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UW Madison College of Engineering News

"Educational innovation: Free online course empowers STEM instructors to improve their teaching through research on student learning" Read more...


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"Innovative Teaching Practices Encourage Minority Students in STEM"


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Workshop: Using Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges in any STEM Course
Updated by Janaina on June 14, 2:15 pm


July 13, 2016

9:00-11:30 am

6191 Helen C. White Hall

Facilitator: Brad Hughes (Director, Writing Center)

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Well-designed writing assignments can help students learn the subject matter of a course more deeply, increase students’ engagement with complex topics, and give course instructors valuable insight into what students understand—and what they don’t. But it can be difficult to design writing assignments that advance specific course goals and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning. In this interactive workshop, we’ll share advice, examples, and best practices for using writing to its full potential in SBE and STEM courses. We’ll discuss research about interactive writing assignments that advance student learning; analyze effective examples of syllabi and assignments from a range of SBE and STEM courses at UW–Madison, including small seminars, large lecture courses, and labs; consider how writing can be used to both develop community in your classroom and to enter broader disciplinary communities; and discuss ways to design effective evaluation rubrics to give efficient feedback on writing assignments. Finally, you'll have a chance to draft and get feedback on a new writing assignment to use in your own teaching. Registration is required.


Participate in a professional development workshop this summer!
Updated by Janaina on May 18, 11:00 am


Creating an Individual Development Plan

July 19, 2016

1:00-2:30 pm

Union South (TITU)

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Delta Program.


Teaching Philosophy Workshop

July 28, 2016

9:30-11:30 am

Union South (TITU)

UW-Madison's National Initiative to Increase STEM Graduates Doubles in Members
Updated by Janaina on March 4, 4:30 pm


Chemistry class in Madison College with former CIRTL and Delta Program participant Christen Smith


MADISON, WIS. – Forty-six research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. The mission of CIRTL is to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.


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