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Video project offers leadership perspectives on 2009 reaccreditation

October 1, 2008

A six-part weekly video report that showcases some of the major ideas emerging from the UW–Madison 2009 Reaccreditation Project debuts today (Oct. 1) on the Wisconsin Week Wire.

The first video installment features astronomy professor Robert Mathieu and English professor Michael Bernard-Donals.

Each video will feature interviews with leaders of the six reaccreditation “theme teams.” The teams were built around the top priorities for UW–Madison’s future, as identified by extensive input from faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public.

The “theme teams” forged recommendations for the university that are being finalized in a report to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Visit this site for more detail on the project.

Mathieu and Bernard-Donals were co-leaders of the team charged with “Rethinking the Public Research University.” The video represents an overview of the team’s ideas; for an in-depth report, visit the executive summary here

This video series was co-produced for the Reaccreditation Project by University Communications and the Instructional Media Development Center in the School of Education.