Fiona Weeks joins the UW Survey Center project direction team as a Project Director on February 13, 2023.
Fiona comes to the UWSC from a position as a Director of Maternal Child Health with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. She is also working to complete her PhD in Population Health at UW-Madison, which she expects to finish in the next year. We are so pleased to add her survey management experience and data management and analysis skills to our team at this time of growth here at UWSC!
The Executive Board of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) named Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema as its newest MAPOR Fellow at its November 2022 meeting. MAPOR Fellows are MAPOR members who have significant contributions to MAPOR through contributions to the field of public opinion and survey research, who have provided outstanding service to the organization, or who have provided considerable mentorship to students and professionals in our field.
The 2021 UW-Madison Campus Climate Survey was administered by the UW Survey Center on behalf of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) and provided critical insight on the experiences of a broad representation of students at UW.
The next round data collection for Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is underway! The University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) is contacting participants about completing an interview by phone, through 2024. With the help of our participants, MIDUS is teaching us a great deal about the factors that influence health and well-being as people age from early adulthood to later life.
UW Survey Center (UWSC) Associate Director and current AASRO President John Stevenson presided over the 2022 Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) meeting. Center Directors from across the country met in September in Johnson City, Tennessee at East Tennessee State University to discuss current issues in managing academic survey research organizations (ASROs).
Longtime UWSC client, Dr. Mark Courtney, with the University of Chicago Chapin Hall has released a new site exploring the data collected from the Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, also known as the Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study while it was administered by the UWSC in the early 2000s.
The goal of this survey is to assess the current capacity of the state’s dental hygienist workforce. The results of this survey will be used to inform the development of programs that seek to improve the capacity of the dental hygienist workforce throughout the state, so the oral health needs of Wisconsinites are met.
Please join us in congratulating UWSC Shift Leader & CAR student Jordyn Jenjak for winning the 2022 Alfred Reschke Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology. The scholarship award honors the late Alfred Reschke, a former student and assistant in the Sociology Department at UW-Madison and supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison.
Brendan’s work encompasses all modes of data collection and touches every department at UWSC. His creation and support of the Project Operations Database (POD), management of the online ASM elections, and development and maintenance of numerous custom applications (among many other achievements) has played a critical role in making UWSC the successful organization it is today.
Take a look (and a listen) to Dr. Carol Roan and Dr. Michal Engelman talking about the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. We are honored to continue our work on this landmark study.