|Plan 2008: GOAL IV: INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO NEEDY STUDENTS AND REDUCE THEIR RELIANCE ON LOANS.|
|RELATED INSTITUTIONAL Plan 2008 GOAL (UW-W Continuing Activity #2):
· Continue to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to present professional papers and engage in leadership activities.
|Name of Department(s)||Academic Support Services
Undergraduate Research Program
University Honors Program
Academic Colleges and Department
|Target Group||UW-W Undergraduate Students|
|Total Number Served||100 plus|
|Time Line||Academic Year and Summer|
|Duration of Program||Continuing|
|Program Cost and Funding Sources||Undergraduate Research Program
State Minority/Disadvantaged Funding (402)
Federal Grants (McNair)
UW-W Foundation (King-Chavez)
1. Efforts will be continued in the existing programs. Specific efforts have increased the size of the McNair Program and the Undergraduate Research Program in recent years. Efforts will continue through Latino Student Programs. The King/Chavez Scholars Program has just been started. An aggressive program is underway to provide a clearer structure for the University Honors Program.
|EXPECTED OUTCOMES OR NEED FOR INITIATIVE/PROGRAM||
· Numbers of students in the identified academic activities.
|ACTUAL OUTCOMES OR EFFECTIVES OF IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES||Students have presented papers in events sponsored by the following organizations:
Student have also been involved in internships each year, with 10 or more in research internships each year and an equal number in work internships each year in areas related to their majors.· McNair ScholarsDuring 1997-98, ninety-five papers were presented. During 1998-99, one hundred seventeen papers were presented. During 1999-2000, one hundred thirty papers were presented. During 2000-01, one hundred sixty-nine papers were presented.
Leadership opportunities include serving as officers in student organizations such as Latinos Unidos, the Black Student Union, and the Southeast Asian Organization. In addition, multicultural students have served as Whitewater Student Government (WSG) members and officers. The current president of WSG is a multicultural student.
|FACTORS INFLUENCING PROGRAM OUTCOMES
||Internal factors influencing program outcomes include the availability of faculty mentors and the availability of funding to support the research and travel to professional conferences.|
|FUTURE PLANS; WILL YOU DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, IF SO, WHY||We plan to continue our strong campus-wide support for undergraduate research.
We also plan to continue our support for student involvement in leadership activities.