Grading choice impacts high school students working on dual credit through UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison | The Verona Press

Verona Area High School students will get a choice over how their report cards look at the end of the academic year. They will be able to get a letter grade or a pass/fail grade. For students taking college-credit courses, such a dual credits through UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison, a pass/fail grade could hinder their GPA or impact the credits. Source: High school will give grading choice | The Verona Press. 

UW-Green Bay programs to help high school students earn transferable credits

Launched by UW-Green Bay, the Global Learning Program and Summer Scholars Program will help high school students in Northeast Wisconsin prepare for college. High school students will be given the opportunity to take courses at UW-Green Bay and earn college credits that can transfer to colleges across the country. The Daily News has more.

First Nations Studies class visit Ho-Chunk Nation

Visitors from the Black River Falls High school paid a visit to GIS Specialist Niklas Anderson of the Ho-Chunk Nation Realty Division on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Sixteen students and History and Social Studies Instructor Paul Rykken came to see what kind of work Anderson does and how it fits in with the objectives of the Ho-Chunk people.

“I wanted to give the students an introduction to geography and all the tools geographers use, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS),” Anderson said. The group was from a class is called “First Nations Studies: Introduction to the Tribal World.” — a dual-credit offering with UW-Green Bay First Nations and the College Credit in High School program. Read the story in the Hocak Worak.

College Credit in High School program sees record enrollment

The UW-Green Bay College Credit in High School (CCIHS) program has another year of record enrollment with more than 1,500 students enrolling in UW-Green Bay credit classes through the concurrent enrollment program. Final enrollment numbers for the 2017-18 academic year show a 13% enrollment increase from last year. The CCIHS program partners with 40 Wisconsin high schools to offer college credit courses for high school students. These courses are taught by UW-Green Bay faculty approved high school teachers and allow students to get a head start on their college education. During the 2017-18 academic year, students saved more than $1 million in tuition by taking advantage of reduced tuition through the program. The largest areas of enrollment are modern languages followed by psychology, communications, human biology and English. UW-Green Bay faculty serve as faculty liaisons to provide high school teachers with a curricular connection to campus. The CCIHS program is directed by Meagan Strehlow from the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

College Credit in High School sees a 25 percent jump

The College Credit in High School program has seen a 25 percent increase in high school students enrolled (1,352) for the 2016-17 school year. These courses are taught in high schools by UW-Green Bay approved adjunct instructors. UW-Green Bay faculty members serve as faculty liaisons for these high school teachers to provide curricular support and evaluation. The growth in enrollment is due to new partnerships with Bay Port, De Pere, Lancaster, Hortonville, Oregon, Mukwonago and Albany high schools. Students have the opportunity to earn credits for courses in the areas of Modern Languages, Business Administration, English, Psychology, Communications, Engineering Technology, Education, Sociology, Human Biology, Chemistry and First Nations Studies. The College Credit in High School program is part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Outreach and directed by Meagan Strehlow, Director of Education Outreach.

UW-Green Bay’s record fall 2016 enrollment figures show response to regional needs

Enrollment is highest recorded and most diverse to date

Green Bay, Wis. — For the first time in its history, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has surpassed the 7,000 mark for fall enrollment. UW-Green Bay has 7,030 students, up 251 students from a year ago. The University has seen significant gains in minority students, graduate students and “undergraduate specials,” including high school students taking college courses. UW-Green Bay’s full-time equivalent headcount is also up by 101 students. (See related fact sheet for specifics).

“The increase reflects our focus on new program development in response to both students and employers in the region and reflects our commitment and emphasis on strengthening our region’s access to a quality education,” says UW-Green Bay’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment, Christina Trombley. “As has been shown many times before, the success of the university is the success of the region and state, as the overwhelming majority of our grads work and live in Wisconsin.”

Fall 2016 enrollment figures reflected nearly 21% growth in the UW-Green Bay graduate programs from 2015, due largely to continued program expansion, strong growth in online master’s programs and continued success of the University’s much sought after social work program.

“The fall numbers reflect the first year that our online Data Science program is fully implemented. It also shows approximately 40% growth in our online Sustainable Management program, 16% growth in our online Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Systems program, and the addition of a new online program in Health and Wellness Management,” said Matt Dornbush, associate vice chancellor and director of UW-Green Bay graduate studies.

“Growth in the Social Work program remained strong at a 9% increase,” said Dornbush. “We expect to see continued growth in the coming years as we increase recruitment efforts for our longstanding programs, several of our new program mature, and we expand our program offerings, including the coming launch of our fist Doctorate program, an Ed.D. in First Nations Education.”

Much of the “undergraduate specials” gain was from students who are still in high school but are ready to do college level work in at least some subjects — College Credit in High School (CCIHS) students. Courses offered are identical to introductory level courses at UW-Green Bay, covering a wide range of topics, and are delivered in the high schools by high school teachers. This fall, new courses were offered at 11 high schools.

“Experiencing the rigor of a college level course in the familiar environment of a student’s high school can help students develop skills for college success,” says Meagan Strehlow, Director of Education Outreach for the University. “Through our partnerships with high schools in Wisconsin, we are able to significantly reduce tuition for these courses, allowing students to save money and accelerate their time to degree completion. I believe the growth in enrollment can be attributed to students and families learning more about these opportunities and taking advantage of new course offerings in their high schools.”

Strehlow and her staff work with all high school partners to speak to their students about enrollment in the classes and what it means to have a course on their college transcript.

“By talking directly to students we are able to make them feel more connected to UW-Green Bay and make sure they are making a good decision about enrolling in a college level class,” Strehlow says. “I believe these visits and the customer service we provide schools are what sets UW-Green Bay CCIHS apart from other concurrent enrollment programs. We help students succeed by making sure they have the information they need and give them resources to be successful as they move into their college careers.”

Additional Phoenix facts:

  • Final enrollment includes a freshman class of 872, more than 10% larger than last year
  • The largest majors are (in order): Business Administration, Integrative Leadership Studies, Human Biology, Psychology, Nursing, Human Development, Accounting, Computer Science, Biology and English
  • Collectively, the three majors in the Engineering Technology program have grown the fastest in the past year, from 32 to 115 majors this year
  • Mid-sized programs that have grown rapidly over the past year include Environmental Sciences, Music, Art, Spanish and Math
  • 24% of all students graduated from Brown County schools (Preble, Bay Port and Ashwaubenon high schools are the top enrolled
  • 681 students transferred to UW-Green Bay; NWTC is the top transfer source
  • 56% of undergraduates are first-generation students
  •  4% are veterans and 16% percent are children or spouses of veterans

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Verona students ‘had the best time’ with UWGB’s Prof. Marker

Verona High School students visit James Marker's classroomUW-Green Bay Human Biology Prof. James Marker (front left), hosted students from Verona High school (part of the College Credit in High School (CCIHS) Intro. Human Biology course) recently for a few hours of learning and fun while studying anatomy and physiology. They spent an hour engaging in such things as taking blood pressure and exercising and identifying relevant anatomical structures on the cadavers. It was a return trip for Verona biology teacher Hope Mikkelson (next to Marker). ”My students had the BEST time!” Mikkelson said.

In the news: UW-Green Bay course in the high schools


UW-Green Bay College Credit in High School and Pulaski High School Spanish instructor Tracie Van Gheem-Rottier was featured in an NBC 26 Partners in Education segment last night that showcased Pulaski School District’s extensive Modern Language program that begins in elementary schools and culminates with UWGB Spanish 202 at the high school through our College Credit in High School program. The full story with video.

In the news: DPI, UW Colleges sign dual enrollment deal

Program organizers promise state high school students will be able to take UW System college courses at little or no charge under an agreement signed Tuesday (June 12) by Tony Evers, state Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Ray Cross, chancellor of UW Colleges and Extension. The program, which would be in place for the 2013-14 school year, is designed to ease the way into the UW System for all high school students and to increase the number of college graduates statewide, officials say. It also would reduce tuition costs for students and streamline their time in college. UW-Green Bay is among System schools that have their own College Credit in High School programs (www.uwgb.edu/ccihs/). Cost and funding details are pending; quoting the story: “Who will pay for the program, how much it will cost and how it will be funded haven’t been determined, but Evers and Cross said participating students and their families would pay little or nothing to earn college credits.” Read the full story.