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Radomski discusses PEOPLE program's shortcomings in the Capital Times

June 03, 2016

Noel Radomski, director and associate researcher of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), was quoted in ​a Capital Times article discussing shortcomings in UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program.

The PEOPLE program aims to help prepare minority students and those from low-income households for college and is one of several UW-Madison efforts to increase diversity. However, a recent evaluation found that program participants graduate at lower rates than other low-income and minority students at UW-Madison.

To explain these findings, Radomski said, “UW-Madison is not unlike other large universities: Programs are quickly assembled, oftentimes with the best of intentions, but they may not be well designed.”

He recommend​ed that “PEOPLE stop trying to do everything on its own and better collaborate with other programs​, particularly college preparation programs already operating in Milwaukee.” He also urged better collaboration with the UW Colleges, the Wisconsin Technical College System, and a national college access network.

Radomski said he believes that UW-Madison is committed to its diversity programs.

"I sincerely believe that individuals who are leading, managing and supporting individual programs and activities associated with improving campus climate for underrepresented students, staff, and faculty really care about what they are doing. They are committed to the cause and they want positive outcomes," he said.

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