Annual Reports


Liberal Education Reform Team (LERT)
In summer 2009, a working group consisting of five LERT members planned an approach to mapping the current curriculum at UW Oshkosh against the Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO). The ELO’s were defined by the group and three levels of student capability were defined (Beginning, Developing, and Proficient) to be applied to each learning outcome. Read more.

Student Compact
The Student Compact has seen significant growth this past year, which has culminated in the grand opening of the Student Success Center (formerly known as the Elmwood Commons). The four primary units receiving differential tuition funding are now permanently housed in the Student Success Center: Undergraduate Academic Advising, Career Services, Counseling Center, and the Center for Academic Resources, along with the Writing Center. Read more.

Faculty and Academic Staff Development and Support
The University’s greatest strength in the area of support for research and teaching is the Faculty Development Center, which provides assistance for faculty research and teaching. Read more.

Provost’s Office
The annual report for the Provost’s Office includes a letter from UW Oshkosh Provost and Vice Chancellor Lane Earns. Read more.

Graduate Studies
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. Read more.

Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement
UW Oshkosh is committed to lifelong learning and engaging the community, region and state through the delivery of distance degree programs; creation of non-credit, personal and professional development opportunities for its citizens; and partnerships with business and industries to promote economic development. Throughout the institution, this commitment is expressed in ways in that engage students, faculty and staff in the community. Read more.

Information Technology
The Information Technology annual report includes developments in academic computing, business operations and training, media services and telecommunications. Read more.

The comprehensive, 124-page Campus Sustainability Plan covers organization and oversight; operations (electricity, heating, energy, fresh water, storm water, facilities, transportation, purchasing, solid waste, food services and grounds); teaching; research; outreach and assessment. Read more.

Polk Library
In 2011–2012, Polk Library again focused on the question “How can the library help students and faculty succeed?” With significant input and feedback from students, Polk transformed its website to provide an easy-to-use and complete library experience online. Read more.




College of Business
The UW Oshkosh College of Business (COB) is an internationally accredited business school with a long history of successes. In addition to curriculum, faculty and staff that meet the rigorous standards for AACSB International accreditation, the college has a strong commitment to innovation and risk-taking. Read more.

College of Education and Human Services
The College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is distinctive in its commitment to preparing “Educators/ Professionals as Caring Intellectuals.” This conceptual framework drives all decisions made by college faculty and staff. Read more.

College of Letters and Science
The College of Letters and Science remains fully committed to the liberal arts, while simultaneously pursuing new ways of engaging the wider community and providing research and other learning opportunities for our students. As the University’s largest and most varied academic unit, the College offers courses in 36 different majors. The College provides the courses that fulfill the general education requirements for all students at UW Oshkosh. Read more.

College of Nursing
In moving the College of Nursing toward its vision to “build upon its tradition of developing caring and scholarly nurse leaders who positively impact contemporary and future healthcare,” the faculty identified the college’s distinctiveness as providing curricula that are built on nursing science, caring principles and healthcare system demand. This is done in a dynamic fashion, both locally and globally, while meeting the healthcare needs of the community and the educational needs of students in a culturally relevant manner. Read more.