UWP Foundation awards grant for website open house
PLATTEVILLE - The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation recently awarded a grant to create an enhancement to the UWP Distance Learning Center website.
Dawn Drake, executive director of Alternative Delivery Systems, submitted the program, "Developing a Virtual Open House and Orientation Program."
The virtual open house concept will be a new avenue for student recruitment. The proposal said, in part, "The major benefit for students is getting the assistance they need for their convenience, which is critical of non-traditional and distance learning students."
The UW-Platteville Foundation Opportunity Fund awarded nearly $45,000 for 15 grants this year. The Foundation initiated the Opportunity Fund program in 1998-99, and the total number of grants thus far is 86, with a total monetary value of $411,000.