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

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

A super-easy video chat tool

A super-easy video chat tool If you are looking for quick and easy way to do video chatting for your classes, check out: It is almost ridiculously easy to use – no need to create an account with a … Continue reading


August Minutes

Call to order at 9:04 am. May Minutes were unanimously approved. Excomm Membership The ExComm discussed adding new membership to the committee, pulling from individuals who volunteer and express interest on the interest inventory. The Program Assistant will create spreadsheet … Continue reading

2016 LEaP Update

LEaP is a core pedagogy program that introduce a variety of teaching techniques for instructors, teaching assistants, and graduate students. The range of this year’s participant disciplines included languages, food science, kinesiology, nursing, engineering, psychology, communication arts, computer sciences, as well … 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