LEAD Center’s Nicole Bowman-Farrell Presenting at NIEA 2016

July 13, 2016

Nicole Bowman-Farrell, Researcher & Evaluator in the LEAD Center, is presenting two sessions at the National Indian Education Association’s Conference in October.


Rethinking the Skills Gap: Teaching 21st-Century Skills to Meet Workforce Demand

July 5, 2016   |   By Lynn Armitage

Teaching 21st-century skills to meet workforce demand


2016 CESA Conference: Achieving Excellence for All Keynote Address

June 30, 2016

Keynote address by Katherine Cramer, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, UW–Madison


LEAD Center’s Kate McCleary on Feminist Epistemologies

June 21, 2016

Kate McCleary shares feminist epistemologies in relation to feminist evaluation.


How MSAN Superintendents Help Close Gaps

June 21, 2016

MSAN, the Minority Student Achievement Network, featured in article by S. David Brazer and Robert Smith


Motion Meets Emotion: Unique Dance Program Empowers Underserved Girls

June 13, 2016   |   By Lynn Armitage

In 2011, with a $1,500 grant from what is now Dane Arts, the two women started a pilot dance program for middle schoolers at Kennedy Heights Community Center, pioneering the combination of dance education and dance/movement therapy—with G-rated versions of popular music and a little hip hop thrown in, too, which is a real “hook” for students.


Jerlando Jackson Cited as Calling New Brown Plan “Bold”

June 6, 2016

Brown University Making Bold Bid to Assure Diversity and Inclusion


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.