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Aaron Brower, MSW, Ph.D.
Professor, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of UW Extension, and Special Assistant to the President for Educational Strategies of the UW System
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:432 N. Lake Street, Room 401
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).
Higher Education is Dead, Long Live Higher Education. Perspectives: Alliance for Community College Excellence. Summer 2014, 1-4.(2014).
UW Colleges and UW Extension: The UW Flexible Option. The Wisconsin Counties Association Journal. July 2014,(2014).
Who says higher education can’t be agile? The University of Wisconsin System’s Flexible Option. State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) Newsletter. October 2013,(2013).
An Observational Study of the Secondary Effects of a Local Smoke-Free Ordinance. Preventing Chronic Disease. 8 (4)(A83),(2011).
Liberal Education and Institutional Identity: The UW-Madison Experience. Liberal Education. Winter issue 96(1), 36-43.(2010).
Living-Learning Programs: One High-Impact Educational Practice We Now Know a lot About. Liberal Education. 96(2),(2010).