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The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion administers two award programs:
The Office of Academic Affairs has consolidated its grants programs. Closing the Achievement Gap, a grant administered by EDI, is now part of:
- Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grant Programs
Which funds progects designed to transform programmatic or institution-wide practices, and advance one or more of the three Strategic Goals of the Growth Agenda and model Inclusive Excellence. These goals include:
- Increase the number of Wisconsin graduates (i.e., improving access to high-quality academic programs and educational opportunities; increasing retention and graduation rates for all students; enhancing teaching and learning; and supporting strategies and practices that enhance student success, both in the classroom and beyond.
- Help create more well-paying jobs (i.e., tailoring academic programs to meet local workforce needs; and developing the workforce to meet the economic needs of today and tomorrow.
- Build stronger communities (i.e., improving access to higher education for Wisconsin’s PK-12 and adult populations; and fostering engagement and partnerships between UW institutions and their local communities and regions.