It's time for bold, transformative ideas to resolve the student affordability crisis, and Wisconsin's public regional comprehensive universities can help lead the way.
On October 16, join the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, along with UW System leadership; comprehensive university chancellors; faculty, staff, and student shared governance leaders; and other national and regional educational stakeholders, thinkers, policymakers, and researchers for a one-day forum to:
- examine the future of Wisconsin's four-year, public, regional institutions; and
- brainstorm how we can end the student affordability crisis without jeopardizing quality and access.
The forum will feature nationally recognized thought-leaders on comprehensive universities and student affordability who will help focus our discussion on identifying the source of our current problems and realistic solutions that will solidify the continued strength of our public institutions.
The first part of the forum will feature state and national higher education leaders who will put the present situation in context. Then, we will divide into breakout sessions—led by chancellors and provosts—that will allow all participants to discuss problems and offer bold ideas for change. After the forum, we will compile a report that highlights emerging ideas and strategies that could lead to meaningful policy change.
This is a forum in which leaders can step up, speak up, and display the imagination and courage needed to keep college affordable for all students and ensure the future of our distinctive universities.
Though there is no charge to attend the forum, an RSVP is requested if you plan to attend.