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The CIRTL Network, of which UW is the prototype member, hosts online courses and learning communities. Join these communities of future and current faculty in discussion and ongoing professional development.

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Wisconsin Center for Education Research News
"Teaching by example: New workshop instructs UW-Madison faculty on inclusion" Read more...


UW Madison College of Engineering News

"Educational innovation: Free online course empowers STEM instructors to improve their teaching through research on student learning" Read more...


Association of American Colleges & Universities

"Preparing Future STEM Faculty for Diverse Classrooms at the University of Wisconsin-Madion" Read more...


University of Wisconsin-Madison News

"Innovative Teaching Practices Encourage Minority Students in STEM"


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Designing Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges in STEM Courses
Updated by Janaina on July 21, 1:30 pm


Wednesday, August 9, 2017
9:00-11:30 am
Helen C. White Hall

Register online HERE.


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 - now or in the future.

Teaching Philosophy Workshop
Updated by Janaina on July18, 12:30 pm


Thursday, August 3, 2017

1:00-3:00 pm

Union South (TITU)

Register online HERE.


This workshop is designed to help participants develop their teaching philosophy. This document is a common component of faculty job application materials, and yet can prove challenging to write. Through hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback, participants will leave with material for a draft of their teaching statement. You do not need to have a prior draft of your statement in order to participate in the workshop.

Course registration is now open!
Updated by Janaina on April 6, 10:00 am


The Delta Program will be offering the following courses and seminars in the fall. For more information and to register click on the title of the course you are interested in. 


Fall 2017
» Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom course requirement 
» Effective Teaching in an Internationally Diverse Classroom course requirement
» Internship Seminar 
» Research Mentor Training Seminar learning community requirement
» Effective Teaching with Technology course requirement
» Improv to Improve Science Communication and Teaching counts as half a course
» Communicating Science with Everyone course requirement


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


UW-Madison's National Initiative to Increase STEM Graduates Doubles in Members
Updated by Janaina on March 4, 4:30 pm


Chemistry class in Madison College with former CIRTL and Delta Program participant Christen Smith


MADISON, WIS. – Forty-six research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. The mission of CIRTL is to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.


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