Speed Networking Instructions
Please choose 3 tables to visit in whatever order you like. We’ll let you know when it’s time to move to a new table.
Table hosts will give a 2 minute “elevator speech,” respond to your questions, and talk with you about UW-Madison programs and resources.
We hope that this will be the first of many conversations with you!
Table 1 - Inclusivity in Teaching
Don Gillian-Daniels, Associate Director, Delta Program in Research, Teaching & Learning
The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning provides professional development opportunities to future faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics. The program offers credit-based courses, facilitated discussion groups, workshops, community events, a Teaching-as-Research internship experience, as well as a certificate. Participants of the program are committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers. UW-Madison and the Delta Program are members of the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 25 research universities. Learn more.
Table 2 - Faculty Development Programs
Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a two-semester program in teaching for assistant professors. This cross-disciplinary faculty learning community offers personalized support from teaching and learning experts. The program aims to improve student learning at UW-Madison by supporting early-career faculty to become fast, effective, efficient and satisfied starters in teaching. Each cohort of MTLE Faculty Fellows engages in a curriculum designed to help them infuse evidence-based practices into their courses to enhance student learning, quickly connect with the many specialized programs across campus focused on teaching excellence and build a network of peers. Through this program, Fellows report greater satisfaction and impact with their teaching and improvements in students’ learning. In addition, Fellows indicate their involvement in MTLE results in an efficiency that affords them more time for research, outreach and service.
The mission of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy is to promote, recognize and support excellence in teaching and learning among faculty, staff and students across campus and beyond. The Teaching Academy provides workshops and semi-annual events to promote teaching learning; including LEAP two-day workshops, the fall kickoff and winter retreat and a four-day intensive Summer institute. Membership in the Teaching Academy is an honor granted to individuals who have demonstrated teaching excellence at UW-Madison, are recognized and nominated by their peers, and are committed to advancing the mission of the Academy.
Table 3 - Student Digital Ecosystem - Educational Innovation
Brian McNurlen, Assistant Director, DoIT Academic Technology
Mo Noonan Bischof, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Student Learning Assessment
- Table 4 - Mentoring Students in Research
Table 5 - Community Based Learning - Morgridge Center for Public Service
Beth Tryon, Assistant Director for Community-Engaged Scholarship, Morgridge Center
The Morgridge Center for Public Service is dedicated to the Wisconsin Idea’s notion that the education, research and expertise of the university should benefit communities beyond the campus borders – not only sharing our expertise with communities, but doing so in ways that honor the community’s own unique knowledge, and build equitable relationships to share decision-making about issues that are timely and urgent for our communities.
We believe faculty and staff play a crucial role by forming authentic, mutually beneficial academic partnerships, and UW-Madison faculty, staff and students have much to gain and learn from those partnerships. We know from experience that doing this takes time and effort that pays off in proven student learning outcomes, class evaluations, and authentic data for research and publication as well as feeding the soul. The Morgridge Center has numerous programs and services to support your participation in the important and meaningful work of community-engaged scholarship: defined as teaching, research, and scholarly activities that are performed in equitable, mutually beneficial collaboration with communities and community members to fulfill campus and community objectives.
Teach a community-based learning course and integrate engagement into your curriculum. CBL course approval gives you access to our CBL interns, our Transportation Options, and our consultation services.
Or engage in community-based research. We can consult with you on finding community partners, funding avenues and broader impacts.
It’s a really exciting time to be at UW. A recent National Campus Compact initiative for every member campus to write a “Civic Action Plan” resulted in a robust campus-wide process and report, endorsed by Chancellor Blank, that will bring new resources and energy to this field of community engagement here at UW-Madison.
This year, a new faculty development cohort is being launched called the Morgridge Fellows, a learning community designed to further support community-engaged scholarship at UW by strengthening instructor practice, knowledge base, and partnership-building expertise. A new community of practice open to all will be a companion group for beginners to long-time expert researchers and instructors interested in meeting to support and learn from each other. A new Teaching Award for Excellence in CBL is rolling out, a PhD Minor and Master’s certificate are in approval phase, and more CBL courses are being offered every semester. Please browse the links on our website and contact Elizabeth Tryon, Assistant Director for Community-Engaged Scholarship, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Haley Madden, CES post-doc at email@example.com to learn more about these resources!”
- Table 6 - UW Libraries and Go Big Read
Table 7 - Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Center staff help undergraduate and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from choosing a topic to drafting and revising—for any writing project. We talk with students about writing goals, review writing, and have a conversation about what next steps writers might take. UW-Madison has one of the most comprehensive writing centers in the country, providing instruction to some 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Resources for Faculty, Staff & TA’s
- Helping Your Students to Use the Writing Center Effectively
- Highlights of What We Do
- Teaching Resources
- Writing Center Outreach
The Writing Across the Curriculum program is eager to help you think about creative and effective ways to incorporate writing and speaking assignments into your courses at all levels and in all disciplines. The hundreds of pages of materials on this site offer a good place to start. If you teach at UW-Madison, we would be happy to consult with you about ways to customize these materials and the pedagogical strategies they suggest.