Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

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Catherine H

I am a non-traditional student. I will be receiving my Associates Degree in less than three weeks. College is one of the best things that has ever happened to me! I definitely regret not starting sooner. 


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Donna T

In the 90's I attended UW-Baraboo, along with my two children. Since I had graduated in the 70's from UW-Eau Claire, I needed to improve my computer skills. It was great to have classes offered so close to home by professional instructors.


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Kevin V

My two-year campus was so good, I did EXTRA homework. How does that happen, you ask? Pretty simple, actually.


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Mirza M

My high school, North Cedar Academy, (Ladysmith, WI) gave me a chance to, simultaneously, be considered as a junior in high school and as a freshman at UW-Barron County.


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Greg K

I started at UW-Fox Valley in 2004. After graduating from High School I didn't have a lot of drive toward one specific career path or another and chose the local UW College campus in order to try a little bit of everything. I started by taking a lot of Music classes which I felt was my passion.


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Bill V

I grew up in Wausau, WI with the intent to go to college out of high school, and UW-Marathon County made that transition seamless. The small class size and hands-on professors pushed me to do my best. While the tuition is respectively low, the education quality is anything but cut-rate.


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Teresa B

The DOTS training at Upham and seeing students use this technology made me excited to use the technology in my own classroom next year.

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Walter S

I work for a project-based charter school in Milwaukee called Escuela Verde. Through our desire to connect our students and families to data and stories, we crossed paths with the DOTS (Digital Observation Technology Skills) team at Upham Woods.


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Justin A

8th and 9th grade student researchers from Omaha Public Schools spent 3 days working with UW-Extension (UWEX) crew and programs at Upham Woods to do outdoor research. Thanks to the UWEX expertise, our students conducted quite rigorous outdoor research.


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