Academic Resources

Helpful information for La Follette School students including assessment plan and learning goals, academic integrity standards, editorial resources, and more.


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

Editorial Resources

Student typing on thier computer

La Follette School faculty and staff highly encourage all students to take advantage of the extensive resources and expertise at The Writing Center. 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. Appointments are available in-person, at their main or satellite locations or virtually. For group projects, the Writing Center instructors can meet with the entire group or with individual students about a section of the paper.