University of Wisconsin–Madison

U-CLASS for Student Voices

U-CLaSS stands for Undergraduate Chat, Learn, and Share Space.The primary aim of U-CLaSS is to come together to talk about solutions and future action steps that can help to improve faculty-student relations here on the UW-Campus by creating a shared space for students and instructors to engage in pedagogical discussion about, and facilitate undergraduate research in, teaching and learning.

U-CLaSS chats are designed to give students the opportunity to talk with faculty about common issues, challenges and possibilities in teaching and learning. Chadbourne Residential CollegeWorking with Chadbourne Residential College (CRC) and the Center for the First Year Experience, the Teaching Academy seeks to facilitate discussions surrounding how to encourage effective and meaningful faculty-student interaction in and beyond the classroom. Development of U-CLaSS is facilitated by CRC student peer mentors, with faculty playing a listening role. Students are encouraged to share their thoughts on what good student-faculty interaction looks like, what enables it, and what hurdles or barriers exist. Peer mentors are also invited to join PFoT to sit in and provide feedback from a student perspective, as well as serve as panel participants at Teaching Academy events and the LEaP programs.

UPCOMING

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PAST

October 2018: Grading on a Curve

April 2018: “Teamwork for Teaching: Are your TA and Prof playing for the same team?”

February 2018: “Hi-Tech Treasure or Digital Disaster? Student Perspectives on Teaching & Learning with Technology”

March 2017: Beyond “Rate My Professor” Student Evaluation of Teaching.

December 2016: Conflict and Controversy in Classroom Conversations.

October 2016: Top Ten List of Mistakes Instructors Make on Exams.

September 2016: If you could tell your instructors anything, what would it be?

March 2016: From Office Hours to Student Hours

Check out a February 2016 review of the U-CLaSS program in The Daily Cardinal.

UCLASS

Chadbourne Residential College

The primary aim of U-CLaSS is to come together to talk about solutions and future action steps that can help to improve faculty-student relations here on the UW-Campus.