News for Faculty and Staff

Thu
Jun
12
The 2014 online edition of "The disAbility Advocate," an annual news magazine for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, is now available online.
Tue
Jun
03
Herbert J. Klausmeier, a UW-Madison professor emeritus of educational psychology who played the leading role in founding the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, passed away on May 20 at the age of 98. It was early in the 1960s when Klausmeier prepared a proposal that led to the establishment of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). It began operating in September 1964. And in 1968, he led a successful effort to gain the funds to construct the 13-story Educational Sciences building on campus.
Tue
May
27
The Morgridge Center for Public Service has awarded eight matching grants totaling more than $192,000 to support engaged scholarship and community-based learning by UW-Madison faculty and instructional staff in the areas of education, environment and health. The funding comes through a special matching grant program established by alumni Tashia and John Morgridge to support the institutionalization of engaged scholarship at UW-Madison.
Mon
May
19
This past weekend UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2014 graduates by hosting a pair of celebrations at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. To view more than 400 photos from the Ph.D. and MFA Hooding Ceremony and Reception, and the Commencement Breakfast Celebration, visit the School's Facebook Page.
Wed
May
14
UW-Madison’s School of Education hosted its Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program at Union South on Thursday night, May 8. The event is the School’s annual celebration to thank the many dedicated teachers who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students.
Wed
Apr
23
This week-long, intensive program runs June 2-6 and is designed to help instructors put together a plan for replacing a face-to-face course unit into a blended experience for students.
Wed
Apr
16
The Igniter fund ($2.4M) was awarded to UW-Madison from a System-wide economic development grant. Igniter’s goal is to provide financial and business support for up to 10 UW-Madison pre-company innovations that can be commercial-ready (company start or licensed) by May 31, 2015. This is part of UW-Madison’s new Discovery to Product (D2P) initiative.
Tue
Apr
08
MERIT Library will be celebrating LIBRARY WEEK with our annual READ! Poster creation. Doors will be open for the shoot from Sunday, April 13 to Friday, April 18.
Wed
Apr
02
The Committee on Academic Staff Issues would like to present, along with the generous support from Dean Underwood and the School of Education, a workshop on Mindfulness called "Beginner's Mind" on Wednesday, April 23.
Wed
Apr
02
The School of Education's Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) is pleased to announce the results of this year's election.
Thu
Mar
27
Join School of Education Development Director Eric Greiling to learn about the school's gift proposal template and tips for completing a successful proposal on Monday, April 14. The completed templates also help us to prioritize individual projects that support and advance School-wide priorities.
Tue
Mar
25
There is a new dance craze sweeping over the UW-Madison School of Education as we prepare for the 2014 Wisconsin Football Spring Game on April 12. We call it the “Literacy Shuffle” –- and all are invited to join in on the fun.
Thu
Mar
13
In its first year, this collaboration hopes to support and facilitate cross-disciplinary research initiatives, optimize resources and cross-disciplinary expertise, and enhance teaching and learning within the participating Departments and Units. To further these goals, two seed grants (up to $15,000 each) will be available to support faculty and staff as they initially explore ideas and efforts to advance teaching, learning, and assessment through the development and testing of new educational innovations.
Wed
Mar
12
The lunchtime keynote at UW-Madison’s Showcase on April 2 will be delivered by Dave Franchino, President and Principal of designconcepts, a Madison-based design and innovation company with the tagline, “Our passion is turning real world insights into evocative, grounded and actionable solutions.”
Sun
Mar
09
The School of Education's MERIT Library is hosting a free qualitative software fair and symposium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 28. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 25. The event is designed to facilitate exchanges between research teams and to provide researchers and students with a practice-based overview of a variety of software used by members of the research community at UW-Madison.
Wed
Mar
05
This event is the only professional development event targeted to the needs of UW-Madison academic staff. Learn about current campus and system initiatives, shared governance and also take advantage of professional development sessions. Keynote speakers include Ray Cross, Jennifer Cheatham and Julie Underwood.
Mon
Mar
03
You can still contribute to the 2013 Partners in Giving campaign through March 2014. Gifts can submitted online via credit card through the campaign’s website.
Wed
Feb
19
The university is launching a series of pilot MOOCs during the current year. The first such class, launched in October, was about online gaming and learning, and was led by School of Education faculty members Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Wed
Feb
19
Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, chair of UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology, issued the following letter on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Wed
Feb
19
Every year the School of Education recognizes the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. The External Relations Office is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 awards cycle. All nominations are due Monday, March 10 at 5 p.m.