Summer 2017 Offerings

This summer, the Delta Program will offer the following courses and seminars:

» Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom course requirement
» Research Mentor Training Seminar learning community
» An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (offered through CIRTL)

  Certificate/Internship Prerequisites
learning community requirement Fulfills the certificate learning community requirement
course requirement A full course, fulfills the internship prerequisite
counts as half a course Half a course. Two half courses are equivalent to a full course

Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom course requirement

Instructors: Jessica Maher
Session: May 15-June 9

Days and times: Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location
: TBD

Credit information: 2 units (EPD 654)

Register online: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ERepmSsKXu1Zrf

 

This course offers participants the opportunity to develop foundational knowledge of a wide range of pedagogical theories, ideas, and practices. The material in the course pulls from classical pedagogical literature as well as the latest science in cognitive research. An emphasis is placed on fostering a learner-centered classroom that highlights the interconnected cycle of teaching, learning, and assessment. Participants will engage in the course material using a Teaching-As-Research (TAR) approach and explore how excellence and diversity are intertwined. Together, we will create a learning community of reflective practitioners of teaching. More specifically, we will examine the literature in teaching and learning, produce learner-centered syllabi, and practice actual teaching in a supportive environment grounded in a TAR approach. After completing this course, participants will have tools to create an inclusive classroom environment that welcomes all learners and use a TAR approach in future classrooms of their own.

Research Mentor Training Seminar learning community

We will be offering multiple sections of Research Mentor Training this summer. All sections count toward the learning community requirement for the Delta Certificate in Teaching and Learning. *** The Research Mentor Training Seminar does not satisfy the course prerequisite for the Internship Program.***

 

To register for one of the sections below visit: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8JoMWxd0FzkPJOJ

 

Section 1: May 22-July 24 (10 weeks)

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 am

445 Henry Mall (Room 117 WISCIENCE)

Facilitator(s): Amber Smith and Emily Utzerath

Credit: 1 unit (INTEGSCI 660)

 

Section 2: May 25-July 27 (10 weeks)

Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 am

3024 Engineering Hall

Facilitator(s): Andrew Greenberg

Credit: 1 unit (CBE 562)

 

Section 3: May 25-June 22 (5 weeks)

Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 pm

445 Henry Mall (Room 117 WISCIENCE)

Facilitator(s): Jessica Maher and Kim Dill-McFarland

Credit: 1 unit (INTEGSCI 660)

 

Section 4: May 23-July 25 (10 weeks)
Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

Room TBD

Facilitator(s): Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel and Amber Smith

Credit: 1 unit (INTEGSCI 660)

 

Section 5: May 23-June 20 (5 weeks)

Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm

Room TBD

Facilitator(s): Kevin Cope and Alissa Ewer

Credit: 1 unit (INTEGSCI 660)

 

Offered in collaboration between WISCIENCE and Delta, the Research Mentor Training Seminar is designed to help graduate students and postdocs become effective research mentors. Seminar discussions focus on different mentoring styles and strategies for developing confidence, independence, creativity, and communication skills in your current and future mentees. The mentor-training seminar consists of weekly one-hour sessions in which participants address issues in mentoring through facilitated discussions based on collaboration and collective problem solving. Participants will read articles and case studies, write biographies of their mentees, compare their goals with those of their mentees, explore time-management strategies, and write mentoring philosophies. This is a terrific opportunity for new mentors to get off on the right foot, and for experienced mentors to share their wisdom. For more information about the Research Mentor Training Seminar please contact Amber Smith at amber.smith@wisc.edu.

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching (offered through CIRTL)

CIRTL's introductory MOOC, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching, will be offered during the summer semester, running from June 12 through August 6. The 8-week MOOC covers a broad range of evidence-based STEM teaching techniques, including:

  • Principles of learning
  • Designing learning objectives
  • Assessing student learning
  • The benefits of active learning
  • Inclusive teaching approaches
  • Lesson planning

Registration for the MOOC will open in mid- to late April. Read more at http://stemteachingcourse.org/.