The program spans two semesters and includes:
- A 1.5 day Faculty Institute on Teaching prior to the start of the first semester of the program
- Weekly 90-minute meetings
- Individual consultations with facilitators, as needed
Faculty Institute on Teaching
The Faculty Institute on Teaching (FIT) prepares you to teach during the upcoming semester, helping you develop in-depth teaching skills within a community of peers who model teaching and learning excellence at UW-Madison. The Institute takes place the week before the start of classes.
In weekly, 90-minute meetings held throughout each semester, Faculty Fellows focus on teaching and learning by sharing teaching experiences in real time. The MTLE curriculum has been designed to follow a modular format with each topic typically spanning 3 weeks. The topics have been carefully selected and vetted based on the teaching and learning literature and informed by your early-career faculty peers. A typical cycle will be:
- Week One, Teaching and Learning Scholarship: A workshop, reading or interactive presentation that introduces the module
- Week Two, Artifact Generation: Working on artifacts from your course to move from ideas to action
- Week Three, Reflection and Implementation: Time to reflect and determine the next steps for implementation in your course
In response to the needs of the cohort, MTLE facilitators will also dedicate time for mid-semester check-ins and special topics. Each module will include interactive discussion, fueled by real-time issues, questions, quandaries and successes fellows are facing.