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University Studies Program: General Education for the 21st Century

Commemorative Poster: Please Sign
If you contributed to the reform of general education between 2007 and 2012, your signature is needed on a commemorative poster. The poster is available for signing in the Pollock Alumni House until tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18th.

Coordination Needed:
Quest I Workshop Registrants (May 22-24) and Departmental/Program Preliminary Course Identification 
The preliminary course identification for the new University Studies Program has been completed by almost every department/program. Thank you for your collaborative efforts during this first stage of implementation.

As an individual instructor, if you have registered for the Quest I Faculty College in May, please be sure the course you plan to modify or create for Quest I has been identified by your department/program chair in the preliminary course identification. (Your department/program members need to have agreed together that the course you will develop or modify for Quest I is part of the collaborative plan.)

As a chair or program director, please check with potential Quest I course instructors regarding their availability for the May 22-24 workshop. [Other options for professional development will be offered in June for those who are not able to attend in May.]

Implementation Timeline Coming Soon
A timeline and procedures related to curricular review will soon be provided to support the implementation of the University Studies Program.

Current activities include:

  • Appointment of individuals to USP implementation positions
  • Collective examination of the preliminary course identification
  • Multidisciplinary team preparation of Quest I Faculty College
  • Deliberation to determine appropriate yet expedited procedures necessary for Fall 2013 USP start date
  • Planning for structured collaborative conversations related to a wide variety of implementation issues (peer mentor program, first year experience, inclusive excellence throughout the USP, professional development, global learning, writing throughout the USP, Quest III civic engagement project and alumni mentor program, student communication including USP admissions and advising materials, transfer student experience workshop, Quest II ethical issues, developmental coursework and at-risk students, and more).

Need Help?
For assistance, please use the following contact information:
email: usp@uwosh.edu
website: uwosh.edu/usp

Watch for University Studies each Tuesday of the Spring 2012 Semester!
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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