Education

Social Justice and Flagship Public Universities

Harry Brighouse, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, explores what universities could do to better serve the disadvantaged, and argues that public flagship universities, their administrators, and especially their faculty, should be pioneering practical reforms in resource allocation, mentoring, and instruction.

School Security and Crisis Preparedness

David Perrodin, Director, Student Services, DeForest Area School District, discusses the history of school violence, the three pillars of school security, and effective approaches to school crisis preparedness. Perrodin shares findings from his research into active shooting situations and recommends ways to lessen the chances of a violent attack on a school.

Strategic Planning in the College of Agriculture

Kathryn VandenBosch, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences , UW-Madison, looks at the university’s land and water resources and their relationship as resources for food, fuel and fiber.

Madison 2112: The Resilient Idea - Ep. 793

Scott Page, the director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, discusses the future of higher education within the context of free, open, online classes.

The Arts and Sciences in the Year 2112

Lynda Barry, Cartoonist and Author, shares her thoughts on the future of the arts, sciences and schooling in 2112.

African American Degree Attainment and The Nation's Big Goal

Dr. James Minor, Senior Program Officer, Southern Education Foundation, discusses the correlation
between the level of education
and quality of life, especially relating to the African American and Latino communities.
Dr. Damon Williams and Dr. Jerlando Jackson join in a panel discussion.

Entrepreneurial Education Initiatives for Vulnerable Groups

Kaleem Caire, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, discusses educational opportunities for less fortunate students. He shares success stories from around the country and suggests ways of providing better education for young African American men.

The Wisconsin Idea - Ep. 625

Katherine Sydor, a graduate project assistant at the Center for Nonprofits at UW-Madison, explores the Wisconsin Idea. She delves into the history of the relationship between the UW-System and the citizens of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's Education Challenges - Ep. 568

Julie Underwood, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, moderates a panel discussion on education in Wisconsin. Panelists include Mike Thompson, Deputy State Superintendent for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Joan Wade, Director of CESA 6, and Dan Nerad, Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Sweatshops or Fair Trade - Ep. 546

Dennis Dresang, professor emeritus at LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison, discusses the process the university went through in deciding which company will produce sports and fan apparel. One aspect they take into consideration is the working conditions of the manufacturing facilities where the clothing and sportswear are made.

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