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Aaron Brower

Aaron Brower

Expert on educational innovations; competency-based education; college student success and transition to college; college drinking; college student learning; small-group

Executive Director & Senior Associate Vice President, UW System; Professor, social work. UW Extension School of Social Work Work: 608-262-6151 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Innovations in College Education, Competency-based Education, College student success and transition to college
  • High-risk or binge drinking in college
  • Assessment and development of college student learning outcomes
  • Creation of living-learning programs, learning communities and integrative learning environments


  • Co-director, National Study of Living-Learning Programs
  • UW-Madison Chancellor’s Award for Campus Impact, 2011
  • Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award, from Houghton Mifflin and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, 2006
  • UW-Madison Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2001
  • Editor of the journal Small Group Research