WISCAPE organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors programs that showcase and promote discussion about the latest postsecondary education issues, trends, and research. The center presents its programs in a wide variety of formats, including half-day and day-long forums; panels of scholars and experts; public lectures; and small, informal noon-hour presentations called brown bags forums, among others.
Programs are most often free and open to the public, but are occasionally offered by invitation only or with a registration fee. Program materials and media (papers, presentation slides, audio, and video) are made available to the public on the WISCAPE website.
In addition, WISCAPE typically brings in nationally and internationally recognized scholars and practitioners to present at its major programs, and the center makes these experts available to the campus and community through guest lectures in graduate courses, arranged meetings, and other venues.