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
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.
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.
63 formal program/degree transfer agreements among member institutions are in place, incorporating hundreds of Applied Associates Degrees Programs with Bachelor’s Degrees, majors and areas of emphasis.
- Articulation agreements
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.
receive an Associate’s Degree and
move into the workforce and/or
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.
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
Learn more at: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/dual-enrollment/2020_03_02_Dual_Enrollment_Guidance.pdf
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.
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.
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