|Plan 2008: GOAL I: INCREASE THE NUMBER OF WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OF COLOR WHO APPLY, ARE ACCEPTED, AND ENROLL AT UW SYSTEM INSTITUTIONS.|
|RELATED INSTITUTIONAL Plan 2008 GOAL (UW-W New Initiative and Expanded Activity #1):
· Work toward a better balance of enrollment of students of color across academic disciplines.
|Name of Department(s)||Admissions
Academic Support Services
Minority Business and Teacher Preparation Programs
|Target Group||Middle and High School Students, UW-W Students|
|Total Number Served||700+ in precollege programs, 460 through Wheels to Whitewater|
|Time Line||Academic Year and Summer|
|Duration of Program||Continuing|
|Program Cost and Funding Sources||Federal Grants (Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound)
State Minority/Disadvantaged Funds (402)
Wheels to Whitewater ($7,000 per year)
|INITIATIVE/PROGRAM||A combination of approaches will be used to produce a better balance of enrollment of students of color across academic disciplines.
1. Expand existing programs (Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Beloit Tutorial Program, Striving for Latino Excellence Day), with students representing a wide range of majors serving as tutors.
|EXPECTED OUTCOMES OR NEED FOR INITIATIVE/PROGRAM||
· Monitor the numbers of majors in various disciplines
|ACTUAL OUTCOMES OR EFFECTIVES OF IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES||Multicultural Students at UW-W are enrolled in 34 of the 45 majors on campus: 27% in business, 24% in social sciences and humanities, 18% in arts and communication, 13% in education, and 8% in the sciences. 10% of the multicultural students are undeclared. Tutors for the Wheels to Whitewater program and the summer programs represent a wide range of majors.
The Wheels to Whitewater program brings approximately 500 targeted multicultural students each year to campus. They have an opportunity to meet with students of various majors.
The Upward Bound program has targeted and recruited students for specific majors (e.g., science). The program has also worked with the Private Industry Council to emphasize specific majors.
The Saturday College Programs are structured to provided students with an understanding of academic disciplines and how they correlate with specific careers. Nine programs were presented each year during 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
During 2000-01 students involved in the on-campus TRIO programs were invited and encouraged to attend lectures and seminars sponsored by the McNair Program, the Undergraduate Research Program, and Latino Student Programs. These lectures exposed them to scholars in a variety of disciplines. In addition, they were invited and encouraged to participate in state, regional, and national conferences held on campus.
Selected departments have specifically targeted and recruited students to for their majors.
Representatives of Latino Student Programs, Latinos Unidos, and Academic Support Services have presented sessions for students from a variety of area schools, including target schools in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Palmyra. The students involved have represented a variety of disciplines.
|FACTORS INFLUENCING PROGRAM OUTCOMES
||Internal factors influencing program outcomes include availability of majors on campus, student interests, program admission standards, and program enrollment limits.
External factors influencing program outcomes include job availability and competing programs at other institutions.
|FUTURE PLANS; WILL YOU DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, IF SO, WHY||Our plans are to continue the initiatives noted above, with continued and increased emphasis on encouraging multicultural students to consider a variety of available majors.|