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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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CAREER Award Workshop: Writing Your Research and Education Plan
Updated by Janaina on May 8, 11:00 am


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

8:30-10:30 am

H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Register online:


“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 offered by the Delta Program and WISCIENCE 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 event is co-sponsored by the Delta Program, WISCIENCE and WARF.

Developing a CV or Resume (Part I)CIRTL
Updated by Janaina on May 16, 10:00 am


Thursday, June 22, 2017

10:00-11:30 am

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**Registration for this workshop will be open from 11AM Central Time on May 29 through June 14. This workshop has a cap of 60 students.**


As grad students and postdocs prepare to launch their careers, they'll need to prepare different types of CVs and resumes for different types of positions and institutions. In this two-part online workshop, participants will learn how CVs and resumes vary for academic positions, non-academic positions, and grant applications. After learning about strong CV content, style, and organization, participants will develop long form academic CVs and short form resumes, and then refine them through a collaborative peer review process.

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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