University of Wisconsin–Madison

Spring Symposium

May 18 & 19, 2016 • Union South

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. The annual Teaching & Learning Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, post-docs, and grad students to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, discuss new pedagogy, and explore themes of mutual interest in a community dedicated to enriching the learning experience on campus.

By pivoting our attention to contextual learning, we can engage and inspire students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 2016 Teaching and Learning Symposium brought individuals together to share ideas, strengthen collaboration, and take risks as to accelerate progress toward excellent educational experiences for our students and for ourselves.

This year’s T&L Symposium lunch featured a Teaching Academy overview by co-chair, Deb Shapiro, as well as included a brief speech by 2016 Academy Award winner, Sarah Miller. To learn more about Sarah Miller’s inspiring work, click here.

Information about previous Spring Symposiums can be found here.

View photos from the 2015 Spring Symposium here