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ELPA News

Thu
Jul
19
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education examining "education deserts" makes note of the important work by UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, who has conducted significant research​ on this topic. "What would it take to make sure that distance doesn’t prevent students from obtaining a college degree? Making geography a bigger part of the conversation about college fit would be a start, according to Nicholas Hillman," the article states, referencing Hillman's work.
Wed
Jul
18
The UW–Madison School of Education has filled two key leadership positions for its new Teacher Education Center, which is set to launch during the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Kimber Wilkerson, a professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, was recently named the faculty director of the center and started her new position on July 1. Samantha Baruah will fill the role of associate director, a post she will start on Aug. 6. The new Teacher Education Center will support research, policy work and innovation in teacher education, as well as in the School’s mission-driven PK-12 educator preparation programs.
Mon
Jul
16
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the co-author of an article that was recently published in the Teachers College Record titled, "Finding a Voice in Predominantly White Institutions: A Longitudinal Study of Black Women Faculty Members’ Journeys Toward Tenure." Winkle-Wagner is a faculty member with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She co-authored the article with Bridget Turner Kelly of the Loyola University at Chicago's School of Education.
Fri
Jul
13
Kathleen Woit, an alumna of UW-Madison and a current member of the School of Education's Board of Visitors, was featured by the Isthmus newspaper about her memories and experiences around the Art Fair on the Square. Woit earned a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 1973, a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1992. Woit tells the Isthmus that she visited her first fair in 1959, and it sparked a love of the arts and a "lifetime of volunteerism and giving."
Wed
Jul
11
UW-Madison's Gwendolyn Baxley will ​be presenting during a webinar hosted by the University Council for Educational Administration's (UCEA) Graduate Student Council (GSC) titled, "Finishing Strong: Navigating the Last Stage of Doctoral Work." Baxley is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She is a current NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow. For the webinar, Baxley, along with Joanna Sanchez, Darrius Stanley and Benterah C. Morton, will mentor graduate students on navigating the final stage of doctoral work, and the transition into their careers or professoriate and postdoctoral work.
Tue
Jul
10
Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently published a report that puts the spotlight on a book edited by UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson. The book, “Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell,” serves to highlight how student affairs has grown as a field of practice in response to the growth of student diversity on college campuses and honors the remarkable career of Terrell. "Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was one of the few who saw it as part of their role to uplift the future generation of scholars and practitioners," Jackson tells Diverse Issues.
Mon
Jul
09
This latest edition of Learning Connections, the UW-Madison School of Education's alumni news magazine, is now available online. The ​Summer 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. In this edition, we put the focus on Leadership that Matters.
Thu
Jul
05
UW-Madison's Matt Hora is the lead author on a paper that was just published in the Community College Review titled, "Cultural Capital at Work: How Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills are Taught, Trained, and Rewarded in a Chinese Technical College." The paper is co-authored by Chelsea A. Blackburn Cohen, who received her Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis earlier this year. Community and technical college student employability is an area of concern for the United States and China, and policy-makers focus on students' credentials and cognitive skills. The paper explores whether or not this focus on "completion" overlooks the roles other factors may play in employability, such as noncognitive skills and contextual factors.
Thu
Jun
28
The human resources team within the School of Education's Business Office is partnering with UW-Madison's Office of Human Resources (OHR) to launch a new digital performance management platform, called the Performance Management and Development Program (PMDP). PMDP is a new campus-wide software program designed to streamline and track activities and conversations between supervisors and their direct reports. OHR will have trainings for both employees and supervisors July 13, 17 and 18.
Wed
Jun
27
Madison Magazine recently profiled UW-Madison’s Peter Miller and his work as both a professor on campus and as chairman of the Athletic Board. Miller is uniquely qualified to serve in this role. He is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, where his research focuses on leadership, collaboration and organizational change in complex environments. He also played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame 25 years ago. “Pete has a fount of knowledge in both academics and athletics that is making him a transformative leader,” Dr. Laurel Rice, who chairs UW-Madison’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and who preceded Miller as chair of the Athletic Board, tells Madison Magazine. “UW is lucky to have him at the helm.”
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