Cathy Sandeen

Cathy Sandeen is the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She previously was vice president for education attainment and innovation at the American Council on Education. From 2006 to 2012, Sandeen served as dean of UCLA Extension at the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to joining UCLA, she served for six years as vice provost and dean of University Extension and the summer session at University of California Santa Cruz.

An Almost-Autopsy of Small Colleges

There’s a lovely diversity in the size and mission of institutions of higher education in the United States. It’s a shame that the little schools, like the Virginia women’s college Sweet Briar, are faced with ugly financial threats.

8 years ago
Tenure comic from Jorge Cham

Preserving Academic Freedom When Tenure Is Tenuous

Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, argues that universities need to be more honest on how academic freedom applies to different teaching roles in an environment where tenure is no longer a given.

8 years ago