1. UW System’s Economic Development Efforts Earn National Recognition

    Innovative Business Partnerships Helping State

    The University of Wisconsin System has earned national recognition from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) for promoting economic prosperity by helping students and alumni build career connections with area businesses. The UW System was one of four finalists in the 2016 UEDA Awards of Excellence innovation category from nominations submitted throughout North America. “The

  2. UW System presents VETS certification to six institutions, recognizing exceptional service to student veterans

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System today presented Veterans Education and Transition to Success (VETS) certifications to six institutions at the Board of Regents meeting.  All UW institutions are continuing to enhance their support to student veterans by providing a wide range of critical supportive services, including counseling, a welcoming campus environment, and giving

  3. Board of Regents Discusses Accelerating Time to Graduation for Students

    Today, the Board of Regents discussed accelerating time to graduation for students as part of the UW System’s 2020FWD strategic framework. “Time to graduate is one of the most important factors in college affordability.  If students can graduate in a shorter amount of time, they pay less.  It also avoids missed ‘opportunity costs’ because they

  4. President Cross Reaffirms Commitment to Operational Excellence in the UW System

    Today, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross reiterated his commitment to maintaining and enhancing operational excellence in the UW System, the fourth component of the System’s strategic framework, 2020FWD: Moving Wisconsin and the World Forward.  The framework will provide strategic direction for the UW System in four key areas:  the educational pipeline, the university

  5. Board of Regents Honors MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Award Winner Anne Basting, UW-Milwaukee Professor

    Today, the Board of Regents honored UW-Milwaukee professor Anne Basting, who was recently named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.  Basting was one of 23 new fellows announced by the MacArthur Foundation in September, which awards fellowships to people who have shown “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Basting

  6. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Madison’s Office of Quality Improvement has won an international award for facilitation. The office received a silver Facilitation Impact Award from the International Association of Facilitators. It serves as an internal consulting service providing services including strategic planning, project management, restructuring, process improvement, and change

  7. UW System to Recognize Six Institutions for Earning UW VETS Certification

    UW System Awarded Nearly $23 Million in UW-funded Veterans Tuition Benefits in Fiscal Year 2016

    A day before Veteran’s Day, the University of Wisconsin (UW) System will honor six of its institutions at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting on November 10 for achieving UW Veterans Education and Transition to Success (VETS) Certification.  In addition to the undergraduate and graduate tuition benefits the UW System awards to veterans under the Wisconsin