Committee on Academic Staff Issues

The School of Education Committee on Academic Staff Issues (SoE CASI) focuses exclusively on issues of concern to academic staff. The SoE CASI represents the School of Education academic staff and provides a forum to identify and address academic staff needs and opportunities. In collaboration with the dean, the SoE CASI administers the SoE CASI Professional Staff Development Committee Grant program. The SoE CASI surveys academic staff to identify and prioritize critical questions, issues, and opportunities and shares the findings with the dean and academic staff. The SoE CASI sponsors professional development, orientation, and recognition activities. The SoE CASI serves as an advisory committee to the dean by providing feedback on the formulation, review, and adoption of new and existing School of Education strategic plans, personnel, and other promotional policies and procedures that could impact academic staff. The SoE CASI promotes opportunities for participation of academic staff in SoE governance and committee work. The SoE CASI regularly consults and shares information between the UW–Madison Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) and other UW–Madison CASIs. In 1998, the UW–Madison Academic Staff Assembly approved legislation that created UW–Madison CASIs.


Nominations for staff to serve on the Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) or the School of Education’s Academic Planning Council are now underway. You may be asking yourself, “Why serve on a SOE committee?” A few answers to this question include:

  • Be part of incremental, sustained change within the School of Education.
  • Get to know and work with colleagues from different departments and units.
  • Ensure that staff voices are included in conversations and decision-making.
  • Better understand the policies and procedures of the School and University.
  • Add a service experience to your CV or resume.

We seek to have nominations that reflect the diversity of academic staff so that the perspectives and needs of our community are truly represented on both committees.

If you or someone you know would like to serve on either CASI or APC, we encourage you to send nominations via this Qualtrics form no later than Monday, May 2, 2022. Individuals who are nominated by colleagues will be contacted with a request to provide a short narrative of their interest. Voting will open May 9th and go until Monday, May 23rd. Again, you can self nominate or nominate someone else via:

Click here to download a 2-page overview of the responsibilities of serving on either CASI or APC. Please contact us if you have any questions at

Roster for the 2022–2023 academic year

  • Andrea Burdick, Counseling Psychology
  • Irina Diaz, WCER
  • Nafsaniath Fathema, WCER
  • Felipe Gacharná, Communications & Advancement
  • Jennifer Krug, Educational Psychology
  • Kelly Kwiatkowski, Dance
  • Danielle Maillette, WCER
  • Dan Marlin, WCER
  • Kate McCleary, Global Engagement Office
  • Lisa Sigurslid, Curriculum & Instruction


2019–2020 academic year

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