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News Story Educational Access and Innovation
Board of Regents Approves Restructure of UW Colleges and UW-Extension
The UW System Board of Regents passed a resolution approving a proposal to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension. The resolution allows UW System President Ray Cross to proceed with planning and implementation to join the 13 two-year campuses with four-year comprehensive and research institutions. UW-Extension divisions will be joined within UW-Madison and UW System Administration.
From the Chancellor Educational Access and Innovation
UW-Colleges Restructuring Will Broaden Access to Education and Keep Doors Open
In early October 2017, the University of Wisconsin system proposed a major restructuring project that would see the state’s two-year colleges merged into the state’s public four-year universities, effectively creating a system of campuses and satellite campuses across the state. Still in the proposal phase, the merger will need to gain Board approval before it’s enacted. In this interview, Cathy Sandeen discusses the reasons behind the proposed restructuring and shares her thoughts on how Wisconsin’s public two-year colleges will change—and where they must stay the same—post-merger.
News Story Supporting Families and Communities
UW Colleges & UW-Extension to Host Veterans Roundtable
To better understand the needs and the resources that currently exist for Wisconsin’s veterans, UW Colleges and UW-Extension will host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation to Support Veterans on Wednesday, November 1, at UW-Waukesha.
From the Chancellor
Toward a Permeable, Interconnected Higher Education System
In my former role as a dean at the University of California Los Angeles, I helped thousands of typical American college students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become informed, engaged citizens and progress in their chosen careers.
From the Chancellor
From Hype to Nuanced Promise: American Higher Education and the MOOC 3.0 Era
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, splashed on the higher education scene in sensational fashion in the summer of 2012.in how MOOCs are viewed by the general public and the higher education community and in how the courses might best be applied to the needs of colleges and universities and the students they serve.