How You Can Save the Wisconsin Idea from Being Reorganized to Its Death


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Gerald Campbell 608-235-5132

UW-System President Ray Cross said "The Wisconsin Idea is embedded in our DNA," .. "It is so much more than words on a page. It is the reason the UW System exists. It defines us...." This class uses Wisconsin Idea video lectures of academics and public leaders followed by discussion. We build an understanding of the Wisconsin Idea which emerged over a century ago as an idealization of the University of Wisconsin's connection to citizens. We use that understanding to reflect on the mid October proposal of UW-President Ray Cross to reorganize UW-Extension and UW-Colleges which have operated at the immediate connection between the UW and the people of Wisconsin. We will also discuss how each of us might influence the decisions of our UW-System President, our UW-System Board of Regents and specific UW-Institutions in their articulating and encouraging the Wisconsin Idea.


 Christ Presbyterian Church

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 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

Start Date

 January 10, 2018

End Date

 February 14, 2018


 Active listening to lectures/active participation  in discussion

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Pre-enrollment required. Please email Gerry Campbell at to enroll. Some popular courses my have a waiting list.

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