Fall 2022 campus-level instructional resources

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,

I’m excited to welcome you to the start of fall semester 2022. As always, I want to share that I’m deeply grateful for all of the work you do in supporting our students and advancing UW’s mission of teaching and learning excellence. I’m writing to provide some broad instructional updates and resources, particularly for those of you who are planning to teach this semester.

COVID-19, Monkeypox Information
The university continues to focus on providing support to enhance the public health of our campus community, particularly as it relates to COVID-19 and monkeypox (MVP). This recent InsideUW article provides updates. Additional information can be found on the COVID-19 Response website (including FAQs specific to instruction) and this UHS webpage about MVP. Please be flexible with and supportive of students who cannot attend class in person due to illness, and make every effort to avoid a disruption of in-person instruction. If you have questions about your individual classroom situation, contact your supervisor or departmental leadership.

CTLM Available to Support You
Whether it’s exploring new ways of teaching and learning, enhancing a particular course, connecting with peers or getting a quick consult, the Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) is available to support you. Please view a collection of fall teaching and learning resources curated in collaboration with campus partners, including CTLM opportunities – some starting as early as this week!

Updated Syllabus Resources
The updated campus syllabus webpage provides an overview of key syllabi components and related resources. You can also now find and more easily reference institutional-level statements for syllabi in Guide. Topics include diversity, data transparency, academic integrity, privacy of student records and more.

Public History Project Curriculum Resources
The UW–Madison Public History Project is launching its exhibit, Sifting & Reckoning, this fall, from September 12 through December 23, 2022, at the Chazen Museum of Art. Facilitated exhibit visits, classroom presentations, course collaborations and a range of adaptable curricular materials are among the resources available to you and your students. View these teaching guides and additional resources at publichistoryproject.wisc.edu. Please direct any inquiries to publichistoryproject@wisc.edu.

Planning for and Responding to Conflict and Disruption in the Classroom
To better support instructors in their planning and response to conflict and disruption in the classroom (in person and online) and other learning environments, a collection of campus and UW System guidance and policies has been put together. View in Box.

Teaching and Learning Technologies
The Learn@UW suite of teaching and learning tools is always evolving – including new features for the Engage eReader that improve accessibility. Plus, students can now use Top Hat without paying additional subscription fees. Learn more about Learn@UW technologies to support you, your instruction and students.