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Workshop: Using Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges
Updated by Janaina on June 22, 1:45 pm


Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 9:00-11:30 am

Location: 6171 Helen C. White Hall

Register online:


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. This workshop is offered in collaboration with The Writing Center. Registration is required.


Young Science Scholars Initiative is looking for Graduate and Undergraduate Student Volunteers
Updated by Janaina on May 12, 11:00 am


Download the flyer in PDF format.


Would you like to:

  • Make a meaningful difference in Madison elementary schools?
  • Share the excitement of discovery with children – especially those who might not be succeeding in school?
  • Collaborate with elementary teachers to help them develop skills in science and learn teaching skills from them?

The ARMS program’s “Young Science Scholars” initiative needs UW students who can volunteer in classrooms for one hour per week and spend an additional hour planning science activities with the teacher. UW students can participate through enrollment in “Engage Children in Science,” a 2 credit course (offered fall and spring) or can gain internship credits. To learn more contact Dolly Ledin at

Call for Applications to MTLE Faculty Fellows Program
Updated by Janaina on May 8, 11:00 am


Invitation for early-career faculty to apply for the MTLE Faculty Fellowship.


Download the flyer here.


Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a one-year professional development program designed to support early-career faculty in teaching. MTLE Faculty Fellows will capitalize on teaching responsibilities in real time and build connections to the robust teaching and learning community at UW-Madison. Our goal is to support fast, efficient starters in the tenure process. Fellows will gather evidence about teaching success to use in their tenure dossiers and learn how to use high-impact teaching practices that focus on student learning.

START DATE: Week of August 24, 2015 (1.5-day Faculty Institute on Teaching; exact dates TBD)

Please see the flyer above and the MTLE website for additional details.


Online applications are due June 15, 2015.

Questions? Visit the MTLE website or contact Nick Balster (Faculty Director) or Megan Schmid (Associate Director) at

Follow-up to Roundtable on Teaching Inclusively in the Age of Ferguson
Updated by Janaina on February 27, 11:00 am


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