Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School is dedicated to the success of its students by supporting their learning and personal growth. Its academic policies and procedures reflect those of UW–Madison’s Graduate School, Office of the Registrar, Office of the Bursar, Office of International Student Services, and other university units. As a department within UW–Madison’s College of Letters & Science (L&S), the La Follette School also follows L&S policies and procedures.

Each La Follette School student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UW–Madison’s community of scholars in which everyone’s academic work and behavior are held to the highest academic integrity standards. Academic misconduct compromises the university’s integrity.

Assessment Plan and Learning Goals

The La Follette School’s Assessment Plan and Learning Goals documents provide a systematic approach to reviewing the student learning experience for the Master of Public Affairs and Master of International Public Affairs degree programs.

MPA Assessment Plan and Learning Goals
MIPA Assessment Plan and Learning Goals 

UW–Madison Resources

La Follette School students have numerous academic resources available to them within the school and across the UW–Madison campus.

Editorial Resources

La Follette School faculty and staff highly encourage all students to take advantage of the extensive resources and expertise at The Writing Center. Located at Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St., The Writing Center helps graduate and undergraduate writers at any stage of the writing process – from choosing a topic to drafting and revising – for any writing project.

Good writing in any field should be intelligible on some level even to an outsider, and the Writing Center’s experienced instructors know how to identify and clarify the principles most relevant to your writing.

Master’s candidates often find an ongoing appointment useful. Students may set up weekly or bi-weekly appointments with the same instructor to build continuity. Regular meetings can be instrumental in helping students complete long writing projects.

For group projects, Writing Center instructors can meet with the entire group or with individual students about a section of the paper.