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Fri
Aug
09
UW–Madison’s Nicholas Hillman recently appeared on WORT-FM’s “A Public Affair” program for a segment titled, “The Real Cost of College.” Hillman, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, helps listeners “get a full picture of the cost of attendance, the generational divide when it comes to college, proposed solutions at the university and federal levels, and the importance of higher education for aspiring students.”
Thu
Aug
01
A team of researchers, many with ties to UW–Madison’s School of Education, collaborated on an article recently published in The Review of Higher Education titled, “Connecting Identity with Research: Socializing Students of Color Towards Seeing Themselves as Scholars.” The report notes: “Findings revealed that intentional bi-directional socialization processes that incorporated students' backgrounds into their academic pursuits positively contributed to students' development as scholars."
Fri
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman was featured in an Insider Higher Education story on new state laws requiring the completion of the FAFSA. The article focuses on Texas, which became the second state to require FAFSA completion. With few states seriously scaling up their student aid programs, boosting FAFSA completion may be the most effective way to get more financial support to college students who need it, he tells Inside Higher Ed.
Wed
Jul
10
The Atlantic featured the expertise of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman in an article headlined, “Higher education has become a partisan issue: And university budgets are suffering as a result.” The Atlantic article is in response to a 41 percent budget decrease at the University of Alaska, where Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced cuts of $130 million. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), and the director of UW-Madison’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
Thu
Jun
06
A new study from UW-Madison's Xueli Wang and Seo Young Lee examines the psychometric properties of a new survey measuring factors of STEM student transfers from two- to four-year colleges. This study was published in the Review of Higher Education.
Mon
Jun
03
At a time when two out of every three undergraduates enroll in a two-year or four-year degree program within 25 miles of their home, UW–Madison's Nick Hillman urges policymakers to pay attention to one of the most overlooked aspects of college access and opportunity: geographic inequality. Hillman shared his thoughts for a recent article from U.S. News and World Report.
Fri
Apr
26
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski talked to the Wisconsin State Journal about a recent SHEEO report, which found that Wisconsin had one of the largest per-student declines in higher education between 2013 and 2018.
Fri
Apr
12
An Inside Higher Ed article reporting on a decision at​ the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to scrap ​a controversial proposal to eliminate majors in ​13 liberal arts disciplines -- including history and several foreign languages -- includes insights from WISCAPE's Noel Radomski.
Tue
Apr
02
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be delivering testimony to the House Education & Labor Committee’s subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment on Wednesday, April 8, in Washington, D.C. This meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. CDT, is the second of five hearings related to the reauthorizing of the Higher Education Act. Hillman is an associate professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and director of the university’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
Wed
Mar
27
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson recently wrote an op-ed on the pros and cons of being a department chair for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Jackson walks through his decision-making process, revealing that at first, he wasn’t entirely sure about taking on the position. Starting with the question, “Can I do the job well,” Jackson sought out the opinions of his family, his colleagues, and former chairs to discover more about the position and how it would affect his other work.
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