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
Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Scholars Program
March 22, 2017
Vivian Tseng, Vice President of the William T. Grant Foundation, discusses the foundation’s career development award for promising early career faculty in the social, behavioral, and health sciences, studying youth ages 5-25 in the U.S. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines or content to learn and propose five-year research and mentoring plans that foster growth in those areas.
Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Research Focus Areas
March 22, 2017
Vivian Tseng, Vice President of the William T. Grant Foundation, discusses the foundation’s mission to reduce inequality and improve the use of research evidence. Aimed at potential grant applicants with terminal degrees, on career ladder positions, Tseng describes what the foundation is looking for in grant proposals.
How Personalized Learning Is Transforming Education
February 28, 2017
Rich Halverson, professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, delivers the keynote address at the 2017 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair on February 23, 2017.
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