Insider Scoop

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E-newsletter for Education Faculty & Staff

The INSIDER SCOOP is the School of Education's employee newsletter. It is delivered to the inboxes of our faculty, staff and graduate assistants twice per month, during the academic year.

The newsletter is compiled and edited by the External Relations Office. Information featured in the Scoop is often published on the school's news and events website News Connections, and shared via social media.

The Insider Scoop Schedule for 2018 is: Jan. 17 and 31; Feb. 14 and 28; March 14 and 28; April 11 and 25; May 9; June 13; July 11; Aug. 22; Sept. 5 and 19; Oct. 3, 17 and 31; Nov. 14 and 28; Dec. 12. 


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Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions Inaugural Event

  • Dates: 22 – 22 May, 2017
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Address: 1000 Bascom Mall
Why work ethic and self-regulated learning are essential skills for student success in work and life

What types of skills do college students need to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving labor market and society?  Research shows that a strong work ethic and the ability to self-regulate one’s own learning is a competency highly valued by employers yet often challenging to teach to students.  In this inaugural Center for Research on College-Workforce (CCWT) seminar, two experts will discuss why these skills are so important and how they can be cultivated in the classroom.

Center Director Matthew Hora will moderate a discussion on these topics and introduce the goals and initial activities of CCWT.


Jim Morgan is the Director of New Ventures for MRA, a four-state employers’ association.  He is currently leading a Wisconsin initiative on career pathways and planning and has conducted extensive focus groups with Wisconsin manufacturers in this position and his former role with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Jim will speak about one of the key findings from his conversations with employers around the state—the importance of a strong work ethic.

Dr. Linda Nilson is an internationally recognized expert in teaching and learning and  
faculty professional development.  Dr. Nilson recently retired from her position as Founding Director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, and is the author of the book “Creating self-regulated learners.”  Linda will speak about how postsecondary educators can incorporate specific activities and curricular strategies into their courses to cultivate self-regulated learning.
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