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Art Rainwater

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Art Rainwater

Clinical Professor
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

270-C Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326
Office: 608/263-2737
Fax: 608/265-1326

alrainwater@wisc.edu

Personal Biography

Art Rainwater retired as the Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan Schools District ending 43 years in K-12 education. Art currently is a Clinical Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.



 

 

Teaching Interests

School District Leadership, Educational Planning

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2013 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 203, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2013 - Field Experience in Educational Leadership
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2013 - The School Superintendency
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 846, Section: 003, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2013 - Field Experience in Educational Leadership
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2013 - Theory and Practice of Educational Planning
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 875, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - Field Experience in Educational Leadership
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 203, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2012 - The School Superintendency
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 846, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - Theory and Practice of Educational Planning
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 875, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2012 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 203, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2012 - Field Experience in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2012 - Theory and Practice of Educational Planning
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 875, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Field Experience in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2011 - Financing Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 830, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 203, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2011 - The School Superintendency
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 846, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2011 - Field Experience in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 203, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2011 - Internship in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 900, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 203, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2010 - Field Experience in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2010 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 203, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2010 - The School Superintendency
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 846, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Field Experience in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Theory and Practice of Educational Planning
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 875, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2009 - Field Experience in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 700, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2009 - The School Superintendency
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 846, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2009 - The School Superintendency
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 846, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     

Program and Curriculum Development

  • Rainwater, A.
    Title: Redesign of ELPA 700 Certification Documentation
    Date(s): 2010 - 2011
    Type: Curriculum Development
    New or Revised: Revised
    Type: Graduate
    Effort: Revised the documentation for the 700 Field Experience in Educational Administration. Approved by the Department

  • Rainwater, A.
    Title: A proposed redesign for the ELPA Advisory Committee
    Date(s): 2008 - 2009
    Type: Departmental Outreach
    New or Revised: Revised
    Type: Statewide stakeholders in ELPA
    Effort: Developed and submitted a proposed restructuring of ELPA Advisory Committee for the Department.

Non-Credit Teaching

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: 830 - School Finance, Audience: Department, Participants: 15, Academic, Description: Conducted a simulated budget exercise for Dr. Peter Goff's s830 -School Finance class

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: 845 - School Leadership, Audience: Department, Participants: 15, Academic, Description: Guest Lecture with Dr. Deb Hoffman for Rich Halverson's 845

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: 830 School Finance, Audience: Department, Participants: 15, Academic, Description: The legal history of school finance in the United States

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: 830 -School Finance, Audience: Department, Participants: 15, Academic, Description: An overview of the Wisconsin School Finance System fo Jim Shaw's 830 School Finance

  • Instruction Type: Guest Lecture, Sponsoring Organization: Informational Divides in a Multicultural Society., Audience: School of Education, Participants: 180, Academic, Description: An overview of School Finance Issues for an under graduate class.

Presentations

  • Rainwater, A., Presenter & Author (2013, January 16). The Structure of American Public Education, Americorps Employee Training, United Way of Dane County, United Way Office.
  • Rainwater, A. (2011, October 1). Gender Race and Justice: Cultural Competency from the Principal's Office to the Classroom, Race, Gender and Justice: Students Locked Out of a Quality Education, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and African American Male Achievement Group, Savannah Georgia.
  • Rainwater, A., Presenter & Author (2010, November 2). Research to Practice: A Practical Example, DRP Lecture Series, Doctoral Research Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Rainwater, A. (2009, November 19). Methods for Increasing High School Graduation, Toledo Ohio United Way and Toledo Ohio Public Schools Addressing High School Dropouts, Toledo Ohio Public Schools, Toledo Ohio.
  • Rainwater, A. (2009, September 19). Community/School District collaboration to reduce high school dropout rate, National Chief Executive Officers Conference for United Way of America, United Way of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Rainwater, A. (2009, June 5). Understanding Value Added Assessment Data, United Way of Dane County Board of Directors Meeting, United Way of Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Rainwater, A. (2009, April 28). The Impact of Wisconsin's School Finance Law, Civitas Leadership Training Program, Civitas, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Rainwater, A., Presenter & Author (2004). Addressing Minority Achievement, Minority Student Achievement Network Annual Conference, Minority Student Achievement Network, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Rainwater, A. (2002). Keys to Positive Labor Relations, Cooperative Education Service Agency #5.
  • Rainwater, A. (2002). Leaderships' Role in Labor Relations, International Personnel Management Agency-Wisconsin, Wisconsin.
  • Rainwater, A. (2001). Why a Functioning Analysis, Cooperative Education Service Agency #2.
  • Rainwater, A. (2000). Addressing Minority Achievement, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.
  • Rainwater, A. (1999). Calming Turbulent Waters-The Anatomy of a Contract Negotiation, Wisconsin State Mediators Association.
  • Rainwater, A. (1994). Magnet Schools as Desegregation Tools-The Kansas City Model, 40 year Celebration of Brown vs. Board of Education, Brown Foundation, Topeka Kansas.
  • Rainwater, A. (1992). Developing a Sports Related Elementary Magnet Program, Newburgh Public School, Newburgh New York.
  • Rainwater, A. (1992). Developing a Sports Related Magnet High School, Jacksonville Public Schools, Jacksonville Florida.
  • Rainwater, A. (1992). Developing an Educational Facilities Plan, International Magnet Schools Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Rainwater, A. (1992). The Classical Greek Ideal Apllied to Magnet Schools, International Magnet Schools Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Rainwater, A. (1991). Outcomes Based Education Applied, Midwest Outcomes based Education Consortium, Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Rainwater, A. (1990). The School of 2050, Kansas Outcomes Based Education Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Rainwater, A. (1990). Technology, Education, and the Future, Midwest association of Computers in Education, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
  • Rainwater, A. (1990). The Instructional Technology Management Model, Shawnee Mission Public Schools, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
  • Rainwater, A. (1989). Computers, the Future of Education, Midwest association of Computers in Education, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Rainwater, A. (1988). Discovery Learning and Today's Technology, The Missouri Journal for Educational Technology.
  • Rainwater, A. (1988). The School of the Future Today, State Conference, Missouri Educational Technology Association, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Rainwater, A. (1988). Technology and Eduation Come Together at Central High School,
  • Rainwater, A. (1988). Teacher expectations and accountability, SWAS-STEPS conference, Kansas City Missouri School District.
  • Rainwater, A. (1983). A model Program for Learning Handicapped in College Preparatory School, NCEA Special Education Journal.
  • Rainwater, A. (1983). Administrative Use of Micro-Computers, Birmingham City Schools Workshop, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Rainwater, A. (1982). Teaching the Mentally handicapped in a College Preparatory School, NCEA National Journal, NCEA Special Education Journal.

Departmental Service

  • Admissions Committee
    Dates of Membership: Jan. 2013 - June 2013
    Accomplishments: The Admissions Committee reviews and recommends the admission of Masters and PhD students for the Department.
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: Jan. 2013 - June 2013

  • Personnel Committee
    Dates of Membership: July 2012 - Jan. 2013
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: July 2012 - Jan. 2013

  • Master Administrator Certification Review Committee
    Dates of Membership: Sep. 2011 - Dec. 2012
    Accomplishments: Preparing the Master Administrator Certification program for external review.
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: Sep. 2011 - Dec. 2012

  • Personnel Committee
    Dates of Membership: Aug. 2011 - June 2012
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: Aug. 2011 - June 2012

  • Master's Degree Redesign Committee
    Dates of Membership: May 2011 - June 2012
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2011 - Pres.

  • Personnel Committee
    Dates of Membership: Aug. 2010 - June 2011
    Accomplishments: Manage the employment process for new academic personnel.
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: Aug. 2010 - June 2011

  • Ph.D Cohort 2 subcommittee
    Dates of Membership: Oct. 2009 - May 2010
    Accomplishments: The sub-committee developed and submitted the proposal for second Ph.D. cohort in District Leadershiip.
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: Oct. 2009 - May 2010

  • Internal Review for evaluation of the MACC program
    Accomplishments: Served as one member of the internal review committee for the evaluation of the MACC program.
  • Committee Member.

School Service

  • Research Exchange Design Team
    Dates of Membership: 2013 - Pres.
    Accomplishments: The committee is charged with creating an exchange structure for articulation between WERC, individual researchers and entities in the field.
  • Member. Period of Service: 2014 - Pres.

  • Wisconsin State Finance Summit
    Accomplishments: Represent the Dean in providing input to the development of an economic development plan for Wisconsin's future.
  • Representative.

  • Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Standards for Certifications Revision
    Accomplishments: The committee made recommendations to the Wisconsin of Department of Public Instruction for the revision of the Standards for certification for Superintendents.
  • Representative.

Public Service

  • The Degree Project of the Great Lakes Higher Education Corp.
    Dates of Membership: Jan. 2010 - June 2014
    Accomplishments: The Committee is guiding the development of a support structure in the Milwaukee Public Schools to enable students to obtain the necessary credentials to be admitted to college and provide substantial financial support when they are admitted.
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: Jan. 2010 - June 2013

Public Service

  • United Way Born Learning Delegation
    Dates of Membership: 2013 - Pres.
    Accomplishments: Develop early childhood education strategies for the Madison Community.

Awards and Honors

  • Senior Faculty Fellow
    Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Date(s): January 2006 - December 2008
  • National Excellence in Educational leadership Award
    Organization: The University Council of Educational Administration
    Purpose: Service, Professional
    Date(s): January 1, 2006
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