The UW–Madison Teaching Academy is composed of faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students who have been recognized by their peers for sustained, demonstrated teaching excellence. The Academy works to promote, recognize, and support teaching and learning excellence in the UW–Madison community. We help faculty, staff, and students across campus:

  • Share and find solutions to Teaching & Learning (T&L) challenges
  • Connect with other members of the T&L community
  • Discover and participate in engaging T&L events

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Scholarship of T&L

Fall Kickoff Highlights

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Fall Kickoff! View the slide deck from the event here. Just over 100 educators signed up to meet Friday, September 23 in Gordon Commons to discuss the role of student feedback in improving teaching. … Continue reading

Faculty Focus

Check out this helpful website focused on higher ed teaching strategies. Faculty Focus offers online seminars, 20 minute mentoring, and white papers on various teaching techniques to help you engage students and improve your teaching practices.

Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions You’re Asking the Wrong Question is a very smart (and short) article on crafting questions for Discussion. I suggests that questions meant to prompt interaction among peers should ask questions that result in divergent responses—those that arise from course … Continue reading


February Minutes

UW-Teaching Academy Executive Committee Meeting Thursday February 16th, 2017 Middleton Building, Rm 302 1:00pm to 2:30pm I. Opening Items and Announcements – January minutes unanimously approved. -Rosemary Russ introducedI. Opening Items and Announcements II. New Business Spring Fellows Only Event … Continue reading

2017 Teaching Academy Induction: April 12th

Please join us in celebrating the induction of the Teaching Academy’s newest Fellows and Future Faculty Partners! This year’s induction will take place on Wednesday April 12, 2017 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the School of Education’s Wisconsin Idea Room. The ceremony … Continue reading

Save the Date: Spring Members Only Event

“Balancing Teaching and Research: Career, Classroom, and Institutional Accountability” The UW-Madison Teaching Academy invites you to attend our Spring Members Only Event. The event will occur on Tuesday April 18th from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the Steenbock’s Private Dining area. The Director … Continue reading

T&L Partners

Delta Teaching Philosophy Workshop 7-28-16

Teaching Philosophy Workshop July 28, 2016 9:30-11:30 am Union South (TITU) Register online: This workshop is designed to help participants develop their teaching philosophy as a component of faculty job application materials. Through hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback, … Continue reading

2016 Academy Award Winner: Sarah Miller

The Teaching Academy is excited to congratulate Sarah Miller on receiving the 2016 Academy Award! Sarah Miller is a nationally renowned leader in teaching and learning in higher education. Named a National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences, she has mentored hundreds … Continue reading

Spring Symposium 2015

Spring Symposium 2015 — May 20 & 21, 2015 • Union South The annual Teaching and Learning Symposium provided an opportunity for the UW-Madison teaching and learning community to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and discuss new learning and teaching practices and … Continue reading