1. Planning and implementation for restructuring of UW Colleges, UW-Extension is underway (news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is going “full steam ahead” with plans to restructure the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, according to President Ray Cross. Presenting the first progress report on the planning and implementation process since the Board of Regents approved the restructuring proposal last month, Cross told the Regents Thursday that significant

  2. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards on April 7 in Platteville at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in teaching. They are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The monetary value of the award

  3. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents  UW-Madison’s Badgerloop team is heading “back to the future” in an international competition featuring futuristic high-speed transportation. The team’s 200-mph pod levitates its passengers through an above-ground vacuum tube. A team from MIT and another from the Netherlands were the only ones to score higher

  4. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents  UW-Eau Claire computer science students in Dr. Chris Johnson’s class are creating instructional models and games to help their classmates with their first-year courses.  Many students enter the computer science program without any high school class experience – and these games provide a skills-gap solution

  5. “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

  6. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents   Last week, the international news agency Reuters released its top 100 rankings of the most innovative universities in the world for 2016. I am proud to report that the UW System ranks #13 worldwide. The Reuters list relies exclusively on empirical data – such

  7. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Parkside’s App Factory has been honored by University Business magazine for innovative approaches to student success on campus. The App Factory employs 20 interns, who earn course credit and are paid to develop mobile apps and web tools for clients in the community. Congratulations, Chancellor

  8. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents A UW-Milwaukee microbiologist, Sandra McLellan, is helping an area Lake Michigan beach – Bradford Beach – enjoy a new day in the sun after aggressive cleanup and naturalization efforts improved water quality and boosted overall beach health. Just in time for summer!      

  9. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Green Bay has had several reasons to dance over the last month, a couple of which you may have heard about. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were named Horizon League champions and earned an invitation to NCAA Tournament. This marked the first time since

  10. Regents updated on student health, well-being and safety factors that impact college success (day 1 news summary)

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Student success in college is impacted by a myriad of factors, including student health, well-being and safety, according to a report presented Thursday to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. “It is a vital part of our commitment to students in the UW System that we meet their needs both