Goal 2: We will transform lives and impact society
√ UW-Whitewater established 24 new programs in the 2016-2017 academic year in response to market demand and student interest. These programs include academic majors, minors, certificates, and graduate programs.
√ In 2018 UW-Whitewater was named among the "Colleges of Distinction" -a national honor that recognizes campuses for exceptional teaching and dedication to student success. To be recognized, colleges must rate highly on four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.
√ In 2016-2017, 97.03% of UW-Whitewater recent graduates surveyed were employed or attending graduate school (UW-Whitewater Career and Leadership Development First Destination Survey).
√ In 2017-2018, 4,925 students (approximately 44% of the student body), participated in High Impact Practices at UW-Whitewater including study abroad, learning communities, new student seminar, honors program, campus employment, and undergraduate research.
√ The number of university faculty who self-identify as an ethnicity other than white/non-hispanic has increased 4.2% since 2014. (Whitewater campus only)
√ UW-Whitewater experienced an increase in the number of faculty development hours from 2,121 in 2016-2017 to 2,427 hours in 2017-2018.
√ In 2018 the Academic Values and Guidance document and Program Array Review Plan was approved by the Faculty Senate.
√ UW-Whitewater developed and offered workshops on unconscious bias training for faculty Search & Screen committees.
√ Starting in 2016, the funding available for faculty and staff to participate in professional development significantly increased.
√ In March, 2018 UW-Whitewater launched Handshake, a new online job board for on-campus and offcampus student jobs, internships, and full-time jobs requiring a bachelor or master's degree. As of December, 2018, 6,900 employers had listed jobs with UW-Whitewater.
√ In 2018 UW-Whitewater received a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program which measures colleges and universities sustainability performance.
√ In 2018 UW-Whitewater became the first Ice Age Trail campus in the state. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) have come together to collaborate in Community-Based Learning partnerships.
§ UW-Whitewater is participating in the national Quality Assurance Commons project and the National Association of System Heads Taking Student Success to Scale project.
§ UW-Whitewater campus is deeply engaged in an Academic Program Array Review Process with UPARC and CPARC committees.
§ UW-Whitewater is committed to developing search and screen committee programs to reduce bias and improve recruitment processes. This work is ongoing.
§ UW-Whitewater is participating in the UW System "Title and Total Compensation Project," a study of position titles and compensation (including benefits) for every employee in the UW System.
§ UW-Whitewater is developing better methods to collect data on employer satisfaction with the educational preparation of UW-Whitewater alumni.
We will provide experiences that enhance student learning and development.
Primary Action: Increase student participation in High-Impact Practices (HIPs) and co-curricular experiences.
We will improve the retention and graduation success of all students, including our first-time, full-time freshman, transfer students, and graduate students, and significantly narrow the retention and graduation equity gaps.
Primary Action: Implement initiatives and programs aimed at improving student success