The Office of Graduate Studies serves the graduate education needs of the Fox Valley region through a broad array of degrees, certificates and post-graduate offerings, which emphasize educational quality, strong community connections and flexibility in program delivery for learners of many professions.
- Launched a new certificate in post-secondary, technical and adult education.
- The first off-campus cohort for the MS Educational Leadership program completed in Berlin, Wis.
- Re-initiated and co-hosted a semi-annual forum of the UW System university graduate schools for the purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas and best practices about delivering graduate studies.
- Industrial/Organizational graduate students and faculty collaborated with the Oshkosh Police Department, Oshkosh Corporation, and the Evergreen and Three Pillars retirement communities on various opinion surveys and program assessments.
- UW System funded an Industrial/Organizational faculty member to explore academic achievement of students who elect to live in a first-year residence hall “village.”
- The Reading Education program began outreach through a cohort program for teachers in the Lac du Flambeau and Crivitz area school districts.
- The Special Education program has converted a large number of master’s courses to a hybrid delivery format, which means 50 to 75 percent of those courses are online and 25 to 50 percent of the instruction is in the classroom.
- Graduate students in the Special Education program began submitting portfolios of learning to better individualize assessment of students’ progress and their development as professionals and to help them fulfill requirements for state licensure certification.
- Graduate students in the Biology program presented and published their findings regarding research on Wisconsin white-tailed deer, ground squirrels, sturgeon in Lake Winnebago, stream plant beds and prairie.
- The Nursing program received an Entitlement to Plan a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in collaboration with UW-Eau Claire.
- For the fourth year in a row, graduating MBA students scored in the top 5 percent nationally on the ETS MBA Major Field Test, used to measure student academic achievement.
- The first Global MBA class with students from the U.S. and Germany began in August 2007 and will graduate in spring 2009.
- The MBA program hired a full-time adviser to better meet the needs of MBA students.
- 100 percent of Experimental Psychology graduate students who sought employment found research-related positions within one month of graduation.