Hess, Kelley share overview of School of Education’s goals for fall semester

June 30, 2020

On Tuesday, June 23, Dean Diana Hess and Senior Associate Dean Carolyn Kelley held an all-School virtual meeting to provide an overview of the School of Education’s plans related to the “Smart Restart” program for the fall semester, as well as some of the challenges the School is facing.  

Hess reappointed as dean of the School of Education

June 25, 2020

Diana Hess has been reappointed as dean of UW–Madison's School of Education. Every five years of their tenure, deans of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance. The reviews include interviews with faculty, staff, and students, and with external stakeholders. The provost appoints the members of the review committee.

The Discussion Project Virtual starts week of July 20

June 25, 2020

The Discussion Project Virtual is an online training that supports UW–Madison instructors in creating the conditions for equitable, inclusive, and engaging online discussions. For full consideration, apply by July 3.

Charleston speaks on ‘advancing equity’ within School of Education, campus-wide

June 24, 2020

UW–Madison’s LaVar Charleston, the School of Education’s associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion, took part in a virtual discussion on June 17 titled, “Advancing Equity when Campus is Closed.” Charleston reflected on the challenges his office has faced during the COVID-19 campus closure and discussed initiatives within the School of Education that promote an equitable and inclusive culture, as well as work that still needs to be done.

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.

‘The Journalism Game: Scaling Practices to Middle School Youth to Support Democracy’ receives Baldwin funding

June 19, 2020

In an age of widespread fake news and rampant distrust in public institutions, media literacy is crucial. A partnership between the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Field Day Lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) will collaborate with Wisconsin teachers and journalists to produce and disseminate a digital learning game that helps students improve their critical media literacy skills.

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: https://www.wisc.edu/smartrestart/