Administrative Forum and Training

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Main Office

Business Office
School of Education
L259 Education Building
(lower level, east entrance)
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm

Tel: 608/262-6138
Fax: 608/265-5621

or by contact form

Administrative Forum and Training

The School of Education (SoE) Business Office serves as the liaison and division lead for administrative issues and functions for the School. As part of this responsibility we offer communication and training opportunities that will assist the administrative staff of the School.

The Administrative Forum is a monthly meeting held on the third Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Room 159 (The Wisconsin Idea Room) in the Education Building on Bascom. The 2013-14 schedule is noted below. This meeting is used for sharing best practices, discussing upcoming administrative changes, demonstrating new systems and processes and communicating administrative issues in general. It is highly recommended that at least one representative from each unit within the School attend the forum.

Additionally, the Business Office encourages administrators to stop by our office anytime for one-on-one tutorials with our staff.

Business Office contact:
Melissa Amos-Landgraf

201​8-19 Administrative Forum Schedule

All forums are held on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Room 159, the Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, unless otherwise noted.

October 18, 2018 - 149 Virginia Harrison Parlor
December 20, 2018 - Holiday Open House
February 21, 2019
March 21, 2019
April 18, 2019
May 16, 2019
June 20, 2019

Forum Agendas

Click on the links (forum dates) and/or refer to the notes below



  • December 1​5, 201​6 - Holiday Cookie Exchange Open House
    Stop by anytime!
  • June 1​5, 201​7 - Cancelled

Forum Agendas

Click on the links (forum dates) and/or refer to the notes below


  • April 21, 2016 - Harrison Parlor, 149 Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave


July 17, 2014 

August 21, 2014 

September 18, 2014

October 16, 2014

November 20, 2014

December 18, 2014 - Open House in the Business Office - Treats!

January 22, 2015

February 19, 2015 

March 19, 2015

April 16, 2015 

May 21, 2015 

June 18, 2015 - Cancelled


  • Updates & Announcements
    • Partners in Giving – Melissa A-L
    • Critical Compensation Fund announcement FY14 – Melissa A-L
    • Presentation of the 1st BUCKY Award for going above and beyond (Business Office U-Rah-Rah Congratulations & Kudos to You!) - Congratulations Joyce Zander! Joyce scored tests for the Campus Classified HR Office - an arduous and time consuming effort!
  • Beth – UW Foundation, Grants, & Contracts
  • Financial Management – Toby
  • HR and Payroll – Sarah, Staci, Christy
    • End of year payroll calendars
    • Classified Leave Conversion reminders
    • Review of “No leave taken” in Absence Management
    • Adding background check dates in HRS
  • Facilities – Jesse




2012-2013 FORUMS

JUNE 2013

APRIL 2013

  • Budget – Melissa
  • Fee for International Visiting Scholars
    • Pay Plan Merit Exercise – Staff Evaluations
    • Parking Priority List Timeline
  • Human Resources and Payroll – Staci, Sarah, Christy
    • Criminal Background Check Form Update
    • I-9 Training
  • Facilities – Jesse

MARCH 2013

  • Updates & Announcements
  • Budget – Melissa
  • Human Resources and Payroll – Staci, Sarah, Christy
    Summer hire/short work break training sessions
    Primary contact model for SoE HR/Payroll support
    Leaves of Absence
  • Financial Management – Toby
    FY13 End of the year deadlines
  • Facilities – Jesse
    The Key Management Policy
    Campus construction updates
  • Updates & Announcements – All
  • Budget – Melissa and Beth - The timeline. And, any questions?
  •  Human Resources and Payroll – Christy Staci & Sarah will be at training for Divisional Disability Representatives.  Office for Equity and Diversity          
  • Financial Management – Toby
  • Facilities – Jesse - The Key Policy

10 a.m. Mike Matschull, Business Services
            MDS Demo - Shop@UW 


  • Updates & Announcements
If you are responsible for fund acknowledgements or thank you letters on behalf of your department or unit, then this Learning session is for you. Please join ERO at the end of the Feb. 6th APC meeting for a 30 minute session where we will provide tips and insights that will help the School of Education improve its stewardship/ development efforts.



  • Updates & Announcements - Melissa Amos-Landgraf
  • Human Resources and Payroll - Staci & Christy
    • HRS - Time and Labor Security 
    • Benefits Open Enrollment
    •  Criminal Background Checks
  • Facilities - Jesse
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro & Preparing and Submitting Tenure Cases
  • Andrea Poehling & Jim Jonas


  • Academic Departments
    Course Approval and Tenure Process
    Andrea Poehling, Divisional Committees Coordinator
    Office of the Secretary of the Faculty
  • Human Resources and Payroll – Staci and Sarah
    • Summer Session budget development sessions
    • C Basis 2/9ths forms due Oct. 1
    • 3-5 days to process JEMS hires, changes, rate and titles
    • Short work break reminders (terming vs. short work breaks)
    • Calendar of deadlines
    • How to do the duties section of rate/title changes
    • Term student hourlies if they aren't going to be working for 3-4 months so they won't make the inactivity report
    • Benefits Fair & Open Enrollment
  • Purchasing – Toby
    Deadlines for p-card holders and site managers  - Strive for edits vs. cost transfers - PVS Net


  • Web Redesign Update – Barb Smith, MERIT
  • Classified Staff Representative to the Administrative Council Nominees - Mary Hegge, Tammi Pekkala-Mathews
  • Human Resources and Payroll - Staci, Sarah, and Christy 
    Benefits Walk-Through – Sarah
    New Lecturer (SA) job code – Staci
  • WISPER and WISDM for Grants guides - Beth
  • Facilities - Jesse

JULY 2012

JUNE 2012

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