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Division of Continuing Studies

Projects

  • Osher Returning Adult Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which seeks to recognize the challenges for working adults to retu...

  • Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS)

    ACSSS is the UW-Madison gateway for adults thinking about returning to college and/or changing careers - and seeking assistance with their decision an...

  • Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse

    First offered in 1984, The Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse is the largest conference for social workers, psychologists, counselors, teachers,...

  • PLATO: Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization

    PLATO is a learning-in-retirement group that keeps Wisconsin seniors active, involved and constantly learning. Members both teach and learn from each...

  • Odyssey Project

    The UW Odyssey Project provides a free course in the humanities to adults near the poverty level, giving them a foot in the door toward higher educati...

  • Online Courses for Professional Development and Enrichment

    On any given day more than 100 Wisconsin residents are working one-on-one over the Internet with UW-Madison instructors in a wide variety of online co...

  • Advanced Placement Summer Institute

    The Summer Advanced Placement (AP) Institute, in partnership with the College Board and administered by the Division of Continuing Studies, conducts s...

  • Traditional High School Program

    Each semester, including summer sessions, students with junior or senior standing and strong high school academic records may enroll in UW-Madison cou...

  • Writers' Institute Conference

    In this award-winning national program, the latest information in writing and publishing is presented each spring to writing teachers in public school...

  • Wisconsin HIV Community Planning Network

    The Wisconsin HIV Community Planning Network assists communities across Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) in the development...

  • Madison Early Music Festival

    The Madison Early Music Festival was created in 2000 to provide an opportunity for musicians, scholars, teachers and early music enthusiasts to gather...

  • Syntax Untangler

    "Teach your students how to figure out tricky texts in any language." UW-Madison released Syntax Untangler for public use in August 2011. This is an o...

  • The UW-Madison Writers' Institute

    The UW-Madison Writers' Institute is an annual writers' conference typically held in the spring. The conference attracts over 300 attendees from the s...

  • In Print Writers Group Seminars

    Each year Professor Laurie Scheer presents numerous workshops to the In Print Writers' Group located in Rockford, Illinois. This relatively new organi...

  • Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat

    Public school teachers and writers from across the state attend this annual June writing week sponsored through UW-Madison Continuing Studies to impro...

  • Wisconsin Regional Artist Program

    The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) provides statewide art workshops and exhibits for nonprofessional artists. It was begun in 1940 (by the nati...

  • Midwest Review

    Midwest Review (formerly the Midwest Prairie Review) was established in 2013 to provide a venue for thoughtful and thought-provoking writing and visua...

  • "Skills Gap" in Wisconsin

    Matthew Hora, a researcher with the Center on Education and Work, conducted research analyzing the “skills gap” in Wisconsin. Research aimed to determ...