Welcome to the Division for Teaching and Learning!

In the division, we’re focused on ensuring that every UW–Madison student finds inclusive learning environments that make possible the personal and intellectual growth promised by the Wisconsin Experience. We aim to do our work in a spirit of service to our students and in partnership with colleagues in schools, colleges, departments and programs across campus.

The division is home to the Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring; the Morgridge Center for Public Service; Student Learning Assessment; the Office of Undergraduate Advising, which includes Undergraduate Advising and Career Services; and the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE).

Supported by an outstanding leadership and administrative team, the people in our division advise students on academic and career matters; help instructors hone the craft of teaching; teach high-impact courses; and build meaningful relationships of service and partnership with our communities, on campus and beyond.

I’ve always been passionate about teaching, from my days as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota and then during several wonderful years at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Since 2008, I’ve been teaching (and learning!) here at UW–Madison, where I’ve enjoyed amazing opportunities to explore new ideas and approaches and possibilities. I’m incredibly fortunate now to work with my colleagues in the Division for Teaching and Learning, from whom I learn all the time. I know you’ll find their work as inspiring as I do!


John Zumbrunnen
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Hadley Family Professor of Teaching and Learning Excellence
Professor of Political Science