Blugold Commitment aimed at improving quality, affordability

PicnicUW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich has announced a major new initiative to enhance quality through expanding high-impact experiential learning programs to all students while also improving four-year graduation rates.

The Blugold Commitment would result in a revised curriculum, including general education requirements, and expand experiential learning programs including international and intercultural immersion experiences and faculty-student collaborative research opportunities.

The initiative would be funded by redirecting existing dollars toward the university’s highest priorities and increasing differential tuition paid by students by between $1,000 and $2,500 per year.

“It is ultimately the students who will need to see sufficient benefit to their education and their preparation for careers and for life to support the Blugold Commitment,” Levin-Stankevich said.

The proposal will be refined this fall during discussions with students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff. It will be presented to the UW System Board of Regents before the end of the year.