UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
ANNUAL REPORT 2002–2003
Submitted by W. Charles Read, Dean
August 15, 2003
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
ANNUAL REPORT 2002–2003
August 15, 2003
Key Accomplishments in Support of
the University’s Priorities
I. Promote Research
Progress for 2002-03
• The School of Education houses three major research centers: the Wisconsin Center
for Education Research (WCER), the Center on Education and Work (CEW), and the
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Research conducted in these centers touches on all aspects of education, from the
improvement of first-grade mathematics to the effects of career education on student
achievement to the study of equity and diversity in higher education. Following are
selected achievements of the past year:
• A new WCER project, “Systemwide Change for All Learners and Educators”
(SCALE), is working to reform math and science education, pre-K through
12, through a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles
Unified School District, Denver Public Schools, Providence Public Schools,
and the Madison Metropolitan School District. Funded by the National
Science Foundation (NSF), SCALE brings together mathematicians,
scientists, engineers, social scientists, and education researchers and
practitioners to improve student achievement in math and science. The $35
million, five-year award is the largest given by NSF to create math-science
partnerships and among the largest awards ever received by UW–Madison.
• CEW is conducting the program evaluation component of a State
Improvement Grant (SIG) project, “Improving Results for Children with
Disabilities,” for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The
evaluation focuses on how DPI is using $1.5 million in federal support each
year over a five-year grant period to strengthen services provided to pre-K
through grade-12 students with disabilities in all Wisconsin school districts.
• WISCAPE launched two major research projects in 2002–03. The center’s
“Pathways to Alumni Involvement” project is a two-year study examining the
motives and patterns of alumni support for UW! Madison, with the goal of
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designing more effective strategies for promoting alumni service, advocacy,
• The second WISCAPE research project, “Staffing the Research University,”
examines the role of academic staff at UW–Madison, asking how the growth
of academic staff has affected the management and leadership of today’s
• Research activities in the School are not limited to major centers, but involve
significant pursuits by individual faculty members in academic departments:
• In the Department of Kinesiology, associate professor Peter van Kan was
awarded a new four-year National Institute of Health (NIH) grant for research
on motor control. Also, faculty members Gary Kraemer, Gary Diffee, Greg
Cartee, and Mary Schneider are principal investigators of continuing, multi-
year NIH grants.
• Geoffrey Borman, assistant professor of educational administration, received
a 2002–03 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral
Fellowship. Borman will study the consequences of attending elementary
schools which have high concentrations of poor students.
• Jerlando Jackson, assistant professor of educational administration, received a
Minority Faculty Research Award from the University of Wisconsin System's
Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Jackson will examine the decisions of
university and college administrators to remain in leadership positions.
• David Williamson Shaffer, assistant professor of educational psychology, was
awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral
• The arts are also an integral component of the School’s research enterprise. Of
particular note are two programs that expanded the audience for creative work, as
well as a building project that will greatly benefit future endeavors:
• This spring the Dance Program hosted the four-day Great Lakes American
College Dance Festival, which presented 83 works in seven concerts, and was
attended by 450 dance students and faculty from 22 colleges.
• Throughout the year, visiting artists Cameron Martin, Al Held, and Suzanne
Caporael created prints at Tandem Press, a printmaking studio affiliated with
the Department of Art in the School of Education. Each artist gave public
lectures and/or critiqued student work. All the lectures were videotaped and
copies have been archived at the art department and UW library.
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• The Department of Art began planning for the Warehouse Remodeling
Project, which combines the art foundry and art glass lab into a new facility
that will replace two dilapidated structures from the 1940s. The project was
approved in July 2003 by the State Building Commission at $971,000.
• Through its multimedia production services, the Instructional Media Development
Center (IMDC) helps units campuswide and beyond to share the benefits of their
research and expertise. Its projects in the past year included, among others:
• “Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening: What a Pregnant Woman Should Know
about Testing for CF Carrier Status During Pregnancy,” a multimedia CD-
ROM produced for a UW–Madison and Meriter Hospital program.
• “Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Decision Aid,” a CD-ROM produced for
Dr. Marilyn M. Shapira with support from a Department of Veterans Affairs
Health Services research grant.
• “PACT Program Training for Mental Health Professionals,” a series of
training videos developed for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family
Plans for 2003-04
• Increase our capacity for research in higher education policy by filling the vacant
position and using WISCAPE to enhance and encourage research of national
• Advance the plans for a new education research building that will dramatically
increase the space we have available for externally-funded research.
• Conduct a successful search for a new director of WCER , attracting the best possible
II. Advance Learning
Progress for 2002-03
• During 2002–03, several units within the School developed programs that will
significantly advance learning in Wisconsin’s K–12 schools:
• CEW’s Advanced Placement Distance Education Consortium was developed
to deliver AP courses to students who do not now have access to them.
Beginning in fall 2003, the project will use state teleconferencing facilities to
provide “real-time” AP classroom instruction at 28 Wisconsin schools to 184
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high school students. The project is supported by the U.S. Department of
Education with matching funds from UW–Madison.
• At WCER, associate professor Brian Bottge's research aims to help
adolescents with learning disabilities learn mathematics in inclusive
classrooms. He developed CD-ROM multimedia mathematics lessons to set
up problems students can try on their own. Ultimately, Bottge intends to
demonstrate how theory can guide instruction to uncover mathematics skills
that middle school students with disabilities already have, and to enhance
these skills with contextualized problems.
• WCER senior scientist Norman Webb is helping the Milwaukee Public
Schools design a major data-system upgrade. The system will help district
administrators, principals, and teachers access and use student-achievement
data to make informed decisions that bear on systemic reform. In a related
project, Webb and law professor William Clune are working with four urban
districts to produce research findings that describe concretely how more
effective use of information can improve the educational process and student
learning in reading, mathematics, and science.
• The Department of Curriculum and Instruction collaborated with the Office of
Education Outreach to develop the Certificate Program for Mentoring Initial
Educators, which will provide experienced teachers with training in
mentoring. The program aims to create effective mentors whose guidance and
support will help novice teachers succeed in the classroom and stay in
• The Department of Educational Administration launched its Master
Administrator Capstone Certificate with a pilot class in the summer of 2003.
In the new program, school leaders enhance their administrative skills by
collaborating on problems of practice. Participants may also use the program
for Wisconsin relicensure as Master Administrators. Assisting in this project
are the Office of Education Outreach, state professional associations for
administrators, and state leaders in educational administration.
• The Office of Education Outreach received a two-year grant to develop an
Instructional Technology Coordinator Master’s Degree Program, which is
aimed at practicing teachers who want to earn a master’s degree that can be
applied to licensing under PI34. About 90 percent of the program will be
offered online so that teachers can participate while they continue
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• The School also expanded learning opportunities for its own undergraduate and
graduate students by offering new programs and research collaborations:
• The Department of Counseling Psychology created two new courses that help
undergraduates develop the communication skills needed to live and work
successfully in a culturally diverse society.
• The Educational and Psychological Training Center offered a comprehensive
predoctoral psychology internship that placed interns at many medical and
educational facilities in Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Internship
Consortium in Professional Psychology.
• The School provided many research opportunities for its students. For
example, 15 current graduate students and recent graduates in the Department
of Kinesiology were co-authors of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in
the last year.
• In the area of higher education, public events organized by WISCAPE during
2002–03 contributed to several important areas of inquiry, and enabled researchers,
policymakers, administrators, and many others to interact:
• “The Making of Learning Communities” conference celebrated the 75th
anniversary of Alexander Meiklejohn’s Experimental College. Nationally
recognized scholars joined UW faculty, administrators, alumni, and students
to explore key issues related to the role of learning communities: what are
they, how do they affect the undergraduate learning experience, and how do
they relate to the larger campus?
• Framed by the upcoming re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, the
conference on “Optimizing the Nation’s Investment: Persistence and Success
in Postsecondary Education” featured national speakers along with
participants from an array of local educational organizations.
• “Moving from Fiscal Constraint to New State-University Partnerships”
featured two nationally recognized higher-education leaders in a discussion of
the challenges created by the continuing decline in state funding for public
• “State Strategies for Promoting Access and Retention in Postsecondary
Education” addressed issues concerning the roles of and connections among
state-level stakeholders – governors and legislators, public and private sector
groups, and educational systems and institutions – as they seek to maximize
persistence to degree completion.
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• The PEOPLE (Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence)
Program is designed to prepare minority and disadvantaged middle and high school
students for college. School of Education faculty, staff, and graduate and
undergraduate students have played a central role in providing curriculum designs,
academic assessments, and instructional and logistical support to the program, which
is a major element of PLAN 2008 to increase campuswide diversity. In 2003, the
program is serving 293 middle school students from Madison and 303 high school
students from Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Forty-four graduates of the PEOPLE program will enroll on our campus this fall.
• The School’s faculty and staff continue to find new ways to use technology as an
instrument of contemporary and multidisciplinary learning:
• In the 2002–2003 school year, the School of Education graduated its first two
full cohorts of students with completed electronic portfolios, fulfilling the
Department of Public Instruction’s new licensing requirement. This was
accomplished more than a year ahead of the state deadline. This milestone
achievement was coordinated by Educational Placement and Career Services
with the help of many faculty and staff, who helped students learn to
document how they have met state performance standards.
• The Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC) offered 163
“Week’s End Workshops” designed to help faculty and staff integrate
technology into their classrooms and offices. The CIMC also created new
Web resources that include “Education Funding Resources,” online tutorials
to guide students in the use of UW System Search, and a weblog on education
issues for librarians.
• Andy Winterstein, assistant faculty associate in kinesiology, worked with the
IMDC to produce a multimedia learning module/learning library. The
module, titled “Injury Assessment: A Special Tests Learning Module,” was
chosen for the National Athletic Trainers Association Educational Multimedia
Committees Software Production Award in the non-commercial category.
• Faculty fostered the advancement of learning through their service on national
committees and task forces:
• Tom Kratochwill, professor of educational psychology, chaired a national task
force designed to bring evidence-based strategies to the practice of
psychology in the schools.
• William Reese and Adam Gamoran, professors of educational policy studies
(also history – Reese, and sociology – Gamoran), were elected to the National
Academy of Education.
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• Francis Schrag, professor of educational policy studies, was elected President
of the Philosophy of Education Society.
• Faculty from the Continuing Adult and Vocational Education (CAVE) program and
the Department of Educational Administration jointly prepared a proposal to integrate
CAVE as a program of study into Educational Administration. The units reached an
agreement on their mutual scholarly interests and on a structure to ensure that CAVE
remains a viable area of graduate study at UW–Madison.
Plans for 2003-04
• Obtain full academic approval for integrating the CAVE graduate program into the
Department of Educational Administration and make the necessary changes in
program and personnel.
• Complete the process of integrating electronic portfolios into every professional
certification program. This includes training current faculty, staff, and students and
establishing a sustainable structure.
• Advance the plans for a new art building that will bring together the now widely
scattered programs within that large department.
III. Accelerate Internationalization
Progress for 2002-03
• During 2002-03, WCER researchers collaborated with educators in Australia,
Austria, Canada, Germany, Namibia, Netherlands, Russia, and South Africa:
• Peter Hewson is helping to manage collaborative efforts of the South Africa
National Research Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
The collaboration began in 1997 to develop links between South African and
U.S. science and mathematics education researchers on topics such as
doctoral-student education. South African students report that their doctoral
work at U.S. universities has helped them progress in their research.
• Thomas Romberg is working with researchers at the Freudenthal Institute in
the Netherlands to revise, update, and augment the middle school curriculum:
"Mathematics in Context: A Connected Curriculum for Grades 5–8,"
published by Encyclopaedia Britannica. In addition, Romberg is working
with Freudenthal researchers on a mathematics-education project called
Classroom Assessment as the Basis for Teacher Change (CATCH), also for
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• Fostering an understanding of other cultures through the arts is an important element
of the Dance Program. Its 2002–03 initiatives included:
• An Alumni World Dance Concert with a special guest from India. Also a
World Dance Concert, part of the American College Dance Festival, that
featured 50 guests from Taiwan.
• Madison’s first Asian Performing Arts Festival with guests from Korea,
Indonesia, and Cambodia.
• Creation of the African/African Diaspora Performance Ensemble, which
presented three performances with guests from Africa. The ensemble was
founded by Professor Claudia Melrose.
• The Department of Educational Administration co-sponsored a conference on
international education titled “Education across Six Continents: Teaching and
Curriculum for a Global Society.” The conference was extremely well-received, and
a second conference is planned for 2003–04.
• Kathleen Horning, director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, currently
serves as president of the United States Board on Books for Young People, the U.S.
branch of the International Board on Books for Young People, headquartered in
Plans for 2003-04
• Bring to fruition our nascent affiliation with the Institute of Education at the
University of London and the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne.
• Enhance the opportunities we offer for student teaching abroad, linking them to the
University’s study abroad programs and ensuring security, high-quality supervision,
IV. Amplify the Wisconsin Idea
Progress for 2002-03
• Because of special outreach efforts by individuals and various units, the School has
been able to share advances in education with people in Wisconsin and beyond. For
• On March 2, the Sunday “Crossroads” section of the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel featured a front-page op-ed article co-authored by Dean Read of the
UW–Madison School of Education and Dean Thurman of the
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UW–Milwaukee School of Education. The 1,800-word article discussed the
two schools’ efforts in urban education, and reached a wide audience – the
Journal Sentinel is Wisconsin’s largest and most influential newspaper, with a
Sunday circulation of 435,000.
• Tim Gattenby, assistant faculty associate in kinesiology, was selected as the
recipient of the Robert Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service, a
campuswide award for academic staff. Tim was honored for his ongoing
efforts to make physical activity accessible to individuals with a wide range of
• Mary Schneider, professor of occupational therapy, collaborated with UW
Continuing Education to spearhead a very successful two-day conference in
September 2002 titled, “Sensory Integration: Attachment, Autism, and
Praxis.” The conference attracted more than 250 teachers and therapists.
• CEW’s 17th annual Careers Conference, “Learning to Work…Working to
Learn,” drew 1,200 educators, career professionals, administrators, and others
from across the nation for the three-day professional-development program.
Participants came from 29 states and elsewhere, including American Samoa
and Guam. In more than 150 sessions, participants explored innovative
programs and educational practices for career preparation and development in
a challenging economy.
• The School’s External Relations Office sponsored free public lectures during the year
that provided a broad audience with information on education-related issues:
• In collaboration with WAA, the School provided the featured speaker for the
November On the Road program in Appleton. Jeffrey Braden, professor of
educational psychology, spoke on assessment to more than 100 alumni and
community members, and was quoted in a front-page article the following day
in The Post-Crescent, the major daily newspaper in the Fox Cities.
• Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond provided the keynote
address on “Creating Schools That Work: The Challenge of Educational
Excellence and Equity,” for the School’s annual American Education Week
celebration in November. The lecture, available on the School’s Web site as
an archived video, attracted more than 300 K–12 educators and School
faculty, staff, and students.
• The School honored seven distinguished alumni at its May Alumni Weekend
program, which featured a public address by alumni-award recipient Linda
McNeil, professor of education at Rice University. Her timely address, “Who
Speaks for Children in a Standardized World,” attracted area K–12 educators
as well as School alumni and current faculty and staff. The presentation is
posted on the School’s Web site as an archived video.
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• Throughout the year, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) provided
outreach to educators, librarians, parents, and others interested in children’s and
young adult literature:
• The CCBC sponsored free public lectures by children’s authors Kevin
Henkes, Lois Ehlert, Nancy Garden, and editor Arthur A. Levine. Both Lois
Ehlert and Nancy Garden’s appearances were in conjunction with the First
Annual Wisconsin Book Festival.
• CCBC-Net, the CCBC’s listserv devoted to the discussion of children’s and
young adult literature, now has nearly 2,000 subscribers worldwide, and is
generally considered the best online discussion in the field.
• Various units and individuals in the School engaged in special outreach efforts for the
K–12 school community:
• The Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC) developed and
facilitated a five-week course, “Teaching and Learning Online,” as part of the
Dane County Online Learning initiative. Also, CIMC director Jo Ann Carr
and staff collaborated with the Madison Metropolitan School District to
extend technology and information literacy to Madison-area schools by
participating in the Hewlett Packard Foundation Mobile Technology project at
Cherokee School and by serving on the Technology Committee at Lincoln
• David Williamson Shaffer, assistant professor of educational psychology,
collaborated with the Neighborhood House Community Center in Madison to
develop two educational programs for underserved youth. He also
collaborated with the Verona Public schools to develop weekend enrichment
programs for their students.
• Jin-Wen Yu, associate professor of dance, received a major grant from the Ira
and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to conduct a three-year
project, “Dance and Community,” which will introduce dance as a culturally
expressive form to hundreds of K-12 students.
• The Office of Education Outreach (OEO) partnered with the UW–Madison
Regional Consortium (a collection of nine regional sites located across
Wisconsin) to develop and present professional-development opportunities for
K–12 educators. The sites are strategically located to serve educator
populations previously not served by UW–Madison programs. Programs are
developed by OEO and delivered via face-to-face, videoconferencing, Internet
courses, television, and other technologies.
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• OEO enrolled more than 1,200 precollege students – 18 percent from
minority populations – in its three enrichment programs: College for Kids,
Technology and Arts, and the Saturday Enrichment Program. In addition to
quality precollege learning experiences for participants, these programs also
offered professional development for educators and administrators. In this
summer’s College for Kids program, 41 UW–Madison instructors and
community professionals offered workshops, 322 fifth graders attended, and
27 “teachers of the gifted” received practicum credit.
• WCER began disseminating its research in new ways in order to serve a wider
• Major projects are developing their own Web sites to disseminate their
research. In addition to the center’s new projects (DiME, CCE Center,
SCALE, and CIRTL), a couple of established projects have created sites,
including Deborah Vandell's elegant "Early Child Care & After-School Care"
site, and Tom Kratochwill and Jeff Braden's attractive "TxUtility: Enhancing
Treatment Utility in Instructional Consultation Problem Solving" site.
• The center’s working-paper series is up and running, with 13 research papers
posted on its Web site so far.
• All three recipients of the 2003 Principals of the Year Award – named by the
Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction and the Association of Wisconsin
School Administrators – have degrees in educational administration from our School
• The External Relations Office completed a major survey that was designed to help
staff better understand alumni perceptions of the School and University, and alumni
preferences regarding communications from the School. The survey was mailed to
1,600 randomly selected alumni, and attained a 54 percent response rate. Survey
results are being analyzed to help the School connect and communicate more
effectively with its alumni.
Plans for 2003-04
• Complete the business plan, funding, and announcement for the proposed new
program of services to school districts, obtaining gift support to make them
• Strengthen the new certificate programs for teacher mentors, IT coordinators, and
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V. Nurture Human Resources
Progress for 2002-03
• WCER is committed to mentoring graduate students and new faculty. For example,
10 out of the 34 proposals submitted this past year were by newcomers, including
three proposals submitted by graduate students to WCER's Student-Initiated Research
• In collaboration with the McBurney Disability Resource Center, CEW began work on
a three-year project to ensure Web access for students, faculty, and staff at
postsecondary institutions. The "Electronic Accessibility for All" program will
provide technical assistance to those who create and maintain Web content. In year
one, the project will target the UW-Madison campus; year two efforts will aim at all
42 of Wisconsin's state-sponsored colleges, universities, and technical schools; and
year three will expand to include a national audience of postsecondary institutions.
• The Office of Testing and Evaluation (T&E) developed an interactive Web site for
use with McBurney students who need to request alternative exams. The Web site
enables the student, the instructor, and T&E to communicate about special testing
needs of individual students. This is one more way in which the office has tried to
make the student's experience at UW–Madison a more personalized one.
• The Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF), which is administered by the School of
Education and is the most heavily used recreational facility on campus, opened its
$6.6 million addition in June. The three-story addition includes four basketball
courts, a group fitness studio, and a cardio center.
Plans for 2003-04
• Complete the approval of and implement the new principles for admission to teacher
• Conduct successful searches for our critical faculty vacancies, especially those in
teacher education that have proven difficult in recent years.
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Appendix: List of Faculty Changes
NEW TENURE TRACK FACULTY, FALL 2003
Patricia Burch (Asst) Educational Policy Studies
Lisa Colbert (Asst) Kinesiology
Kimberly Howard (Asst) Counseling Psychology
Mitchell Nathan (Assoc) [fall 2004] Educational Psychology
Sadhana Puntambekar (Asst) [Jan. 2004] Educational Psychology
Philip Scruggs (Asst) Kinesiology
Kurt Squire (Asst) Curriculum and Instruction
Julia Wilbarger (Asst) Kinesiology–OT
FACULTY WHO ARE LEAVING, FALL 2003
Jeffery Braden(8-12-03) Educational Psychology
Louis Brown (1-9-03) * Rehab Psychol & Special Education
Gregory Cartee (1-8-04) Kinesiology
Allan Cohen (9-30-03?) * Educational Psychology and T&E
George Cramer (8-9-03) * Art
Mindy Kalchman (8-24-03) Curriculum and Instruction
Gerald Olson (1-8-04) * Curriculum and Instruction
Andrew Porter (8-15-03) * Educational Psychology and WCER
Jodi Saunders (7-27-03) Rehab Psychol & Special Education
Jacob Stampen (8-24-03) * Educational Administration
Patricia Wolleat (7-13-03) * Counseling Psychology
RETENTION EFFORTS DURING 2002-2003
Gregory Cartee Kinesiology
Andrew Porter Educational Psychology and WCER
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