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


March Minutes

UW-Teaching Academy Executive Committee Meeting Thursday March 16th, 2017 Middleton Building, Rm 304 1:00pm to 2:30pm Present: David Baum, Jamie Henke, John Zumbrunnen, Rosemary Russ, John Martin, Jason Hansen, Deb Shapiro, Molly Harris, Adrian Treves, Sue Wenker. I. Opening Items … Continue reading

April Minutes

UW-Teaching Academy Executive Committee Meeting Thursday April 13, 2017 Middleton Building, Rm 304 1:00pm to 2:30pm Present: Jamie Henke, John Zumbrunnen, John Martin, Jason Hansen, Deb Shapiro, Molly Harris, Adrian Treves, Sue Wenker, and Cecelia Klingele. I. Opening Items and … 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