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The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.


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UW-Platteville to offer new Child Advocacy Studies certificate to graduate students

Beginning in fall 2011, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will offer a new Child Advocacy Studies certificate to graduate students as part of the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program. The CAST certificate, which is designed to prepare students for the realities of child protection and serve the needs of learners who are specifically interested in professions that work directly with or among maltreated children, meets the mission of the National Child Protection Training Center, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to end child abuse in the United States. Read more...

Know your academic advisor

Your academic advisor is here to serve you in a variety of ways. Though we will contact you several times as you progress through your program, we invite you to contact us anytime we can be of assistance. Read more...

BSCJ program forges two new articulation agreements

The UW-Platteville Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree program recently forged two articulation agreements with Northcentral Technical College in Wausau and Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. Read more...

Academic planning for business administration students

Your credit evaluation documents are your golden ticket toward completing and earning your undergraduate degree. Even more important is to use them to create your academic plan. If you pencil in your courses at least two semesters out, we can work together to ensure you are meeting and scheduling prerequisite courses as needed. Read more...

Choose wisely when selecting a degree program

Online for-profit (proprietary) colleges and universities are coming under fire from quite a few directions. The U.S. Government Accountability Office, for one, may soon begin an investigation at the call of lawmakers on the hill. Even Saturday Night Live is getting in on the blanketing perception that online universities are fake institutions that pump out diplomas – or at least PDFs of them. Read more...

Preparing, planning and staying organized

When tackling any major task, those who do it successfully will tell you that you need to prepare, plan and organize yourself. These three items I believe can be applied to any life event, such as planning for Read more...

Keys to Success in a Distance Degree Program

I'm too tired to study when I get home from work. I want to spend time with my family this weekend and have some fun. It seems like I’m going to be working on this degree forever. Read more...

Commencement brings new opportunities for education

Fall graduation has come and gone, and while dreams of tassel-turning and diplomas swim in the heads of those soon to have the opportunity to shake hands with the chancellor this May, it might a bittersweet 'congratulations' for those without a serious job prospect. Read more...

UWP alumna Laura Sherrick wins International Paper award

PLATTEVILLE– Laura Sherrick, a graduate of the online Master of Science in Project Management Program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been awarded the James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award by the Project Management Institute. On its website, PMI described itself as a “not-for-profit professional association whose primary goal is to advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscientious and proactive manner.” Read more...

Five Tips for Succeeding in an Online Course

FIVE TIPS FOR SUCCEEDING IN AN ONLINE COURSE Read more...

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