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University Studies Program: General Education for the 21st Century

Gratitude & Pride
What a marvelous year of progress we have experienced at UW Oshkosh! The collaborative efforts of members of this campus community in the construction and careful critique of the new University Studies Program have been extraordinary. As we move forward into the intellectual invigoration and problem-solving of initial implementation, this 2011-2012 year of accomplishment provides ample evidence of our communal capacity for excellence.

USP Email Message Archive
With an overflowing inbox, you may have missed one or more of these Tuesday electronic updates. An archive of each of these messages is accessible on the USP website: University Studies Weekly Updates for 2011-2012. Recent important USP email topics include:

  • Curricular Review and Approval Process
  • Important Implementation Information (Quest I Instructor and Department/Program Guidance)
  • Coordination of Course ID and Quest I Faculty College

Quest I Faculty College: May 22-24
Backup Option June 11
The May 22-24 Faculty College is designed for members of the teaching community who will be creating or modifying a course for Quest I (including the paired courses, Communication 111, and WBIS).

  • Seventy-two members of the UW Oshkosh teaching community have registered for this workshop. Thank you all for your commitment.
  • Participants can expect to engage in collaborative, generative dialogue.
  • For faculty or IAS who are creating a NEW Quest I course and who are not available for the May Interim Faculty College, podcasts, readings, and a June 11 session are being made available. Please register for the June 11 Faculty College if:
    1. you are creating a new Quest I course and
    2. you are not available for the May Faculty College.

USP Committee and USP Council
What's the Difference?

  • The Faculty Senate USP Committee will be comprised of members appointed by the Faculty Senate. This Committee replaces "APGES," serving the "course review and approval" process for the USP.
  • The USP Council will be comprised of Provost appointees who together will develop and maintain the University Studies Program and support the USP teaching community (e.g. USP Director, USP ePortfolio Specialist, USP Quest III Civic Engagement Project Coordinator, USP Quest I/First Year Experience Director, etc.).
  • Appointees who have agreed to serve on the USP Committee and the USP Council will be announced soon.

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

Watch for University Studies in Fall 2012! For Summer updates, check the USP website at uwosh.edu/usp.
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