Wisconsin Experience

Wisconsin Experience Reports

APIR completes an annual analysis that evaluates the proportion of our undergraduate degree recipients (by school/college and other demographic and student characteristics) who have engaged in certain high-impact learning experiences before graduation from UW‐Madison.

The goal is to have every graduate participate in at least one of these inquiry-based, high-impact learning experiences.

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What is the Wisconsin Experience?

“The Wisconsin Experience is UW‑Madison’s vision for the total student experience, which combines learning in and out of the classroom.

Tied to the Wisconsin Idea and steeped in our long-standing institutional values – the commitment to the truth, shared participation in decision-making, and service to local and global communities – the Wisconsin Experience describes how students develop and integrate these core values across their educational experience.

Through the Wisconsin Experience, our students will engage in four areas of intellectual and personal growth:  empathy and humility, relentless curiosity, intellectual confidence, purposeful action.”

Updated 2016