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ELPA News

Mon
Sep
05
UW-Madison alumna Kristina Navarro (Ph.D. 2012, ELPA) is an assistant professor at UW-Whitewater, where she heads up the Warhawk Leadership Academy. This project was recognized with the 2016 Model Practice Award for Student-Athlete Development by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A). MERIT video producer Eric Rajala recently put together a report showcasing Navarro’s work with the Warhawk Leadership Academy. This video also includes thoughts from LaMar “Soup” Campbell –- who played football for the Badgers in the mid-1990s before having a career in the NFL. Campbell is helping some of the UW-Whitewater student-athletes.
Fri
Sep
02
Edward Holmes will be the Overture Center for the Arts’ new director of diversity and inclusion, the performing arts center announced in a news release last week. Holmes is a member of the UW-Madison School of Education’s Board of Visitors. A native of Washington, D.C., Holmes came to UW-Madison, where he completed undergraduate degrees in English and political science, a master’s in social work and a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Sep
01
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, recently reported on teacher shortages that are hitting some districts in Wisconsin. And among the experts interviewed for this piece were Jeff Hamm and Peter Goff from UW-Madison’s School of Education. Hamm is the School’s associate dean of academic services, while Goff is a faculty member with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Aug
30
The Wisconsin State Journal recently published a report examining Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to provide new funding for the University of Wisconsin System in the state's 2017-19 budget based on a series of “performance” measures such as graduation rates and job placement statistics. Among the range of experts the State Journal interviewed for this report is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, an associate professor who studies higher education finance and policy with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Aug
25
UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad was among the range of experts recently interviewed by The Capital Times newspaper for a report headlined, “Critics howl in response to Ron Johnson’s call to replace college instructors with videos.” The Cap Times article begins: “Sen. Ron Johnson’s call to replace college classroom instructors with videos sounds like a corporate refrain that celebrates efficiency in education at the cost of effectiveness," said Conrad, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also is the faculty director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Wed
Aug
24
With the start of the fall semester quickly approaching, UW-Madison’s School of Education is in the process of welcoming a talented cohort of new faculty members to campus for the upcoming academic year. In 2016-17, eight faculty members are set to join the highly ranked School of Education for the start of the fall semester. Faculty and staff from across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- during the annual Welcome Back Bash on Thursday, Sept. 1. The event, which is held in the Education Building’s North Plaza and includes UW’s own Babcock ice cream, runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Fri
Aug
19
UW-Madison alumnus Terrance Green recently authored a commentary for Time magazine’s website that’s headlined, “5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask at Back-to-School Night.” Green earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2013. Today, he is an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin.
Fri
Aug
05
The Capital Times recently published a report taking a look at Hillary Clinton’s promise of free college tuition, and the local newspaper used the expertise of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman to put this hot-button topic in perspective. Hillman is an associate professor who studies higher education finance and policy with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Aug
01
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang is the author of a groundbreaking research article examining community college course-taking patterns that contribute to effective academic pathways for transfer-aspiring students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The article is titled “Course-Taking Patterns of Community College Students Beginning in STEM: Using Data Mining Techniques to Reveal Viable STEM Transfer Pathways.” It will appear in the August issue of Research in Higher Education. Wang is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Jul
29
The Chronicle of Higher Education on July 27 posted an in-depth article taking a look at Hillary Clinton’s “New College Compact,” which includes a plan — adapted from her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders — that would cover tuition for students from families making up to $125,000. Chronicle reporters interviewed numerous higher education experts for this story, including UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
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