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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.

Press ReleaseEconomic Development

SBA’s Small Business Innovation National Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin on July 18, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn more about America’s largest seed fund for research and development.

Press ReleaseEducational Access and Innovation

Dr. Karen R. Schmitt Named UW Colleges Provost

Dr. Karen R. Schmitt has been named the next Provost for the University of Wisconsin Colleges
following a nationally competitive search, announced University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW‐Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen.

VideoEducational Access and Innovation

UW-Rock County holds commencement ceremony

UW-Rock County held their commencement ceremony on May 18th.

News StoryEnhancing Quality of Life

Preserving Pathways series highlights important issues faced by rural communities

UW Colleges and UW-Extension partnered with Northern Wisconsin communities, organizations and government agencies to host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series. The series of three roundtables—held May 30, May 31 and June 1— focused on the topics of education, healthcare and the economy.