University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW-IT Mentoring

UW-IT Mentoring connects newer UW-Madison employees with experienced colleagues in peer relationships that enhance skills, knowledge and experience. Enjoy the freedom to choose a mentor from anyone on campus.

Annual Matchup 2018

This fall the UW-IT Mentoring Program will be launching our Annual Matchup 2018! The format of our Annual Match-up 2018 includes:

  • An intensive marketing campaign in order to recruit program mentees
  • A structured one-year format with clear expectations and outcomes for those in a mentoring relationship
  • A series of sponsored events throughout the year to support and grow the relationship between you and your mentee

We are asking all current and prospective program mentors who wish to participate in the match-up to please complete our new mentoring survey. The new format will provide information which will assist us in matching you up with mentees and to update your areas of expertise.

For additional information or questions regarding the Annual Match-up 2018, please send an email to the steering team.

If you know of a colleague or campus IT professional who is interested is starting a mentoring relationship with one of our program mentors as a mentee, please pass along this information and encourage them to submit their interest to the match-up program.

Available Mentors

Sean Bossinger

Assistant Director Help Desk Manager

sean.bossinger@wisc.edu

Russell Dimond

Associate Director, Statistical Consultant Social Science Computing Cooperative

rdimond@ssc.wisc.edu

Joe Goss

Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager, DoIT

joe.goss@wisc.edu

Jim Helwig

MyUW Lead Strategist, DoIT

jim.helwig@wisc.edu

Bryan Husk

Assistant Director/SR Info Processing Consultant, School of Medicine and Public Health

bthusk@wisc.edu

Lisa Jansen

Associate Director, L&S Learning Support Services

eajansen@wisc.edu

Patrick Johnson

Team Lead, DoIT Tech Store Computer Repair Department

patrick.johnson@wisc.edu

Lee Konrad

Associate Director for Information Technology, General Library System

lee.konrad@wisc.edu

Charlene Krembs

Sr. Information Processing Consultant

charlene.krembs@wisc.edu

David Lorman

Information Systems Manager, School of Medicine & Public Health

dlorman@dermatology.wisc.edu

Mitch Lundquist

Manager of Computer Operations, General Library

mitch.lundquist@wisc.edu

Sara Nagreen

IT Coordinator, Department of Mathematics

nagreen@math.wisc.edu

Paul Oliphant

ATW Director, Wisconsin School of Business

paul.oliphant@wisc.edu

David Parter

Director of Academic Computing Services, Department of Computer Sciences

dparter@cs.wisc.edu

Sandee Seiberlich

Enterprise Project Manager, DoIT Academic Technology

sandee.seiberlich@wisc.edu

Jeanne Skul

Network Services Director

jeanne.skul@wisc.edu

Brenda Spychalla

Co-CIO School of Education, Co-Director MERIT

brenda.spychalla@wisc.edu

Nicholas Tincher

CIO and Director of IT, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

nicholas.tincher@wisc.edu

Karl Weirauch

Team Lead, DoIT Tech Store and walk-in Help Desk

karl.weirauch@wisc.edu

Be a mentor

How do I become a mentor?

Complete the Mentor Information Form in order to begin your journey as a mentor. You will be giving back to the UW Madison IT community, expanding your personal and professional network, building leadership competencies and improving the IT staff climate at UW-Madison. A member of the UW-IT Mentoring Program Steering Team will reach out to you and get you added to the mentor list.

As a mentor you will:

  • Commit to regularly scheduled meeting times with your mentee
  • Help the mentee set and attain career and personal goals
  • Share best practices including unique professional experiences
  • Establish trust with your mentee and maintaining confidentiality
  • Listen actively, offering constructive and meaningful feedback for your mentee
  • Help grow the program by informing others of mentoring opportunities, and encourage participation whenever possible

What happens once I become a mentor?

A mentee will contact you to introduce themselves and set up a time to meet. You are welcome to (not required to) bring a Mentoring Agreement Form  to the first meeting as a starting point for establishing ground rules, expectations and goals of your mentoring relationship. Each time you meet with a mentee, please fill out the Mentor Reporting Survey.

Steering Team

Sara Tate, Chair

Paul Oliphant, Co-Chair

Russell Dimond

Karl Weirauch

This program was sponsored by the CIO and developed by the UW IT Onboarding Team.