Connecting with Policymakers

The Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study research team is committed to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with policymakers to provide an important basis for addressing current debates about the future of financial aid in the state and nationwide.  Director Sara Goldrick-Rab serves on numerous task forces and technical working groups, helping policymakers learn more about the amount and kind of aid that increases completion the most, for which students, and under what circumstances.  She also benefits from gaining new ideas to incorporate into our research based on the daily challenges faced in the field.

Service to date includes:

  • National Center for Education Statistics National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, Technical  Review Panel             
  • National Center for Education Statistics Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, Technical Review Panel
  • National Center for Education Statistics National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Technical Review  Panel
  • National Center for Education Statistics Baccalaureate and Beyond, Technical Review Panel
  • Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory at American Institutes for Research, Technical Working Group      
  • American Enterprise Institute Higher Education Working Group, Member
  • Century Foundation National Task Force on Community Colleges , Advisory Board                                 
  • Aspen Foundation Prize for Community College Excellence, Selection Committee                                  
  • United for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity, Advisory Board
  • Wisconsin Legislature Special Committee on Higher Education Financial Aid, Appointed Member