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Results and rewards for MIU-funded projects

The Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) was launched in 2009 with the primary goal to improve the quality and long-term value of the undergraduate educational experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The projects funded by MIU were specifically designed to improve the value, quality and affordability of the undergraduate experience at UW-Madison. Over a period of five years, results from MIU have demonstrated that well-designed investments of new dollars can definitively improve educational outcomes.

At the same time, the pool of need-based aid has vastly increased, helping UW-Madison students and their families more easily afford the cost of a world-class education.

The projects and positions funded by MIU will continue to be supported as integrated facets of the Wisconsin Experience.

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Success Stories

Since MIU’s inception in 2009, projects funded through the initiative have made a visible, positive impact on undergraduate education and student life at UW-Madison. Read more about some of these projects:

Fourth year of MIU brings stability, success

Madison Initiative for Undergraduates: A UW Success Story

Expanding the Global Classroom

Grants help students learn at the cutting edge of international agriculture

New living, learning community to welcome biology students

New office supports the academic advisors who support students

Early-career faculty improving undergraduate education

Demand grows for Economics major

Class explores worldwide picture for AIDS, HIV

FIGs program to receive regents’ teaching excellence award

Student orientation launches with a renewed focus

Residential community helps science-minded college women succeed

Student services enhance College Library

WisCEL: New learning center to open

Transfer Transition Program: Providing innovative ways to serve transfer students

Singer named campus advising director

University Housing to launch Creative Arts and Design Community

MIU awards 15 new undergraduate academic and career advisers

Campus welcomes new transfer students

University Health Services initiates mental health case-management program

Recruiting the best

Cows, up close and personal

New GreenHouse for sustainability nurtures community

Enhanced services for students considering health careers

Language program opens professional doors, boosts job prospects for students

New advising system keys student success, progress