Our Vision

We will be the premier UW-Madison organization offering a portfolio of professional education programs and services focused on the needs of engineers, managers, technical professionals and partner organizations, to guide them into the future.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the Wisconsin Idea for the College of Engineering by delivering professional education programs and learning services to individuals and organizations.

Our Core Values

Our core values serve as the foundation for how we strive to carry out our mission.  They represent our highest commitments guiding our work, our interactions, and our relationships. 

WISCONSIN IDEA: We strive to embody the Wisconsin Idea throughout our portfolio of programs and services.  We enable learning from university knowledge leaders, subject-matter experts, and collaborative peer organizations.   

LEARNER CENTERED: We listen to those we serve, providing programs and services that result in significant professional growth and value-added business outcomes.  We nurture an ongoing relationship with our learners and partner organizations, working in collaboration with them.   

VISIONARY LEADERSHIP: We challenge the status quo, inspire creative solutions, enable innovation, and foster progress. 

EXCELLENCE: We are committed to high-quality experiences, defined as both (1) impactful content and (2) contemporary, interactive, and innovative learning experiences.  We are dedicated to continuous improvement of our programs, services, and operations.    

SUPPORTIVE & INCLUSIVE: We strive to be a supportive, diverse, and inclusive organization that values the contributions and efforts of everyone.  This includes internal members of our organization and external individuals and groups with whom we interact. 

INTEGRITY: We are sincere, honest, professional and respectful. 

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison.

We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, instructors, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.