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Teaching Portfolio Workshop I: Writing Your Teaching Philosophy
Updated by Janaina on October 1, 9:00am


Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 9:00 am12:00 pm
Memorial Union (TITU)

Register Online:


Registration will close on Thursday (9/25) so register today!

The Delta Program offers a two-part workshop series each year, to help future faculty members create their teaching portfolios. The workshop will focus on developing a teaching philosophy, which is often a required piece of many faculty job applications. It is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from any discipline. Individuals with working philosophies, as well as those who have never developed one, are welcome to attend. The second part of the workshop (Teaching Portfolio Workshop Part II: Understanding, Designing, and Creating Your Teaching Portfolio), focuses on the broader teaching portfolio, and specifically, how to create one. Registration is required.


Academic Excellence Initiative Workshop - Fall 2014
Updated by Janaina on September 18, 3:30pm


Save the date!

November 18, 2014


In collaboration with our campus partners, Delta's Academic Excellence Initiative will host a retreat/workshop on Tuesday, November 18th. All faculty and staff, but in particular those who teach courses with documented adverse outcomes for under-represented minority and 1st generation undergraduates are invited to attend. Attendees will work with course-specific data and develop an actionable plan. The workshop will be followed by lunch with key university and community leaders. For more information, please contact Don Gillian-Daniel at


New MOOC: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Updated by Janaina on September 2, 10:30am

MOOC Flyer

Launching on October 6, 2014, this free 7-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will provide future and current STEM faculty with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices.Participants will learn abouteffective teaching strategies and the research that supports them.

Register for the MOOC through Coursera:


The MOOC is also designed to support local learning communities of participants who want toengage more deeply with the MOOC learning materials in a collaborative environment atUW-Madison. The MOOC-Supported Learning Communities (MSLC) will meet weekly with a facilitatorto discuss and go deeper with the materials provided by the MOOC. The MSLC is an excellent opportunity to build community with other STEM graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff interested in effective teaching and learning practices at UW-Madison while simultaneously engaging with the content of the MOOC. For graduate students in particular, completion of the MOOC and participation in the MSLC together may be counted as a Delta course towards the Internship or Certificate Program. Please contact if you have any questions.


Register for the local MSLC through Delta HERE