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Discovery Series Webinar: UW Oshkosh: Innovative Collaboration ‘1+3’…the three-year bachelor’s degree promise
November 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Innovative Collaboration ‘1+3’…the three-year bachelor’s degree promise: UW Oshkosh CAPP Program – University of Wisconsin System - Wisconsin High Schools -Wisconsin Businesses and Chambers of Commerce.
In response to growing workforce needs in the area of Information Technology in Wisconsin, the Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has developed a 1+3 program in IT (Information Systems and Computer Science majors) at some area high schools. This collaborative program will make it possible for eligible students to complete one year of university credits toward a degree in IT by graduation. The third partner in this innovative program are Wisconsin businesses that have expressed a need for IT graduates and have shown an interest in providing internships for high school students, and later, following them through college, additional internship opportunities and finally employment in IT.
As President of the UW System, Dr. Ray Cross has stated, “Students will complete their first year of college in high school and also complete internships with partner companies, which ultimately makes them more likely to be offered a job that keeps them here in Wisconsin to live, work and raise their families.” This webinar will give context to this special program, describe how the plans grew and developed, and then delineate the steps (and mis-steps) we took in the process over the last 2 years from inception to launch (in June 2017). Special attention will be given to the incorporation of stakeholders on and off campus that make this dynamic possible, and provide a look at the issues we are facing as we head into the first semester with this program available in some of our partner schools.
In this webinar we will be talking specifically about our IT 1+3 Program, but we are also developing an ET (Engineering Technology) 1+3, and potentially, we can see many other disciplines adding 1+3 routes to degree in the future (Teaching and Learning, Geology, etc.).
Panelists will be:
Tiffany Michalkiewicz, Counselor, Fond du Lac High School, Wisconsin
John Dobyns, CAPP Director of Outreach and Operations, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Catherine Bryan, CAPP Academic Director, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
We hope you will be on board to explore this exciting new venture.