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ELPA News

Wed
Mar
08
UW-Madison alumnus Lee Frazer was recognized with the 2015-16 Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award, which Fort Lewis College awards annually to one member of its faculty. Frazer earned a master’s from the School of Education in 2003 and then a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2009. In keeping with the tradition of the award, Frazer gave the commencement address at the College's Winter Commencement.
Mon
Mar
06
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education about Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to make certain student fees optional across the University of Wisconsin System. Hillman examined the proposed changes in one of his graduate classes, and told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he and the class found the current policy of using student fees for bulk purchases is effective.
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
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
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."
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