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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.
Thu
Feb
11
Noel Radomski, director and associate researcher of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), and Sara Goldrick-Rab, a senior scholar at WISCAPE, were quoted in a Badger Herald article discussing Wisconsin’s low grade in budget support for higher education in a new report from the Young Invincibles.
Wed
Feb
10
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a recent article that examines the role of faculty mentoring in helping underrepresented students succeed in their pathways into and through graduate education. This critical multisite case study appears in the March/April issue of The Journal of Higher Education, and is titled, “Entering the (Postgraduate) Field: Underrepresented Students’ Acquisition of Cultural and Social Capital in Graduate School Preparation Programs.” Winkle-Wagner is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is an affiliate with the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education.
Tue
Feb
09
A paper authored by UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman and Taylor Weichman is garnering significant media attention since its release last week. The American Council on Education-commissioned report is titled, “Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of ‘Place’ in the Twenty-First Century,” and it explores how where students live affects their options for attending college. Among those reporting on this paper include Inside Higher Ed, The Atlantic and Education Week, among others.
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