Other Series

WCER and its projects present lectures, workshops and networking series developed for a variety of audiences, including students, faculty, staff and colleagues of UW–Madison, as well as stakeholders, such as educators, public officials, community leaders and the interested public.

Current series include:

HOPE Lab Speaker Series

Interdisciplinary Training Program Seminar in Education Sciences

Practical Wisdom

This bi-weekly discussion series connects graduate students with peers and experts on topics integral to professional success in education research. Topics selected generally are not taught in common coursework, yet are necessary for success in an education researcher’s career. The series is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network), Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP) and Doctoral Research Program (DRP).

Qualitative Methods Group Lectures



Past Events

Visiting Scholars: Robert and Elizabeth Bjork

Robert and Elizabeth Bjork, Department of Psychology, UCLA

June 21, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30, Educational Sciences Room 253, 1025 West Johnson Street


Applying Different Methods of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Evaluation

Mark Fermanich, Senior Associate, APA Consulting

April 23, 2018, Noon - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


The Increasing Underemployment and Decreasing Job Control for Highly Qualified Employees

D.W. Livingstone, Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

April 20, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture Featuring David Yeager

David Yeager, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

April 20, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Is There a Skill Gap for Entry-Level IT Positions? Evidence from a National IT Helpdesk Survey

Andrew Weaver, Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April 6, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture Featuring Maria Cancian and Javier Rodriguez

April 6, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


When Should Researchers Use Inferential Statistics When Analyzing Data on Full Populations?

Rob Warren, Professor, University of Minnesota Sociology

March 16, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Gifted Programming can be a Benefit to All

Jenn Vadas, Assistant Researcher, Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative

March 9, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Sex Education: A Center for Ethics & Education Lecture

Lisa Andersen, Professor of Liberal Arts, The Juilliard School

March 6, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Complexity and Constraint: College Attitudes and Expectations among Teens of the Prison Boom

Anna Haskins, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

March 2, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success

Vanessa A. Sansone, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio

February 23, 2018, 9:30 - 10:30 am, DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 Orchard Street


Cultural Identities in Science

Mica Estrada, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco

February 21, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, 425 Henry Mall


Leveraging Meta-Analytic Methods to Inform Successful Early Childhood Education

Katherine Magnuson, Professor, UW-Madison School of Social Work

February 16, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

February 13, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 259 Educational Sciences Building


A Facilitated Conversation on the Professional Standards from the American Evaluation Association

January 8, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Educational Sciences Room 253, 1025 West Johnson Street