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Investing in High-Impact Learning

On February 5, 2010, the UW System Board of Regents approved the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s proposal for the Blugold Commitment, that all UW-Eau Claire students, regardless of socioeconomic background, will participate in multiple high-impact educational practices before graduation, including at least one of the following: collaborative undergraduate research, immersion experience beyond the borders of the campus, and internships/practica.

The Blugold Commitment provides students with opportunities that better prepare them for their future in graduate school, in the workplace, or as citizens of the global community. UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students pay $900 in Blugold Commitment BCDT and $163 in legacy differential tuition. 

The immense benefits of the Blugold Commitment can be seen all over campus. You might be surprised how many of your favorite events or experiences were sponsored, whole or in part, by the Blugold Commitment.

Academic Skills Center: Supplemental Instruction
Advising, Retention + Career CenterBiology Conservation Capstone
Biology Scaffolds Program
Blugold Seminar
Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (SPARC)
Center for Writing Excellence
Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development
Civil Right Pilgrimage
College of Nursing Simulation Lab technology
Community Fitness Program
Cultural Immersion in Nursing
Eau Queer Film Festival, part of freaQweek
Education Studies Cultural Immersion
English Internships
First Year Experience
Freshmen Connection
Geography Capstones
Geology Field Experiences
Human Development Center's Academic Intervention Clinic (AIC)
Immersion Experiences (DII/IFP/FLIIE)
International Fellows
Marketing Sales Competitions
ORSP Research Funding Opportunities / Celebration of Excellence in Research + Creativity (CERCA)
Social Work's yearly internships to South Africa
University Honors Program

Blugold Commitment Funding Documents and Timeline

See below for the current year BCDT spending plan and timeline.

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