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News

 

Wed
Mar
09
WISCAPE Director Noel Radomsk was quoted in a Badger Herald article about the benefits of a newly signed law in Wisconsin making distance learning more accessible.
Tue
Mar
01
​UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman is quoted in a Badger Herald article offering a critical look at ​the ​university’s plan to increase the amount of money it allocates for non-need based aid, commonly known as “merit aid.” Hillman says that this plan is “inconsistent with the mission of public universities.”
Tue
Mar
01
UW-Madison's Noel Radomski, director and associate researcher of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), ​was quoted in a Badger Herald article about the increasing number of Wisconsin high school students taking Advanced Placement (AP) tests.
Thu
Feb
25
WISCAPE affiliate Johann Neem authored an Inside Higher Ed piece, titled “A Tale of Two Newmans,” that contrasts Simon Newman, current president of Mount St. Mary’s University, with Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890), author of the still widely read The Idea of a University.
Tue
Feb
23
Noel Radomski, director and associate researcher of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), ​ was quoted in a Daily Cardinal article about the early effects of budget cuts at UW-Madison. Radomski noted that “unfilled positions for faculty and staff on campus remain a general concern,” particularly in the computer science and engineering departments where student demand has increased and budget cuts have resulted “in a loss of faculty members and a decrease in specialized classes offered.”
Fri
Feb
19
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is a co-author of a recent article published by the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education that explains how white faculty members who mentor graduate students of color using race-neutral, colorblind language can actually reinforce racial inequalities. This case study is titled, “Colorblind Mentoring? Exploring White Faculty Mentoring of Students of Color.” The paper’s lead author is Dorian L. McCoy, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. UW-Madison alumna Courtney Luedke, who received her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2014, also is a co-author of the study.
Thu
Feb
18
Alice Dreger, an intersex patient rights activist, sex researcher, academic historian and writer, will present a talk at UW-Madison on Friday, March 4, to discuss her new book and highly publicized resignation from Northwestern University last year.
Thu
Feb
18
An article from UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman titled, “Evaluating the Impacts of ‘New’ Performance Funding in Higher Education,” was the No. 2-most-read article in AERA's journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis in 2015. This article notes how “new research found that state higher education performance funding falls short of its intended goals of raising student retention and degree completion rates at community colleges.” Co-authors were David A. Tandberg of Florida State University and Alisa H. Fryar of the University of Oklahoma.
Tue
Feb
16
Noel Radomski, director and associate researcher of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), was quoted in an EdCentral article offering a critical look at UW-Madison’s plan to increase the amount of money it allocates for non-need based aid, commonly known as “merit aid.” The article says the news is “disheartening” for low-income students.
Fri
Feb
12
Over 100 people attended a recent panel discussion on implicit bias in postsecondary education, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Video from the discussion is now available for viewing on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
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