The Board of Regents met on Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 at UW-Whitewater. The event kicked off with the All In Wisconsin tour, which coincided with the Board of Regents meeting. Chancellor Watson kicked off the event discussing the university’s success in a variety of areas and highlighted the findings of UW-Whitewater’s new Economic Impact Report. In addition, Regents in the Education Committee voted to approve revisions to UW-Madison’s freshman admissions policy. They were also presented the annual report on the system’s academic programing, showing UW institutions implemented 38 new academic programs, with the majority in areas of high market demand.  The Capital Planning and Budget Committee approved seven project requests, including UW-La Crosse’s request for authority to construct the $49-million Fieldhouse and Soccer Support Facility. A full recap of the December 5 meeting can be found here.

The Friday, December 6 meeting focused on education options that are available to nontraditional adult learners across the UW System. One way the System is expanding access to adult learners is by serving returning adults looking for opportunities in innovative online formats through the newly formed UW Extended Campus. See the UW System news release to learn more.  In addition, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen provided updates on several ongoing searches, including the search for the next UW System President. As the search gets under way, there will be listening sessions to gather input from faculty, staff, other university stakeholders. Input will also be collected on the UW System’s presidential search website. A full recap of the December 6 meeting can be found here.

Meeting materials, including agenda and video webcast, can be found at the Board of Regents website.