1. UW System unveils first Flexible Option degree programs

    Students will demonstrate competency based on variety of learning experiences

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced today the first degree programs that will be offered under its innovative UW Flexible Option starting in Fall 2013. The UW System is expected to be the first public university system in the nation to offer this kind of competency-based, self-paced learning option. The UW Flexible

  2. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to develop math MOOC to boost college readiness and success

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System officials today announced that UW-La Crosse will lead the development of a new “massive open online course” – MOOC – at the developmental math level, with a $50,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Once developed, the free online course, available to everyone, has the potential

  3. Workforce gaps create new challenges for higher education – News Summary

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November Meeting News Summary

    MADISON, Wis. – The economic purposes of higher education are both crucial and growing in American society, an expert on higher education and economic development told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday. “If higher education institutions don’t provide people with the skills required to get and keep a job, it’s pretty

  4. John and Tashia Morgridge honored by Regents for their distinguished service to UW System

    Madison, Wis. – The Board of Regents will honor John and Tashia Morgridge on Thursday with its inaugural Regents’ Award for Distinguished Service to the University of Wisconsin System. The award will be presented at the Board’s regular meeting in Madison. The Morgridges, both UW-Madison alumni, will be recognized for their extraordinary commitment and dedication