Virtually everything that you enjoy about PLATO – the courses, the
lectures, the trips, the publications – is available solely because of
the efforts of members like yourself. Committees are comprised of member volunteers. Serving on a committee is one way to participate and contribute. See below for more details about the various committees or check out the volunteers page for additional info.
The two main responsibilities of the Curriculum Committee members are:
Other opportunities within the Curriculum Committee are:
The Committee meets the first Friday of every other month.
Time of Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Location: DCS building, 21 N. Park Street, 7th floor.
For more information, contact committee co-chairs Therese Stevens (email@example.com) or Barb Friberg (firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diversity Committee works to foster and assist PLATO members in learning about the issues of diversity, inequality, and injustice in the greater Madison area and to promote a culturally inclusive learning environment in PLATO.
The Diversity Committee's primary purpose is to assist PLATO in achieving its goal “to strengthen its charge of educating PLATO members regarding injustice, poverty, and inequality in greater Madison.” In other words, our issue is to change ourselves. This is to be done through outreach, education and increased awareness of our broader (wider) community.
Click here for their current Social Justice Events and Reading Recommendation.
Contact Committee Co-Chairs Kathy Michaelis (email@example.com) or Rick Orton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Diversity Committee meeting schedule.
This Committee oversees the operations of PLATO. Its membership consists of the PLATO President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President. It is responsible for:
The Executive Committee currently meets at 10 am on the first Friday of the month at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, 21 N. Park St., 7th Floor. Contact the PLATO President or the PLATO Office for updates on meeting dates, times, and location.
This committee provides advice and counsel to the Treasurer concerning the development and oversight of the PLATO budget and expenditures, other financial activities, and business functions and initiatives. The Treasurer, President, and President-Elect will serve on the committee as ex officio members. Additional committee members will be selected by the Treasurer in consultation with the ex officio members.
The Finance Committee is responsible for :
The Fund Development Committee oversees the fund raising activities for PLATO. The purpose of these activities is to provide scholarships to adult students with significant financial needs who are returning to college to finish their education. The PLATO Education Fund is administered through the University of Wisconsin Foundation and coordinated with the Division of Continuing Studies at UW. All donations to the PLATO Education Fund are tax deductible.
The duties of the Committee involve the following:
There are no regularly scheduled meeting times. To find out information about the next meeting, please contact the committee chair: Rod McKenzie at email@example.com or 608 444-5935.