New Learning Analytics master’s program empowers people to use ‘big data’ to improve education outcomes
Graduates of the program will be equipped to help improve individual student learning, raise graduation rates and address equity gaps for students underrepresented based on race, poverty and gender.
UniverCity Year program to partner with Pepin County
Launched in 2016 with the Wisconsin Idea in mind, this program facilitates engagement between the UW–Madison learning community and localities across Wisconsin, bridging research and community knowledge to address some of the greatest challenges facing Wisconsin’s local governments.
New campus-wide effort provides coordinated training for hundreds of peer tutors
Nearly 250 UW–Madison peer tutors took part in campus-wide training recently. Peer tutors are high-performing students who provide academic help to fellow students, with proven academic and social development benefits.
Internal review: Most ethnic studies courses are meeting university’s content guidelines
The vast majority of courses that students can take to fulfill UW–Madison’s ethnic studies requirement are meeting university guidelines for ethnic studies content, an internal evaluation has found.
Preschool “Kindness Curriculum” is now available, free
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Healthy Minds is releasing its free mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” a 12-week program designed for teachers to implement with their preschoolers.
UW experts contribute to NAS report on U.S. science literacy
Despite perceptions that too many Americans are ignorant when it comes to the realm of science, a new study reports that people in the United States actually “perform comparably to adults in other economically developed countries on most current measures of science knowledge.”