Academic Transformation Program

Declining state support is a trend likely to continue in higher education, both in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Traditionally, UW-Whitewater has responded to these declines by reducing operating expenses, collecting more revenue from tuition and fees, and becoming more entrepreneurial in its operation. Chancellor Richard Telfer has challenged the Division of Academic Affairs to expand this repertoire of responses by systematically exploring how institutional resources (e.g., faculty time) can be used more efficiently to demonstrably (measurably) improve student learning outcomes. In an environment of ever-escalating instructional costs, such efforts will not only assist the institution in using its resources more effectively, but they stand to improve institutional quality and increase institutional access.