Research Units

CEW icon Center on Education and Work (CEW)  provides leadership in identifying and responding to issues affecting the connections among education, work, community, and the family. We seek to accomplish this through collaborative, interdisciplinary research and development programs. Further, the Center is committed to translating research and development findings into practical solutions and effective policies through focused dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance.
wiscape logo Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) was founded in 2001 on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in the School of Education. WISCAPE supports and disseminates the research of faculty and students in ELPA's Higher, Postsecondary and Continuing Education (HPCE) program, and supports the HPCE master's and doctoral programs.
WCER logo Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)  is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive education research centers in the world. WCER provides a productive environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research.
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