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ELPA News

Mon
Jul
03
Each year, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) presents awards to the most deserving members of the financial aid profession and higher education community. And among those recognized this year is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, who received the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill for his contributions to the body of research on student financial aid. Hillman was recognized for his research “focused on the relationship between financial aid and educational opportunity, particularly for underrepresented students. His work on performance-based funding has challenged conclusions among funders and policymakers that the policies are effective."
Sun
Jun
11
NPR used the expertise of UW-Madison's Julie Mead to put in perspective Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. DeVos was asked repeatedly about whether she would prohibit private schools from discriminating against children with disabilities and LGBTQ students under a federal voucher program. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education.
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner co-authored a recent peer-reviewed article examining racial discourse surrounding the “Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin” Supreme Court case, which challenged the consideration of race in the college admissions process at that university. The report is co-authored with V. Thandi Sulé, an associate professor at Oakland University, and Dina C. Maramba, an associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. The article, which appears in the journal Equity & Excellence in Education, is titled, “Who Deserves a Seat? Colorblind Public Opinion of College Admissions Policy.”
Sun
Jun
04
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was featured in an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans?" The article tackles the long-debated idea of moving student aid out of the Education Department and into the Treasury Department. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches higher education finance and policy. He also is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education faculty affiliate.
Tue
May
30
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood published her latest "Under the Law" column for Kappan magazine examining how the federal education law FERPA "has not kept pace with changing times." Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Thu
May
25
High-quality classroom discussions don't just happen, says UW-Madison education researcher Paula McAvoy. They need structure and planning. McAvoy and School of Education Dean Diana Hess are developing and implementing The Discussion Project, one of several campus initiatives that aim to improve the experiences of students of color and other under-represented students.
Mon
May
22
UW-Madison's Jerlando F. L. Jackson and LaVar J. Charleston ​are co-editors of a new book, "Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell," with Northern Illinois University’s Cornelius Gilbert.
Mon
May
22
UW-Madison’s Tanushree Rawat recently authored a guest blog post for the Wiki Education Foundation reflecting on her pedagogical motivations for teaching with Wikipedia. Rawat is pursuing a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research focuses on the role of technology in education, and as a graduate teaching assistant she has led Wikipedia projects in multiple classes. In particular, Rawat reflects on using Wikipedia as an assessment tool with graduate students in her classes.
Sat
May
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2017 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday evening, May 12, the School honored its newest cohort of Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a reception and traditional Hooding Ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on campus. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 13, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration and Breakfast at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Mon
May
08
UW-Madison’s John Diamond was recently awarded a Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant, a prestigious award that will allow him to further examine how educational leadership, policies and practices shape students’ opportunities and outcomes. The Midcareer Grant is designed to enrich the work of academic mid-career scholars who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education. Diamond will use the grant to embed with leaders in racially diverse districts to gain a deeper understanding of how they work to create more equity in their schools.
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