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Policy Briefs

Written by education scholars and practitioners, policy briefs are succinct analyses that provide policymakers, practitioners, and others with knowledge and recommendations based on the latest research and best practices in the field.

 

View 'FAFSA Filing Rates in Wisconsin' FAFSA Filing Rates at Wisconsin High Schools

Nicholas W. Hillman
Ellie Bruecker
Valerie Crespín-Trujillo
December 2016
Gross cover thumnail Characteristics and Experiences of Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Education
 Jacob Gross
 May 2016
Hora thumbnail A Different Take on the "Skills Gap": Why Cultivating Diverse Competencies is Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy
Matthew T. Hora
Ross J. Benbow
Amanda K. Oleson
Yimin Wang
​December 2015
Preparing Students for Success in the 21st Century Economy
Full-Time Struggle, Part-Time Work in Community Colleges
Jason Lee
May 2015
Moving Forward with Federal College Ratings: Goals, Metrics, and Recommendations
Can the U.S. Meet Its College Completion Goals with the Current Tuition Structure?
Jennifer A. Delaney
Patricia Yu
October 2014
Preparing Students for Success in the 21st Century Economy
The Efficacy of Vouchers in Higher Education:
The Case of Colorado
Nicholas W. Hillman
David A. Tandberg
Jacob P. K. Gross
May 2014
Moving Forward with Federal College Ratings: Goals, Metrics, and Recommendations Moving Forward with Federal College Ratings: Goals, Metrics, and Recommendations Robert Kelchen March 2014
View Whose Fault is Student Loan Default? The Need for Better Data from Proprietary Institutions
Whose Fault is Student Loan Default? The Need for Better Data from Proprietary Institutions
Jacob P. K. Gross February 2014
Preparing Students for Success in the 21st Century Economy Preparing Students for Success in the 21st Century Economy: Challenges with Aligning Educational Policy and Curricula with Employer Expectations
 Matthew T. Hora
December 2013
State Performance Funding for Higher Education:
Silver Bullet or Red Herring?
David A. Tandberg
Nicholas W. Hillman
November 2013
Housing Instability among College Students
Housing Instability among College Students
Katharine Broton
Sara Goldrick-Rab
October 2013
View A Primer on Income-Related Student Loan Repayment in the United States A Primer on Income-Related Student Loan Repayment in the United States Nicholas Hillman
Taylor Weichman
Jacob Gross
Matthew Berry
October 2013
Link to Reccommendations for the Effective and Equitable Implementation of Performance-Based Funding Recommendations for the Effective and Equitable Implementation of Performance-Based Funding for Wisconsin Higher Education

Nicholas Hillman,
Robert Kelchen,
Sara Goldrick-Rab

February 2013
Cover Thumbnail Image: Performance-Based Funding in Wisconsin (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Performance-Based Funding in Wisconsin Bo McCready February 2013
Cover Thumbnail Image: Exploring Faculty Decision-Making Processes for Using Instructional Technology in the Classroom: Implications for Policy and Practice (WISCAPE Policy Brief)
Exploring Faculty Decision-Making Processes for Using Instructional Technology in the Classroom: Implications for Policy and Practice
Matthew Tadashi Hora,
Jeremiah Isaac Holden
March 2012
Cover Thumbnail Image: Bouncebacks in Higher Education Funding: Patterns in Length of Time to Recovery Following Cuts in State Appropriations (WISCAPE Policy Brief)
Bouncebacks in Higher Education Funding: Patterns in Length of Time to Recovery Following Cuts in State Appropriations
William Doyle,
Jennifer Delaney
August 2011
Cover Thumbnail Image: An Untapped Resource for Increasing College Attainment: Estimating the Population of Potential First-Generation Students in Wisconsin (WISCAPE Policy Brief)
An Untapped Resource for Increasing College Attainment: Estimating the Population of Potential First-Generation Students in Wisconsin
Sara Lazenby
May 2011
Cover Thumbnail Image: Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching Practices to Science and Math Education Reforms (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching Practice to Science and Math Education Reforms
Matthew Tadashi Hora
January 2011
Cover Thumbnail Image: Which Students to Serve?: Universal or Targeted Eligibility for Postsecondary Opportunity Programs (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Which Students to Serve? Universal or Targeted Eligibility for Postsecondary Opportunity Programs
Elizabeth Vaade,
Bo McCready
January 2011
Cover Thumbnail Image: College and University Commitments to Student Access and Success: An Overview of Institutional Postsecondary Opportunity Programs (WISCAPE Policy Brief) College and University Commitments to Student Access and Success: An Overview of Institutional Postsecondary Opportunity Programs
Elizabeth Vaade
July 2010
Cover Thumbnail Image: Aligning Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Lesson from the Past (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Aligning Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Lesson From the Past
Marc VanOverbeke
November 2009
Cover Thumbnail Image: Postsecondary Opportunity Programs: Defining and Improving an Educational Policy Innovation (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Postsecondary Opportunity Programs: Defining and Improving an Educational Policy Innovation
Elizabeth Vaade September 2009
Cover Thumbnail Image: The 2008 Amendments to the Federal Higher Education Act: Are We on the Right Track? (WISCAPE Policy Brief) The 2008 Amendments to the Federal Higher Education Act: Are We on the Right Track?
Jacob O. Stampen,
Bradford J. Zulick
March 2009
Cover Thumbnail Image: Addressing Opportunity in Wisconsin’s Four-Year Universities: A Comparative Analysis of State College Access Programs (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Addressing Opportunity in Wisconsin's Four-Year Universities: A Comparative Analysis of State College Access Programs Elizabeth Vaade,
Annalee Good
January 2009
Cover Thumbnail Image: Declines in Spending on Higher Education in Wisconsin: An Analysis of the University of Wisconsin System Budget (WISCAPE Policy Brief) Declines in Spending on Higher Education in Wisconsin: An Analysis of the University of Wisconsin-System's Budget Kate Clark July 2007
The Impact of Cost-Containment Proposals Associated with the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
The Impact of Cost-Containment Proposals Associated with the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Jocelyn Milner,
Clare Huhn
July 2007
Cover Thumbnail Image: The Wisconsin Covenant: Toward a Truly Merit-Based System of Higher Education (WISCAPE Policy Brief)
The Wisconsin Covenant: Toward a Truly Merit-Based System of Higher Education Douglas Harris,
Sara Goldrick-Rab
May 2007


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