Deepen Your Skills

Teaching is a complex, rewarding and dynamic craft.

Professional development can help you learn and apply new evidence-based techniques, tackle challenges, and connect with peers in a supportive environment. CTLM’s professional development team offers regular programming throughout the year. We can also customize a program to meet the needs of your academic department or other unit.

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Current Offerings

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE)

A two-semester program in teaching that helps early-career faculty succeed with personalized support from a cross-disciplinary community of peers and teaching and learning experts. Learn more and apply.

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CTLM will offer regular professional development programming throughout the fall semester.

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Check out these additional campus resources


Course Success Self-Review

Get specific, actionable, confidential feedback and recommendations in less than an hour. Improve student learning by enhancing your course design and delivery.

Instructional Resources KnowledgeBase

Searchable by topic and keyword, this site offers techniques, sample activities, and other resources instructors can use.

Syllabus Tool and Template

Helps you easily create and use course syllabi. 


The Delta Program

Build your skills and CV as an effective and inclusive teacher and research mentor with offerings designed for graduate students and post-docs. Join semester-long courses (such as Teaching in the College Classroom) or a variety of brief workshops. 

The Discussion Project

A professional learning opportunity for UW–Madison instructors, focused on developing skills in leading high-quality small- and large-group discussion in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. 


DoIT Academic Technology oversees the Learn@UW suite of supported learning technologies, including Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat and more.

McBurney Disability Resource Center

Offers online and in-person training about the history, resources, policies and procedures associated with providing access and accommodations to individuals with disabilities at UW–Madison. 

Morgridge Center for Public Service

Supports faculty, staff, and students looking to connect their research and teaching with mutually beneficial community engagement initiatives. Their offerings include individual consultations, workshops, grants for community-based learning and research, and the Morgridge Fellows learning community, a yearlong professional development opportunity.

Teaching Academy

Educators who care about good teaching. The Teaching Academy offers opportunities for instructors to connect with each other – from drop-in Meet Ups to Fall and Winter Retreats. Most events are open to all. 


Offers programs, courses and resources for instructors and mentors at all levels to promote equitable and inclusive teaching and mentoring in STEM. Collaborates with departments on initiatives related to enhancing student success and engagement in STEM.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Helps instructors find creative and effective ways to incorporate writing and speaking assignments into courses at all levels and in all disciplines.


Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness (CEETE)

Partners with faculty, instructional staff, administration, and other areas on campus to support and continuously improve teaching, learning, and the student experience in the College of Engineering.

L&S Guides

Connect evidence-based practices to the College of Letters & Science teaching and learning ecosystem using these guides from the L&S Instructional Design Collaborative.