Academic Staff Assembly

Academic Staff Assembly

Congratulations to Academic Staff Award Winners Ellen Boldt and Carrie Lencho

Carrie Lencho Ehlen and Lencho Awards DinnerEllen Boldt Awards DinnerCarrie Lencho, Outreach Program Manager II, School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, won the Non-Instructional Academic Staff Excellence Award.

Ellen Boldt, Lecturer in Languages and Literatures, won the Instructional Academic Staff Excellence Award.

The Awards Committee was pleased to receive a record number of nominations for the 2014-15 academic year.

Meet the Newest Members of the Academic Staff Assembly

JP VillavicencioJP Villavicencio

JP Villavicencio received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his Masters of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in Higher Education Leadership. He currently serves as the Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising and Exploration Center in addition to being a New Student Seminar instructor. Previously, he served as a Graduate Assistant in the College of Letters and Sciences and was the student representative on muliple committees while at UW - Madison. JP lives in Stoughton where he and his partner enjoy hiking, boating, being outdoors, and cheering on the Badgers.

Abbie WindsorAbbie Windsor

Abbie Windsor received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Legal Studies degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and her Masters of Science in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. She has been working in academic advising since July 2011 and transitioned to the Academic Advising and Exploration Center (AAEC) at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in August 2014. As an Academic Advisor within the AAEC, she is responsible for advising first-year students on program planning, general course selection and registration. Other related responsibilities include monitoring progression through schedule checks, progress reports and workshops. She also assists with Plan-It Purple Days, Warhawk Premiere Days, and will be teaching her first New Student Seminar Fall 2015. Abbie currently resides in Janesville where she and her partner are busy making their first house a home.

Who we are

The Academic Staff Assembly is an elected body that represents UW-Whitewater instructional and non-instructional academic staff. The Assembly has primary responsibility for formulation and review of relevant policies and procedures and shall be represented in the development of all policies and procedures concerning academic staff members, including academic staff personnel matters. Please see the Prezi below for more information about the function of the Academic Staff Assembly, and the various governance roles filled by academic staff and Academic Staff Assembly members.


The Academic Staff Assembly reaffirms its commitment and support to diversity and inclusive excellence. The text of the resolution is available here.

obligations under title ix and responding to sexual misconduct

For Information on staff obligations relating to Title IX and the response to and reporting of sexual misconduct, click here. For additional information and resources, visit the Sexual Misconduct Information website


UW-Whitewater is preparing for the Higher Learning Commission Decennial Reaccreditation process and October 2015 site visit. Dr. John Stone and Dr. Greg Cook are currently working on the Federal Compliance Worksheet and drafting the assurance arguments for UW-W's five review criteria. For a timeline, list of the criteria, and summary of the process, click here.


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