Bob Mathieu Appreciation Celebration
December 9, 2019 | By David Marcou
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research hosted an appreciation celebration Dec. 9 for WCER Director Bob Mathieu, who leaves this post at the end of the calendar year. Mathieu will continue at WCER as the director of the CIRTL Network, one of the center's most far-reaching projects in higher education, and as the Albert. E. Whitford Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
How Undergraduate Student Parents Make Decisions About Course-Taking, Majors, Jobs and Careers
November 5, 2019
In this lecture sponsored by the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, Adrian H. Huerta, assistant professor Pullias Center for Higher Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, shares his study of student parents attending an urban community college.
(Auto)Ethnographic Perspectives on the College-Workforce Transition for Anthropology Majors
October 1, 2019
Daniel Ginsberg, manager of education, research and professional development at the American Athropoological Association and anthropologist in residence at American University, will discuss (auto)ethnographic perspectives on the college-to-workforce transition for anthropology majors. This is part of the Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) Fall 2019 Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology, American Anthropological Association and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Crafting and Marketing Student Experience
September 16, 2019
The fall 2019 seminar series of the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions launches with a presentation by Bonnie Uricuoli, professor emerita of anthropology at Hamilton College, who discusses how colleges and universities are marketing a combination of student life (such as "First Year Experience" programs) with the academics of higher education.
CCWT Spring Seminar Series: Participatory Action Research as a Grassroots Challenge
April 29, 2019
Gary L. Anderson dicusses Participatory Action Research (PAR), which is growing in popularity due to its commitment to doing research with rather than on or for participants, its potential for challenging policy and practice from the bottom-up, and its multiple goals of knowledge generation, concrete action and critical pedagogy.
CCWT | Managing Transitions from College to Work: The ‘Employability’ and Career Readiness Challenge
April 10, 2019
In this lecture, hosted by the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT), Michael Tomlinson provides a critical overview of the problem and construct of college graduates’ employability. He charts its evolution and the ways in which it has been conceptually and politically applied in understanding macro-level changes between higher education systems and the labor market.
CCWT: Experiences of Hmoob (Hmong) American Undergraduate Students
February 1, 2019
The Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) and WISCAPE sponsored this presentation of findings from a student-led research project examining the experiences of HMoob (Hmong) American undergraduate students at UW-Madison. In addition to featuring students, the presentation also includes comments from faculty members Stacey Lee and Cindy Cheng.
The Vocational Significance of Cultural Identity
October 25, 2018
Race/ethnicity are strong predictors of educational outcomes and labor market position (Byars-Winston, Fouad & Wen, 2015). In this presentation, Professor Byars-Winston will briefly review the evidence for and vocational relevance of cultural identity. She will use the Outline for Cultural Formulation model to illustrate its applicability for career assessment and career counseling integrating the concept of cultural identity for African American students (Byars-Winston, 2010), and will conclude the presentation by delineating implications for promoting workforce diversity.
Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case
October 15, 2018
Meet Jo Wilder, a young girl who searches for history in the state capitol with her pet badger. Field Day Lab created this game with multiple community partners to help teachers introduce students to historical inquiry. The game addresses academic state standards for social studies, English language arts and information technology.
Is There a Skill Gap for Entry-Level IT Positions? Evidence from a National IT Helpdesk Survey
April 23, 2018
Presented by Andrew Weaver, Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success
March 13, 2018
"Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success," presented by Vanessa A. Sansone, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Teacher Speakout! Panel Discussion
May 26, 2017
The Teacher Speakout! seeks to engage the voices and knowledge of Wisconsin teachers so that education research at UW–Madison is practitioner-informed and responsive to classroom realities, both the successes and the challenges.
Inaugural Event for the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions
May 22, 2017
What types of skills do college students need to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving labor market and society? Research shows that a strong work ethic and the ability to self-regulate one’s own learning is a competency highly valued by employers yet often challenging to teach to students.
Connecting Policy and Research: A View Down State Street
May 2, 2017
On April 17, 2017, Kathy Cramer, Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, moderated a panel discussion on the connections between educational policy and research.
ITP Translational Workshop: Crafting Research to Inform Federal Policy
March 30, 2017
The ITP Translational Workshop: Crafting Research to Inform Federal Policy was moderated by Professor Eric Grodsky and featured Vivian Tseng, Vice President of the William T. Grant Foundation and Nicole Deterding, National Poverty Fellow at UW Madison