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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
School of Education
UW-Madison
253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-3106
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Email: elpa@education.wisc.edu
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Higher Education Faculty                                              
Elton Crim
Clif Conrad
Nicholas Hillman 
Jerlando F.L. Jackson
Xueli Wang
Rachelle Winkle-Wagner


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The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis offers degrees with a focus on Postsecondary Education Leadership at the Master's and Doctoral levels.

The Department's focus is to develop a knowledge base that includes an understanding of the institutional context of postsecondary education, academic leadership, culture and governance, and student services administration. Program faculty have expertise in a variety of institutional types and educational contexts, including research universities, historically black colleges and universities, community colleges, vocational technical colleges, adult learning in non-traditional settings (see notes on bottom of page), and the view that education should be approached as a K-16 system. Students receive a strong foundation in research methods (both qualitative and quantitative), and an understanding of the institutional dynamics and policy context of post-secondary education.

     


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Recent graduates of the program are

faculty members at research universities, researchers in research centers and consulting firms, University administrators and University presidents. Graduates are also student service coordinators, academic advisors and other leaders in the field higher, postsecondary and continuing education. 

 

Research Centers  


Department faculty and faculty affiliates include directors and senior scholars of several policy research centers on campus. Many doctoral students in policy are employed at one or more of these centers during their stay at the University.

The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education: The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) is a relatively new center on campus designed to engage key stakeholders – researchers, faculty members, university staff, senior administrators, and community and government leaders – in an ongoing dialogue about postsecondary education. This exchange enhances the understanding of postsecondary education and its role in improving our society and our lives. WISCAPE engages key audiences through three broadly defined themes: financing postsecondary education, managing and leading the entrepreneurial university, and expanding the boundaries of postsecondary education. Students participate in WISCAPE through attendance and participation in conferences and forums, and by participating in a research circle, which brings together doctoral students around campus with research interest in postsecondary education issues.

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research: The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive education research centers in the world. A part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education, WCER provides a productive environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. Examples of research conducted by other faculty with an interest in educational policy issues include research on math and science education reform at the K-12 and post-secondary education levels, research on assessment and standards-based reform, and research on child care policy.

Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory:  Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab) is an externally-funded research lab housed within the world-renowned Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER).  The Wei Lab is dedicated to design, conduct, and disseminate research that informs policymakers, practitioners, and concerned citizens on how to best promote equitable and inclusive learning and work environments in education in general, and higher education in particular.  The Lab's research agenda and priorities seek to engage the most difficult and important equity and inclusion topics confronting the education system.  

 
 
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