Joining UW-Madison’s Teaching & Learning Community


As a faculty member at UW-Madison, you are part of a community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. We aim to join our students in a journey of intellectual and personal growth, guided by the four pillars of the Wisconsin Experience: empathy & humility, curiosity, intellectual confidence, and purposeful action.

Colleagues in many units around campus stand ready to partner with you and to provide support and resources. This page will help you learn more and connect with them. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Resources in your school/college

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Agricultural & Life Sciences

The College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Academic Planning Team in CALS Academic Affairs supports faculty with course planning and development, program design, instructional and academic policy, and degree integrity.  Email


The Wisconsin School of Business Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Team supports faculty in delivering premium student learning experiences through innovative and evidence-based instructional practices. Areas of expertise include course design, media production, pedagogical or assessment questions, student data analytics, and teaching with technology.


Serving the School of Education and community partners, Media, Education Resources, and Information Technology (MERIT) provides library resources, instructional design, and technology support in an inclusive and engaged environment to achieve innovation and excellence in teaching, learning, and


The College of Engineering’s Center for Innovation in Engineering Education (CIEE) includes the Collaboratory for Engineering Education and Teaching Excellence (CEETE). CEETE partners with faculty, instructional staff, administration, and other areas on campus to support and continuously improve teaching, learning, and the student experience.

Human Ecology

Chelsea Martinez, Director of Instructional Excellence in the School of Human Ecology, provides teaching and learning consultation and support. Contact her at


The Law School shares a number of instructor resources through the Faculty and Staff Resources webpage. The Law Library provides research guides on assessment and student learning outcomes and readings on law, race, and inclusive teaching.

Letters & Science

Instructional Design Collaborative (IDC) supports the College of Letters & Science’s vision for learner-centered teaching excellence. They specialize in learning design, instructional technology, and media creation, offering programs and services for individuals and departments.

Medicine & Public Health

The School of Medicine and Public Health offers a website, Developing Educators, with information and resources to support faculty and preceptors in their teaching and learning mission.


The School of Nursing Academic Technology Team (George Jura, Mitch Elbe, and Kyle Braatz) provides support for SoN timetable courses and can be reached at

Campus-wide resources

Learning Communities & Professional Development

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The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring offers learning opportunities for instructors at all career stages, including pre-semester workshops and programs customized for academic units.

The Discussion Project helps instructors create welcoming, engaging, and academically rigorous environments in which students experience productive discussions.

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence is a two-semester program in teaching that helps early-career faculty succeed with support from a cross-disciplinary community of peers and teaching and learning experts.

The Teaching Academy is a volunteer organization which recognizes, promotes, and supports excellence in teaching and learning. It offers opportunities for educators to connect with each other – from drop-in Meet Ups to Fall and Winter Retreats. Most events are open to all.

Partners in Instruction

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The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring collaborates with instructors individually and in groups on instructional design, creation and use of instructional media, and support for teaching.

Classroom Media Support offers information and support for instructional technology in General Assignment classrooms across campus.

DesignLab helps instructors develop digital assignments that target outcomes in digital literacies and integrative learning.

Learn@UW provides information, training, and support for the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, including Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, HelioCampus AC, Top Hat, and more.

Libraries provide a wide range of support for instructors, including library materials, research guides and instructional sessions for your students that are customized to your course or subject. The Libraries also organize Go Big Read, the chancellor’s annual common reading program.

Writing Across the Curriculum helps instructors develop effective and inclusive writing assignments at all levels and in all disciplines. We can work with you to create low-stakes writing-to-learn and/or high-stakes summative assignments; in addition, we can help you design fair and transparent assessment criteria and rubrics. The Writing Center supports students in all disciplines in becoming more effective writers.

Supporting Your Students

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Access and disability accommodations – The McBurney Disability Resource Center supports students with disabilities and their instructors in implementing classroom accommodations at UW–Madison. McBurney Connect serves as the hub for accommodation information for students with disabilities and their instructors. Instructors can contact the McBurney Center directly to discuss specific questions.

Student Affairs provides resources and contacts for instructors seeking to support students in a variety of areas, including access and disability accommodations, mental health, academic integrity, and more.

Community Engagement

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The Morgridge Center for Public Service offers numerous programs and services supporting faculty in community-based learning and community-engaged scholarship.

UniverCity Year makes it easy for faculty to link classroom teaching and research interests to issues defined by Wisconsin local governments by finding projects, covering costs, and telling your story of engagement.