The Roundtable forum is a discussion-based sharing and networking opportunity designed to strengthen connections among current Delta participants and introduce new people to the Delta Program. At each Roundtable, a guest speaker introduces a topic of general interest or a provocative issue in education to the large group. Topics are designed to be relevant to a wide audience. Guiding questions are provided to facilitate the discussion at each table. Discussions take place over a meal provided by the Delta Program and its partners.

Questions about the roundtables? Contact the Project Assistant for Delta, Janaina Saad at

Upcoming Roundtable

Skills for Success: The Multifaceted Benefits of Teaching


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

6:00-7:30pm (dinner included)

Union South, Varsity Hall

Registration is now closed.


Teaching is central to the professional development of many graduate students at UW-Madison. When you teach, you build skills that will be valuable whether you stay in academia or pursue careers beyond the tenure track. In this roundtable event, you’ll learn about a new professional development framework that can help you identify and describe your transferable skills, hear various perspectives and examples of how teaching skills transfer to various careers paths, and start to discover the many benefits of teaching.


This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development.

Roundtable Lunch (Delta Program Staff/UW-Madison)














Previous Roundtables, Fall 2016


Building a Better Future STEM Faculty
September 21, 2016


Previous Roundtables, Fall 2015


Prioritizing professional development: The Delta Internship and finding time and support for professional development in teaching

December 1, 2015


Teaching: An Essential Element of Broad Spectrum Career Development for Graduate Students

Speaker: Dr. William Karpus, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 29, 2015

PDF Presentation slides


Why Teaching Matters

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Blank, Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 23, 2015



The Spring 2016 Delta Roundtable Series schedule is the following:

  • Cultivating STEM Momentum: What it takes for transfer students to succeed in STEM
    Thursday, February 11, 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Increasing Research Self-Efficacy of Your Trainees
    Speaker: Angela Byars-Winston
    Wednesday, March 30, 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 27, 6:00-7:30 pm


Previous Roundtables and additional resources:


Delta thanks Roundtable co-sponsors:

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