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About WCPA:

Welcome to the Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA). WCPA has been around for nearly 50 years supporting professionals and graduate students in higher education grow professionally.

WCPA welcomes individuals from all types of institutions and career fields related to higher education. WCPA affirms and supports the unique identities in our community by striving for inclusive excellence.

Upcoming WCPA Events:

Annual Fall Conference: October 3-4, 2019
Student Affairs 101: October 4-5, 2019

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Higher Education News Feed:

  • Former Baylor professor sues, accusing university of biased Title IX investigation
    A former Baylor University professor is alleging he was forced out his job after a student with whom he said he had a consensual relationship accused him of sexual assault. The former economics professor, who is suing the Baptist institution anonymously in federal court, said Baylor’s historically poor handling of… Read more »
  • Marlboro College and U of Bridgeport drop plans to merge
    It wasn’t the right fit after all: two months after announcing their merger, the University of Bridgeport and Marlboro College are calling it quits. Details about the failed deal are few, as both institutions signed nondisclosure agreements prior to signing a letter of intent to merge in late July. But… Read more »
  • States passing laws to protect college students' free speech
    Free speech advocates were enraged when Middlebury College students in 2017 drowned out a planned talk by the author Charles Murray, whose writings many consider racist. The students' chants prevented Murray from speaking. Some protesters surrounded and jumped on his car after he was ushered out of the lecture hall.… Read more »
  • UW Madison has received less than 1 percent of $100M Foxconn pledge
    Last August, Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn pledged $100 million to the University of Wisconsin at Madison, promising to build a research campus by 2020 and a facility for the College of Engineering, where the company and UW faculty and students would collaborate on “trailblazing” interdisciplinary research in technology, engineering and the… Read more »
  • A Gap Year Students Can Get Credit For
    Budding programs like Verto Education could offer an alternative route for those looking to pursue a college education, but after a gap year. Verto, in ... Read more »
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    A new addition of analytical data on Higher Education Student Information Systems Software market has been added to Fior Markets extensive ... Read more »
  • Free Speech Laws Mushroom in Wake of Campus Protests
    Free speech advocates were enraged when Middlebury College students in ... and policy director for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, ... Some students and others in the university system see the bill as ... Read more »
  • 'Choosing College'
    The launch of a new academic year brings with it books on how to choose college. One book out this fall, Choosing College: How to Make Better ... Read more »
  • You May Not Be the Inside Candidate
    Searching publications that focus on higher education issues and concerns, such as Inside Higher Ed, can help you acquire further information about ... Read more »
  • Legacy admissions must end
    The New York Times. For nearly a century, many American college and university admissions officers have given preferential treatment to the children ... Read more »


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