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Aaron Brower, Ph.D.
Professor, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor at UW-Extension and Special Assistant to the UW-System President
Ph.D., Social Work & Psychology, University of Michigan,1985
M.A., Psychology, University of Michigan,1984
MSW, University of Michigan,1982
B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan,1980
Office Address:401 Extension Building (432 N Lake Street)
College success and transition to college, educational innovations and evaluation, integrative and immersion learning, group work, social work theory.
Aaron Brower's scholarship and teaching focuses on the transition from high school to college, and on a variety of issues related to college student life and “integrative learning” innovations in college education. The basic idea is that academic and social outcomes are produced when college environments blend in- and out-of-class learning and experiences to create communities of students, faculty and staff who share common learning goals (i.e., learning communities).
An Observational Study of the Secondary Effects of a Local Smoke-Free Ordinance. Preventing Chronic Disease. 8 (4)(A83),(2011).
Living-Learning Programs: One High-Impact Educational Practice We Now Know a lot About. Liberal Education. 96(2),(2010).
Liberal Education and Institutional Identity: The UW-Madison Experience. Liberal Education. Winter issue 96(1), 36-43.(2010).
Faculty involvement in residence halls: Bridging between faculty and staff cultures by implementing and extending the features of residential learning communities. ( , Ed.).Residence Life Programs and the New Student Experience.(2008).
More like Home than a Hotel: The Impact of Living-Learning Programs on College High-Risk Drinking. Journal of College and University Student Housing. 35(1), 30-47.(2008).
Moving Into Students’ Spaces: The Impact of Location of Academic Advising on Student Engagement Among Undecided Students. The Journal of the National Academic Advising Association. 28(1), 8-18.(2008).
Small Group Research: An International Journal of Theory, Investigation, and Application. Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups.(2008).