​A plan for new kind of regional university

As it approaches its 125th year, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to continue to evolve in a way campus officials say could become a national model – by making programs more career-focused while weaving a liberal arts education throughout the curriculum.

At this site, you will find a proposal that:

  • outlines a way to help UW-Stevens Point students become among the best prepared professionals in Wisconsin.
  • recognizes that higher education is needed more than ever before, not just by 18-year-old high school graduates.
  • recognizes students and their families are focused on career outcomes and the cost of education. 
  • recognizes today's professionals need both broad liberal arts education and deep knowledge and technical ability in their chosen field.

This new plan reflects months of constructive dialogue and extensive input from faculty, as well as students and staff members. It reinvents our curriculum and colleges with interdisciplinary learning that joins the liberal arts and career-focused programs in a way few universities have successfully done.

As you read through this proposal, you will see recommendations for academic areas as well as budget-related options to explore further in other divisions. Your questions and suggestions are welcome through a form in the "Contact Us" section of this site.

Point Forward proposal


The New York Times, article with interviews with administrators, faculty, Jan. 12, 2019

The Atlantic, article with interviews with Provost Greg Summers and Professor Lee Willis, history, Dec. 13, 2018

WPR interview with Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Provost Greg Summers, Nov. 29, 2018

Campus Meeting Live Stream Chancellor Patterson - Nov. 12, 2018

Point Forward proposal
 - Nov. 12, 2018

Chancellor's message - Academic and Budget Advisory Work Group - Oct. 11, 2018

Financial Impact of Enrollment Decline - August 29, 2018

How did we get here?