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Noel Radomski

Senior Policy Analyst/Associate Researcher

School of Education

Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

Dr. Noel Radomski is the Director and Associate Researcher for the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) at UW–Madison. In this position, he delivers presentations to and engages in informal conversations with postsecondary education leaders, government officials, policymakers, business leaders, media, local service organizations, and others. He also serves at the center’s chief liaison to the UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, Wisconsin Independent Association of Colleges and Universities, Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, UW–Madison, and Wisconsin’s elected officials. Dr. Radomski has been with UW–Madison since 1997.

Talks:

  • The presentation will begin with a historical overview of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s technology transfer and university business relations. During the overview Dr. Radomski will briefly highlight the role the federal government played in encouraging and rewarding UW-Madison’s involvement in these areas. He will also explain the frequent, healthy, internal campus tensions for and against the university’s role in technology transfer and business relations. Finally, Dr. Radomski will discuss recent trends at UW-Madison, other U.S. colleges and universities, and on campuses across the globe.

    Approximate Length of Talk: 20-30 minutes

  • Since 1848, the University of Wisconsin (now the UW-Madison) has gone through significant changes which were largely driven by internal and external forces such as: the Civil War, the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862, Germanic Universities influence on American universities to become research universities, the early founding of the WI Idea courses offered across the state, the emergence of WARF, and many others. In this talk, Dr. Radomski will discuss the impact these factors have had on the UW-Madison and how it has evolved over time.

    Approximate Length of Talk: 20-30 minutes

  • UW–Madison Financial Trends
  • The History of UW–Madison
  • The Relationship between WI K–12 Education and Post-Secondary Education