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University Studies Program: General Education for the 21st Century

Oshkosh: Small Town, Small School? Big City, Big School?

Click on the image below to hear Kalee Klein talk about her small town story now in the big city.


First Year Students and Professors Perspectives May Differ

UW Oshkosh and the city of Oshkosh are big places, according to most first-year students at UW Oshkosh. Early estimates suggest that more than 75% of this year's incoming students moved here from towns and schools that are smaller than their new college community.  

MAP-Works survey data will help us know our students even better, as we continue to work to enhance their academic success. Here's a glimpse at the information they have just shared...

  • 51% are homesick
  • 41% have high test anxiety
  • 40% are struggling in at least one course
  • 25% have high academic self-confidence

2013 Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit: Global Perspectives — Full Program and Registration Here REGISTER TODAY!

Summit Sessions: Bring Your Students (send an email to
cetl@uwosh.edu with an approximate number of students)

USP-Specific Summit Event:
Connecting Local and Global in the Three Signature Questions
3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Reeve Union Ballroom  

How do Sustainability, Civic Learning, and Intercultural Knowledge and Competence reveal connections between the local and the global? USP Signature Question coordinators, instructors, and students model answers to these questions as they invite participants to think about the potential of the USP to enhance global learning.

How do people understand and create a more sustainable world?
USP Signature Question Coordinator: Stephanie Spehar (Anthropology)
Instructor (with student): Misty McPhee (Environmental Studies)

How do people understand and bridge cultural differences?
USP Signature Question Coordinator: Jordan Landry (English/COLS Dean’s Office) [Photo Not Available]
Instructor (with student): Jodi Eichler-Levine (Religious Studies)

How do people understand and engage in community life?
USP Signature Question Coordinator: Paul Van Auken (Sociology)
Instructor (with student): Stewart Cole (English) [Photo Not Available]


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email: usp@uwosh.edu
website: uwosh.edu/usp

Watch for the University Studies Program Update each Tuesday of the fall 2013 semester!
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