Become a Member

Apply at any time!

The Teaching Academy recognizes excellence in teaching and learning occurs in a variety of spaces and methods. We welcome applicants  who work in traditional classrooms, clinical practice, field instruction, or instructional support at any level. All new members are recognized at the annual Teaching Academy Induction Ceremony. There are three types of membership:

  • Affiliate: For those interested in improving teaching and learning who haven’t had the chance to delve deeply into it. A great place to start!
  • Future Faculty Partner (FFP): Graduate students who have taught and/or supported learners, but who have less time on campus often apply to be FFPs.
  • Fellow: Faculty and staff who have taught or actively supported learning for at least 3 years are eligible to apply for fellowship.

See details from the bylaws on the right, and  how to apply below:

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Affiliates

The Affiliate status recognizes and welcomes instructors, teaching assistants, and graduate students who demonstrate ongoing interest in improving teaching and learning, but do not yet have the three years of demonstrated excellence at UW-Madison required for Fellow status (or three semesters for FFPs). Application for Affiliate status. Affiliate status is effective for three years, at which time Affiliates should apply for Fellowship. Graduate students may apply to become Future Faculty Partners after three semesters at UW-Madison. Applications for memberships from Affiliates and Clinical Affiliates are reviewed periodically, with notifications sent to applicants via email.

Future Faculty Partner (FFPs)

FFPs have demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and a commitment to advancing the mission of the Academy for three semesters. There are three pathways for Future Faculty Partner membership:

  1. Letter of nomination or self-nomination explaining why the nominee wants to be considered for membership and how the nominee hopes to be involved (See the FFP/Fellow Application Checklist), OR
  2. Nomination packet developed for a prior a teaching award (within last 10 years), OR
  3. Letter of support from the Dean, Chair or Program director of your school/college or department.

Once you have determined which pathway, and assembled documents, upload them here: FFP/Fellow Application. Note: you must login to Google with your wisc.edu account to access this form. See this link for more information on Google Suite.

Fellows

Fellows have demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and a commitment to advancing the mission of the Academy for three years. There are three pathways for Fellow or Future Faculty Partner membership:

  1. Letter of nomination or self-nomination explaining why the nominee wants to be considered for membership and how the nominee hopes to be involved (See the FFP/Fellow Application Checklist), OR
  2. Nomination packet developed for a prior a teaching award (within last 10 years), OR
  3. Letter of support from the Dean, Chair or Program director of your school/college or department.

Once you have determined which pathway, and assembled documents, upload them here: FFP/Fellow Application. Note: you must login to Google with your wisc.edu account to access this form. See this link for more information on Google Suite.

Joint Dual IPE Distinguished Fellowship

In 2021, the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) and the UW–Madison Teaching Academy announced the inaugural application of the Joint Dual UW CIPE and Teaching Academy IPE Distinguished Fellowship. Up to three honorary distinguished fellowships are awarded to faculty members, academic staff, and professional students in recognition of their excellence in IPE teaching, practice, research, and/or leadership at UW-Madison and beyond. Learn More.

From the bylaws: 

ARTICLE III. TEACHING ACADEMY FELLOWS AND FUTURE FACULTY PARTNERS

Section 1. Fellows shall consist of those nominated from the UW-Madison faculty and staff who have directly and/or indirectly highly impacted teaching & learning at UW-Madison for at least 3 years and have demonstrated a commitment to the University’s educational mission. The executive committee will vote on nomination packages for Fellows.

Section 2. Fellows are encouraged to be active participants in Teaching Academy events, serve on subcommittees and provide input into Teaching Academy initiatives by (a) sharing their enthusiasm and expertise as an educator with others, (b) weighing in on policy issues that affect teaching and learning at UW, (c) enriching the community of committed educators.

Section 3. UW-Madison Teaching Academy Future Faculty Partners (FFPs) are actively involved in classroom, field, outreach or extension education. The executive committee will vote on nomination packages for FFPs.

Section 4. For educators in any setting who wish to affiliate with the Teaching Academy, the EC shall create policies as needed.