Student representatives respond to UW restructuring plan

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MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A proposal by UW-System President Ray Cross to merge UW- two year campuses with UW four-year institutions, in an effort to boost enrollment, has left some students with more questions than answers.

According to a release issued by UW System Student representatives, there is a lack of communication about the merger with student leaders.
The group says student success is the driving motive of this initiative, and moving forward, it asks the UW- System to actively seek student opinion and allow students to express concerns.

Representatives in the group say student participation will be key to an implementation that will have a positive effect on our institutions now and in the future.



OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM RESTRUCTURING PLAN

Following the proposal by President Ray Cross to integrate UW Colleges campuses into UW four-year institutions, students, along with many others are left with more questions than answers.

We question the absence of communication with student leaders, being that student success is the driving motive of this initiative. Moving forward, we urge the University of Wisconsin System to actively seek student opinion, genuinely address concerns, and welcome student participation in the implementation process.

Though we understand and welcome bold reform when needed, it is the duty of the University of Wisconsin System to address the immediate needs of institutions and communities directly affected by this proposal. Student participation will be key to an implementation that will have a positive effect on our institutions in the present as well as the future.



 
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