USP Proposal Update:
Several campus fora were held on Feb. 11 & 12, in order to present a Proposal that would update and revise the University Studies Program. They were well attended. We received valuable feedback and answered many questions.
Documents available for your review.
USP Faculty and Staff
The University Studies Program (USP) at UW Oshkosh is a one-of-a-kind general education program. The USP provides students with an assessable, common intellectual experience that also embraces the traditional breadth of a liberal arts education to prepare them for the challenges of work, for engaged citizenship and for a meaningful and satisfying life. These experiences will derive from participation in small learning communities, civic engagement and more.
USP Resources for Instructors
Advising is teaching. As faculty advisors, we continue to reinforce the value of a liberal arts education as we teach through advising sessions. View advising resources.
- Advising Resources
USP Course Design Tools
Find resources for developing and teaching Explore and Quest courses, understanding the course approval process, and more. View USP course design resources.
- Teaching Resources
The highest-quality, first-year experiences place a strong emphasis on critical inquiry, frequent writing, information literacy, collaborative learning and other skills that develop students' intellectual and practical competencies. Learn more about USP high-impact practices.
Our signature questions aim to support student liberal arts education and provide a groundwork for connecting the courses in the USP. All Quest courses have a signature question focus, and Explore courses relate to these questions through their nature, culture, or society foci. Learn more about the USP's three Signature Questions.
In every Quest course, students track course work, reflect on progress and connect ideas among courses through ePortfolios. Learn more about how to integrate an ePortfiolo into your courses.
Resources for all USP Courses
From Quest syllabus checklists, MAP-Works, and Early Alert to academic resources, view resources for all USP courses.