University of Wisconsin–Madison

April Announcements

Teaching Academy April Announcements

– Events
Stuck on how to Make it Stick? Join other Teaching Academy members for a relaxed Members Only conversation with Peter Brown, author of the influential, evidence-based book Make it Stick on April 16th, 5:30-7pm, Union South, TITU. All Teaching Academy members, Fellows, Affiliates, and Future Faculty Partners, are invited to unwind and explore what helps (or hurts) student learning. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, no registration needed.

Please join us in celebrating the induction of the new Fellows and Future Faculty Partners to the Teaching Academy. The Induction Ceremony will take place on April 23rd, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, from 3-4 pm. There will be light refreshments provided.

Immediately following the Induction Ceremony, please join us for ice cream at the Memorial Union Terrace, April 23, 4:15-5:15 pm, for U-CLaSS. The topic is Teamwork for Teaching: Are your TA and Prof playing for the same team? U-CLaSS provides a space for students to talk with faculty about common issues, challenges and possibilities in teaching and learning. Coupons for ice cream will be provided, no registration needed.

– Announcements
We invite early-career faculty teaching undergraduate courses to apply for the next cohort of Faculty Fellows in the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE – https://mtle.wisc.edu) program. Applications for Fall 2018 will be accepted through May 15, 2018. Apply here, (https://mtle.wisc.edu/apply/)

UW System is hosting its annual Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning on April 12-13 at Memorial Union. The theme is: “The Joy of Teaching in an Age of Digital Learning,” with a keynote address by Dr. Michael Wesch, Kansas State University, on “Life 101: Lessons from Students in Pursuit of a Real Education.” The conference brings together faculty and staff from nearly every UW institution to share experiences, knowledge and scholarship of teaching and learning. (https://uwmadison.eventsair.com/scotl18/madreg/Site/Register)

-At a glance…

  • ●  Teaching & Learning Symposium (TA hosted luncheon) – May 17, 2018
  • ●  Teaching Academy Summer Institute (TASI) – June 4-7, 2018
  • ●  TA-LEaP – August 20-21, 2018, https://go.wisc.edu/osxan0
  • ●  I-LEaP – August 22-23, 2018, https://go.wisc.edu/e02n6h

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