The Carpenter Lecture has become a premier professional development event for community college leaders and has significantly advanced Oregon State University’s work in community college leadership.
Dr. Xueli Wang is a professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She teaches graduate courses on community colleges, assessment in higher education, and mixed methods research in education. Her research addresses factors that influence college students’ learning, experiences, pathways, and success, with a particular focus on community colleges and STEM education. In collaboration with a number of community and technical colleges, her NSF-funded longitudinal, mixed methods projects have investigated beginning two-year college students' pathways and success, particularly in STEM fields, as well as how faculty development translates into teaching practices that subsequently shape students’ experiences and outcomes. A notable example of her work is her book “On My Own” (Harvard Education Press, published April 2020) Grounded in longitudinal, mixed methods research, this book unravels inequities in access to transfer, particularly in STEM fields of study, and illuminates policy and practices toward cultivating equitable STEM transfer pathways.
The 2021 lecture will be held remotely. The link to join will be provided on the event page closer to the event.
Thursday, February 18 at 4:00pm to 5:00pmVirtual Event