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Retreats — Building and Maintaining the Teaching Community

2017 discussion Winter Retreat

Retreats: Building and Maintaining the Teaching Community

Fall and Winter Retreats

Open to all! Early in each semester, the Teaching Academy invites the campus community to gather for a morning of conversations on a relevant theme in higher education teaching and learning. These topics help to prepare instructors and faculty for another successful year with undergraduate students and allow campus educators to discuss new updates in undergraduate education. If you are interested in helping to plan or facilitate the next Fall or Winter Retreat, please contact Angela Kita and Dan Pell (retreats-uwta@g-groups.wisc.edu)

  • The Fall Retreat celebrates Fall in Madison by gathering for a morning of conversations on a relevant theme in higher education teaching and learning.
  • The Winter Retreat is a half day event in the dark of winter to share ideas on teaching and learning topics  creating a buzz on campus.

Teaching Academy 2024 Winter Retreat: AI & Teaching

Register here. Fri, Feb 2, 2024 in the DeLuca Forum, WID, 9-11:30 am

The ways in which we use and understand AI-tools are rapidly changing as we explore their functionality. But what are we doing with it here on our campus and in our disciplines? To gather answers that question, we’re trying something a little different at our Winter Retreat.

We want your ideas! We’re providing a forum to share what you’ve been trying, what’s working (or not), and how we might harness these tools in the future. You do not need to be an expert in AI. We are hoping to capture a variety of real experiences and perspectives, to give participants a chance to learn from one another through story-sharing.

Share your experience (good or bad) with AI-tools through this Google Form (preferably by Dec 15). Learn from others and share how you, your colleagues, or your students are using AI-tools. Talk about how you and your students have been trying out AI. Share an anecdote, story or experience. You can have up to 5 minutes of stage-time at the event (in person or on Zoom), or you can record a short video.

Examples could include:

  • How you’re using AI in student assignments.
  • Ways of using AI in the classroom.
  • Uses of AI for research or administrative work.
  • Tools and uses emerging in your field.
  • Frustrations, challenges and obstacles related to AI.
  • Simply share an anecdote or experience!

Feel free to pass this along to any colleagues who may be interested.

Past Fall Retreats

Earlier Fall Retreats

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Past Winter Retreats

Earlier Winter Retreats

Details pulled from less-than-perfect archives—

2008What’s Right in Teaching? Exercises in Appreciative Inquiry to enrich teaching and learning. 

2007The Heart of a Teacher