Academic Planning Resources

The School of Human Ecology is committed to adopting best educational practices and striving for continuous program improvement. This web page provides access to tools and resources for strategic academic planning aimed at ensuring the School’s academic programs are at the cutting edge and provide the optimal UW-Madison learning experience for each SoHE student. For further information about academic planning in the School of Human Ecology, contact Connie Flanagan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Development at 608-890-4790.

Human Ecology Guidelines/Procedures for Proposing Program Changes

Campus/UW System Academic Planning Guidelines and Procedures

UW-Madison Planning Frameworks and Documents

  • The Wisconsin Experience and Essential Learning Outcomes. The UW-Madison framework for academic planning includes Essential Learning Outcomes for all students and a description of how the Wisconsin Idea has evolved to create an expectation for learning both in and out of the classroom and for opportunities to apply learning through engaged citizenship in Wisconsin and the world.
  • UW-Madison Strategic Framework 2009-2014. The result of wide-ranging discussions among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students and alumni about the role of a great public university in the 21st century. Reflects a “rededication to the Wisconsin Idea- the focused commitment of the university to serving the public good.”
  • UW-Madison Graduate Catalog
  • UW-Madison Undergraduate Catalog

Grant and Start-Up Resources

  • UW System Grant Programs. Incudes the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grants Program which seeks to increase the number of Wisconsin college graduates,  help create more well-paying jobs, and build stronger communities.
  • UW-Madison Educational Innovation Initiative.  Includes periodic opportunities to apply for funding to support educational innovations on campus (e.g., past calls have sought proposals for mini-grants and MOOC’s (massive open online courses)
  • UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Provides resources and support for planning and marketing credit and noncredit programs that serve non-traditional audiences, including programs offered online.


Program Management Resources