Initiatives

Student Success expanding section

UWL MissionThe University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. 

Student success resources for STUDENTS.

Student success resources for INSTRUCTORS.

Community Engagement & Service Learning expanding section

Community Engagement

UWL values civic engagement and a commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, in which our socially responsible campus serves as a resource for our increasingly interconnected local, state, and global communities, collaborating and sharing resources and expertise to improve the human condition. UWL has developed a Community Portal the purpose of which is to foster learning and research collaborations in and out of the classroom while building stronger relationships between UWL and community partners in addition to our ongoing community-UWL collaborations.

Service Learning

Service Learning is a general term for a wide range of pedagogies that are based in the community. More than volunteering, service learning projects work best when they strike a good balance between the learning needs of the student and the "common good" needs of the community partner. UWL's Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning provides information on service-learning strategies, resources, and current opportunities in the community.  

Constitution Day expanding section

Every Fall, on or near Constitution Day, and in honor of the founders of the USA, UWL hosts a Constitution Day exhibit in the Murphy Library.  Murphy Library also provides an online resource guide on the U.S. Constitution and Constitution Day is also available. 

Enrollment Management Council expanding section

Purpose

The purpose of the Enrollment Management Council (EMC) is to set enrollment targets as related to how changes in total numbers and student composition affects all areas of the institution, including academic affairs, student affairs, diversity & inclusion, auxiliaries, and overall budget. Because student enrollment affects the entire university, managing enrollments from application to graduation requires involvement across all facets of the institution.  This committee should meet at least once each semester.

Ongoing Committee Charge

  1. Review and establish enrollment targets for incoming new students to UWL for the fall term of each year. This target will be set by September 1 of the prior year.

  2. Review and establish enrollment targets for incoming new students to UWL for the spring term of each year. This target will be set by September 1 of the prior year.

  3. Review campus activities for better understanding of programs, efforts, and student populations that contribute to overall enrollment at the institution.

  4. Review student success metrics related to retention and graduation rates of students at the university. 

Executive Committee Membership and Charge

CHARGE: Meet to determine the agenda for the EMC including preliminary recommendations on key targets and benchmarks. Bring in other members of campus community as needed for discussions at EMC. Excecutive committee members are bolded and indicated with a * below.

Full membership roster

Vice Chancellors of AA*, SA*, A&F*, and D&I

Associate VC AA*

Assistant VC D&I 

Academic Deans (CBA, CASSH, CSH & SOE)

Director of Residence Life*

Coordinator New Student and Family Programs

Director of Student Success

Director of Admissions*

Director of Financial Aid

Director of Records & Registration

Director of AAC/CS

Director of Extended Learning

Director of Graduate Studies

Director of International Education & Engagement

Faculty Senate Chair or Vice Chair (who sits on JPB)

Joint Planning & Budget JPB Chair

Budget Director*

Athletics Director

Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning*

 

Leadership Development expanding section

Academic Affairs encourages leadership development within units and departments. Interested individuals are encouraged to speak to their supervisors about opportunities and training. Supervisors are encouraged to provide professional development opportunities for staff and faculty in the realm of leadership.

Academic staff members may be able to secure funding through Academic Staff Council’s Professional Development Program.

Staff and faculty new to leadership roles are encouraged to utilize the resources of Human Resources - especially their Employee Relations Specialist in terms of aspects of supervising and job training.

Many professional organizations have leadership development programs and individuals may find these programs the most applicable to their work lives.  Below additional examples of programs are provided.

For whom

Program

Academic Staff

 

UW’s leadership program

CIC Academic Leadership Program

Department Chairs/Program Directors

Discipline Specific Chair Development

ACE Department Chairs Workshops

Academic Leadership Academy

Associate Deans/Deans

AACSB Deans’ and Associate Deans’ conferences

AASCU’s Becoming a Provost Academy

Academic Leadership Academy

Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)

Council of Graduate Schools

Harvard Institute for Higher Education Leadership

International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) Fellows Program

Specific skills and/or populations

CASE - Educational Fundraising

HERS Leadership Institute: Higher Education Leadership Development Program

LGBT Leadership Conference

Mediation Skills at Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity - Faculty Success Program

 

State Authorization expanding section

The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

More information on authorizations may be found here.

TEDx expanding section

TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUWLaCrosse, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.