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Wisconsin Improvement Program

Event Date

Friday, October 1, 2021 -
8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
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Event Description

The Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) is a consortium of teacher education and professional development through cooperation among colleges and universities, school systems, Wisconsin Cooperation education Service Agencies (CESA’s), teacher associations, and other education organizations, institutions, and agencies. To achieve this purpose, activities of the consortium shall include a teacher internship program.

The membership is open to all Wisconsin baccalaureate degree-granting colleges, universities, and other Wisconsin institutions which prepare teachers for licensure, and to the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Members meeting the designated financial obligations during the previous fiscal year shall have voting privileges and be able to place teacher interns.


Minutes will be taken by WIP Executive Committee Member, Cathleen Olds, UW Stevens Point
8:45 a.m. WIP Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 a.m. WIP General Membership Meeting
Call to Order
▪ Welcome by WIP Executive Committee Member, Alan Bitter, Wisconsin Lutheran College
▪ Introduction of Members
▪ Review of Meeting Agenda
9:20 a.m. Business Meeting
▪ Approval of Minutes from Spring 2021 Meeting
9:30 p.m. DPI Updates
▪ Permanent Rule – Student Teaching Experience
9:40 a.m. Discussion
▪ Open Question Forum
10:15 a.m. Discussion of IHE Issues Facilitated by WIP Executive Committee Member, Marie Benson, UW Whitewater
11:15 a.m. Other Business
▪ Nominating Committee Needed for WIP Executive Committee Members (2022-2024 term) – nominations presented at Spring 2022 meeting
• 1 – University of Wisconsin System
• 1 – At Large
• 1 – At Large
▪ Reminder of Important WIP Dates and Deadlines
▪ Closing Remarks, WIP Executive Committee Member, Jennifer Kammerud, DPI Director, LEAD Team
11:45 a.m. Adjourn by WIP Executive Committee Member, Kristen Whyte, Mount Mary University
The meeting will conclude at 11:45 a.m. or the conclusion of business.




Members of the public are invited to participate by telephone conference call by calling in to the Virtual Meeting through Microsoft TEAMS as noted below:
• WIP Executive Committee Meeting
o 1-608-620-9781, Phone Conference ID: 879 592 601#
• WIP General Membership Meeting
o 1-608-620-9781, Phone Conference ID: 840 855 228#


Beth Vander Grinten, Education Specialist
Licensing, Educator Advancement and Development Team
Department of Public Instruction
(608) 266-0975,