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February 5, 2018

MTLE Fellows Win Distinguished Teaching Awards

Distinguished Teaching Awards are a yearly tradition that recognizes exceptional faculty members at UW-Madison whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award. We are proud to congratulate two of our fellows this year: Erica Simmons (Theta, 2017) and Jerome Camal (Delta, 2014). The Awards Ceremony of the UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards will… Read More

February 5, 2018

Cohort News

Lambda Cohort January 2018 – December 2018 Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest cohort of Faculty Fellows. Claus Andersen | German, Nordic, & Slavic Andrew Buller | Chemistry Paul Dower | Agricultural and Applied Economics Jiamian Hu | Materials Science and Engineering Myoungock Jang | Nursing Shimon Kolkowitz | Physics Alicia Lee | Music Kathryn McGarr | Journalism… Read More

January 12, 2018

Important: Information to include on your syllabus

To fulfill the expectations of federal compliance on how we communicate to students, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning is asking all instructors to include specific information on their syllabus for group instruction courses. Instructors already provide students with thorough and informative syllabi so it is anticipated that this will be a minor change. Why are… Read More

December 30, 2017

Active Teaching Labs

See and register for upcoming sessions. The Active Teaching Labs provide a safe space to hear UW-Madison instructors’ experiences using teaching tools and techniques to motivate, engage and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. As the campus transitions to the Canvas learning management system, the focus is on Canvas-related tools in Fall… Read More

December 26, 2017


By: Maryellen Weimer “First and last class sessions are the bookends that hold a course together.” I heard or read that somewhere—apologies to the source I can’t acknowledge. It’s a nice way to think about first and last class sessions. In general, teachers probably do better with the first class. There’s the excitement that comes… Read More

December 22, 2017

MTLE Fellow Recognized: Erica Simmons

Erica Simmons (Theta, 2017) Assistant Professor, Political Science Erica received the Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association for her book Meaningful Resistance: Market Reforms and the Roots of Social Protest in Latin America, in which she explores the origins and dynamics of resistance to markets through an examination of… Read More

December 17, 2017

MTLE Fellows Recognized: Bikash Pattnaik

Bikash Pattnaik (Iota, 2017) Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Bikash is part of a team of McPherson ERI scientists recognized by the National Eye Institute. The UW-Madison team proposed to incorporate a stem-cell derived microvascular network into the retinal structures. Read the full article.  

December 14, 2017

New Member in the MTLE Family!

Emily Callaci and Stephen Young (Alphas, 2013) welcomed their first child in September. Theo is a healthy and, from the looks of it, very happy little boy! All are doing well and obviously have much to celebrate this holiday season. Please join us in wishing them the very best! Email Emily at and/or Stephen at  

December 13, 2017


Submission Deadline: January 29, 2018 The 2018 Teaching and Learning Symposium aims to bring campus together to share ideas about student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and discover unexpected networks. Proposals for engaging sessions and posters that spotlight learning across campus and specifically address one or more of the topics below are welcome! • Knowing your students •… Read More

November 30, 2017


Apply for a Winter 2018 session Blend@UW supports the Educational Innovation Initiative by helping faculty and instructional staff design blended courses that foster deeper, more active learning for students. Week-long series of half-day sessions are offered throughout the year. These intensive series are the ideal way to gain the knowledge, skills and peer support necessary for applying… Read More

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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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