University of Wisconsin–Madison


The Teaching Academy sponsors four major events each year:

Fall Kickoff

Each Fall, after the semester begins, we gather for a morning of conversations on themes in higher education teaching and learning such as grading (2012) and providing prompt and effective feedback to students (2013).

Members Only Event

The Teaching Academy is excited to announce that it will be reinstating Members Only Events starting in 2016-2017. The first Members Only Event of the school year will take place on October 26, 2016 at the University Club from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. This event will include light appetizers, a cash bar, and 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-Teaching Academy.

Winter Retreat

Right before the Spring semester starts, we meet for a morning to share ideas on teaching and learning topics that have been making the rounds on campus. In 2014 we discussed Effective Learning and Teaching Engagement. In 2013, it was about getting feedback on our teaching from colleagues.

Spring Symposium

We are proud to collaborate with other T&L communities on campus and be a significant sponsor of the Teaching & Learning Symposium each Spring. Held after the Spring semester, this day-and-a-half long event draws a large crowd of faculty and instructional staff, who participate in their choices of ~25 specialized sessions by their colleagues, as well as three plenary sessions, and plenty of time for reconnecting with friends.

Summer Institute

The Teaching Academy Summer Institute (TASI) offers a four-day experience in faculty development and curriculum innovation in the restful environs of the UW-Madison Arboretum. With the help of a community of support, they redesign courses, or design entirely new ones.  It’s a gentle boot camp to attend to curriculum that might otherwise haunt one all summer.