Collaboration comes in many forms. Read about some of the exciting initiatives and partnerships between the UW System and local communities, schools, businesses, government, and more.
April 6, 2020
Free consulting also available to help owners cope with challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We know that business owners are facing uncertain times as the nation combats […]
April 1, 2020
UW-Parkside students in Professor Kristen Bartel’s digital photography class recently partnered with downtown Racine businesses to create The Root Magazine. In the new publication, which is named after the city’s historic river, UW-Parkside photography students use their creativity to help showcase the unique aspects of local businesses. The nonprofit initiative Visioning a Greater Racine invested […]
March 4, 2020
UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings – which was recently recognized nationally – works to inspire underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students to believe that a college education is possible. The program not only motivates K-12 students but also supports current Blugolds, improving their retention, grade-point averages, and graduation rates.
March 2, 2020
A collaborative effort to improve student achievement and close the equity gap in Milwaukee is showing early signs of success. A partnership among UW-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Milwaukee Public Schools – called M3 (pronounced M-cubed) – is helping to improve graduation rates, provide better support to parents, and increase participation in the Early […]
February 25, 2020
UW-Oshkosh is responding to the growing need for special education teachers. The university has launched two new programs for those seeking to re-specialize, add a license, or find an alternative route to licensing. Special education major Roxanne Kakreka recently completed her student-teaching hours, building positive relationships with students to help them feel safe and comfortable […]
February 21, 2020
With a 20-year history of teaching First Nations education and feedback from First Nations communities, UW-Green Bay has launched its first-ever doctoral program. The fully enrolled First Nations Education doctorate program—the only one of its kind in the state of Wisconsin—draws upon indigenous teaching methods of elders and oral scholars, as well as faculty expertise. […]
February 19, 2020
Over the past five years, a UW-La Crosse Hate/Bias Response Symposium, led by the university’s Campus Climate unit, has grown and become a unique resource for prevention, response, and healing far beyond the campus community. This year, diversity officers, LGBTQ+ directors, counselors, students, and others from 11 states and dozens of schools and organizations came together at […]
February 17, 2020
Walking to school safely can be a concern, especially in busy cities. UW-Parkside students in Dr. John Ward’s Geographic Information Systems course are using GIS mapping to develop a safe walking route – known as a “Walking School Bus” – for Kenosha children and their adult volunteers (who escort the kids to and from school). […]
February 11, 2020
UW-Stout is helping to address a statewide shortage of special education teachers. An alternative certification program has trained a dozen new teachers to date. One of those new teachers is Nick Grunseth, an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.
February 7, 2020
UW-Madison’s South Madison Partnership will soon have four times the space to support its growth as a community resource. Currently, more than 1,000 people each month take part in the Partnership’s diverse programming, from educational courses to health and legal services. A new Odyssey Family Learning Center will serve whole families, empowering them to transform […]