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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...


Association of American Colleges & Universities

"Preparing Future STEM Faculty for Diverse Classrooms at the University of Wisconsin-Madion" Read more...


University of Wisconsin-Madison News

"Innovative Teaching Practices Encourage Minority Students in STEM"


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What’s in a grade? Alternative models of teaching and learning: perspectives from two colleges
Updated by Janaina on October 21, 11:30 am


Friday, November 11, 2016
12:00-1:30 pm (Central Time)
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Room 1145

Moderated by: Wairimu Magua

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Although traditional exams and letter grades may be the cornerstone of evaluation for many US colleges and universities, some institutions of higher education employ other methods of assessing and reporting student learning outcomes. We will hear from faculty panelists who represent Hampshire College (Massachusetts) and Evergreen State College (Washington), two institutions that use non-traditional educational methods. The panelists will present the teaching and learning models that guide the vision of their institutions. They will discuss how these models shape their institutional enrollment policies, impact the students’ learning outcomes, and prepare their students’ transition to graduate and professional schools, government, industry, or other domains.  The panelists will also provide insights on the benefits and challenges of their specific educational models, and provide advice for how to prepare for a faculty position at their institutions. The session will include a mix of panel presentation and interactive Q&A with participants; participants are welcome to bring questions.



Participate in a professional development workshop this fall!
Updated by Janaina on August 30, 1:10 pm


Pre-Internship Workshop

October 5, 2016

9:30-10:30 am
445 Henry Mall, Rm. 117 (WISCIENCE Conference Room)


Creating and Individual Development Plan

October 5, 2016

4:30-6:00 pm

159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Bldg.


How to Address the Broader Impact in Your NSF Fellowship Application

October 7, 2016

1:00-3:00 pm

Location TBD

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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