School of Education Diversity News

Mon
Jul
09
This latest edition of Learning Connections, the UW-Madison School of Education's alumni news magazine, is now available online. The ​Summer 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. In this edition, we put the focus on Leadership that Matters.
Thu
Jun
28
The human resources team within the School of Education's Business Office is partnering with UW-Madison's Office of Human Resources (OHR) to launch a new digital performance management platform, called the Performance Management and Development Program (PMDP). PMDP is a new campus-wide software program designed to streamline and track activities and conversations between supervisors and their direct reports. OHR will have trainings for both employees and supervisors July 13, 17 and 18.
Wed
Jun
20
The Discussion Project team is now accepting applications for the fall 2018 cohort, and invites all UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff who are assigned to teach at least one course for the fall semester, and are able to attend all sessions, to apply. The Discussion Project is a campus professional development program that will train participants how to create productive discussions with students on serious topics in a welcoming, engaging and academically rigorous classroom. Paula McAvoy created and is implementing The Discussion Project in collaboration with School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Fri
May
25
Three finalists to become the UW-Madison School of Education’s Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session as part of the interview process.
Thu
May
24
In the latest edition of UW-Madison’s alumni magazine, On Wisconsin, reporter John Allen conducts a Q&A with Aaron Bird Bear, an assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education. Bird Bear, the report explains, fills numerous roles: recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented communities, overseeing the summer College Access Program, and serving as a consultant for American Indian Curriculum Services. He also co-leads a group that is creating signs honoring the Native American presence in the campus area — ones that will present messages in both English and Ho-Chunk.
Tue
May
08
Video from ​​​the recent panel discussion, Supporting Hmong Students at UW-Madison, which was hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Tue
May
01
The student organization Diverse-OT was awarded the 2018 Bucky Award for the "Best New Student Organization." The Occupational Therapy program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The award is given to a student organization that was founded within the last three years, and awarded due to member participation, its successes, and the contributions it has brought to campus and the surrounding community.
Wed
Apr
04
UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. One of the main reasons is the many dedicated and talented faculty and staff who work across the School. In an effort to recognize some of these important individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. And on April 4, Dean Diana Hess led the School’s annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and thanks for making the UW-Madison School of Education such an amazing place.
Tue
Mar
20
The latest ratings compiled by U.S. News reveal that the School is home to three No. 1-ranked programs in the “education specialties” of Curriculum/Instruction, Educational Psychology and Administration/Supervision. In addition, the School of Education is home to eight different graduate programs that are ranked among the Top 10 in the nation: Counseling/Personnel Services (No. 3); Education Policy (No. 3); Elementary Education (No. 4); Secondary Education (No. 6); and Special Education (No. 10). Moreover, in U.S. News’ 2019 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings released March 19, the UW-Madison School of Education is ranked No. 2 overall.
Thu
Mar
08
WISCAPE is pleased to announce its inaugural Summit, focused on the opportunity and challenge of educating a diverse Wisconsin.
Tue
Feb
13
The Discussion Project is a new professional development initiative created at the UW–Madison School of Education to help instructors both facilitate high-quality classroom discussions and prepare their students to participate in them. “Discussion-rich classrooms are valuable because students hear multiple perspectives and learn how to engage civilly with those holding opposing views, and that’s an important skill in a democracy,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Tue
Feb
13
Grand Challenges teams will showcase their Transform proposals submitted for funding on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Attendees to the poster fair can come speak with Grand Challenges teams about their proposals, see posters created by ​students from the School of Education's Art Department and have a complimentary lunch. The School of Education's Grand Challenges initiative aims to connect the School of Education with community partners to "identity and address critical problems in education, health and the arts."
Tue
Jan
30
UW-Madison began revitalizing the summer experience in 2016 with a significant increase in scholarship funding. The goal was to encourage more students to take advantage of accelerated summer courses so they could graduate on time and avoid the expense of extra semesters. Building on these successes in 2018, UW–Madison will serve a wider range of students during the summer months. Current undergraduates, incoming freshmen, students visiting from other institutions, high school students, and others will benefit from the university’s world-class resources.
Fri
Jan
19
UW-Madison's Diana Hess authored a commentary for Education Week that is headlined, "The Problem With Calling Scholars 'Too Political.' " Hess is dean of the School of Education and the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. In the column, Hess writes about the importance of education scholars speaking up and participating in public debates about their issues of expertise. She frames partaking in political debate as a responsibility and a way to give back to the community and the universities that support them.
Mon
Oct
30
The UW-Madison School of Education's Office of American Indian Curriculum Services (AICS) has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation to establish new educational Native American heritage sites across Madison, a place the Ho-Chunk have lived for time immemorial. This initiative will place educational, interpretive signage and displays that highlight the First Nations history and culture of Dejope (day-JOPE), the four-lakes region that is now Madison. The project will be a collaboration between the AICS consultant, the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Madison Metropolitan School District staff, a Madison-area effigy mound specialist, and a Wisconsin Historical Society education consultant.
Fri
Oct
27
The School of Education is hosting a series of global education listening sessions for faculty and staff. The Dean's Office in the School is conducting a situation analysis to better understand what is happening around global education in the School and to gather ideas from faculty, staff, and graduate students as to what they would like to see happen in the future.
Fri
Oct
20
The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity recently put the spotlight on the UW-Madison student organization, Diverse-OT. "The Diverse-OT group at UW-Madison is an excellent example of the power that OT/A students (or educators, and clinicians!) have to make a difference not only in the lives of OT practitioners, but in their communities as well," writes Lauren Jones,the COTAD article author. The Occupational Therapy program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Oct
18
Do you need a new headshot of yourself for a web page, LinkedIn profile, upcoming presentation or some other use? MERIT will be providing upcoming opportunities for faculty and staff with UW-Madison’s School of Education to get a free headshot photo taken in suite 109 of the Teacher Education building, 225 N. Mills St. MERIT will be providing this service on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The photo shoots will take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day, and no appointment is necessary.
Wed
Oct
04
UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff are encouraged to apply to become a member of The Discussion Project's spring 2018 cohort by Oct. 20. The Discussion Project is a professional development program meant to improve facilitation strategies, increase student engagement and promote inclusive classroom climates.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison is joining the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, will lead UW–Madison’s participation in the Big Ten Voting Challenge. Members of the campus community are invited to reach out to vote@morgridge.wisc.edu to learn more and get involved.
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