Research Growth Initiative
The objectives of the RGI, introduced during the 2005-06 academic year and operated by the Graduate School, are to grow research by investing in externally evaluated projects from faculty and staff; align research investments with desired research and extramural support outcomes; enhance researcher competitiveness by seed funding early stage research projects; stimulate submission of highly competitive proposals to extramural funding sources; and invest in projects that lead to self-sustaining research programs. More info...

Access to Success
This program, coordinated by the Division of Academic Affairs, is the campus blueprint to enhance access to UWM and promote greater student success. The initial goals are to build a pool of diverse, high-achieving students; increase first-year retention and performance of all freshmen; decrease the gap in first-year retention and performance between students of color and majority students; and decrease the gap in first-year retention and performance between students who take remedial courses and those who don’t. More info...

Council on Inclusion
Comprised of faculty, staff, students and governance leadership, this council is charged with developing a strategic diversity plan with broad-based support and monitoring UWM’s progress toward achieving objectives stated in Plan 2008, Educational Quality Through Racial and Ethnic Diversity, an initiative of the University of Wisconsin System. It also seeks to ensure accountability, provide recommendations for attracting and retaining faculty and staff of color, and developing a diversity training program for the UWM campus. More info...

Best Place to Work Initiative
During the summer of 2011, three campus retreats were held to identify and prioritize a series of action-oriented climate initiatives. At these retreats, a new vision statement was written for UWM that included establishing as a high priority the objective of becoming a great place to work. In the subsequent months, two groups—UWM Best Place to Work Coordinating Team and UWM Best Place to Work Action & Leadership Team—were formed to work together and with others on campus to form and implement climate action plans.  More info...