Wisconsin regents approve merging campuses

Wisconsin regents approve merging campuses


THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES A PLAN TO MERGE THE SYSTEM’S TWO-YEAR SCHOOLS WITH ITS FOUR-YEAR CAMPUSES. NEWS 3’S VELENA JONES EXPLAINS WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE UW- SYSTEM. (((velena , 4:13 THE BOARD OF REGENTS MET TO VOTE ON THE MERGER AND WHILE THERE WAS AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF SUPPORT IN THE ROOM, THERE WERE STILL SOME CONCERS ON THE LACK OF DETAILS OF THE PROPSAL AND THE UNKNOWN IMPACTS 4:26″ “))) 30:28 OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IS ENSURING THIS UNIVERSITY IS PREPARED WHAT MIGHT LAY AHEAD 10, 15, 20 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD IT WAS A PACKED ROOM IN MADISON… AS THE BOARD OF REGENTS CONSIDERED A MERGER THAT WOULD CHANGE THE FUTURE OF THE U-W SYSTEM. CROSS: 31:30 THAT MEANS MAINTAINING AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO AFFORDABELITY AND STREAMLINE TRANSFERABILITY. PROVING ENHANCED ADVISING SO WE CAN GROW THE NUMBER OF COLLEGE GRADUATES THE STATE SO DESPERATLY NEEDS 31:40 CROSS INTRODUCED THE IDEA LESS THAN A MONTH AGO— TO HELP BOOST TWO YEAR SCHOOL ENROLLMENT THAT HAS BEEN DECLING SINCE 2010. THE PLAN WILL MERGE 13 TWO-YEAR SCHOOLS INTO 7 OF THE FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS… AND MERGE U-W EXTENSION INTO U-W MADISON. UW MADISON CHANCELLOR REBBECCA BLANK IS ONE OF MANY WHO VOICED SUPPORT. REBECCA BLANK: 52;29 IF WE DO THIS RIGHT, I BELIEVE BOTH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CAN GROW STRONGER BY BEING ON A CAMPUS AND LEVERAGING RESOURCES IN UW MADISON TO DO ITS MISSION BETTER AND UW MADISON CAN BECOME STRONGER 52:44 CROSS:35:49 we do not have a fully developed plan with all the details worked out. this is a proposal not a plan. 35:57 WITHOUT THOSE DETAILS THOSE OPPOSED EXPRESSED CONCERNS WITH FINCIAL IMPACTS. REGENT JANICE MUELLER WAS ONE OF THE TWO PEOPLE THAT VOTED NO. ((( JANICE , ” 59:18 PAST BOARDS HAVE GOTTEN IN TROUBLE WHEN WE HAVENT MOINTIORED THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF THINGS59:33 IM ASKING MORE TODAY FOR SIMPLY MORE TIME 59:31 INSTEAD… A QUICK DECISION… THAT CROSS SAYS WILL MOVE THE STATE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IN MADISON, VELENA JONES WISC NEWS THREE. CROSS EMPHASIZED THAT THEY WILL WORK WITH STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND ADMINISTRATORS TO GET SOME OF THE CONCERNS WORKED OUT BEFORE THE MERGER BECOMES EFFECTIVE NEXT JULY.

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