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UW Colleges: An Important Role
The University of Wisconsin Colleges are the UW System’s network
of freshman and sophomore campuses. The goal of the UW Colleges
is to prepare students to transfer into four year and
professional programs, though some campuses offer bachelor
degrees as well in collaboration with other university system
campuses. Recently, the Chancellor of UW Colleges System, Cathy
Sandeen, has announced a plan to restructure and reorganize
Importantly, the focus has been on protecting student education
while consolidating administration and controlling costs. The
past 10 years have seen student enrollment rise modestly from
12,597 in 2005 to 14,172 in 2014. Spending per student has also
risen from $6,674 in 2005 to $7,945.
This process has led the UW Colleges to seek a conversion to a
system of regional management. Administrative and executive
positions at each individual campus will be grouped at the
regional level. Campus Executive Officers, Deans, Associate
Deans, Marketing and Finance positions, etc. will no longer be
overseeing one campus, but instead will be overseeing a region
of three to four campuses. Nearly 30% of administrative
positions will be reorganized. No teaching positions will be
affected, with the goal being to minimize any impacts to student
UW-Richland, along with UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW-Rock
County, will be combined into the Southwest Region of schools.
This consolidation of administrative functions, along with other
cost cutting measures, is expected to save the system $6 million
annually. Importantly, less than one percent will be reduced
from the instructional budget used for the education of
students. With student loans becoming a major burden for not
only students but also their families, controlling the cost of
education is an important goal.
For more information and to connect with me, visit my website
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/17/marklein and do not
hesitate to call 800-978-8008 if you have input, ideas or need
assistance with any state-related matters.
In the District
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
On Monday, Representative Todd Novak and I had the honor of
presenting Lucas Neuenschwander, Danton Studer, and Daniel Hauck
and with plaques in honor of achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout.
Lucas is a class of 2015 graduate at Monroe High School and for
his Eagle Scout project, Lucas restored the Benkert-Bushnell
Cemetery in Monroe Township.
Danton is a class of 2015 graduate at Monroe High School and for
his Eagle Scout project, Danton renovated the ceremonial fire
ring and bench seating at the Kiwanis Youth Cabin in Monroe.
Daniel is a class of 2015 graduate at Monroe High School and for
his Eagle Scout Project, Daniel replaced and created new
landscape around the flagpole at the Kiwanis Youth Cabin in
Congratulations again to all three of you for your hard work and
dedication to the community!
*Senator Howard Marklein, Lucas Neuenschwander,
Danton Studer, Daniel Hauck, and Representative Todd Novak
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP) released the following on identity theft
among college students. With college students being back on
campus and classes starting up again, it is important to keep
yourself protected. Check out the full release below.
DATCP NEWS RELEASE: Identity Theft Risks Don't End at the
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Media Contact: Jerad Albracht, Senior Communications Specialist,
608-224-5007 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020
MADISON – College life poses unique risks of identity
theft for students, with tempting credit card offers, shared
housing, and countless forms and information that must be
provided. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and
Consumer Protection urges students to study up on ways to
minimize the threat of identity theft.
“Identity theft can be incredibly damaging to young adults'
credit and tax records, hindering their ability to secure
student loans, buy a vehicle, or apply for a job,” said Frank
Frassetto, Administrator for the Division of Trade and Consumer
Protection. “Students may be unprepared to protect themselves
from a steady stream of credit offers, constant requests for
personally identifiable information on official forms, or a
living situation where many people may be in and out of your
room or apartment.”
Here are some helpful tips for students to minimize the risk of
Carry your Social Security card in your wallet.
online or pay bills on a public computer, through an
unsecured website, or on an unsecured Wi-Fi network.
solicitors any personal financial information or your Social
personal identifying information on social media.
your dorm room locked and keep sensitive materials out of
sight, preferably in a lockbox.
Request an assigned ID number instead if your school uses
Social Security numbers for student ID.
that your Social Security number not be included on publicly
Shred pre-approved credit card offers and bills.
mail directly in U.S. Postal Service mailboxes instead of
unsecured campus mailboxes.
For additional information or to file a complaint, visit the
Consumer Protection Bureau at
datcp.wisconsin.gov, call the Consumer Information Hotline
at 800-422-7128 or e-mail email@example.com.
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