CCWT regularly hosts webinars that are organized around specific topics where staff and students speak with scholars active in the fields of higher education, workforce development, and related topics.
2023 Webinar Series
Measurement issues with the concept of career readiness: Insights from the CCR4T study
Dr. Allison Lombardi studies the transition from adolescence to adulthood, with a particular focus on college and career readiness (CCR) and higher education experiences of underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities. Join the conversation with CCWT Co-Director Matthew Hora and Dr. Lombardi on February 6, 2023.
Congress in Black and White: How racism shapes legislative work
Dr. Jones is a leading expert on congressional staff diversity, and in this conversation with CCWT Co-Director Matthew Hora on January 31, 2023, Dr. Jones will talk about his research on congressional internships and implications for college students seeking careers in Washington, D.C.
2022 Webinar Series
Familia/Family as Counterspace for Students of Color in Postsecondary STEM Contexts: A Conversation with Dr. Blanca Rincón
Dr. Blanca Rincón discusses what can be learned from taking an asset-based approach to the study of broadening participation in STEM.
Transformational learning through high school internships: A discussion of best practices
Join the leadership and educators from Big Picture Learning for a discussion of best practices for supporting transformational learning through high school internships.
CCWT Reading Group Discussion
Friday, April 29th, 1pm-2pm CST. Register here.
The Center for Research on College Workforce Transitions conducts a book reading discussion group on topics related to education research and the philosophy of education for staff and graduate students at UW-Madison. For the Spring 2022 group, we will be reading a collection of essays and political-economic analysis by disability activist and journalist Marta Russell, titled Capitalism and disability (2019, Haymarket Books). Please click on the link below to register for the discussion, which is scheduled for April 29th, 1-2pm CST.
The event will be moderated by Matthew Wolfgram.
Social and Motivational Interventions to Broadening Participation in STEM
Tuesday, March 1st from 11am to 12pm CST
Special Guest: Dr. Dr. Paul Hernandez, Texas A&M University
It is widely recognized that the U.S. needs to attract, retain, and adequately prepare a larger and more diverse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to accelerate innovation and discovery, maintain global competitiveness, and expand economic prosperity. Intensive undergraduate research experiences (UREs), as well as mentoring and role modeling programs, are recognized as part of the solution for attracting and retaining more diverse and talented college students into STEM degrees. However, methodological limitations in the extant research have posed a replicability challenge for multifaceted programs and less is known about the underlying process linking activities and professional relationships to positive outcomes. Dr. Hernandez will discuss his program of research aimed at illuminating the impact and processes linking activities to broader participation in STEM careers.