U-CLaSS Mar 04, 2016

U-CLaSS — Capturing Student Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

U-CLaSS

U-CLaSS (Undergraduate Chat Learn and Share Space) chats are designed to give students the opportunity to talk with instructors about common issues, challenges and possibilities in teaching and learning. The Teaching Academy seeks to facilitate discussions surrounding how to create and maintain effective and meaningful instructor-student interaction in and beyond the classroom. Students are also encouraged to share their perspectives on what works and what doesn’t work for them in the classroom on issues ranging from assignments and learning activities to assessments.

Academy members central to U-CLaSS programming include: Jamie Henke, John Zumbrunnen, David Baum, Claire Berezowitz, Chrissy Widmayer, John Pfotenhauer, Casey Gallimore, Carolyn Liesen, and Naomi Salmon, Adrian Treves, and Morton Gernsbacher.

Past U-CLaSS Sessions

  • U-CLaSS: Learning Math – What Works and What Doesn’t Work

    On Thursday, November 10, 2022, folks from the UW-Madison Teaching Academy met with a group of students in the Chadbourne Residential Hall to talk about learning math. Here’s a summary of what the students said: …

  • For Students — U-CLaSS on Math (Thu Nov 10)

    November 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Chadbourne Hall Main Lounge Students! Here’s a chance to teach the teachers! The UW-Madison Teaching Academy invites you to share your thoughts about learning math! What works best? What …

  • U-CLaSS: Flexibility in Instruction (Feb 24, 2022)

    On February 24, 2022, six Teaching Academy members met with 12 campus students leaders in an event organized by ASM and the Teaching Academy. This list results from the prompt to the students to ‘Reflect …

  • U-CLaSS: Advice from traditional and career advisors (Oct 2020)

    October 2020’s U-CLaSS (Undergraduate Chat, Learn, and Share Space) featured traditional advisors and career advisors sharing student thoughts. See below for thoughts from Career Advisors and Traditional Advisors. CAREER ADVISORS  Ever wonder what Career Advisors across …

  • U-CLaSS: What facilitates learning? (Sep 08, 2019)

    September 8, 2019’s U-CLaSS (Undergraduate Chat, Learn, and Share Space) featured students sharing ways to improve faculty-student relations at UW-Madison. The topic: “What best facilitates your learning in the classroom?” The students: ~120 Student tutors and mentors. Thoughts …

  • U-CLaSS: What students with disabilities want instructors and peers to know (Apr 17, 2019)

    April 2019’s U-CLaSS (Undergraduate Chat, Learn, and Share Space) allowed students to talk with faculty about ways to improve faculty-student relations at UW-Madison. The topic of April 2019’s U-CLaSS chat was “What students with disabilities want their instructors …

  • U-CLaSS: Disabilities (Apr 17, 2019)

    You are invited to a U-CLaSS chat on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, in the Admissions Media Room #1101. (You’ll find this room on the first floor of the Admissions Office …

  • U-CLaSS: Grading on a Curve (Oct 11, 2018)

    Our October 11, 2018 U-CLaSS meeting addressed the topic “grading on a curve.” Here are the student responses in their own words: Students identified three ways that grades are curved: Instructors provide a fixed threshold …

  • U-CLaSS: High tech treasure or digital disaster? (Feb 26, 2018)

    The February 26, 2018 U-CLaSS chat topic was Hi-Tech Treasure or Digital Disaster?  Student Perspectives on Teaching & Learning with Technology. Students spoke appreciatively of the simple format of Canvas and the move to a single Learning Management System. …

  • U-CLaSS: “In Search of the Perfect Classroom” (Nov 7, 2017)

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017. 5:30-6:30pm, Chadbourne Main Lounge   What makes for a great classroom experience! Opportunities to participate Classroom is inclusive Content is relevant and applicable Regular feedback Getting course feedback from students during …

  • U-CLaSS: Conflict and controversy in classroom conversations (Dec 2016)

    U-CLaSS Chat: Conflict and Controversy in Classroom Conversations When: Thursday, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Where: Chadbourne Main Lounge What: U-CLaSS chats bring students and faculty together to talk about shared challenges and opportunities in teaching & learning. Chats are …

  • U-CLaSS: Top ten mistakes instructors make on exams (Oct 20, 2016)

    The October 2016 U-CLaSS chat focused on gathering student feedback about examinations and developed a top ten list of mistakes INSTRUCTORS make in their exams. Check out the list below. Top Ten Mistakes Instructors Make …

  • U-CLaSS: If you could tell your instructor anything, what would it be? (Sept 2016)

    We know if you care. We need you to be organized. We admit, some of us aren’t all that organized, and when you’re not organized it makes it just that much worse. We want to …

  • U-CLaSS Mar 04, 2016

    U-CLaSS: What works for office hours (Mar 04, 2016)

    The March 2016 U-CLaSS chat focused on rethinking traditional office hours as “student hours”—as a time set aside for students. Faculty were on hand looking for student input on how to make that time more …

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