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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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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...


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"Innovative Teaching Practices Encourage Minority Students in STEM"


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Level Up: Designing a Game-Based Learning Environment
Updated by Janaina on June 13, 10:15 am



Tuesday, June 27, 2017
12:00-2:00 pm
Online through Blackboard Collaborate


To register visit


In this online workshop, we will look at the various elements of game design that can help engage and motivate students such as collaboration, autonomy, purpose, competition, feedback, and scaffolding. As a group, we will explore activities that are based around familiar game formats, design frameworks around existing games repurposed to address specific learning objectives, and examine how to embed game structures within a course's design. Registration is open through June 19. Cap of 50 students (please note that this is a lower cap than originally advertised).

This workshop is offered by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). 

Creating an Individual Development Plan
Updated by Janaina on June 13, 10:20 am


Thursday, July 13, 2017The Individual Development Plan

10:00-11:30 am

159 Education Building

Register online HERE.


Creating an IDP encourages you to think about what you need to do next — and over the next few years — so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin to create a personalized plan that takes into account career interests and addresses the development of knowledge and skills.


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

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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