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July 19, 2017

Meet our most recent graduates: Eta and Theta Fellows

We invite you to watch this short video showcasing the 18 Assistant Professors who graduated from the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) program on May 16, 2017.

June 16, 2017

Celebrating Teaching Excellence

On May 16th, when many faculty and students are putting the semester behind them and looking toward summer, a community of dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators joined together to honor 18 Assistant Professors (listed below) graduating from the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) program. The annual ceremony marked the completion of this two-semester mentorship… Read More

May 26, 2017

Upcoming Event: TeachOnline@UW Program

Application Deadline: Monday, July 10 Are you designing or redesigning a fully online course? Apply now for an opportunity to participate in the 2017-18 TeachOnline@UW program. TeachOnline@UW is a unique learning community where participants explore and implement research-based online course design and teaching best practices. Learn more.

May 20, 2017

Recruiting for Next MTLE Cohort (Reminder)

Application materials for the next cohort beginning in Fall 2017 will be accepted through June 1, 2017. Apply here. MTLE is a two-semester professional development program in teaching that helps early-career faculty succeed with personalized support from a cross-disciplinary community of peers and teaching and learning experts. For additional information about our program, click here…. Read More

May 19, 2017

Ongoing Events: Active Teaching Lab

The Active Teaching Lab provides a safe space for structured explorations of teaching tools and techniques that your colleagues are using to engage students and teach more effectively. Active Teaching Labs are held every Friday from 8:45am – 9:45am and every other Monday from 12:30pm-1:30pm in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out the upcoming labs or… Read More

May 18, 2017

MTLE Fellow Recognized- Jeri Barak

2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships Jeri Barak (Alpha, 2013) and student Caroline Hanson received one of the seven prestigious and coveted Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Awards. Their Patio Tomato Project: Decreasing the Gap Between Families and Produce Through Urban Agriculture aims to combat the challenges of obtaining fresh produce for low-income families. Congratulations, Jeri! Jeri Barak Associate… Read More

May 12, 2017

Upcoming Event: Webinar: Create Engaging Yet Manageable Online Discussions

May 18, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this one-hour webinar taking place, Political Science Professor John Zumbrunnen will share his best practices for creating engaging online discussions and managing online discussions using groups, assigning student roles, assigning points, and more. Learn more and register by May 17.

May 10, 2017

MTLE Fellows Recently-Inducted at the Teaching Academy

Please join us in congratulating Elisa Torres (Delta, 2014), Kate McCulloh (Delta, 2014), and Barbara King (Theta, 2017) on their recent induction as Fellows in UW-Madison’s Teaching Academy. This honor is bestowed on individuals actively involved in teaching on campus, who advance teaching and learning at the university through demonstrated teaching excellence. Elisa Torres Assistant… Read More

May 8, 2017

Upcoming Event: Teaching and Learning Symposium

Wednesday, May 17 at Union South. Register here. Join more than 500 faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students as we celebrate another year of teaching and learning excellence. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Teaching the Wisconsin Experience.”

May 6, 2017

MTLE Fellows Recognized- Corbett Grainger

Corbett Grainger Assistant Professor Agricultural and Applied Economics Alpha, 2013 Pending official approval by the Board of Regents in June (we’re not worried), Corbett learned in late-April that he has been awarded tenure! Please join us in congratulating him in this important professional milestone. Drop him a congratulations note at

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Fellow Spotlight:

Craig Johnston

Craig Johnson (Eta Cohort), Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, incorporates a classroom assessment technique known as “muddiest point” into his Decision Methods for Natural Resource Managers course.

Learn more about Craig