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Using Educational Research Literature and Web-Based Resources to Inform Your Teaching
Updated by Janaina on November 13, 1:00 p.m.


Monday, November 20th

12:00-1:30 p.m.

1360 Genetics Biotechnology Center

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Teaching shouldn't always reinvent the wheel: Many others have considered and addressed challenges in student learning and can inform your teaching. This workshop will cover where to search, what search terms to use, what types of questions to ask. Participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet, as well as a learning challenge or question they are interested in, such as the best practices for an activity they are considering, finding an assessment for a course unit they're teaching, or why a particular concept seems so challenging. Using the educational research literature is part of the teaching-as-research process, and this workshop is highly recommended for those considering a Delta internship. . 
Learning outcome: Find and critically consider the literature and existing knowledge associated with a teaching experience.

Developing Your Research Program at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: panel and workshop
Updated by Janaina on November 13, 1:00 p.m.


Wednesday, November 29th

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Centers Building

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Are you considering a faculty position at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI)? PUIs, which include community and technical colleges, liberal arts colleges, and comprehensive universities, are often defined by their strong teaching mission. However, for many faculty at PUIs, research and scholarly activity is an important part of the job as well. To be a successful faculty candidate at a PUI, you will need to consider how to develop your own research program at that institution, which offers a different set of opportunities than a research-intensive university. In this event, a panel of STEM faculty from local PUIs will discuss models for successful research activity at their institutions, and how they developed their own research programs within that context. You will then have the opportunity to workshop your own research interests, identifying the ways in which you might develop a successful research program for a PUI. Light refreshments will be provided.



Christen Smith, Chemistry, Madison College

Zachary Pratt, Biological Sciences, Edgewood College

Catherine Chan, Biological Sciences and Chemisty, UW-Whitewater

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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