Welcome to Academic Affairs

Welcome to Academic Affairs!

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To do: HR tasks when you start your new job at SMPH

When you begin your new position in Academic Affairs, your HR contact will instruct you on all of the tasks that you need to complete. If you would like more information, click here more information from HR on topics related to New Employee Onboarding.

To do: Update Your Academic Affairs Intranet Directory Listing

Soon after you start your job in Academic Affairs (and whenever you have a title or location change) please be sure to review your intranet directory listing, and if necessary, update the information there. Additionally, we try to have a photo for everyone on the directory. Please email your new or updated photo to Kristine Fisher at kristine.fisher@wisc.edu.

To do: Print a Name Plate for Your Cubicle or Office

Go to https://intranet.med.wisc.edu/facilities/space-management/ to download a template to a print name plate for your office or cubicle. Scroll down on the page to find the templates.

For your calendar: SMPH Town Hall Meetings

UW School of Medicine and Public Health All Faculty/Staff Meetings are typically held three times each academic year. The topics discussed at these meetings are broadly relevant to faculty and staff alike and relate to various aspects of the school’s mission. Attending gives everyone a chance to: hear updates from Dean Robert N. Golden and other administrative leaders, learn more about the school’s goals, participate in question-and-answer sessions, and build community.

Click here for more information and the Town Hall meeting schedule.

For other timely information to help build community within SMPH, take a look at In the Know. 

For your calendar: Academic Affairs Staff Meetings

Academic Affairs Staff Meetings are generally bimonthly and run from 9:30 to 11:00 am. During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic these meetings are Webex virtual events. In the “before times,” they were typically held in the Harting Mullins Board Room, 4201 HSLC.  Be sure that you are on the Academic Affairs Google Groups list at My Google Groups so that you get the emails regarding staff meeting scheduling.

To do: Join the Academic Affairs Facebook Group

You are invited to join the Facebook group called “UW SMPH Academic Affairs.” It’s a closed group, just for Academic Affairs employees.  You are by no means required to join the group but you are for sure invited to do so! Dean Petty sometimes posts items of interest to those of us in Academic Affairs.

FYI: Building Community: Creating a more inclusive, collegial and respectful community

Building Community is a fundamental transition in how we approach our working and learning environment. It is a call to action to examine the ways in which everyone within the School of Medicine and Public Health can build a more inclusive, collegial and respectful community. This effort is ambitious, and it is backed with the leadership and resources needed for success. Together, we can – and we will – make it happen.

Click here to learn about how to get involved, upcoming events, the work teams and their goals, and contact information.

FYI: UW-Madison Smart Restart: Information on the campus response to the coronavirus pandemic

On the university’s Smart Restart website, you can view the plan for returning to in-person instruction in the fall semester, and learn about health measures being put in place for everyone on campus. Additional updates on the campus response to the coronavirus pandemic can be found at covid19.wisc.edu.

FYI: Human Resources Contacts


FYI: Wellness at the University and SMPH

There are a multitude of wellness resources available to us in SMPH. Here are a few of them:

FYI: Google Groups

UW-Madison, SMPH, and Academic Affairs all use Google Groups to communicate to large groups of people. Be sure that you are on the Academic Affairs Google Groups list at My Google Groups so that you get the emails regarding staff meeting scheduling.

View the knowledgebase article called “Getting Started with Google Groups” for more information.

FYI: How to use your Telephone and Voicemail

Cisco VoIP Overview – Help and Support: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=72125

Cisco VoIP – Dialing Patterns (i.e., do I need to dial a 1 before the number?):  https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=72677

Cisco VoIP – Voicemail sign in and Overview: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=72618

Cisco VoIP – Self Care Portal: https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=72368     Includes instructions to:

  1. Change telephone PIN
  2. Add/change call forwarding
  3. Add/change speed dialing
  4. Add/change ring settings
  5. Change voicemail notifications,
  6. View call history, information coming soon
  7. Turn on/off Do Not Disturb, information coming soon
  8. Adding Phone Contacts to Your Personal Address Book,

FYI: SMPH Committees and Councils

Links to many committees and councils in SMPH can be found here.

A complete listing of School of Medicine and Public Health committees can be found in the school’s bylaws (pdf). The bylaws explain each committee’s purpose and provide general information including the school’s governing structure and its mission, vision, values and diversity commitment.