University of Wisconsin Colleges Mission
The University of Wisconsin Colleges, as part of the University of Wisconsin System, shares the University's overall responsibility to disseminate knowledge, expand information, enrich our culture and to provide outreach services. These activities are carried out at the 13 locally-owned campuses which, collectively, are the freshman-sophomore, liberal arts transfer institutions of the University of Wisconsin System, entitled to offer a general education associate degree. Its programs aim to provide students of all ages and backgrounds with the proficiencies and breadth of knowledge that prepare them for baccalaureate and professional programs, for life-long learning, and for leadership, service and responsible citizenship.
UW-Marinette aspires ever to be a vibrant community of learning. Honoring its roots in the bayshore woods and its heritage of European and Native American settlers and Chautauqua lecturers, the University will nurture the strengths of both its small campus and its large vision. For people of all ages and backgrounds who are enriching their personal and community lives through education, taking their first steps beyond high school, or exploring later career paths, the University will strive always to bring together:
- close connections among students, faculty and staff, and across various fields, nations and perspectives, for the best start in university education and learning for a lifetime;
- strong connections with other educational institutions, to raise aspirations and welcome regional residents to ever expanding opportunities for learning;
- interactive connections with local organizations to advance together our students’ education and our communities’ quality of life; and
- creative connections with the arts and sciences to promote confidence, capability and engagement in our changing world.
Adopted by the UW-Marinette Collegium
January 23, 1996
Renewed, November 7, 2002
Guiding Principles for Campus Planning and Action
- UW-Marinette shall orient students to the academic responsibilities of a university education by offering a well-rounded complement of general education courses, by featuring interactive learning and small classes, and by fostering connective, critical thinking toward lifelong learning.
- UW-Marinette shall continue to reach target enrollments by maximizing access for students of all ages and backgrounds, while emphasizing its academic strengths as a place of choice and the best start for a university education.
- UW-Marinette shall broaden diversity on campus and in the community by fostering its international student programs and increasing the opportunities for interaction with other cultures.
- UW-Marinette shall develop a strong cohort of continuing faculty and staff to support its curriculum and nurture its strong commitment to scholarship, research and other creative endeavors.
- UW-Marinette shall support students with information technology that meets the level of current professional and public expectations and prepares them to move beyond, while equipping instructors and staff to maximize teaching/learning synergies in course work, services, campus communications, and research.
- UW-Marinette shall continue to explore and develop distance education and collaborative programs with other educational institutions in order to increase the range and level of credit and non-credit courses and degrees available to local students and communities, and to extend the expertise of its faculty and staff beyond the campus.
- UW-Marinette shall welcome the involvement of its faculty and staff in the community, both to meet local educational needs and increase external support for the campus, while also encouraging its students in community learning, service, and responsible citizenship.
- UW-Marinette shall strengthen its regional leadership in the performing and visual arts and in the lively exchange of ideas, in order to involve students as creators and as audience, tap community and distant talent, and expand aesthetic and intellectual appreciation.
- UW-Marinette shall provide and promote meaningful co-curricular activities for education, civic engagement, leadership development and recreation targeted to involve students with each other and with faculty and staff.
- UW-Marinette shall maintain a safe, well-kept, and continually updated facility that is a high-profile source of community pride, a resource for community use, a showcase of local heritage, and an environmental model.
- UW-Marinette will actively pursue these guiding principles and use them as criteria for thoughtful assessment.
Adopted by the UW-Marinette Collegium March 26, 1996
Revised and reaffirmed, December 5, 2002