News by Year: 2019

Examining Relationships Between Group Hierarchy and Racial Identity Attitudes Video

October 10, 2019

Malik Boykin, presidential diversity postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, researches intergroup relations, mentorship, prejudice and racial identity. He is working to publish a manuscript based on his dissertation, which demonstrates several psychological processes associated with endorsing negative stereotypes about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Fair Pay To Play Hailed As Game-Changer

October 10, 2019   |   By Roscoe Nance

WCER’s Jerlando Jackson, chief research scientist for Wei LAB and a former track and field athlete at the University of Virginia who walked on but eventually earned a scholarship, discusses implications of new California law creating legal right for that state’s college athletes to be paid for use of their identities starting in 2023.


“No, Wisconsin!”

October 10, 2019   |   By Gloria Ladson-Billings

WCER’s Gloria Ladson-Billings sounds off on the UW Homecoming video and campus climate for students of color.


WCER Experts Explain Critical Intersection between Education, Health

October 8, 2019   |   By Karen Rivedal, WCER Communications

University researchers and evaluators versed in rural schools, the community-school model and the schooling of Native American children in Wisconsin shared their expertise and latest evidence-based findings recently in a public hearing at the state Capitol focused on the critical intersection between education and health.


MSAN Student Conference Aims to Empower

October 8, 2019   |   By WCER Communications

The annual gathering, now in its 20th year, aims to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.


(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.


Report: Perfect attendance would have ‘very modest’ effect on Madison middle school achievement gap

September 25, 2019   |   By Logan Wroge

The Wisconsin State Journal covers implications of new research from WCER’s Madison Education Partnership into signals sent by middle school student absences in the Madison School District.


Middle School Absences Send Important Signal

September 25, 2019   |   By Madison Education Partnership

A new report from the Madison Education Partnership finds that rather than causing students to do poorly in school, unexcused absences may be signals of significant challenges in students’ lives.


Internships as a High-Impact Practice?

September 23, 2019   |   By Matthew T. Hora

Matthew T. Hora argues in Inside Higher Ed that colleges and universities should proceed with caution before they encourage or even require students to take them.


WCER launches $1.5 million study of 6 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 20, 2019   |   By NBC15 staff

A new collaboration between WCER, the United Negro College Fund and UW-Madison’s Counseling Psychology Department will study internship programs at six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with a high number of STEM graduates.


WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 19, 2019   |   By Lynn Armitage

The Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT)—a project at UW‒Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research—is collaborating with the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative and a vocational psychologist to study internship programs at six HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that have a high population of STEM graduates.


UW professor says teaching is most important part of professor’s job

September 17, 2019   |   By Molly DeVore

The Badger Herald reports on a talk by WCER researcher Harry Brighouse, a philosophy professor, on strengthening education outcomes as a part of the Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present lecture series.


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.


Making the first day of kindergarten a success

August 29, 2019

Channel 3 WISC-TV, the local CBS affiliate for Madison, Wisc., interviewed UW-Madison professor and director of WCER’s CRECE, the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education, on how to make the transition to kindergarten as positive as possible for children and parents.


Five ways parents can help their kids transition smoothly to middle school

August 27, 2019   |   By Phyllis Fagell

This Washington Post article, also picked up by the New Hampshire Union Leader on Sept. 1, quotes UW—Madison professor and WCER researcher Geoffrey Borman. The article describes research he conducted to determine if it is possible to bolster kids’ sense of belonging by sharing with them that it is normal for students to be anxious about starting middle school, but that they eventually feel better.