UW plans changes to student admission categories
Efforts to cultivate college preparedness attitudes in younger students
September 29, 2011
The University of Wyoming is preparing to make some changes in the way it categorizes students for admission, in an effort to help the state better prepare its young people for an increasingly "knowledge-based economy". Their initiative aims to encourage more K-12 students to prepare for and enter college, and to help them succeed when they are at the University of Wyoming.
For a one-page summary of the college readiness initiative, click here: http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/news-links/2011/09/redefining-university-of-wyoming-categories-of-admission.html
For frequently asked questions and answers about the proposed changes, click here: http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2011/09/uw-plans-town-hall-meetings-on-college-readiness.html
University of Wyoming plans to host a series of town hall meetings around the state where university officials will explain their efforts to encourage college readiness and boost graduation rates. Click here for details: http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2011/09/uw-plans-town-hall-meetings-on-college-readiness.html
Here is the schedule for the meetings:
Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Riverton High School's James H. Moore Career Center, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 - Sheridan High School library, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Casper, UW/Casper College Center, Room 150, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26 -- Rock Springs, Homewood Suites, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27 -- Cody, Holiday Inn's Buffalo Bill Village, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 -- Cheyenne, Holiday Inn I-80's Laramie Room, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9 - Gillette City Hall Community Room, 6:30 p.m.
Editorial on "Meeting the Higher Education Challenge: A Strategy for Success" by Tom Buchanan (UW President) and Carol Frost (UW Vice-President for Special Projects)
The Hathaway Scholarship Program, created by the Wyoming Legislature in 2006, has come of age. This fall the first Wyoming high school graduates who have completed the entire Hathaway "success curriculum" have entered college. http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2011/09/meeting-the-higher-education-challenge-a-strategy-for-success.html