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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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UW-Eau Claire, UW Colleges Sign
Cooperative Transfer Agreement

MAILED: June 20, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE - A cooperative transfer agreement between the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the UW Colleges in American Indian studies is now in effect.
         UW-Eau Claire Provost Ronald Satz and UW Colleges Provost Margaret Cleek recently signed the agreement, which allows UW Colleges students who have been accepted through the Guaranteed Transfer Program to take American Indian studies courses on their home campuses and make a seamless transfer into UW-Eau Claire’s American Indian studies baccalaureate program. The Guaranteed Transfer Program enables students to begin their education as freshmen at one of the UW Colleges local campuses and be guaranteed admission to a UW System institution as a junior.
         “This is a wonderful opportunity for UW Colleges students interested in American Indian studies to begin taking classes at their local campus and then smoothly transfer to UW-Eau Claire’s excellent program,” Cleek said.
         According to the transfer agreement, students will be able to take 12 to 15 credits of American Indian studies coursework on their home college campus. Some of these credits may be taken through distance education offerings. Upon transfer, students will complete a 36-credit bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree or a 24-credit minor in American Indian studies.
         The impetus for the agreement resulted from a discussion that took place at the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity, “Symposium on American Indian Studies and Act 31,” held on the UW-Fond du Lac campus in April 1999.
         UW-Eau Claire American Indian Studies Director Lawrence Martin met with UW Colleges professors Roger Wall from political science, Carolyn Polodna from business and economics, and William Griffiths from the art department to discuss the development of an arrangement that would take advantage of both the expertise in American Indian studies throughout the UW Colleges and the degree program in American Indian Studies at UW-Eau Claire.
         As a result, a two-day program development workshop, funded by the Institute for Race and Ethnicity, was held the next year on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Interested faculty from the UW Colleges met with faculty from UW-Eau Claire’s American Indian studies program to develop a set of introductory courses to be offered at the Colleges. These courses parallel the beginning courses at UW-Eau Claire.
         Individuals interested in this opportunity may contact Wall at UW-Fond du Lac (920) 929-3654, or by e-mail,; or Martin, at the Center for American Indian Studies, UW-Eau Claire, (715) 836-3243 or by e-mail,

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Updated: June 20, 2001