UW-Madison’s Fourth Year Progress Report

The University of Wisconsin-Madison adopted a strategic framework in 2009 stating “the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be a model public university in the 21st century, serving as a resource to the public, and working to enhance the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world.”

Provost Paul De Luca recently released the Fourth Year Progress Report Campus Strategic Framework 2012-13. The report offers examples of how the university is achieving its goals in five areas:

Provide an exemplary undergraduate experience.

  • UW-Madison enrolled it’s largest-ever freshman class in 2012.
  • Time to degree has fallen to just under 4.2 years.

Reinvigorate the Wisconsin Idea and renew our commitment to our public mission.

  • Discovery to Product (D2P) was developed and will launch in fall 2013.
  • University Health Services administered $6.6 million in grants to 30 Wisconsin communities through the Transform Wisconsin Coalition.
  • In its first year, the Office of Industrial Partnerships processed more than 1,2000 agreements valued at $27 million.

Invest in scholarly domains in which we have existing or potential strength and impact.

  • UW-Madison ranked 4th nationally in research expenditures ($1.1 billion).

Recruit and retain the best faculty and staff, and reward merit. Enhance diversity to ensure excellence in education and research.

  • The university awarded $32.4 million in institutional need-based grants in 2012-13, almost double the amount awarded in 2010-11

Be responsible stewards of resources.

  • The Wisconsin Energy Institute opened in April 2012.

The full report is here.