Coursework: ITP Seminar

Seminars are held weekly on Fridays in the Educational Sciences Building in Rm. 259, unless noted otherwise. (times vary)

While this is a required course for ITP fellows, members of the university and wider community are welcome to attend.

September 27, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Non-academic Careers in Educational Research

    September 27, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Carl Frederick, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    Ken Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Kids Forward

    Oriana Eversole, Director of Research & Program Evaluation, Madison Metropolitan School District
    Trisha Borman, Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research

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October 4, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: David Weimer

    October 4, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    253 Educational Sciences

    Dr. David Weimer
    Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy
    La Follette School of Public Affairs
    UW-Madison

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October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Chantal Hailey

    October 18, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Chantal Hailey
    Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Sociology
    New York University

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October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Jordan Conwell

    November 1, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Dr. Jordan Conwell
    Sociology and Educational Policy Studies
    UW-Madison

    Race, Gender, Higher Education, and Socioeconomic Attainment: Evidence from Baby Boomers at Mid-Life

    Drawing on intersectionality and life course theory, this study investigates relationships between race, gender, college attendance and quality, and income at mid-life. We use data on White, Black, and Hispanic men and women from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1979 Cohort (NLSY-79), which we merge with college competitiveness information from Barron’s Admissions Competitiveness Index. Net of family background and academic qualifications, we find net Black and Hispanic advantages in college attendance and college quality – particularly for Black women relative to White women. We also assess racial differences in economic returns to college attendance and college quality for cohort members’ average incomes from 2006-2014, when they were old enough for their measured incomes to proxy their permanent lifetime earnings. We find that the net advantages in college-going for students of color did not fully translate to the labor market. Net of background characteristics and labor market experiences, we find Black-White and Hispanic-White income gaps, to non-Whites’ disadvantage, among those who attended colleges of comparable quality, as well as among those who did not attend college – particularly among men. The study demonstrates the utility of taking an intersectional and life course approach to the study of higher education and the economic returns to schooling.

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November 8, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Paul von Hippel

    November 8, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Dr. Paul von Hippel
    Assoc. Professor of Public Policy, Sociology, Statistics & Data Science
    University of Texas-Austin

    "What if Ability Grouping Doesn't Cause Inequality? New Designs and New Evidence from the ECLS-K:201

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November 15, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Paul Hanselman

    November 15, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    253 Educational Sciences

    Dr. Paul Hanselman
    Dept. of Sociology
    Univ. of California, Irvine

    "Growth Mindset and the Structure of School Curricular Opportunities"

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November 22, 2019
  • ITP Ed Sciences: Markus Brauer

    November 22, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    259 Educational Sciences

    Dr. Markus Brauer
    Professor, Department of Psychology
    UW-Madison

    "Social norms can be leveraged to create an inclusive classroom climate and reduce the achievement gap"

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