Tag Continuing education

35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference explores broader access to higher education

May 7, 2019

When the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference was launched in 1985, “distance education” meant sending VHS tapes to students through the mail. The tools may have changed, but the mission remains the same for the 35th annual conference.

Returning adult students honored for hard work through challenges

March 29, 2019

Aysha Dominquez takes a full load of classes, while raising a family and commuting from Beaver Dam. She, and Olivia Wine, won the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

December 5, 2018

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.

Top returning adult students honored for perseverance, success

April 9, 2018

For some returning adult students, graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is nothing short of a miracle. We honor two of them.

Wisconsin manufacturer leading the market on building ventilation systems

July 17, 2017

Greenheck, of Schofield, has become a leading manufacturer of industrial ventilation systems and fans with the help of UW–Madison expertise and graduates.

Professor’s suggestion spawned a billion-dollar catalog powerhouse in Wisconsin

December 15, 2016

Ray Kubly Sr. started The Swiss Colony in 1926, the year he graduated from UW–Madison. It has evolved into a billion-dollar-a-year, multi-catalog company.

Farm & Industry Short Course serves Wisconsin farmers

October 28, 2016

In only 16 weeks, the UW–Madison Farm & Industry Short Course teaches students to operate their own farms, run an agricultural business, or work in the agribusiness sector.

New program takes grassroots approach to training school leaders

December 5, 2007

Schools across the United States today face more pressure than ever to boost student performance levels and close the gaps in achievement between students of different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. While many schools are struggling to make adequate progress, others have developed strategies that are contributing to significant improvements.