Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
As public concern heightens over current completion rates for students at America's community colleges, faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab has systematically examined 25 years of rigorous research in search of explanations of success and remedies for dropouts.
Sheboygan County assistant district attorney Mary Wagner will discuss her experiences as a prosecutor and college lecturer at the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, March 6, at noon in the school's conference room.
Faculty affiliates Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris, an alum, co-authored the Brookings Institution report that helped to inform President Obama's American Graduation Initiative, a 10-year, $12 billion investment in community colleges. The president announced the plan on July 14.
Alisa Hicklin Fryar, political science professor at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss "Accountability Policies and High-Poverty Universities: The Disparate Effects of Performance Funding Policies" at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, November 16, at noon in the school conference room.

Grant Sim has a career that is exactly in the field he wanted: policy analysis and public administration in the field of education.

After 10 years as a program analyst, admissions counselor and director of institutional research, 2005 alum Natalie Walleser Solverson describes herself as a storyteller.

Andy Katz, an ESPN college basketball writer and UW-Madison alum, is this year's fall writer in residence.

The fingerprints of a La Follette School student and staff member are on a wide-ranging study that promotes greater autonomy and accountability for the 150,000-student University of Wisconsin System.

Colleene Thomas has a lot of context for her classroom learning at the La Follette School. The first-year Master of Public Affairs student is nearing the end of her two-year term on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

American colleges and universities are becoming less productive in getting students through to graduation, but their productivity can be improved, according to a new study by a La Follette School professor and a faculty affiliate.
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