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Message from Provost Cheng on 5th Annual Access to Success Day


Friday, February 12, 2010
9am - 4:30 pm
Union Wisconsin Room


Morning Session 9am - 12pm

Sessions on:

  • Implementing the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes into the curricular and co-curricular undergraduate experience.
  • Faculty and staff who are starting to incorporate ELOs in their classes and programs will share their work and plans, followed by participants' discussion.
  • Establishing course-based learning communities for all students in their first year at UWM.
  • Faculty and staff now leading freshman transition courses, freshman seminars, living/learning communities and learning community course sections will share their work and discuss options for participants.


12 pm - 1pm: Lunch for participants attending both morning and afternoon sessions


Afternoon Session 1 pm - 4:30pm:

Chancellor Santiago will moderate a student panel followed by discussion sections on the following topics:

  • Enhancing enrollment and success of transfer/adult/veteran students
  • Recruiting and retaining high achieving students
  • Helping students find and stay on pathways to success
  • Helping students afford and finance college
  • Improving campus and neighborhood security
  • Increasing availability of classes and decreasing time to degree; and
  • Enhancing a supportive campus climate.

Launching of the UWM Commission on Student Life and Learning that will launch its activities with this February 12 conference. The Commission is charged to identify strategies to accelerate UWM's improvement in student life and learning and to suggest options for resourcing action strategies.

A closing reception with a poster session will end the day.

Register on MyDevelopment:

For more information or special accommodations, please contact Ericca Rolland at or (414) 229-6760.

Take Access to Success Conference Survey:

See A2S Data: Access to Success Data By Cohort Year

UWM Task Force on General Education Data: