Academic Staff Assembly

Academic Staff Assembly

Congratulations to Chancellor Kopper on her inauguration!

Hartwick Kopper Ehlen Below is an excerpt from Denise Ehlen's remarks at Chancellor Beverly Kopper's 11 September 2015 inauguration:

"That is our wish for Chancellor Kopper - that she brings us into new realms of excellence, challenging every member of our community.

Leo Thomas best defined the journey into the realm of excellence:

Excellence is a narrow singularity of greatness

Difficult to stand on, and even more difficult to stay on,

Excellence moves.

We are either moving toward excellence or moving away from it.

There is no standing still.

Excellence pushes the limits of positivity and possibility.

Excellence can only be reached after it has long been pursued and almost achieved.

Excellence is interwoven with human frailty, failure, and experience,

Making it a ten-fold stronger fabric than average.

Achieving excellence gives one unique insight into the future and the possibilities,

Paving the way to reach for even greater excellence...

As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

Chancellor Kopper, inspire us. Lead us. Pave the way for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to reach even greater excellence."

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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