Research

Long recognized for innovative research, the School of Education houses three major research centers: the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), the Center on Education and Work (CEW), and the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Studies done in the centers range from infant childcare to issues in higher education. WCER alone receives annual extramural funding of approximately $50 million.

Katherine Cramer Walsh, associate professor of political science, talks about her research.

Kathy Cramer, director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, talks about her research, which studies how Wisconsin citizens perceive UW-Madison, at a brown bag forum in Lathrop Hall. The presentation was sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).

QUICK FACTS

  • Established in 1964, WCER is the oldest and largest research center of its kind in the U.S.
  • NSF ranked Wisconsin as a top grant recipient for federal funding earmarked for "Education."
  • The School of Education has the largest percentage of presentations at the annual AERA conference.