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October 19, 2017

Funding for Teaching and Learning Innovations (REMINDER)

The Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative is offering faculty and instructors multiple funding opportunities to support various educational innovations in teaching and learning. The standard award amount is $15,000. Interested? Check out the three funding opportunities: (1) Online Course Development, (2) Summer Term Igniter Funds, and (3) EI Small Grant Program.

October 15, 2017

Recruiting for Next MTLE Cohort

We invite early-career faculty to apply for the next MTLE Faculty Fellowship, beginning in Spring 2018. Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a two-semester professional development program in teaching designed to help early-career faculty apply evidence-based practices proven to enhance student learning. Fellows gain support from their early-career faculty peers and also build connections… Read More

October 13, 2017

Scholarship for the Classroom: Student Entitlement

What is student entitlement? Ask a group of teachers to define student entitlement and their answers will strike similar themes. A definition often used by researchers categorizes student entitlement as a “tendency to possess an expectation of academic success without taking personal responsibility for achieving that success.” Continue reading.

October 11, 2017

MTLE Fellow Recognized – Karen Schloss

Karen Schloss (Theta, 2017) Assistant Professor, Psychology In an interview for Artsy, Karen discusses the psychology behind color preferences. Why does everyone like blue? Karen has an explanation.  

October 3, 2017

MTLE Fellow Marianne Fairbanks Featured in Wisconsin Life

MTLE Fellow (Theta, 2017) Marianne Fairbanks, Assistant Professor of Textiles and Design, is the protagonist in Joel Waldinger’s latest article in Wisconsin Life: Fiber Arts Designer Developing Fabric That Can Harness Sun’s Energy. “Cellphones, laptops, battery-operated flashlights, our electronics are getting smaller and our need for energy is getting larger. So what if there was a way… Read More

September 28, 2017

Funding for Teaching and Learning Innovations

The Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative is offering faculty and instructors multiple funding opportunities to support various educational innovations in teaching and learning. The standard award amount is $15,000. Interested? Check out the three funding opportunities: (1) Online Course Development, (2) Summer Term Igniter Funds, and (3) EI Small Grant Program.

September 25, 2017

Become a Research Mentor

The Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Program invites you to become a research mentor! URS is currently accepting project listings from faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, research scientists, and dissertators who would like to involve a first-year student or sophomore as a research or creative work assistant during the 2017-18 academic year. Students earn course credit for… Read More

September 19, 2017

MTLE Crosses the “100 Fellows” Line!

With the addition of our most recent cohorts (Kappa and Professional), we crossed the “100 Fellows” mark. We are now at 104 and growing! Learn more about each of the cohorts that make up the MTLE community.

September 7, 2017

Newly-Tenured MTLE Fellows

At its June 2017 meeting, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents made official the tenure promotions of ten MTLE Faculty Fellows. Please join us in congratulating them! Corbett Grainer (Alpha, 2013), Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics Jonathan Pauli (Alpha, 2013), Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Benjamin Zuckerberg (Alpha, 2013), Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology… Read More

September 3, 2017

Cohort News

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the 19 assistant professors who joined MTLE this semester, making up our newest cohorts of Faculty Fellows: Kappa Cohort August 2017 – May 2018 Sebastian Arriola | Dairy Science Diego Hernando | Radiology Judd Kinzley | History Megan McClean | Biomedical Engineering Shiva Rudraraju | Mechanical Engineering Traci Snedden | Nursing Xin… Read More

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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.

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