Workshops

The Delta Program hosts a variety of annual workshops to help participants with their professional development around teaching and learning. These workshops sometimes require registration so we can make sure we have enough materials. Everyone from graduate students to faculty is welcome to attend.

Teaching Philosophy Workshop
Teaching Portfolio Workshop
Developing Your Diversity Statement and/or Mentoring Philosophy NEW!
Peer-Review Workshop for Your Teaching, Mentoring, and/or Diversity Statements NEW!
Pre-Internship Workshop Series
CAREER Award Workshop: Writing Your Research and Education Plan
Using Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges in any STEM Course NEW!
Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your NSF Fellowship Application

Teaching Philosophy Workshop

Date:October 14, 2015

Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Location:
TBD

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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), focuses on the broader teaching portfolio, and specifically, how to create one. Registration is required.

 

Supplemental Workshop Materials

Delta Teaching and Learning Portfolio Guidebook (PDF)
Example Portfolios

Teaching Portfolio Workshop

Date:This workshop will be offered in Spring 2016.

Time: TBD
Location:
TBD

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The Delta Program offers a two-part workshop series each year, to help future faculty members create their teaching portfolios. Part I focuses on writing a teaching and learning philosophy. In this second session, our focus is on the broader teaching portfolio, and specifically, how to create one. You will learn about the three elements of a teaching portfolio (teaching and learning philosophy, artifacts, and reflective statement), participate in hands-on learning activities and group discussions, see examples of successful teaching portfolios, and leave with draft materials for the artifact and reflective statement elements. Registration is required.


Workshop Materials

Delta Teaching and Learning Portfolio Guidebook (PDF)
Example Portfolios

Developing Your Diversity Statement and/or Mentoring Philosophy

Date: November 9, 2015

Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Location:
TBD

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This workshop is intended to help participants develop their diversity statement and/or mentoring philosophy through hands-on excercises and constructive peer feedback. Registration is required.

Peer-review Workshop for Your Teaching, Mentoring, and/or Diversity Statements

Date: December 3, 2015

Time: 9:00 am11:00 am
Location:
TBD

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This workshop will focus on developing and refining your teaching, mentoring and/or diversity statements. It is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with a working draft of their respective statement(s) who are looking for constructive feedback. In addition to peer-review exercises, the workshop will provide the opportunity for hands-on activities and group discussions. Registration is required.


Pre-Internship Workshop Series

The Delta Internship Program gives graduate students and postdoctoral researchers practical experience to develop their skills and interests in teaching and learning. Each semester, a diverse cohort of interns works with their faculty or staff mentor on a Teaching-As-Research project. This 2-part workshop series is intended to prepare students to engage in an internship project in the following semester. The 2nd workshop in the series is a required part of the internship. If you have any questions about the Delta Internship Program or the Pre-Internship Workshop, contact Don Gillian-Daniel at dldaniel@wisc.edu.

 

Pre-Internship Workshop: Finding a Project

October 6, 2015

9:30-10:30 am

445 Henry Mall, Room 302

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Attendees will meet to discuss potential internship projects and partners. This session is for students who do not yet have a specific project or partner in mind. The Delta Internship Program gives graduate students and postdoctoral researchers practical experience to develop their skills and interests in teaching and learning. Each semester, a diverse cohort of interns works with their faculty or staff mentor on a teaching-as-research project. Registration is required.

 

Pre-Internship Workshop: Developing Your Project

October 27, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

445 Henry Mall, Room 302

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Attendees will define their internship project, develop their project plan, explore available resources, and learn more about the university's institutional review board (IRB) process that facilitates responsible research. This session is for students who do have a specific project and partner planned. Students preparing to complete their Delta internship project during the subsequent semester are required to attend this workshop. Workshop attendees should have already completed at least one semester-long Delta course and be intending to complete their internship project next semester. Registration is required.

Workshop Materials

Delta Internship Guidebook (PDF)


CAREER Award Workshop: Writing Your Research and Education Plan

Date: This workshop will be offered again in the Summer 2016

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

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The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the foundation's most prestigious awards. It supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research. All CAREER proposals must have an integrated research and education plan at their core, and this Delta Program workshop will help you think creatively about how your plan can reflect your own disciplinary and educational interests and goals, as well as the needs and context of your organization. During the workshop, you will discuss strategies for writing a successful education plan, listen to faculty who have submitted successful proposals as they share their tips and insights on the review process, and start drafting your proposal. The workshop is designed for new faculty preparing to submit proposals in all fields of science, engineering, and mathematics.

 

Workshop Materials and Resources

PDF 2015 CAREER Workshop Materials Packet

Integrating Broader Impacts into your CAREER Proposal

Integrating Broader Impacts into you Research Proposal

Library Resources

MRSEC and Broader Impacts

Badger BOTS

» Mathieu RD, Pfund C, Gillian-Daniel DL.  2009.  Leveraging the NSF Broader Impacts criterion for change in STEM education. Change Magazine. 41(3):50-55   http://www.cirtl.net/bibliography/ag/M?sort=author&order=asc.

» National Alliance for Broader Impacts

» STEM Library Research Guide


Using Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges in any STEM Course

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 9:00-11:30 am

Location: 6171 Helen C. White Hall

Co-facilitators: Brad Hughes (Director, Writing Center) and Elisabeth Miller (Assistant Director, Writing Across the Curriculum)

Register online: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6nSq1Un7cIOrkbj

 

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.


Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your NSF Fellowship Application

Date: October 2, 2015

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: TBD

Workshop leaders: Trina McMahon (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Kevin Niemi (WISCIENCE), Linda Scholl (UW-Madison Graduate School, Fellowships Director), Jessica Maher (Delta Program)

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.

 

Workshop Materials


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NSF Resources Handout 2013

Delta Broader Impacts Workshop Presentation (slides) Fall 2013 (PPT)

Delta Broader Impacts Workshop Packet Fall 2013 (PDF)

Delta Broader Impacts Workshop Delta Overview Presentation (slides) Fall 2013 (PPT)