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July 20, 2020

Teaching Techniques for Virtual Classrooms

The K. Patricia Cross Academy is supporting instructors across higher education in thinking through remote teaching. Their blog, CrossCurrents, updates bi-monthly and focuses in-depth on relevant teaching techniques to keep your students active and engaged in your online classrooms. Check it out:

February 4, 2020

Classroom Advice: How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging

By Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Chronicle of Higher Education Consider a student in an introductory math class — let’s call him Alex. Alex had some unpleasant experiences with math in high school. When he got to college, he tested into a math course below the level that would count toward his general-education requirements. He is thus… Read More

February 4, 2020

MTLE Fellows Win Distinguished Teaching Awards

Distinguished Teaching Awards are a yearly tradition that acknowledges 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: Katy Culver and Lori Lopez.   Katy Culver (Beta, 2013) Associate Professor; James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism… Read More

February 4, 2020

Welcoming New Fellows

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest cohorts of Faculty Fellows: Pi Cohort January 2020 – December 2020 Alina Arefeva | Real Estate and Urban Land Economics Beth Fields | Kinesiology Katherine Jensen | Sociology Katheryn Christy | Journalism and Mass Communication Lianyi Chen | Mechanical Engineering Lukasz Wodzynski | German, Nordic, and Slavic Mariétou Ouayogodé | Population… Read More

January 8, 2020

Fall 2019 Honored Instructors

Every semester, students that reside in university housing have the opportunity to recognize outstanding classroom instructors through the Honored Instructor program. In Fall 2019, nine members of our MTLE community were honored as inspiring, challenging, and supportive instructors! Nick Balster, MTLE Faculty Co-Director Nadia Chana, Assistant Professor, Music (Omicron Cohort) Peter Wardrip, Assistant Professor, Curriculum… Read More

November 4, 2019

Nick Balster at SoTL Work

SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) is central to the work of our Faculty Co-Director and Co-Founder Nick Balster. When he is not in the classroom or studying the communications between plants and soil, Nick is immersed in researching teaching and learning. One of his latest studies, published in Environmental Education, investigated the correlation between… Read More

September 5, 2019


Fall 2019 marks important milestones for MTLE: We are now at 172 fellows – from 68 departments and 8 schools/colleges – and growing strong. Altogether, during their time in MTLE, fellows have taught 500+ courses with 20,000+ students enrolled. We celebrate these milestones with you, and we are grateful that you are part of our MTLE… Read More

August 30, 2019

Cohort News

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the 22 assistant professors who joined MTLE this fall semester (Xi and Omicron Cohorts), our 15th and 16th newest cohorts of Faculty Fellows: Xi Cohort August 2019 – May 2020 Benedikt Geiger | Engineering Physics Kristina Huang | English Annie Bauer | Geoscience Jennifer Choy | Engineering Physics Hilary Dugan |… Read More

February 15, 2019

MTLE Fellow to Keynote at “All of Us Research”

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi (Professional Cohort, 2018) Assistant Professor, Nursing Andrea has been selected as the keynote speaker for this month’s gathering of UW All of Us Research Program. If you, your students, or any colleague you know is interested in heatlh disparities/equity issues, please join Andrea on Tuesday, February 19th from 4:30 – 6:30pm. She will be speaking about the… Read More

February 11, 2019

Teaching Professional Development Opportunities at UW Madison

UW-Madison offers a wide range of cross-campus opportunities for faculty and instructors, at any point in their careers, to further their teaching and advance the Wisconsin Experience – the total student learning experience. Find what’s right for you.

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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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