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Sandeen Named University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor
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.
UW-Baraboo sets research record in Rotunda
Student researchers from the University of Wisconsin Colleges participated in Research in the Rotunda, including a record number of students from UW-Baraboo. The annual event showcases undergraduate research projects from across the UW System.
125 Undergraduate Students Showcase Research at UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda
State legislators joined UW System and institutional leaders in welcoming 125 students and more than 50 faculty mentors to the State Capitol for the UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda event.
UW-Waukesha professor wins Teaching Excellence Award
Cassandra Phillips, an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, received a 2017 Teaching Excellence award from the Board of Regents.
Ideadvance Seed Fund now open to some UW System alumni
The Ideadvance Seed Fund awards grants to early-stage startups, with a focus on education. The program is now open to most UW System alumni, in addition to students, faculty and staff of the university system.
UWC Writing Program Receives Certificate of Excellence
Veterans and their immediate family members can receive up to $500 for the Wisconsin SBDC Network’s Entrepreneurship Training Program, thanks to a state grant and partnership with Bunker Labs Wisconsin.