2:00-3:30 pm
Where: 25 Mondale Hall
Private Sector Collaboration - Are profit motives less noble than those guiding traditional funding mechanisms?
Shifting Faculty Demographics - Are tenure and academic freedom at risk?
Snippets from the Spring 2012 Survey of U of MN P&A Employees
In the past two years, 64% of P&A employees have participated in at least one course at the University of Minnesota.
Of the P&A employees responding...
* 27% have obtained a doctorate-level degree
* 51% have obtained a masters-level degree
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
P&A Brown Bag Presentation (Rescheduled)
Monday, December 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Leza Besemann, Technology Strategy Manager, will tell us about how OTC identifies, protects and licenses innovations developed at the University. In fiscal year 2011, the University's Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) brought in over $10 million in revenue and launched 9 start-up companies. She will also present an introduction to intellectual property law including patents.
Please join us for the P&A Senate Brown Bag at the Alumni Association's Laukka Conference Room in the McNamara Alumni Center, Suite 200 or via UMConnect. View previous P&A Brown Bag Sessions online.
Within the Office of Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness provides training, development, and consulting resources "that build organizational capacity, increase individual capabilities, and promote a culture of excellence through strong leadership". A variety of programs and services are offered to build job skills and enhance professional development. See their Training and Development Catalog for more.
P&A SENATE SPOTLIGHT
Introducing: P&A Senate Leader, Ann Hagen
Ann Hagen is the current chair of the P&A Senate and the P&A Consultative Committee. To read more about Ann, see P&A Senate Spotlight.
PROFESSIONAL & ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Jo Peterson is the Director of the Minnesota's Future Doctors program in the Medical School. To learn about about how Jo makes a difference at the U, see P&A Employee Spotlight.
This e-mail was sent to all current P&A staff at the University of Minnesota by the P&A Senate.