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May 30, 2012
Conference Marking Witte Retirement to Explore Issues in Higher Education
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime University of Wisconsin-Madison professor John Witte.
The conference is co-sponsored by WISCAPE and includes WISCAPE Senior Scholar Sara Goldrick-Rab as a speaker.
July 7, 2011
Study Suggests Financial Aid Enhances College Success Among the Most Unlikely Graduates
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Results from an ongoing random assignment study of a private grant program in Wisconsin indicate that low-income students who receive Pell Grants and are unlikely to finish college get a sizeable boost in college persistence from additional financial aid. The findings suggest that directing aid to serve the neediest students may be the most equitable and cost-effective approach.
February 9, 2011
Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Study ‘Models of Success’ at Minority-Serving Institutions
Clifton Conrad, a professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and WISCAPE faculty affiliate, along with Marybeth Gasman of the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and the Kresge Foundation.
December 13, 2010
Study Examines Higher Education Costs, Productivity
Nik Hawkins WISCAPE
American colleges and universities are becoming less productive in getting students through to graduation, but their productivity can be improved, according to a new study by two University of Wisconsin-Madison education experts.
July 22, 2010
UW-Madison Expertise Tapped for State Legislative Study Committees
University of Wisconsin-Madison experts have been appointed to 12 special committees the Wisconsin Legislature created to study emerging state issues and make recommendations for the 2011-12 legislative session.
WISCAPE Senior Scholar Sara Goldrick-Rab was one of several selected to take part in the process.
December 9, 2008
UW-Madison Researchers Launch Landmark Study of Financial Aid
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers is conducting a groundbreaking study of the long-term effects of financial aid on college students. Christopher Jencks, professor of social policy at Harvard University, calls the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study (WSLS) a "landmark study of financial aid."
September 19, 2008
Scholars Probe Political Factors Influencing College Funding
Setting funding levels for public universities is a major part of the state budget process, and deliberations over this often-contentious issue result in varying levels of appropriations from year to year and from state to state.
February 12, 2008
Conference Looks to the Future of Interdisciplinary Work on Campus
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long tradition of collaboration among scholars from distinct academic disciplines. This legacy continues in the high-quality research, instruction, and service emerging from the university's 290 interdisciplinary departments, centers and institutes.