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Tue
Jun
28
WISCAPE Director Noel Radomski was quoted in a Capital Times article discussing the implications of the Supreme Court's recent ruling​ on affirmative action ​for practices at UW-Madison.
Mon
Jun
27
A new article by UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman examining the importance of geography when it comes to opportunities in higher education was recently published by the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). The report is titled, “Geography of College Opportunity: The Case of Education Deserts.” AERJ is the American Educational Research Association’s flagship journal. Hillman writes that "this study finds that the number of local colleges varies along lines of race and class. ... These can result in education deserts, or places where opportunities richly available for some communities are rare (or even nonexistent) in others.”
Fri
Jun
24
The New York Times recently published an article headlined, “How Public Universities Are Addressing Declines in State Funding.” The Times reports how it asked "three top educators about potential solutions to the funding problems" -- and among those interviewed was UW-Madison's Clifton Conrad, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Jun
23
Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander, a WISCAPE affiliate, is featured in an episode of HBO’s “Vice” that will air this coming Friday.
Fri
Jun
17
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators ​reported on research by Robert Kelchen, a WISCAPE affiliate​, finding that student fees ​​are increasing faster than tuition at colleges and universities across the country.
Fri
Jun
10
Writing on the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education’s blog, Noel Radomski explains that state agencies have until the fall to submit their biennial budget requests to the Department of Administration. However, Gov. Scott Walker, Radomski points out, has already “introduced the issue of future funding for the UW System." Radomski is director and associate researcher of WISCAPE, which is housed within the School of Education.
Mon
Jun
06
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman co-authored a recent blog post headlined, “The Accountability Movement, College Choice and the Importance of Place.” In it, Hillman and co-author Jonathan Turk write that "efforts to provide students and families with new and meaningful data to inform college choice are admirable. However, if policymakers want to improve postsecondary attainment levels and strengthen institutions, simply trying to nudge students to make ‘better choices’ about where to attend is not sufficient." Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Jun
03
WISCAPE affiliate Jennifer Delaney was quoted in a MinnPost article about ​a proposed $2,000 non-resident tuition increase at the University of Minnesota.
Fri
Jun
03
WISCAPE Director Noel Radomski was quoted in ​a Capital Times article discussing shortcomings in UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program.
Fri
May
27
A new article by UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman is critical of policies that link state funding of public higher education to certain performance measures. The report, released by The Century Foundation earlier this week, is titled “Why Performance-Based College Funding Doesn’t Work.” More than two-thirds of states are either developing or using some sort of performance-based funding for public colleges and universities, with performance being tracked in areas such as graduation rates and degree production numbers. But Hillman argues this way of distributing funding is rarely effective.
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