CIRTL Learning Communities

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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Delta offers a variety of courses and seminars each semester. Check out the current offerings or browse our Course Catalog.

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The Delta Certificate in Teaching and Learning was developed to honor the extraordinary efforts some students make to develop their own teaching skills. Learn more about the Certificate Program today.

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Learn about the Delta Program, our mission, and the pillars and principles that guide our work.

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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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Summer workshops on effective and inclusive teaching
Updated by Janaina on May 21, 12:45 p.m.


Did Your Students Learn What You Wanted Them To? Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

June 11, 9:30-11:00 am, Union South (TITU)


Has Someone Else Wrestled with This Before? Using Educational Research Literature and Web-Based Resources to Inform Your Teaching

June 20, 10:00-11:30 am, Union South (TITU)


Teaching College Students on the Autism Spectrum
June 27, 9:30-11:30 am, Union South (TITU)


CAREER Proposal Workshop: Writing Your Research and Education Plan
Updated by Janaina on May 9, 12:45 p.m.


Monday, June 4, 2018

9:00 am-12:00 pm
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building



“This workshop was incredibly helpful to me last year, and I think the connections I made through it were a major reason why my CAREER proposal was funded (after two unsuccessful tries at my previous institution).”
           --Richard Lankau, Asst. Professor, Plant Pathology


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 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.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Delta Program, WISCIENCE and WARF. Please contact Don Gillian-Daniel ( with qusetions.

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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