1. Regents’ 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards announced

    Educators in Green Bay, River Falls, and Kenosha recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its next meeting in Milwaukee on June 7. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award recipients […]

  2. Dwight C. Watson named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    Appointment takes effect Aug. 1

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 17th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Watson’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Watson will step into […]

  3. Regents honor recipients of Teaching Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored today the recipients of the 2019 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, which mark their 27th anniversary this year. The awards are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Regent Janice Mueller, who chaired the selection committee, said the […]

  4. Board of Regents approves two new online Master of Science degree programs

    New graduate degree programs in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management to address industry demand for skilled professionals

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer two new online Master of Science degrees: one in Applied Biotechnology and one in Information Technology Management. The two programs will be offered through the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus in collaboration with several UW System campuses. Courses are planned […]

  5. News Around the UW System – April 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Through the hard work and initiative of UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs, the campus welcomed a prominent national speaker in March to kick off Women’s History Month. Long-time social justice activist Angela Davis used her keynote to inspire a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union. Davis spoke […]

  6. Regents focus attention on rising student behavioral health challenges (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – Reflecting national trends, the number of students in the University of Wisconsin System seeking help for behavioral health issues has increased dramatically over the last decade. As detailed in a presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday, student visits to campus counseling centers across the UW System have increased by 55% since […]

  7. Regents focus attention on student behavioral health challenges

    MADISON, Wis. – Reflecting national trends, the number of students in the University of Wisconsin System seeking help for behavioral health issues has increased dramatically over the last decade. As detailed in a presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday, student visits to campus counseling centers across the UW System have increased by 55% since […]

  8. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers for 2019

    Educators in Whitewater, River Falls, and Eau Claire recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis. – The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 27th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards at the next Regents meeting, April 5 in Madison. The awards recognize outstanding teaching and are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Each recipient is awarded $5,000. “These […]

  9. UW System launching advising initiative to increase student success (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is changing the way it delivers student advising to help ensure student success, especially for underrepresented students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. In December, the Board of Regents entered into a five-year contract with the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to use the company’s Navigate Student […]

  10. UW System enhances efforts to address achievement gaps

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is enhancing its efforts to ensure student success – especially for underrepresented students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students – by expanding student advising services. The UW System Board of Regents in December entered into a five-year contract with Education Advisory Board (EAB) to use the […]