University Academic Outreach
A major portion of UW-Superior’s academic outreach mission is
fulfilled by faculty and staff working in collaboration with community partners
through the Center for Continuing Education/Extension and the
Center for Continuing Education/Extension
Faculty and Professional Staff
Marna Banks, Program Manager, Credit and Education
Cheri Boreen, Student Coordinator, SESLI
Loren Erickson, Small Business Counselor
JoAnn Hebert, Outreach Specialist, Health and Human
Faith Hensrud, Director
Sheryl Homan, Program Manager, Nonprofit Administration
Christina Kline, Program Manager, Elderhostel
John Kunz, Program Manager, Health and Human Issues
Robert Kosuth, Program Manager, English as a Second
Sue O'Halloran, Water Resource Specialist, Environmental
Tom Notton, Media Specialist
Julianne Raymond, Director, Small Business Development Center
Jeff Schuldt, Professor, Biology, Extension Fisheries
Susan Wallgren, Outreach Specialist, Education
UW-Superior Extension Program
UW-Superior faculty and academic staff hold joint appointments as
UW-Extension consultants, researchers, specialists, or programmers in the areas
of Education Professional Development, Liberal Studies, Community Leadership,
Non-Profit Administration, Health and Human Issues, Small Business Development,
Environmental Resources, Community Economic Development, and Media Studio. For
more information about available services, call the Center for Continuing
Education/Extension at (715) 394-8469 or 800-370-9882. Website: http://www2.uwsuper.edu/cee/
UW-Superior’s Center for Continuing Education/Extension is organized
into three areas: Continuing Education; Small Business Development; and
Includes opportunities in Education and Credit Outreach, Health and
Human Issues, Liberal Studies, Elderhostel and English as a Second Language.
Education and Credit Outreach
Credit Outreach Courses: The Center for
Continuing Education/Extension offers approximately 100 credit courses
throughout the year to provide educational opportunities primarily to people
who are unable to reach the Superior campus during
traditional class hours and who are not enrolled full time. Most courses are
offered on evenings and weekends either on campus or in other northern Wisconsin
locations. A current list of Extension-funded courses is available from the
Center for Continuing Education/Extension, Old Main, Room 102, or on our
website. Call (715) 394-8469 for course information.
Educators Professional Development: In
addition to credit courses for teachers, Education Outreach offers conferences
and workshops each year for administrators, guidance counselors, school
psychologists and curriculum specialists designed to enhance their professional
expertise in a timely manner. For information call (715) 394-8033.
Credit Outreach courses may be included as part of
a student's resident credits and credits toward graduation. Grades earned in
the courses are included on a student's transcript at completion of the term in
which the class is held.
Nonprofit Administration Certificate Program: The
Nonprofit Administration Certificate Program is an educational series for
individuals employed in nonprofit management and government administration.
This series of noncredit workshops is provided to enhance the managerial and
leadership skills of people working in not-for-profit organizations.
Individuals completing 10 Continuing Education Units (100 hours) in the
prescribed curriculum are awarded a Nonprofit Administration Certificate
Program. New courses are developed continually to meet the changing needs of
today’s nonprofit world.
Approximately three daylong workshops are held
each month in Superior, Wisconsin.
It is not necessary to be enrolled in the program to attend a seminar.
Additional information is available by calling (715) 394-8469. You may also
access our Website at: http://nonprofitworkshops.org/
Leadership Superior/Douglas County: The
Center for Continuing Education/Extension sponsors a regional 10-month program
to enhance the progress of northern Wisconsin
through a selective process that identifies and trains present and future leaders.
Persons who live and/or work in Superior
or Douglas County
are invited to apply for the program each June. For more
information contact (715) 394-8456.
Health and Human Issues
The Health and Human Issues Program at the UW-Superior
Center for Continuing
Education/Extension provides many choices for learning
in the area of health related issues. Conferences and Workshops are offered
individually, and in the context of our certificate programs. Coursework is
presented by professionals who work in the specific fields being studied.
The majority of programs in this area are designed for health professionals;
although many of the topics are of interest to the lay person as well. The
informational needs of the region on health-related subjects
is growing, and this field is expected to continue to expand its program
offerings. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, diabetes, obesity,
arthritis, cancer, and fall prevention. For information on current offerings
call (715) 394-8469.
Gerontology Certificate Program (GCP): Participants
enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate Program must complete five required
core programs (33 hours of instruction) and 28 hours of electives for a total
of 61 hours of instruction (6.1 total Continuing Education Units). Participants
may complete the Gerontology Certificate Program in two years, but are allowed
four years to finish the entire program. The five required core programs are
offered over a two-year rotation period. Electives offer a variety of subjects
to provide the most up-to-date information on gerontological
Youth and Family Services: The Youth and
Family Services (YFS) Certificate Program requires 56 instructional hours in
four basic areas of practice: applied child and adolescent development; abnormal
psychology; behavior management and intervention; assessment and intervention
strategies. For information call (715) 394-8469.
The Center for Continuing Education provides four Elderhostel
opportunities for eligible people to learn about our region. Recent programs
have included Lake Superior Aquatic Life, Geology of Lake Superior, the
Civilian Conservation Corps, the Edmund Fitzgerald, Native American Culture,
and Raptor Migration. For more information call (715) 394-8055.
Superior English as a Second Language
The Superior English as a Second Language Institute offers full-time
English language instruction for international students at intermediate and
advanced levels. Upon successful completion of English language study, students
may make the transition into the university or, with consent of the institute
staff, enroll in university courses while completing English language
The Center for Continuing Education/Extension sponsors an intensive English
language program for students from Yamate Women's
College in Kobe, Japan. Yamate students study English
language and literature and American culture from September to February at
UW-Superior. Yamate students live in the residence
halls and share Japanese culture with university students and other residents
of the area.
The Center for Continuing Education/Extension is developing additional
workshops, courses, and programs that will have an international focus. For
information call (715) 394-8536.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center offers owners and managers of
small businesses and entrepreneurs considering going into business
confidential, no-cost, individual counseling services and low-cost training
programs in a variety of business related areas. Topics include but are not
limited to: writing a business plan, buying or selling a business, marketing, accounting, managing personnel, and controlling costs.
offers an eight-session Entrepreneurial Training Program in connection with the
Wisconsin Department of Commerce, and counseling services through funds
provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For information call (715)
394-8351 or 800-410-8351.
UW-Extension provides funding for a number of initiatives linking the
expertise of faculty on the UW-Superior campus with the needs of the region's
residents. These include the Center for Economic Development, Environmental
Resources, and Media Studio.
The Center for Economic Development: Faculty
and staff provide services to groups, agencies and organizations engaged in
economic development activities in their respective communities, counties, and
regions. Services include consulting, economic analysis, applied research, and
development planning. For more information, call (715) 394-8544.
Environmental Resources: Faculty and staff
work with community and county agents to assist citizens in resolving
specialized problems. Emphasis on natural resources to
include water quality and fisheries management.
Media Studio: Cooperative Extension staff
work in coordination with statewide program leaders and regional county agents
to create video resources focused on education around specialized problems.
(Extended Degree Program and Online Learning)
Center PO Box 2000
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap & Catlin
Superior WI 54880-4500
Phone: (715) 394-8487
Fax: (715) 394-8139
For more information about Distance Learning, visit the
website at http://www2.uwsuper.edu/cee/dlc
Staff and Extended Degree Faculty
Susan Bailey, Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education
Kim Borst, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts
David Carroll, Professor, Psychology
Gail Craig, Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Roger Forseth, Professor Emeritus, Language and
Randy Gabrys-Alexson, Associate Professor, Geography
Barbara Doherty, Student Resources
Cindy Graham, Associate Professor, Communicating Arts
Ronald Harshman, Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education
Miki Henderson, Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education
Faith Hensrud, Director
Wendy Kropid, Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Sharon Lavine, Instructional Program Manager
Mel Olsen, Professor, Visual Arts
Laurel Scott, Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Gary Sherman, Professor, Psychology
Mark Welinski, Advisor
UW-Superior’s Distance Learning Center
The UW-Superior Distance Learning Center (DLC) is home to the Extended Degree
Program and Online Learning. The DLC provides a single point of contact for
students, staff and faculty who have questions about distance learning
opportunities. Students may complete an undergraduate degree through the
Extended Degree Program, enroll in individual online courses, or earn credit
through assessment of prior learning, and/or credit by exam (CLEP or Dantes).
Extended Degree Program: The Individualized Major
Through the Extended Degree program, students are able to work with faculty and
staff to develop a flexible individualized academic program.
UW-Superior’s Extended Degree program is a baccalaureate degree program
featuring the individualized major. The major includes at least three areas of
study from the university curriculum and allows students to design a unique
program that reflects their background, prior academic experience, and/or
personal preference. The areas of study relate directly to the student’s
personal or career goals. In addition to the individualized major, university General
Education and other degree requirements must be met.
Elementary Education: It is possible for students to complete most of
the requirements for an elementary education degree or certification through
the Extended Degree program. For further information, contact the elementary
education advisor in the Distance
The Extended Degree program offers flexible print-based and online
instruction. Information about the program may be found on the DLC’s website at http://www2.uwsuper.edu/cee/dlc/
To enter the program, students must first request information, then apply
and be admitted to the university. Financial aid is available to qualified
UW-Superior Foundation Extended Degree Scholarships
UW-Superior Foundation scholarships are awarded to assist the currently
enrolled Extended Degree student who has established goals and made progress
toward those goals through the Extended Degree program. Applications with
further information about the scholarships are available from the
Online Learning: Individual Online Csourses
Some online courses are available for both on-campus and distance learning
students. Other on-campus courses may have materials that are accessed online.
On-Campus Students: Students attending classes on campus have the
option of taking some courses totally online. Students must register for these
courses through the Registrar’s Office, and will be assessed either an
undergraduate or graduate per-credit course fee. A lab fee for each course is
also assessed. Online courses are not part of the 12-18 credit plateau for fee purposes.
Assessment of Prior Learning Experiences
Students with learning experiences that may be comparable to the learning
outcomes of a university course and which can be documented may request credit
for those experiences through the assessment of prior learning process. See
Credit for Prior Learning through Portfolio Assessment in the Academic Policies
and Procedures section of this catalog.
A student may combine prior learning with the learning offered by the
to satisfy degree requirements. Credit may be requested for university-level
learning acquired through on-the-job training, military service, community
volunteer work or other experiences. For many of the courses offered by
UW-Superior, the student also has the option of taking examinations for credit.
The portfolio evaluation process and credit by exam are available to all
Students should address questions regarding assessment of prior learning to
the Coordinator of Assessment of Prior Learning, Distance
Erlanson Hall, Room 105, (715) 394-8464. Questions
regarding credit by exam may be addressed to the Coordinator for Credit by Exam
at (715) 394-8499.
Interactive Distance Education/Interactive Television Courses (ITV)
The DLC provides programming for all Interactive Television courses offered
through UW-Superior. Faculty and Staff interested in using the ITV Network can
select from over 300 sites throughout the state to offer courses. The DLC works
cooperatively with Computing and Media Services to provide technical support
and learning opportunities for faculty who teach using ITV.