UW System Year in Review - 2005
UW System Year in Review - 2005
University of Wisconsin System students, faculty, staff and supporters were busy and productive in 2005. Here's a brief sample of their good work:
The University of Wisconsin System reports 250
measures to improve efficiency and effectiveness systemwide.
of Regents endorses President Reilly's plan to consolidate some
administrative functions of the statewide UW-Extension and the 13
freshman-sophomore UW Colleges, strengthening the institutions' shared
The UW System partners with the University of Guadalajara
for the Jalisco-Wisconsin Consortium, an agreement that will facilitate
exchange, contacts, and research opportunities among students, faculty
Governor Doyle announces funding for the Wisconsin
Institute for Discovery, a dynamic, interactive hub for collaborative
research among all UW institutions.
The UW System joins a national
collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and
Universities to expand the university's commitment to providing liberal
education that helps students discover knowledge, skills, and values.
More than 100 UW undergraduates showcase cutting-edge
research during "Posters in the Rotunda," a celebration at the State
alumni and university friends join elected officials around the state
in marking UW Spirit Week, which highlighted the countless benefits UW
provides for the state's public and private sectors.
The Board of Regents visits the UW-Stout campus for the
first time in nine years and salutes the work of UW-Stout, UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire on Synergy, a public-private
partnership that is strengthening economic and workforce development
efforts in western Wisconsin.
The UW System and several state partners win a $1.3
million U.S. Department of Labor grant to help solve the nation’s
growing nursing shortage by fast-tracking nurses eligible to teach in
UW nursing schools.
The UW Colleges are selected in a national competition
to participate in the "Foundations of Excellence in the First College
Year," a program to improve students' first-year college experience.
UW institutions waive tuition, and offer admission
support services, for students displaced by hurricanes in the Gulf
Coast; campuses organize several ongoing relief efforts to help in
areas affected by the storms.
The National Institutes of Health selects UW-Madison as
the home of the first and only National Stem Cell Bank.
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health broadens its mission, and establishes
plans for future collaborations on public health education, research
and service in the Milwaukee area.
UW institutions unveil the UW
Central Wisconsin Connection, which expands access to higher education
for students in the Wausau, Marshfield and Stevens Point areas.
The UW System makes the first in a series of major
reforms to the university's personnel policies and practices.
Reilly launches the President's Council on Diversity to be chaired by
Cory Nettles, former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
The university seeks to help students from
lower-income families attend college and begins a dialogue about
creative, long-term financial aid and tuition plans that may increase
access to a UW education.
Dr. David Wilson is named the new chancellor
of UW-Extension and UW Colleges.
Several students graduate from a
collaborative engineering program between UW-Fox Valley and