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WISCAPE's Mission

The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) supports the pursuit, sharing, and implementation of promising ideas for addressing fundamental challenges in postsecondary education in Wisconsin, the United States, and internationally.

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A Message from WISCAPE

In 2001, the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) was established to examine emerging challenges and opportunities in postsecondary education in Wisconsin and beyond. Although our mission has evolved over time, WISCAPE has remained rooted in the Wisconsin Idea. Through our programs; publications; presentations by UW–Madison faculty, staff, and guest speakers; major public events at UW–Madison and across Wisconsin’s colleges and universities; research projects; and media interviews, WISCAPE has brought together diverse stakeholders to engage in spirited dialogue. Through these efforts, we learned with and from one another in cultivating, harnessing, and exchanging promising ideas for furthering higher education at UW–Madison and across higher education in Wisconsin, our nation, and beyond. 

The time has come for change. On July 1, 2020, WISCAPE will close its doors. 
The School of Education at UW–Madison — including the Higher Education program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis — and other units at UW–Madison will continue working to advance postsecondary education. We encourage you to continue to visit the School of Education website to learn about faculty, academic staff, and student research, as well as upcoming programs and events. 
We are grateful for your engagement in WISCAPE and we genuinely appreciate all the support we have received over the past two decades.
Warm regards,
Clif Conrad 
Faculty Director of WISCAPE 
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis


Due to ​the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), all UW-Madison ​non-essential, in-person campus events through at least ​June 30 have been canceled.

WISCAPE's Noel Radomski has been tracking UW System campuses' furlough decisions. ​You can view and download the information he has compiled, which ​he is updating regularly, here. 

Learn more about UW-Madison's plans and response to COVID-19.
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