9 pages have the tag Higher Education

    2017

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    /news/columns/2017/free-tuition-for-two-year-and-tech-colleges-means-freedom-to-learn/
    Summary: “Every Wisconsinite should have access to education or training past high school… To be pursued at whatever point and pace makes sense for individual workers and industries,” wrote researchers at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) eight years...
    Body: Free Tuition for Two-Year and Tech Colleges Means Freedom to Learn “Every Wisconsinite should have access to education or training past high school… To be pursued at whatever point and pace makes sense for individual workers and industries,” wrot...
    /news/columns/2014/how-a-state-law-obstructed-reward-for-teen-s-hard-work-and-good-grades/
    Summary: Joel knew from the 8th grade he wanted to be valedictorian of his high school class. His cousin just graduated at the top of his class. Because of this achievement, the cousin received a scholarship.
    Body: Joel knew from the 8th grade he wanted to be valedictorian of his high school class. His cousin just graduated at the top of his class. Because of this achievement, the cousin received a scholarship. Joel (not his real name) talked to his cousin...
    /news/columns/2014/free-2-year-and-tech-college-tuition/
    Summary: “So, what’s the best jobs plan?” The Governor asked his State of the State audience. “Easy answer: education. If we want to have jobs ready for Tennesseans, we have to make sure that Tennesseans are ready for jobs.”
    Body: “So, what’s the best jobs plan?” The Governor asked his State of the State audience. “Easy answer: education. If we want to have jobs ready for Tennesseans, we have to make sure that Tennesseans are ready for jobs.” With this introduction, Govern...
    /news/columns/2015/kicking-controls-out-the-window/
    Summary: No UW oversight by LAB a Recipe for Corruption The motion effectively throws Wisconsin taxpayer controls out the window for a significant portion of the state budget.
    Body: “Suspend current law…requiring the Legislative Audit Bureau to conduct an annual financial audit of the UW System. Instead, require the UW System to contract with an independent accounting firm,” read the motion introduced by Senator Harsdorf and...
    /news/columns/2015/governor-s-higher-ed-budget-cuts-bad-for-wisconsin-s-future/
    Summary: My son got me thinking about the challenges our students face – competing in a global marketplace, changes in the economy, changes in technology. College has never been so important. Keeping colleges up-to-date costs money.
    Body: Governor’s Higher Ed Budget Cuts Bad for Wisconsin’s Future “I love college, Mom,” my son told me. “There is nowhere else I can hear a conversation in a different language every day.” My son got me thinking about the challenges our students fa...
    /news/columns/2016/a-flourishing-relationship-worthy-of-investment/
    Summary: ... The entire Chippewa Valley benefits from “the amazing culture of service in our Eau Claire businesses,” said University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt. “This is our culture at UWEC.”
    Body: UWEC and Local Business: A flourishing relationship worthy of investment  “One hundred years ago the Chamber rented a rail car to go down to Madison,” President Bob McCoy of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce told the gathering of business le...
    /news/columns/2016/big-changes-coming-to-uw-extension/
    Summary: “We can’t do more with less,” UW Extension Regional Director Julie Keown-Bomar told people gathered at a recent Menomonie meeting. “We have to do less with less. We cannot be the same cooperative extension service that we used to be.”
    Body: Big Changes Coming to UW Extension “We can’t do more with less,” UW Extension Regional Director Julie Keown-Bomar told people gathered at a recent Menomonie meeting. “We have to do less with less. We cannot be the same cooperative extension ser...
    /news/columns/2016/budget-cuts-to-education-cost-all-of-us/
    Summary: Mike told me his department used to have 15 professors. They now have 11 – soon to be 10. They plan to replace the person leaving but it’s getting harder to recruit and retain faculty.
    Body: Budget Cuts to Education Cost All of Us “We hired a great inorganic chemistry professor last year,” Mike, a UW-River Falls chemistry professor, told me. “Unfortunately she’s leaving in May for St. Olaf.” I visited St. Olaf in Northfield, Minnes...