Mission

The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning promotes the development of a future national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.

Goal

The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning achieves its mission by improving undergraduate education in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics through the use of Teaching-as-Research, Learning Communities, and Learning-through-Diversity:

  • Improving undergraduate education on the UW–Madison campus and beyond through the use of Teaching-as-Research by graduates-through-faculty (defined as graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, academic/instructional staff, and faculty)
  • Functioning as a self-sustaining Learning Community that provides fluid leadership and membership roles to all participants
  • Positioning Learning-through-Diversity as an integral part of teaching and learning initiatives across campus

CIRTL Network

The Delta Program is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). CIRTL is a network of 38 research universities across the United States and Canada, administered at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers.

The Delta Program is supported by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of the Provost and Graduate School. Additional support is provided by multiple UW–Madison units including the Colleges of Letters and Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Engineering, and the School of Education.

The Delta Program has been developed with the generous support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Opinions, findings, and conclusions/recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.