Launching a central resource to expand non-traditional access through partnerships
In December, the University of Wisconsin System announced the creation of the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus, appointing Aaron Brower as its founding Executive Director. UW Extended Campus (UWEX) is a new entity within the UW System, aimed at growing adult and professional degrees and noncredit programs. UW Extended Campus supports and partners with all 13 campuses of the University of Wisconsin System, building on an innovative collaborative model that was created almost 10 years ago by UW-Extension’s Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning. UW Extended Campus embodies the 100-year old Wisconsin Idea—it extends the physical boundaries of the UWs across Wisconsin and beyond. In this interview, Brower discusses the unique partnership model developed and used by UW Extended Campus that serves adult and professional students.