From the Chancellor

Chancellor Sandeen speaks and writes regularly on current issues facing higher education and non-traditional students, as well as the latest UW Colleges and UW-Extension initiatives, our strategic vision, and the progress and impact our programs have achieved throughout Wisconsin. Explore our archive of open letters, speeches, articles and messages from the Chancellor to learn more about our institutions and the work we do.

From the ChancellorEducational Access and Innovation

MOOCs Moving On, Moving Up

Cathy Sandeen looks back at her past predictions and claims about massive open online courses to see how they’ve held up.

From the ChancellorEducational Access and Innovation

If a female president is good for the Ivy League, why not for the rest of us?

Half of the eight-member Ivy League schools now have female presidents. Garrett joins an illustrious group: Christina Paxson (Brown University), Drew Faust (Harvard University) and Amy Gutmann (University of Pennsylvania). But what about colleges and uni

From the Chancellor

A Year of Higher Education Aha Moments

It has been a year since I arrived at the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C., a 22-year veteran of the University of California and most recently the dean of UCLA Extension, charged with tackling the task of helping define and craft a

From the ChancellorEducational Access and Innovation

“Designed by . . .” a Creative and Innovative Workforce

We’re well into the fall season at this point—definitely my favorite season. As a life-long academic, the fall represents a beginning to me, not an ending. Think of when you were in kindergarten or first grade, hungrily eyeing that brand new box of crayon