The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
CCIRF is delighted to kick off the new academic year with a luncheon discussion with higher education expert James Kvaal, currently Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School. Kvaal played a leading role in the Obama Administration on issues related to higher education, including helping to shape the White House proposal on free community college.
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
3rd Floor Seminar Room
Presenter: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progres
In 2004, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm charged the Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth with identifying strategies to improve postsecondary attainment and completion in Michigan.
Abstract: Community colleges today enroll over one-half of all college students nationwide or nearly 12 million students. And yet, fewer than 40% of those who start at a public two-year college earn any type of degree within six years. Even among those students who intend to complete a degree, only about one-third do so within six years.