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
- Procedures for Making Changes to Human Ecology Graduate Programs and Concentrations
- Undergraduate Program Change Process Guidelines & Flow Chart
Campus/UW System Academic Planning Guidelines and Procedures
- Course Proposals- Instructions and Forms. Instructions and forms for proposing new courses and changing or deleting existing courses.
- Official List of UW-Madison Certificates, Departments, Degrees, Majors, Options
- Overview- UW-Madison Academic Program Approval Process. Actions required by UW-Madison and UW System for establishing or changing UW-Madison academic programs and/or units.
- Steps for Planning/Obtaining Approval of a New Major or Degree.Guidelines also refer to securing approval for named (transcripted) degree options.
- Guidelines for Renaming Degrees or Majors
- Guidelines for Discontinuing, or Suspending Admissions to Degrees or Majors
- Guidelines for Developing New Certificate Programs. Includes an overview of the certificate development process and guidelines for establishing:
- Undergraduate certificate programs (typically 12-21 credits)
- Graduate certificates for degree-seeking students (typically 9-12 credits)
- Post-baccalaureate capstone certificates (typically 9-16 credits for non-degree seekers)
- Not-for-credit certificates (that may carry continuing education units – CEU’s)
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
- Standard Class Meeting Times Policies (pdf)
- 75-Minute Undergraduate Lecture Policy (pdf)
- Classroom Scheduling Policies (pdf)
- List of General Assignment Classrooms with Instructional Technology
- UW-Madison Policy on Classwork and Religious Observances Conflicts
- UW-Madison Mid-term and Final Exam Policy (pdf)
- Special Course Fees Policy
- Summer Term Administrative Resources (pdf)