Overview

Academic, Faculty, and Global Programs (AFGP) adds value to the University of Wisconsin (UW) institutions and the State of Wisconsin by providing needed products and services that each UW institution could not achieve with the same efficiency and cost savings by itself.

AFGP works with the Board of Regents to develop, implement, and assess systemwide policies and procedures relating to academic array management; academic program planning and review; educational opportunities for veterans; and international education and engagement.

AFGP assists UW institutions in these critical mission areas:

  • Enhancing college readiness, and teacher quality, recruitment, and retention, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) grants;
  • Developing innovative pedagogies to enhance student learning and academic quality;
  • Transforming research ideas into business opportunities, through the Applied Research grant programs;
  • Expanding academic and career advising; student access, support, and retention; and educational innovations such as prior-learning assessment for credit toward degrees; and
  • Working with faculty representatives and academic staff representatives to address concerns and capitalize on opportunities that benefit the system as a whole.

AFGP saves money for students, their parents, and the taxpayers of Wisconsin by monitoring unnecessary duplication of academic programs and working with institutions to suspend or eliminate certain low degree-producing programs, while adding new, more relevant programs.

AFGP also provides oversight for the following:

  • Women’s Studies Consortium administered at UW-Madison;
  • the Institute for Urban Education administered at UW-Milwaukee; and
  • the Collaborative Languages Program and the Hessen Student Exchange Program  administered at UW-Oshkosh.

AFGP is a liaison with the UW Higher Education Location Program (UW HELP) and works with institutions to implement the U.S. Department of Education Program Integrity Rules.

Leadership

Photo Stephen H. Kolison, Jr.

Stephen H. Kolison, Jr.

Associate Vice President

Contact

1642 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-8778
avp-kolison@uwsa.edu

Initiatives

The Office of Academic, Faculty, and Global Programs (AFGP) oversees the following programs that are hosted at UW institutions:

AFGP is also the unit within UW System Administration responsible for liaising with UW HELP.

Staff

Salvador Carranza

Senior System Academic Planner
1656 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 265-9177
scarranza@uwsa.edu

Brandon Clementi

Program Associate
1638 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 890-3282
bclementi@uwsa.edu

La Vonne Cornell-Swanson

Director, Office of Professional and Instructional Development
1652 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 263-2722
lcornell-swanson@uwsa.edu

Carmen Faymonville

Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President
1730 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-6831
cfaymonville@uwsa.edu

Ann Fisher

Program Associate
1640 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-5862
afisher@uwsa.edu

Lynn Freeman

Senior Administrative Program Specialist
1632 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-4337
lfreeman@uwsa.edu

Ron Jetty

Director, PK-16 Initiatives
1634 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-5464
rjetty@uwsa.edu

Phil Makurat

Senior System Academic Planner
1640 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (262) 215-4616
pmakurat@uwsa.edu

Dennis Rhodes

Program & Policy Analyst - Advanced
1614 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 261-1434
drhodes@uwsa.edu

Denny Roark

Senior Outreach Specialist
1666 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 263-7918
droark@uwsa.edu

Diane Treis Rusk

Director, Undergraduate Education
1646 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 261-1115
dtreisrusk@uwsa.edu

Diane Waters

Program Associate
1612 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-3216
dwaters@uwsa.edu