The UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program will join in observing “National Nontraditional Student Week” Nov. 2-6. Among the activities will be soliciting non-trads to nominate faculty or staff members who have made a difference in their lives, to tweet selfies of themselves doing schoolwork at work or home, an honor society induction ceremony, and prize drawings. Meanwhile, ADP shares these facts:
• 29% (1,782) of current students at UWGB are non-traditional
• The average GPA of non-traditional students is 3.52
• Average credit load is 9.5 credits per semester
• The average age of non-traditional students at UWGB is 34
• 635 non-traditional students at UWGB are from Brown County
Faculty members can nominate a non-traditional student to highlight
Also part of Nontraditional Student Week, faculty members can nominate a favorite non-traditional student for recognition.
In an email communication Monday to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, Chancellor Gary L. Miller shared an overview of a plan to reorganize the University’s operational and organizational structure. The new model, with four academic deans reporting to the provost and vice chancellor, will replace a two-dean structure largely unchanged since 1996. (Current titles are dean of the College of Professional Studies and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.) The four colleges and schools under the new structure will be:
• Cofrin School of Business
• College of Health and Education
• College of Science
• College of Liberal Arts
The faculty University Committee and the chairs of the Academic Staff and University Staff committees have endorsed the concept. Miller says he will seek UW System approval at the December meeting of the Board of Regents, with implementation by July 2016. With an accompanying reshaping of the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, reallocation of vacant positions and integration of some services into other budgetary units, the changes project as cost neutral or a net savings. The Chancellor says the need for reorganization was illuminated over the past year through the efforts of the Invent the Future work groups, the new University Planning and Innovation Council, and individuals across campus charged with managing unprecedented state budget cuts. UW-Green Bay’s new administrative structure will better position deans to support faculty, pursue fundraising opportunities, foster innovation and community engagement, and grow their respective programs, Miller says. To see his message to faculty and staff, which includes budget projections, a pledge of continuing governance involvement and a draft plan for how academic programs will be grouped, visit the Chancellor’s website.
“We started doing classes that were weekends and hybrids, and then through the years, as technology advanced, we started incorporating more of the technology into classes,” Christina Trombley, director of UWGB’s Adult Degree Program, said in a recent interview with the local Insight magazine. “It was just the natural progression of trying to continually serve this adult population.” To see the story about “online alternatives.”
Nadine “Dene” Hellman, class of ’93, now 86 years old, lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is the author of four books, including her latest, The People Under the House: A Case of Survival. During Hellman’s second semester at UW-Green Bay she took a course with longtime instructor Peter Kellogg, wrote a paper for a memoir-writing assignment, and was urged by Kellogg to “turn this paper into a book.” More than a quarter century later, Hellman is sharing that story, which deals with her sometimes-turbulent marriage to a Holocaust survivor whose experience at the hands of the Nazis affected their lives forever. Link to more on Hellman.
Outreach and Adult Access’ Eric Craver, whose LeadershipGreen Bay team joined forces with the local Girl Scouts on an anti-bullying project last year, is inviting UW-Green Bay faculty and staff to form teams for another Girl Scouts event — the annual Winner Trivia contest. This year’s event takes place from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at The Marq in De Pere. Teams of up to four people compete for the coveted traveling Winner Trivia trophy and other great prizes, with proceeds benefiting the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.
Fans who check out the official website of the Green Bay Packers today (Monday, Dec. 8) can find the usual game-day fare — scouting reports, exclusive features, match-up analyses and much more. They’ll also be able to learn more about UW-Green Bay — specifically our Adult Degree program — thanks to the University’s partnership with the Green and Gold. All day today, UW-Green Bay owns the skin on Packers.com, which means visitors will find ample opportunities to learn about the Adult Degree program and all it has to offer. Check out general information, video testimonials and much more at Packers.com. Reading this Tuesday? See what you missed here. You’ll also have another chance to check out the UW-Green Bay skin later in the season. We’ll keep you posted.
Fans who visit Packers.com can check out scouting reports, pre-game analyses, game-day videos and much more.
Those who checked out the site Monday (Dec. 8) also got a great chance to learn about the UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program — and all it has to offer.
As part of UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers, the University owned the skin on Packers.com all day Monday — Monday Night Football game day, to be precise. Adult Degree Program information featured prominently from top to bottom, inviting users to visit the website, check out video testimonials and much more.
UW-Green Bay will own the Packers.com skin again later this season, on a to-be-determined date. Check out www.uwgb.edu/packers to learn more about the University’s partnership with the Green and Gold.
Christina Trombley, director of the Adult Degree Program, presented at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) Central Region Conference in Denver, CO. Her presentation, “Case Study for Developing Data Dashboards,” was rated one of five “Best in Show” based on participant evaluations and is a finalist to be included in the UPCEA National Conference in Washington, D.C.
We told you here yesterday — and shared a few photos — about UW-Green Bay’s role in the terrific on-field military tribute that took place prior to Sunday’s Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. Today, we’ve got a new photo gallery that offers an up-close look at the main event, which featured UW-Green Bay student and alumni veterans (and their guests) helping to hold one of four giant American flags that were unfurled in conjunction with a patriotic card stunt and fireworks display. Local 5 News featured several of those photos in a Monday night story, speaking with UW-Green Bay student vets Heather Olmsted and Ramon Vasquez about the once-in-a-lifetime flag-bearing experience. You can check out our photo gallery, and the news story, by clicking the links:
UW-Green Bay News
Local 5 News