Education

Conflict of Interest: When Faculty Start Their Own...

Brian Fox, Chair UW-Madison Conflict of Interest Committee Kathy Irwin, UW Legal Counsel Nick Abbott, UW Faculty entrepreneur Jim Dahlberg,UW Faculty entrepreneur Laura Heisler, WARF Intellectual Property Manager Fox, Irwin, Abbott and Dahlberg, discuss faculties starting their own company. They give an inside look through their personal experiences in dealing with this conflict of interest....

Across Kingdoms and Across Campus: Perspectives from a...

Molly Jahn, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison

The history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison dating back to the first dean in 1880 through today and plans for the future of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

How Computer Games Help Children Learn - Ep. 102

David Williamson Shaffer, Associate Professor, Departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, UW - Madison

David explains how he believes children can learn important and necessary life skills through playing computer games

The Future and Challenges of Public Higher Education

Bettsey Barhorst the president of the Madison Area Technical College; William Tracy, a professor in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison; Kathy Cramer Walsh, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison; and Adam Gamoran, a professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison discuss the challenges of higher education.

Interest in Today's Public Higher Education

David Ward, the interim chancellor at UW-Madison, looks at the relationship among how ideas relate to policy and how policy relates to content in higher education. Ward compares and contrasts higher education in the present with the decade following World War II.

How Universities Became Economic Engines

Elizabeth Popp Berman, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the State University at Albany, SUNY and Sheila Slaughter, the McBee Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia discuss, from an historical perspective, the scientific research branch of the university and its role in the economy.

Connecting Scientists & Lifelong Learners - Ep. 717

Dennis Schatz, senior vice president at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA, talks about the Portal to the Public, which connects research scientists and science based professionals, to public audiences. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, focuses on lifelong learning in the scientific fields.

The Future of Academic Work in Public Universities – Ep. 708

Francis Schrag, professor emeritus of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison, moderates a discussion with Sheila Slaughter, McBee Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, and Richard Vedder, a professor in the Department of Economics at Ohio University. They focus on higher education in the 21st century: stratification, segmentation, and fragmentation.

Unequal Access & the Missions of Public Flagships – Ep. 709

Harry Brighouse, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at UW-Madison, explores the mission of public higher education flagship universities and their role in preparing students for the future. Brighouse compares the public universities to elite private institutions.

Governing Board Activism in the Public University - Ep. 710

Michael Bastedo, an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan and Harry Peterson President Emeritus of the Western State College of Colorado discuss governing board activism, the dynamics of trustee independence and management strategies.

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