Mission

The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning promotes the development of a future national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers.

Goal

The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning strives to support the ongoing enhancement of its mission through the principles of Teaching-as-Research, Learning Community, and Learning-through-Diversity by:

  • improving undergraduate education on the UW–Madison campus in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering through the use of Teaching-as-Research by graduates-through-faculty (defined as graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, academic/instructional staff, and faculty)
  • functioning as a self-sustaining Learning Community that provides fluid leadership and membership roles to all participants
  • positioning Learning-through-Diversity as an integral part of teaching and learning initiatives in the sciences, math, and engineering across campus

CIRTL Network

The Delta Program is a project of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. CIRTL is a National Science Foundation Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. A network of 25 research universities, CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.


The Delta Program is supported by the University of Wisconsin's Office of the Provost and its Graduate School. Additional support is provided by multiple UW–Madison units including the Colleges of Letters and Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Engineering, as well as the School of Education and WISCIENCE.

This material is based on work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant number DUE-0717768. Opinions, findings, and conclusions/recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF. 

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