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Designing Writing Activities to Solve Teaching and Learning Challenges in any STEM Course
Updated by Janaina on July 3, 12:00 p.m.


Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time: 9:00-11:30 am
Location: 6191 Helen C. White Hall
Facilitator: Brad Hughes, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum; Director, The Writing Center

Check back for registration link.

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 learning and help students develop disciplinary ways of thinking; 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; and consider how writing can be used to develop community in your classroom. 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. Registration is required. 

Space is still available in Delta courses this fall!
Updated by Janaina on June 22, 12:35 p.m.


Take a Delta course this fall to build your teaching, communication and mentoring skills! Space is still available in the following courses:

  • Improv to Improve Science Communication and Teaching
  • Effective Teaching in an Internationally Diverse Classroom
  • Research Mentor Training Seminar
  • Effective Teaching with Technology
  • Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): a learning community for TAs


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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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