UW to offer online flexible-degree program
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and others have announced a flexible-degree program for University of Wisconsin System students.
The program aims to give college credit for knowledge that students have gained from the workplace or other life experiences.
Walker on Tuesday said the program provides a new model for delivering higher education. He says it will help the state give students necessary skills gap at an affordable price.
The classes would be conducted online, allowing students to work at their own pace and giving working adults easier access to higher education.
The program is being led by UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross.