Strategic Priorities at work

Strategic work priorities are anchored by a focus on strong student and institutional success.  A healthy community, and a vibrant regional/state/national economy is directly connected to that success, particularly in terms of talent development.  These priorities reflect the work of collaboration among peers, campus resources and both public and private partners within various industry sectors, government,  and throughout academia.
NEW ERA is advancing work under Four Strategic Priorities

Priority One.

Convening people, resources, expertise and partners around the remaining three strategic priorities.
This priority enables strategic work, it affords scaling of best practices and adds creative innovation to student success and community vitality.  This is how work gets done.

Priority Two.

Managing protocols and compliance… brings focus and process to accommodating a smooth transition of students to and among (transfers) member institutions.
Higher Education is constantly changing in stride with dynamic conditions in the economy, and in public policy.  This priority elevates awareness to the impacts of change and looks to anticipate effective responses to them.


A.   Transfering Accross Colleges and University of Wisconsin campuses in the region is intentional.  Much of that path is paved to assure credit transfers and program alignment.

  • Begin at any NEWERA College or University for the Engineering Technology Program  in:  electrical, mechanical or environmental engineering technology.  Visit any of the seven member institutions’ web sites for more information.

  1. receive an Associate’s Degree and
  2. move into the workforce and/or
  3. continue on or return later to a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the two UW campuses in the region      

    Over 350 students have taken this unique pathway since this 2 + 2 programming was introduced in 2019.

B.     Transferology is a web based tool specifically designed to assess transfer credits accross all higher education institutions. 

C.   Welcoming High School Students to Higher Education

Getting a jump on college by taking college level course work earns college credits, lowers the cost of higher education by accelerating to degree goals:

Early College Credit Program – uniquely tailored to University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and Oshkosh and the College of the Menominee Nation  
Start College Now Program – uniquely tailored to Morain Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 
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D.   Support for Dual Credit High School Teachers

To teach dual credit courses in High School, teachers need to meet certain credentials that assure ‘college level’ teaching standards.  The Graduate Credit Quest web portal provides a no cost access to :  credentialing information, a graduate course data base, and a range of courses accross many dual credit course fields of study via graduate schools throughout the Midwest.

Priority Three.

Advocating…for targeted issues that generally involve funding/regulation/policy impacting issues that are mutually important to students,  member institutions, and host communities.

  • For Funding to underwrite mutual work among member institutions and partner organizations.
  • For improved access to broadband speed internet service, particularly in rural communities.
  • Diversity and Inclusion on campus and in the community.  

Priority Four.

Messaging and Branding…elevate awareness and appreciation for the work and outcomes of the organization and the importance of higher education for the regional community and economy
  • Salary for those completing an Associates Degree -$45,000
  • Salary for those with a High School Diploma – $34,80
the value of higher education