School of Education News

Sun
Mar
05
The School of Education's Julissa Ventura was one of six winners of the 2016 University of Wisconsin–Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards. Ventura is a Ph.D. candidate ​with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and a Fellow of the Morgridge Center for Public Service Community-University Exchange-South Madison. The winners will be honored at the annual celebratory reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Edgewater Hotel. The event is free to the campus and community, but registration is requested.
Sun
Mar
05
The Digital Salon will be on display from April 9 to 16 at College Library, and the deadline to submit work is on Thursday, March 16. Submit work for the Digital Salon for review online. The Digital Salon brings together students, faculty and staff to showcase artistic and research-based projects such as experimental videos, graphic novels and essays, websites, blogs, multimedia installations and posters.
Fri
Mar
03
Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently published a report examining how “some colleges and universities are taking bold steps to even the playing field when hiring and retaining female faculty and staff.” And among the experts Diverse turns to in putting this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson, the university’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. "Unpacking how these gaps continue to exist, albeit with some progress, requires both a close look at the institutions and individuals involved," Jackson tells Diverse Issues.
Fri
Mar
03
UW-Madison alumnus Leonard Taylor is being honored with the 2017 Dissertation of the Year Award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). Taylor received his master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is now an assistant professor in the educational leadership department at Mississippi State University. A Mississippi State press release says Taylor's research explores how higher education administrators, faculty and staff members can enhance student success and improve the "quality, quantity and diversity" of U.S. graduates by using data and other promising practices.
Thu
Mar
02
Paula Bonner, who has served in key leadership roles supporting the University of Wisconsin–Madison for more than four decades, announced her plans to retire from university service. Bonner, currently president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and chief alumni officer for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), said she will step down from those roles effective June 30. She earned her master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1976.
Thu
Mar
02
The Capital Times recently put the spotlight on UW-Madison alumnus Sean Frazier, who is helping student-athletes excel in life beyond sports. Frazier earned a master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2015. Frazier also ran many of the day-to-day operations of the UW athletics department until 2013, when he left to become the athletic director at Northern Illinois University.
Wed
Mar
01
UW-Madison’s Bruce King will be delivering one of the keynote talks at the 2017 Wisconsin Technical College Assessment Conference. King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and also been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work. King's presentation, titled "Comments on Authentic Assessment," takes place on Thursday.
Wed
Mar
01
UW-Madison’s Brett Nachman authored a chapter in a newly released book that’s titled, “Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education.” Nachman’s chapter is called, “Bridging the Academic Gap,” and it examines community college honors students embarking on transfer to four-year institutions with honors programs, and what institutional partnerships among honors programs may look like. Nachman is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Feb
28
The expertise of the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman was recently featured in an article from the Capital Times newspaper that explores some of the responsibilities of higher education faculty members. The article is headlined: "UW faculty classroom hours don't tell the whole story, professor says." UW-Madison faculty taught in the classroom an average of 5.9 hours a week in the fall of 2015, the article states. But Hillman explains why those numbers are misleading.
Tue
Feb
28
UW-Madison's Richard Halverson will be delivering a talk to the Madison Civics Club on Saturday, March 4. Halverson's talk is titled: "Reinventing Schools of Education: A Social Capital Strategy for Building the Capacity to Transform Public Education." Halverson is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and is co-director of the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network).
Mon
Feb
27
This latest work from UW-Madison's Catherine Compton-Lilly examines issues of schooling and how students and their parents make sense of educational experiences over the course of many years. The book follows a group of about 10 students from first grade through high school, bringing to the forefront issues and insights that are invisible in shorter-term projects.
Mon
Feb
27
UW-Madison's Ellie Bruecker is a co-author of a new report from the Association of Community College Trustees that examines the role of financial aid in supporting students. Bruecker is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The report is titled, "Aiding Success: The Role of Federal and State Financial Aid in Supporting California Community College Students."
Sat
Feb
25
UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about the race for superintendent of public instruction in Wisconsin. Incumbent state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers easily won the primary election on Feb. 14, earning the right to defend his position in the April 4 election against voucher advocate Lowell Holtz, a retired Whitnall School District superintendent. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who is an expert on K-12 educational policy, leadership evaluation and development, and hiring and selection practices.
Fri
Feb
24
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The article is headlined "A Nuanced Look at Women in STEM Fields at Two-Year Colleges: Factors That Shape Female Students' Transfer Intent." The report examines women's intent to transfer to a four-year program after starting STEM programs or courses at two-year colleges. Co-authors on the paper include Hsun-yu Chan, Sara Jimenez Soffa and Brett Ranon Nachman, a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Feb
24
A recent report from NPR.org uses the expertise of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) for an article about how authors and illustrators of color only accounted for 22 percent of books published in 2016. NPR explains how the CCBC started keeping track of these statistics in 1985 after requests from teachers who had mostly students of color but couldn't find books to reflect their experiences. "And in some cases, they were looking for books that didn't exist," CCBC Director Kathleen Horning tells NPR.
Thu
Feb
23
Aaron Bird Bear has been appointed the assistant dean for student diversity programs in UW-Madison’s School of Education. In this role, Bird Bear is responsible for leadership around recruiting, supporting and retaining under-represented undergraduate and graduate students, while also serving as the Multicultural/Disadvantaged Coordinator (MDC) for the School of Education.
Thu
Feb
23
Taylor Kuhn, a UW-Madison student who will graduate in May with a degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was recently featured in a Wisconsin State Journal report as her days as a role player with the Badgers women’s basketball team winds to a close. The report notes that Kuhn earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last season and after graduating in May with a degree in kinesiology, she plans to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.
Wed
Feb
22
UW-Madison's Anna Lehner was featured by Edge Effects for a discussion about "extinct languages, ice cores and ancient air, and her reintroduction of Morse code through tap dance." Lehner is a Master of Fine Arts student with the School of Education's Art Department. Edge Effects is a digital magazine produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Tue
Feb
21
Li Chiao-Ping's contemporary dance company has an upcoming show at the Overture Center for the Arts in a collaboration with Douglas Rosenberg's visual art. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg is chair of the School of Education's Art Department. Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) will present "Landed" at the Overture Center, Promenade Hall, from March 9 to 11. The concert features Li's choreography and visual art from Rosenberg, as well as spoken text, to explore the immigrant experience from the late 1800's to the present day.
Mon
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett will be delivering a presentation about her new book Feb. 23 at Columbia University. The book is titled “Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach" and is co-authored by UW-Madison alumna Frances Vavrus. A flyer promoting the talk at Columbia University explains how Bartlett “contends that new approaches are necessitated by conceptual shifts in the social sciences, specifically in relation to culture, context, space, place, and comparison itself.”

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