Teaching Prep for STEM Ph.Ds. Improves Teaching Methods, May Increase Prospects for Faculty Hire

May 23, 2016

New Study Finds Teaching Preparation for STEM Doctoral Students Boosts Use of Effective Teaching Methods and May Increase Prospects for Faculty Hire


Wisconsin Stands Out For Preschool Access

May 20, 2016

State’s Hands-Off Approach Could Mean Uneven Program Quality


Jerlando Jackson Shares His Perspective on the Vote of No Confidence

May 20, 2016

Last week, we published an op-ed titled ‘Concerned, but Committed (At least for now): Why one UW professor says he is not jumping ship just yet,’ written by Professor Jerlando F. L. Jackson prior to the UW system vote-of-no-confidence. This week, we are presenting a follow-up interview with Dr. Jackson in response to the vote-of-no-confidence, to discuss the future of UW, and national public higher education. Dr. Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis as well as the Founding Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) in Wisconsin Center for Education Research, both in the School of Education at the UW-Madison


Collaborative Classrooms off to a Strong Start

May 18, 2016

Mark Connolly, a researcher from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from students and faculty to measure the rooms’ impact on student learning.


Bowman Appointed to new American Evaluation Association Network

May 10, 2016

LEAD Center evaluator Nicole (Nicky) Bowman has been appointed the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) representative to a new network called EvalIndigenous,


WCER’s Matt Hora to Study Higher Education-Workforce Relations in China

May 6, 2016

WCER’s Matt Hora to Study Higher Education-Workforce Relations in China


Video Presentation: Political Polarization and the Ethics of Teaching about Partisanship

May 3, 2016

Presented by Paula McAvoy, Program Director of the Center for Ethics and Education


Wei LAB Director Joins the Discussion About Campus Challenges

May 2, 2016

In the wake of the turmoil at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Jerlando F. L. Jackson shares his perspective and interpretation of the institution’s challenges. Faculty are planning a no-confidence vote against the Board of Regents and System President Ray Cross today.


MSAN Gives Voice to Minority Students

April 25, 2016   |   By Lynn Armitage

Guery Ulunque has come a long way since he first landed in the United States from Bolivia with his father and sister in 2008. The now-18-year-old senior at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va., recalls his struggles.


Experience Is the Best Teacher: How the Delta Program Is Creating a Better STEM Faculty

April 4, 2016   |   By Lynn Armitage

Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning promotes proven teaching and mentoring techniques for UW–Madison STEM graduate students


Announcing ‘ForwardED,’ the New Digital Newsletter From WCER

March 29, 2016

WCER Communications is pleased to announce the launch of a digital newsletter this week called “ForwardED.”


Video Presentation: WI Evaluation Collaborative Update

March 28, 2016

The Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative updates WCER staff on outreach, interests, and projects.


Knuth, Stephens’ Build an early foundation for algebra success in Phi Delta Kapan

March 10, 2016

“Build an early foundation for algebra success,” by Eric Knuth, Ana Stephens, Maria Blanton and Angela Gardiner was published in the March edition of the Phi Delta Kappan


The National Education Agenda & the Role of Innovation

March 8, 2016

Presented by James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education


Building a Better Future STEM Faculty

March 8, 2016

How to Build a Better Future STEM Faculty presented by WCER Researchers: Mark Connolly, Principal Investigator, You-Geon Lee and Julia Savoy