University of Wisconsin–Madison


In addition to regular Teaching & Learning professional development sessions, such as LEaP, U-CLaSS, and the twice-weekly Active Teaching Labs, the Academy holds and co-sponsors several major events each year:

Fall RetreatEach Fall, after the semester begins, we gather for a morning of conversations on themes in higher education teaching and learning such as grading and providing prompt and effective feedback to students.

Members Only EventThere are generally two Members Only events per year, in October and April. They include light appetizers and a cash bar, but more importantly provide a space for Fellows and Future Faculty Partners to come together as an entire membership to discuss the mission and direction of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy. The Spring event follows an Induction Event for new Fellows and FFPs.

Winter RetreatRight before the spring semester starts, the Teaching Academy holds a morning retreat to share about current issues ideas in campus teaching and learning. Previously we discussed topics such as: effective learning and teaching engagement and feedback on our teaching from colleagues.

Teaching and Learning SymposiumThe Teaching Academy proudly collaborates with other Teaching & Learning communities on campus and sponsors of the Teaching & Learning Symposium each spring. Held after the spring semester, this event draws a large crowd of faculty and instructional staff, who participate in specialized sessions by their colleagues, plenary sessions, and plenty of time for reconnecting with friends.

Summer InstituteThe Teaching Academy Summer Institute (TASI) offers a four-day “gentle boot camp” experience in faculty development and curriculum innovation. With the help of a community of support, they redesign courses, or design entirely new ones.

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