UW Oshkosh

Upcoming Events:

Study Abroad Application Deadline (STEPs I & II) Nursing in India, Junior II Medical/Surgical Clinical: Friday, April 11 at noon

Study Abroad Orientation Quiz for Spring Interim, Summer, and Fall Semester Trips is due by noon on Friday April 11th, see your program guide for details!

OPTIONAL Family Orientation for Spring Interim, Summer, and Fall Semester Trips: Saturday, April 12 from 9am-1pm, location TBA


Second University Experience: domestic study programs related to diverse cultures in the U.S.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Diversity Council offers an all-campus initiative called the Second University Experience (SUE). It is designed to place UW Oshkosh interim or summer session classes (or other classes that can be adapted to a two-week format) at a location that will provide them exposure to or an opportunity to interact with diverse cultures within the United States. This initiative addresses Goal Number 1 of the Diversity 2008 Plan calls for increasing the enrollment of students of color by focusing on domestic diversity, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American. Goal Number 6 seeks to foster institutional environments and course development that support diversity.

Faculty and instructional academic staff are invited to submit proposals that would engage our students in a for-credit, off-campus, and academic experience somewhere in the continental United States . The proposed class must be part of the instructor’s regular teaching load. The Diversity Council also strongly encourages, as part of the impact of the delivery of the course, participating students and/or instructors to establish on-going communication with and/or invite peers from places visited to come to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to study. The Diversity Council also encourages proposals for faculty exchanges that could be as short as a two-week exchange during the Spring or Fall Semesters.

Because of the nature of class scheduling, the call for proposals is made the spring prior to the academic year in which the interim or summer course would be taught.

 

Course Proposal and Itinerary

Date Due

Due to

Proposed Semester

Draft of course proposal and detailed daily itinerary

March 4

Diversity Council

Fall Interim

 

March 25

OIE

Fall Interim

Draft of course proposal and detailed daily itinerary

Sept. 16

Diversity Council

Spring Interim

 

Oct. 3

OIE

Spring Interim

Draft of course proposal and detailed daily itinerary

Sept. 16

Diversity Council

Summer

 

Oct. 3

OIE

Summer

Application for Faculty-led Programs
The Diversity Council encourages instructors to discuss load and course delivery options with their department chairs early in the application process. SUE approved courses may be taught only during the Fall Interim, Spring Interim, or Summer Session. Faculty exchanges can take place in the Fall or Spring Semesters.

Send proposals to the Chair of the Diversity Council (Irma Burgos, Center for Academic Support and Diversity, 424-3081) by the above-posted deadlines.

Proposals will be reviewed by the a sub-committee of the Diversity Council in regard to academic integrity of the experience, depth of diversity immersion, and adherence to the goals of the most recent UW System & UW Oshkosh diversity plans. The University’s Diversity Council will make the final selection based on the recommendation of the subcommittee. Those who submit proposals will be notified no later than April 1 .

The Diversity Council may support instructors’ personal planning expenses by awarding, if funds are available, a grant/stipend upon completion of the course delivery. The grant/stipend is intended to offset the instructor’s personal expenses in delivering the course off-site. The award of the stipend (based on available budget) should not dictate whether or not the course will be offered as proposed.

Experiences associated with the Second University Experience may include (but are not limited to): 1) teaching courses on an ethnically/racially diverse campus; 2) enrolling in course/seminars at a diverse campus; 3) proposing course-related experiences in diverse businesses, schools, medical institutions, and cultural conferences or seminars or museums.

Ideally, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Diversity Council is interested in developing an on-going campus exchange with member institutions in the following networks: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) , and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The University is also interested in partnering with institutions and/or organizations with large Asian American student populations.

 

This page was last updated on: April 26, 2010

 

 

 

April 26, 2010