Please share with students: Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition deadline is March 30

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the fourth annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. We invite eligible students from across campus to submit essays for the competition.

Selection Process and Awards: All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive an annual continuing scholarship of $1,000 for up to three years or completion of a baccalaureate degree (whichever comes first) to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay. Recipients will be notified in spring 2020.

Eligibility: This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2020-2021 academic year. One scholarship will be granted to a current first-year student, and one scholarship will be granted to a current sophomore, junior, or senior.

This Year’s Topic: What is the future of liberal education in the United States?  Will it survive the political challenges it faces from its critics?  Will it be able to adapt to rapidly changing technology?  Will it become so expensive as to become the exclusive domain of the elites in society?  Will it simply fade away?  What role will it play if it does survive?  Is it possible to imagine a vibrant and dynamic future for education in the United States?  What role do the liberal arts play in that future?

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt. To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may wish to check these liberal education learning outcomes.

Submissions: The submission deadline is March 30, 2020. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a .pdf document. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced.

Each essay must include a title page with the following information:

  • title of essay
  • student’s name
  • current school standing (first-year, sophomore, junior or senior)
  • major (undecided is acceptable)
  • home address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

The title page must also include the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

 

UW-Green Bay offering new Accelerated Degree | WLUK

Students at UW-Green Bay will soon be able to obtain their degrees with more flexibility.Starting in the fall of 2020, an Accelerated Degree will be available to students pursuing an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree.The program provides “anywhere, anytime” access for students to engage in six-week courses when it’s convenient for them. All class content is available online and through video lectures. Source: UW-Green Bay offering new Accelerated Degree | WLUK

Anywhere, anytime path to a degree is cornerstone of UW-Green Bay’s new Accelerated Degree

Applications now being accepted; some prior experience may be eligible for credit

Green Bay, Wis.— Beginning in fall 2020, an Accelerated Degree will be available to students pursuing an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. The program provides “anywhere, anytime” access—as students will be able to engage in courses when it is convenient for them, as all class content will be made available online and through video lectures.

In addition, the Accelerated Degree program will be the University’s first in which students will be able to complete all courses in six-week (or four-week summer) increments, providing increased flexibility for working adults and those who aren’t able to take classes on campus. Students will have an option to attend in-person lectures with instructors one Saturday per month.

Interested students are able to learn more and apply for admission to the program, immediately at www.uwgb.edu/accelerated-degree. The program is offered through UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

In addition to personalized coaching, the Accelerated Degree is a customized program with built-in flexibility, specifically designed to expedite personal growth, while making it possible for students to manage work, family, home and education. The Accelerated Degree is also designed to provide relevant knowledge and training to working adults seeking promotion or career change. During fall and spring semesters, students will be able to take two classes at a time in six-week sessions.

“We are attempting to remove the barriers that prevent people from pursuing their higher education goals and dreams,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander. “Essentially we desire to help people from all walks of life to fast forward their future. UW-Green Bay is proud to provide educational opportunities for people at all stages of their professional and pre-professional careers. The Accelerated Degree is intended to be flexible for students that need options to balance their education with other demands on their time. We understand that students have many needs for education throughout their careers and want to ensure that UW-Green Bay is able to provide programs that allow access for all who want it at any point during their journey.”

As a part of the application and enrollment process, students will work with a dedicated student success coach from the University, who will help evaluate a student’s life goals and life journey as they design, together, a plan that will work for them. The student success coach will analyze students’ transfer college credits and learning experiences outside of formal education through work, military or other experiences and determine how they may apply towards the degree. Students will work with the student success coach during the entirety of their time in the program.

The Accelerated Degree meets the UW-Green Bay requirements for an Associate of Arts and Science Degree with an emphasis that prepares graduates for advancement in their jobs or a clearly-defined pathway towards bachelor degree programs. Students will be able to choose from four emphasis areas: Business Concepts, Foundations of Education, Organizational Development or Workforce Solutions.

Students will earn a digital badge for their chosen emphasis. Each emphasis has been developed to deliver workforce skills needed in a competitive job market. Digital badges are a quick and recognizable way to share verified knowledge and expertise with employers, colleagues and recruiters and will afford students a competitive edge and a way to differentiate themselves from co-workers or other candidates. Badges empower students with 24/7 digital access on resumes, websites, social media and email signatures.

Students can learn more about the program and their next steps at www.uwgb.edu/accelerated-degree.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

 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 more than 8,700 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, D-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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UW–Green Bay: Working to meet the needs of the community and students | WFRV

Provost and Vice Chancellor Michael Alexander stopped in with WFRV to discuss the benefits of attending UW-Green Bay. He mentions new four-year programs at the satellite campuses, responding to community needs, and even makes a plug for the upcoming Weidner Philharmonic performance of Casablanca. More via University of Wisconsin–Green Bay: Working to meet the needs of the community and students | WFRV. 

Jamie Schramm named Campus Executive Officer of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Green Bay, Wis.—James “Jamie” Schramm, a lifelong resident of the Sheboygan, Wis. community, has been named Campus Executive Officer (CEO) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus.

“His experience in the community, understanding of the picture of higher education in the region, and energy and devotion to the Sheboygan Campus will be a tremendous asset for us to move forward,” said UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander, in announcing the hire to the Sheboygan Campus community, Thursday, Dec. 19. “I want to thank (Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Relations) Tony Warner and the search committee for their tremendous work to complete the search this quickly and successfully. Given the recent increase in applications to the Sheboygan Campus and this hire, I feel like we are gaining some momentum in Sheboygan.”

Jamie Schramm, Sheboygan Campus CEO
Jamie Schramm, Sheboygan Campus CEO

In addition, Alexander noted the work of Rachele Bakic, CEO of the Manitowoc Campus, for her leadership during the transition. Former CEO Jennifer Williamson-Mendez stepped away from the position in fall and Bakic served as CEO for both campuses in the interim.

Schramm comes to UW-Green Bay from Kohler Credit Union where he has served from 2012 to 2017 as employee development manager and since 2017 as its community outreach manager. Schramm has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland College in Sheboygan since 2010.

“I am excited and thrilled to be joining the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus team as many years ago, I myself was a student at UW-Sheboygan,” Schramm said. “The opportunity to share my leadership and experiences with today’s learners is both challenging and rewarding. Together we will connect the campus and community, through innovative partnerships and a never-ending dialogue of how our campus serves to build a better and stronger Sheboygan community. I look forward to building a campus culture around engagement, diversity, collaboration and achievement. The origins of this campus dates back to 1933 and as a life-long resident of the Sheboygan community, I fully understand the impact it has had and the potential future impact we will have.”

Schramm is an active member of the Sheboygan community, serving as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, Acuity Business Challenge coach, INCubatorEDU Entrepreneurship Program community champion, and advisory board member and volunteer in many areas of business development and higher education.

He received both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree (2010) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (1997) from Lakeland College and an Associated of Arts and Sciences Degree from UW-Sheboygan (now UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus) in 1992.

He begins his tenure as leader of UW-Green Bay’s Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965, and bordering the bay of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus rests in the heart of a rapidly growing region, fueled by cutting-edge scientific and technology services, manufacturing, education, healthcare and more. This community, hugging the shore of Lake Michigan, hosts a campus that reflects this growth in its programs and facilities. Outstanding professors provide hands-on personalized attention, with experience and accomplishments which stack up anywhere, but whose caring is second-to-none. Students at this 70-acre hilltop campus enjoy state-of-the-art technology and facilities, such as the ACUITY Technology Center and the Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Science Building.

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Open Forums: Sheboygan Campus Executive Officer Candidates

The final candidates in the search for search for the UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus executive officer will be on the Sheboygan campus next week, located at One University Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Each candidate will discuss their “vision for the future of UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus” in an open forum for the campus community. The open forum schedule is as follows:

Date Candidate (CV) Time Location
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 James Schramm (pdf) 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sheboygan Campus, Room #2223 / Skype
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 Dane Checolinski (pdf) 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sheboygan Campus, Room #2223 / Skype

New Distance Education coordinator appointed

Nichole LaGrow has joined the Academic Affairs team at UW-Green Bay in a brand-new position as coordinator of Distance Education. Distance Education will play an increasingly larger role as the University seeks to increase access for students by extending curricular offerings to all four campuses, build partnerships with public high schools and technical colleges, develop programs to reach students throughout the 16-county region and recruit new students across the state, the nation and internationally. LaGrow’s appointment began Nov. 11, 2019.  She will report to Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Clifton Ganyard.

LaGrow’s responsibilities include the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings. She will work with the academic Nichole La Growdeans, the campus executive officers and the registrar to ensure that distance education needs are met at each campus. In addition, she will encourage innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and to promote best practices in distance education. The position is a highly collaborative one that will work closely with a number of divisions and offices, including Enrollment Services, Information Technology, Student Success and Engagement, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness.

LaGrow comes to UW-Green Bay from Ellucian, where she served as the executive director of Learning Design and Development. She has a wide variety of higher education experience and has served at numerous different institutions, including Rowan College at Burlington County, where she served as the dean of Liberal Arts, and Northampton County Community College, where she served as the director of the Learning Center. Her educational background includes a BA and a MA in English, a Ph.D. in Modern History and Literature, an MS in Adult Education, an MSM in Human Resources and an MBA.  LaGrow’s diverse education and experience will be beneficial as UW-Green Bay develops, expands and implements curricular programs in a variety of modalities.

Distance education coordinator, Oct 21-22 interviews

The campus community is invited to attend the open forum presentation portion of in-person interviews for the distance education coordinator. The first interview was held Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2019). Two additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Open forum information for these candidates are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Jack Champeau
Jack Champeau’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: in UU Unity B, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Nichole LaGrow (previously Bennett)
Nichole LaGrow’s CV (pdf)
Open forum: IS 1034, 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.

The previous open forum was held for the following candidate:
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider’s CV (pdf)

The distance education coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. Each candidate will prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.

 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies on-Campus interviews scheduled

The final candidates in the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies will be on campus next week. Each candidate will discuss their “Vision of Creating Vibrant and Sustainable Graduate Programs at UW-Green Bay” in an open forum. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 14 – Beth Meyerand
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Thursday, October 17 – Pieter DeHart
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Room (UU 232)

Friday, October 18 – Vimala Pillari
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Room (UU 103)

Distance Education Coordinator Interview – First Open Forum Oct. 15

In-person interviews for the Distance Education Coordinator begin on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Interviews include an open forum presentation. The first candidate is Michael Schneider whose open forum will be held in IS1034 from 9:55 to 10:25 a.m.

The Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and promotion of the University’s distance education offerings at each campus. The Coordinator encourages innovation in distance education programming to enhance accessibility and student success and promotes best practices in distance education to achieve high quality education. We have asked the candidate to prepare a presentation on the topic: “Describe your vision for Distance Education learning and how it applies to a four-campus, one University model, like UW-Green Bay.”

Additional candidates will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Additional notifications of these open forums will follow as the dates near.