Colleges ease application requirements for incoming freshmen because of pandemic – WFRV

“We’re taking into consideration that everyone’s lives have been disrupted since March of 2020,” said Jen Jones, assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Services from UW-Green Bay.

So this year hundreds of colleges have made some significant changes, making the application process a bit easier. Both St. Norbert and UW-Green Bay have removed the requirement to submit ACT or SAT scores.

Source: Colleges ease application requirements for incoming freshmen because of pandemic, WFRV

Reminder: Registration for Retiree Association Banquet ends on Sept. 29

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 is the deadline to register for the 18th annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Banquet. The banquet takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. and the guest speaker will be Matthew Dornbush, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of Graduate Studies. He will be discussing current challenges and opportunities in higher education and UW-Green Bay’s recent accomplishments and opportunities positioning the University for sustained success in the future. Invitations have been mailed and you can register to pay online at

Martin featured in Inside Higher Education

Prof. Ryan Martin
Prof. Ryan Martin

Psychology Associate Prof. Ryan Martin was quoted in Inside Higher Education this week. The discussion was regarding “crossover scholarship” — when academics move between scholarly circles and public ones. Here is an excerpt:

“My colleague Ryan Martin is associate professor and chair of the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. An anger researcher, he started a blog called “All the Rage: Commentary and Resources on the Science of Anger and Violence.” Collecting all things related to anger, he reviews anger research and writes book reviews and updates on student research. As he said to me, “I wanted the blog to be easy-to-read research on anger and violence from someone who knows what they’re talking about.” Several years ago, Martin published an academic article, “Anger on the Internet: The Perceived Value of Rant-Sites” in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. In July 2014, The New York Times picked up the article, cited him and wrote, “Clicking Their Way to Outrage: On Social Media, Some Are Susceptible to Internet Outrage.” At which point, Martin’s work went viral. What happened next to Martin? News media outlets came to him.”

Great read.

The next ‘Last Lecture’: Susan Gallagher-Lepak on e-learning

Prof. Susan Gallagher-Lepak of Nursing is the third speaker in UW-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series” line-up. Gallagher-Lepak will present “E-learning: The Train has Left the Station,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 18) in the Christie Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. “Higher education has changed dramatically since UW-Green Bay began in 1965,” Gallagher-Lepak says, and “E-Learning is ubiquitous and a desired format for many learners…” For more see the news story.

Insight magazine talks higher ed with Adult Degree’s Trombley

“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.”

“Trouble in Iowa City… with a capital ‘T’ that rhymes with ‘B’ …

…and that stands for Business.” In November, the University of Iowa will greet former IBM business executive Bruce Harreld as the school’s next president, to the dismay of a sizeable number of faculty members unhappy he has relatively little experience in higher education. Some outspoken critics are giving Harreld the business for bringing what they anticipate will be an overly corporate approach unsuitable to the University. Inside Higher Ed has coverage (and more than a few comments).

Former Chronicle editor forecasts higher-ed consolidation

Jeffrey Selingo sees a big shakeout coming for American higher education, eventually, especially for struggling “bottom feeder” institutions. The former Chronicle of Higher Education editor notes that the U.S. system is still admired around the world, but… “Any time I drive in the Northeast, I’m always struck by the number of signs along the highway for a nearby college,” he writes, “…but we don’t need a college at every exit along the highway anymore.” Interesting opinions.