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
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 …February 24, 2022
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 …October 29, 2020
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 …September 8, 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 …April 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 …March 26, 2019
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 …October 11, 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. …February 26, 2018
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 …November 7, 2017
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 …December 8, 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 …October 20, 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 …September 30, 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 …March 4, 2016
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