Summer resources for teaching and learning

This message was sent to all faculty, instructional academic staff and teaching assistants from Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning John Zumbrunnen. School and college deans, associate deans and department chairs were copied.

Dear Instructional Colleagues,

As we finish up the spring semester and begin to look toward summer, I want to make you aware of some upcoming teaching and learning opportunities.

On May 19, I’m looking forward to our annual Teaching and Learning Symposium, and to discussing how we can create a community of care for our students, our colleagues and ourselves.

Over the summer, there are also a variety of campus resources available that will allow you to explore new ways of teaching and learning, enhance courses and connect with peers. The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) has worked with campus partners to curate a collection of resources including the following CTLM opportunities:

  • Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE), a two-semester program in teaching that helps early-career faculty succeed with personalized support from a cross-disciplinary community of peers and teaching and learning experts. Apply by May 30 to join the next cohort cycle (fall 2022 – spring 2023).
  • The TeachOnline@UW learning community, which offers two courses that allow instructors to explore and apply best practices for designing and teaching online courses. Facilitation & Management (3 webinars, May 16-June 10) helps instructors develop a plan for connecting with students and managing an online course. Plan & Design (5 webinars, June 20-July 29) provides an opportunity to make significant progress on developing or redesigning a high-quality online course. Apply now for one or both courses.
  • Customized, one-on-one consulting, professional development and support with instructional media – request a consultation.

You can find the full collection of resources on the CTLM website.

I’m grateful for all you’ve done this year to provide outstanding, enriching educational experiences for our students, and I hope you’re able to take advantage of some of these upcoming opportunities.