Collaborative for Learning and Teaching
Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning
The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning provides professional development opportunities to future faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics. The program offers credit-based courses, facilitated discussion groups, workshops, community events, a Teaching-as-Research internship experience, as well as a certificate. Participants of the program are committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers. UW-Madison and the Delta Program are members of the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 25 research universities
Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE)
Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) aims to improve undergraduate education at UW-Madison by supporting early-career faculty to become fast, effective, and efficient starters in teaching. Each cohort of MTLE Faculty Fellows engages in a modular curriculum designed to quickly connect fellows with the many specialized programs across campus focused on teaching excellence; to effectively innovate in their classes with learner-centered practices proven to enhance learning; and to foster a cross-campus community of practice shown to live well beyond fellows’ time in MTLE.
Student Learning Assessment
At UW-Madison, student learning assessment is coordinated through the Office of the Provost in partnership with deans, schools and colleges, departments, and co-curricular programs. The provost’s assessment team supports academic programs by providing resources, planning tools and consultative services for assessment-related activities. The Student Learning Assessment Plan provides an overarching framework for assessing learning at the course, program an institutional levels.
Office of Undergraduate Advising
The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) supports advisor training, communication, assessment and technology for the campus-wide advising community. Through these efforts, OUA cultivates an environment in which all advisors can best facilitate undergraduate education.
UW-Madison Teaching Academy
The mission of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy is to promote, recognize and support excellence in teaching and learning among faculty, staff and students across campus and beyond. The academy is a shared-governance organization, led by over 380 members across the UW-Madison campus.
Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE)
In collaboration with UW-Madison schools and colleges, and national and global communities, the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) develops innovative, sustainable, high-impact science programs that provide high-quality experiences for learners of all ages and backgrounds. WISCIENCE programs foster lifelong learning while addressing today’s challenges in science education and preparing the next generation of scientists.
College of Engineering (COE)
The College of Engineering’s vision is to be a world-class college of engineering recognized for strengths in basic and applied research, educational innovation, technology transfer, and service to society. COE’s mission is to educate and inspire future leaders who contribute to society through the creation, application and transfer of engineering knowledge, and through engagement in society. We do this through outstanding research, teaching and service to our profession, our state of Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
College of Letters and Science (L&S)
The College of Letters & Science teaches students to make a good living and lead a good life. We are the largest academic unit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the heart of this great institution. The strength of L&S is the people. L&S is home to more than 800 faculty, 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 190,000 living alumni. With 70 undergraduate majors, 42 certificates and 115 graduate and professional majors, the College provides an educational experience of tremendous breadth and depth.
UW-Madison’s College Library is the library with primary service to undergraduates. The library is a heavily-used, dynamic environment that supports both the academic and recreational interests of students and includes a café, innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, a large computer lab, 24-hour service, and browsing collections serving introductory research needs across all disciplines.
Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)
Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) is a College of Engineering facility available to any student with an engineering major or enrolled in an engineering course, as well as faculty and staff of the College. CAE primarily provides computers and industry-standard engineering software for use in coursework.
General Library System
The UW-Madison Libraries support excellence in teaching, research and learning by providing resources, services and spaces that help to ensure the success of our students, faculty, and staff. With the 11th largest research collection in North America, information professionals available in-person or on-line, and study spaces designed to accommodate all learning styles, the UW-Madison Libraries are at the heart of UW-Madison.
Office of the Provost, Teaching and Learning (VPTL)
The Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) works in collaboration with deans and other academic leaders across campus to provide leadership, coordination and administrative support for the teaching and learning mission of UW-Madison. The VPTL leads campus-wide activity in assessment, advising and academic enrichment, including the Wisconsin Experience, in addition to supporting accreditation, faculty and staff teaching development and academic achievement for diverse groups of learners. The VPTL is also a co-sponsor of the Educational Innovation initiative.
UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Connections
Blend@UW is a workshop series intended to help instructors effectively design blended course units. The program supports Educational Innovation by helping faculty develop blended courses that foster deeper, more active learning for students.
Division of Information Technology (DoIT), Academic Technology (AT)
DoIT AT advances the University’s mission, strategic priorities, and the Wisconsin Idea by working with faculty, staff and students to help them wisely apply technology to current and future academic environments. Through collaboration and partnerships, with a commitment to service and innovation, we bridge technologies, people, and day-to-day work practices to enable 21st Century digital literacy, manage our resources, and evaluate our practices.
Educational Innovation (EI)
The mission of EI is to engage and inspire students through enriched learning. To fulfill this mission, we will:
- Provide pervasive active learning to improve the student experience
- Build innovative, professional-level degree programs and other lifelong learning opportunities
- Extend the university’s educational mission to Wisconsin and the world using new technology and partnerships.
The vision of EI is to lead the university in providing an innovative, accessible and inclusive learning environment that fosters highly engaged learners capable of addressing the challenges of the modern world.
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are designed to help first-year students make the transition to UW-Madison, both academically and socially. A FIG is a “learning community” of about 20 students with similar interests who are enrolled in a cluster of classes together. The courses in a FIG are linked by a common theme, and the faculty member teaching the main seminar course of the FIG helps students discover the interdisciplinary connections between and among the classes.
L&S Learning Support Services
The staff in Learning Support Services serve students, faculty and staff in the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science by promoting and supporting the thoughtful use of technology for teaching and learning. Support services include consulting, an AV Equipment Pool, learning labs, InfoLabs, and more.
Wendt Commons Teaching and Learning Services (TLS)
Teaching & Learning Services (TLS), part of the College of Engineering’s Wendt Commons, supports CoE faculty and instructional staff in their teaching and learning related endeavors. Services include (but are not limited to) workshops, course planning, pedagogical support, and technical support.
Other Campus Connections
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges devoted to the study of our living world. Established in 1889, CALS carries out UW-Madison’s mission as a land-grant public university through excellence in teaching, research and public outreach across 19 academic fields, ranging from production agriculture to natural resources to social sciences to fundamental life sciences. By encouraging collaboration and innovation among these fields, the college helps address problems and create opportunities that affect our food, our environment, our health and our energy future.
Facilities, Planning and Management (FP&M)
Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a service organization reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor. The division is responsible for the physical development, construction, maintenance and safe operation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
School of Nursing
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, established in 1924, is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin and a crucial part of the state’s health care system. As an integral academic partner situated in the health sciences sector of campus with the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing collaborates with scientists and renowned researchers across the UW–Madison campus, the nation, and the world.
Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research centers in the world. WCER is committed to improving educational outcomes for the nation’s diverse student population, positively impacting education practice, and fostering collaboration among disciplines and with practitioners.
Wisconsin School of Business
The Wisconsin School of Business is working with faculty and program administrators, to move forward with a bold plan to build applied learning into the very foundation of our curriculum at every level, switching our educational mission from teaching to learning, and newly articulate the specific learning outcomes we want students to achieve across five dimensions: Knowing, Doing, Being, Inspiring, and Networking (KDBIN™). Together, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry leaders are shaping a classroom experience that challenges students to solve real problems faced by real organizations.