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Wisconsin Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted on : 01-02-2015 | By : Dean | In : EN101, Teaching, UWP

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We’re going to start our discussion this semester with some of the implications of the new state budget on your education. I would like you to read the following, from the office of the governor: Transforming Education

Read the following article outlining the Sharp Debate about the impact on the UW-system

And look at one Editorial Response to the proposal.

There are some things that I would like you to think about and do while you are actively reading these articles.

1. Who is the author? What implications might the author’s credentials have in the article?
2. Define the terms in the debate. For example, what is a “public authority,” and what how does your understanding of the term contribute to your overall understanding of the issue?
3. Think about the language used and its semantic implications: “Transforming” education; “greater freedom”; “improved flexibility.” Why is this language used and is it accurate?
4. What are the potential benefits and effects of the budget?

I’ve also included a short video below, with some of the local coverage of the issue.

Disincentive to Work

Posted on : 19-02-2014 | By : Dean | In : EN101, Teaching

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Here’s the relevant clip of the 11:00 minute piece that I asked you to look at last time. Rand Paul discuses the problem with extending long term unemployment benefits:

Parkside Facts

Posted on : 05-02-2014 | By : Dean | In : EN101, Teaching, UWP

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Summary

University of Wisconsin–Parkside is a public institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,601, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 750 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wisconsin–Parkside’s ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,316 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,889 (2013-14).

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1968
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A

 

Applying

When applying to University of Wisconsin–Parkside, it’s important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Wisconsin–Parkside is $44. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

 

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin–Parkside is 18:1, and the school has 44.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Wisconsin–Parkside include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.5 percent.

Student Life

University of Wisconsin–Parkside has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,601, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. University of Wisconsin–Parkside is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,769

 

The above information was taken from: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-wisconsin-parkside-5015

Horse_ebooks

Posted on : 18-10-2013 | By : Dean | In : ebooks, Tech and Teaching, Technology

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Because everyone should check out the Idea Channel. Always. Because, reasons.

Important Dates: Fall 2013

Posted on : 04-09-2013 | By : Dean | In : UWP

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!
 
LAST DAY TO ADD WITHOUT A PERMISSION NUMBER
September 10th, 2013*
 
LAST DAY TO ADD WITH A PERMISSION NUMBER**
(or to change from credit to audit or audit to credit)
September 17th, 2013*
 
LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT PENALTY (DROP FEE)
September 17th, 2013*
 
LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT A ‘W’ TRANSCRIPT NOTATION
September 27th, 2013*
 
LAST DAY TO DROP OR WITHDRAW
October 18th, 2013*
 
STUDENTS – DID YOU KNOW?
Your attendance during the first week of classes is important for a successful semester. It is also important to maintain your enrollment in classes. Based on university policy, instructors may administratively drop you from any class you do not attend during the first week of classes or if you do not have the required pre-requisites.
 
However, if you need to drop a class, you are ultimately responsible for making the appropriate transaction if you are unable to attend. Failure to attend and to drop appropriately will result in a failing grade and possible financial charges. 

Concealed Carry (Theme 3)

Posted on : 09-11-2011 | By : Dean | In : EN101, Sources T3

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Another article, focusing on local reaction to the new law, found in the Racine Journal Times.

Four Hour Training Dropped for Concealed Carry

Posted on : 08-11-2011 | By : Dean | In : EN101, Sources T3, Teaching

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JSOnline reports that lawmakers have removed the training required for a concealed carry permit.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the same.

An Opinion Piece on Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry Law

Posted on : 08-11-2011 | By : Dean | In : EN101, Sources T3, Teaching

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Follow the link to the article here.

Please make sure that you care citing the source from the JSOnline page.

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