University of Wisconsin–Madison

Members Only Events

Upcoming Members Only Events:

  • October 17th, 2018, 158 Birge, 5:-7pm

UW-Madison Teaching Academy Members-Only Event
(Exclusive for Fellows and FFPs)

Dr. Brauer will speak on, “Inclusive teaching practices – What works and what doesn’t work” an informal talk and Q&A (exclusive for Fellows and FFPs of the Teaching Academy).

Where: Birge 158, alcohol and light refreshments will be served
When: 5-7 pm, October 17th, 2018

Markus Brauer is a professor of psychology who explores how people’s thought processes, perceptions of others, and behaviors are affected by being members of social categories (e.g., African Americans, gender/sexual minorities). His lab studies both the cognitive processes that are involved in the maintenance of stereotypes and prejudice and also designs and assesses interventions for reducing discrimination and promoting diversity in classrooms (and other settings). He will tell us about his ongoing research, including results from several experiments they have conducted in UW classrooms over the last few semesters, and then participate in a discussion.

No RSVP necessary.


Past Events and Topics:

Spring 2018 Members Only Event:
“Stuck on how to Make it Stick?”

April 16th, 5:30-7pm, Union South,  a relaxed conversation with Peter Brown, author of the influential, evidence-based book Make it Stick. All fellows and future faculty partners of the UW Teaching academy were invited to participate in a conversation with Peter moderated by Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning, Steve Cramer.

Spring 2017 Members Only Event:
“Balancing Teaching and Research: Career, Classroom, and Institutional Accountability”

The event occurred on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the Steenbock’s Private Dining area. The Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Dr. Jo Handelsman, and Associate Professor and MTLE Co-Director, Nick Balster, spoke on the topic of “Balancing Teaching and Research: Career, Classroom, and Institutional Accountability.”

Fall 2016 Members Only Event:

The first Members Only Event of the school year occurred on October 26, 2016 at the University Club from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

The event included light appetizers, a cash bar, and more importantly, provided 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. The Members Only event included a vote by members on proposed bylaw changes regarding electronic voting by the Executive Committee and membership.