Engaging more than 200,000 Wisconsinites each day means there’s always something new—and newsworthy—to explore. Learn the latest on the leaders and programs helping Wisconsin families, communities, students and businesses thrive from the official source for UW Colleges and UW-Extension news, press coverage, announcements and events.
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.
Power of a Story
In this video, Jerry Apps talks about how he believes in the power of a story. Jerry Apps is an Author and Emeritus Professor at UW-Madison. Wisconsin Public Television helped Jerry tell his stories to residents of Wisconsin. Watch the video to see how Jerry’s stories impacted viewers around the state.
Saving the Menomonee Language
In this video, Jennifer Gauthier talks about how she is helping save the Menomonee Language. There are 9,000 Menomonee children enrolled in school and very few are fluent in the language. Through classes and games, Jennifer is preserving the Menomonee Language by teaching it to her students.
Two-year colleges focus on more job-relevant curriculum
University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extension are working to develop a more job-relevant curriculum to better meet the needs of employers for specific job-related skills, including things like the ability to problem solve, analyze and communicate.
VideoEducational Access and Innovation
Changing Workforce Needs
UW Colleges is working to prepare students to leave with a degree and with the skills they need to help Wisconsin’s workforce.
VideoEnhancing Quality of Life
Veterans Healing Garden
UW-Extension’s Veterans Healing Garden in Milwaukee County brings veterans together. The garden provides a space for community, clarity and peace. It gives our veterans a chance to get together and grow. UW-Extension’s educators provide food to plant and share information with the veterans to help them grow in the best way possible.