New Faculty Focus: Q&A with Megan Reilly

September 4, 2020

During the course of the academic year, we’ll be sharing out Q&As completed by our newest faculty members in an effort to introduce them to our campus and School of Education communities. Here is the Q&A with Megan Reilly, an assistant professor with the Department of Theatre and Drama.

School of Education students are ready to take on the new semester

September 2, 2020

Masks. Hybrid learning. Physical distancing. Testing. The fall 2020 semester is kicking off — and at UW–Madison, it won’t be like any semester that’s come before. However, our School of Education students are just as bright, driven, and inspiring as always. Seventeen students shared their thoughts with us on majors, going to college amid COVID-19, what they are excited about this semester, and future plans.

School of Education welcomes 16 new faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year

August 25, 2020

The UW–Madison School of Education is welcoming 16 new faculty members to campus during the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, which is one of the largest cohorts to sign on with the School since its founding in 1930. "We’re excited to welcome another group of exceptional scholars who will be working in fields as varied as the arts, health and education. They will bring a diverse set of viewpoints and experiences to our School as we build upon our excellence,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

UW–Madison School of Education unveils bold new program to invest in Wisconsin’s future teachers

August 18, 2020

The Teacher Pledge provides financial support — including up to in-state tuition, fees, and testing certification costs — for students enrolled in one of the School’s teacher education programs. In return, after graduating the students “pledge” to teach for three or four years at a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school in Wisconsin. Students who go on to teach in a high-need district or in a high-need subject area will fulfill their obligation in three years, while all others will do so in four.

Chief Diversity Officer Sims to depart for provost role in North Carolina

June 23, 2020

Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Patrick Sims will depart later this summer to become the executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a top-ranked creative and performing arts conservatory in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Sims arrived at UW–Madison in 2004 as a faculty member with the Department of Theatre and Drama, which today is housed in the School of Education.

UW–Madison announces Smart Restart plan to reopen in fall

June 17, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison plans to begin fall classes as scheduled on Sept. 2 and offer in-person instruction in many courses until the Thanksgiving recess, the university announced on Wednesday, June 17. Additional information will be provided to the campus community as plans are finalized via the “Smart Restart” website:

Department of Theatre and Drama presenting ‘Julius Caesar’ through March 8

February 28, 2020

UW-Madison's Department of Theatre and Drama presents their production of “Julius Caeser,” by William Shakespeare, through March 8. The play follows “a country riven by polarization” and “a resistance pushing its ideals to an extreme action.” Performances are at the Mitchell Theatre in Vilas Hall.

Department of Theatre and Drama presents ‘Clybourne Park’ through Nov. 24

November 19, 2019

The School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama presents its production of “Clybourne Park,” which opened on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Mitchell Theatre and runs through Nov. 24. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, “Clybourne Park” is an explosive, sharp-witted, and intense look at questions of race, gentrification, and community.