It’s official: New UW-Green Bay Mission

The year-long UW-Green Bay remissioning process concluded Tuesday, May 15, 2019 with approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) — the last step needed to make the the 178-word statement official.

In the past year, UW-Green Bay sought a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution. The new UW-Green Bay Mission was developed in 2018 and revised with input from the Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Council. Campus hosted a public hearing in March 2019 and on April 25, 2019 the UW System Board of Regents approved the new mission. The text of the mission is as follows:

The UW-Green Bay Select Mission

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.

The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.

Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.​

Reminder: UW-Green Bay Mission Change Public Hearing this Thursday (March 14)

UW-Green Bay will be holding a public hearing on its Mission Change on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center. UW-Green Bay is seeking a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution.

UW-Green Bay Mission Change Public Hearing on Thursday, Mar. 14

UW-Green Bay will be holding a public hearing on its Mission Change on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center. UW-Green Bay is seeking a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution.

UW-Green Bay to Host Public Hearing on Mission Change

Green Bay, Wis. —The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will hold a public hearing on its Mission Change. UW-Green Bay is seeking a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
UW-Green Bay Campus
Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis. 54311

Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments

Regent Robert Atwell will preside over the public hearing, to provide interested persons with the opportunity to make an oral presentation on the revised statement. Each individual who registers to speak will be given up to three minutes for an oral presentation. Registration will be available on site before and during the listening session. Only those who are registered will be able to provide a statement regarding the proposed mission statement.

The proposed mission change is available online at https://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor/mission/proposed.asp. Questions can be directed to Ben Joniaux, Office of the Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at 920-465-2067 or JoniauxB@uwgb.edu.

 Accessibility

Persons with special needs or circumstances regarding communication or accessibility at the hearing should contact Ben Joniaux at 920-465-2067 or JoniauxB@uwgb.edu. Accommodations such as ASL interpreters, English translators or materials in audio format will be made available on request to the fullest extent possible.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Your input is critical: Consider attending UWGB Mission forum May 4

Two fora are planned for discussion of the new proposed University Mission. Chancellor Gary L. Miller and other key administrators will be listening to feedback and questions from the UW-Green Bay community. Each will take place on May 4, 2018 in the Christie Theatre of the University Union. Meeting times are 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. More, here.

A new mission (sort of) for UW-Green Bay

Actually, it’s a more complete special mission. UW-Green Bay appended its campus mission statement last fall in response to a UW System and Board of Regents request that the various UW System institutions standardize their respective documents to include specific reference to programs of study and degrees granted. UW-Green Bay, and several others, consulted with shared governance and supplied additional wording as follows:

The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional studies that cultivate knowledge and encourage investigations into disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, promote civic engagement and lifelong learning, and serve the needs of a diverse student body. Programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and communication; science and technology; education; environment; health science; social and behavioral sciences; and social justice lead to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, BBA, MS, MSW, and MSN degrees.

The expanded Special Mission for UW-Green Bay was approved by the Regents in December. It is now posted online at www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/about-campus/mission.asp.