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Start the year strong with instructional resources from CTLM and campus partners

Fall 2022 teaching and learning resources

Ready for the first day of class?

CTLM’s course readiness checklist will help you cover the bases, from Canvas and communication to your syllabus and teaching approaches. Use it now!

Attend the Teaching Academy fall retreat

The Teaching Academy ‘s fall retreat at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30 will continue with the theme of inclusivity and reducing bias in teaching and learning on our campus. Register now for Addressing Linguistic Bias to Support All Learners.

Coming soon: More ways to enhance your teaching

CTLM will offer regular professional development programming throughout the fall semester. Subscribe for updates!

Boost your tech skills with Learn@UW training

Whether you want additional training in Canvas and Kaltura or are curious about how to maximize learning opportunities in a hybrid classroom environment, DoIT’s Academic Technology department has you covered with free training sessions to help you prepare for fall.

Complete the Course Success Self-Review

In less than an hour, this self-directed resource from CTLM will give you specific, actionable recommendations for your course design and delivery. Try it now!

Enhance your classroom discussions

The Discussion Project is a free professional learning series for faculty, academic staff, and graduate student instructors from any discipline. The course supports instructors in designing, implementing, and facilitating high-quality classroom discussion to improve student learning. It is offered either in-person (3 full days) or online (seven 2-hour Zoom sessions). Please see application page for specifics.

Explore community-based learning and engagement

The Morgridge Center for Public Service offers a range of resources to help students, staff and faculty strengthen their understanding of community engagement and learn strategies and dispositions that can lead to mutually beneficial projects and partnerships. Apply for grants up to $5,000 in funding to support new or ongoing community-based learning courses. Staff are happy to meet with you to discuss how to incorporate community engagement into your teaching. Please reach out to Haley Madden at hmadden@wisc.edu.

Grad students/post-docs – Become an effective, inclusive teacher and research mentor

The Delta Program builds your skills and CV as an effective and inclusive teacher and research mentor, designed primarily for graduate students and post-docs. Fabulous fall courses are now open for registration including Teaching in the Science & Engineering College Classroom, Improv to Improve Teaching, Building and Inclusive Canvas Dream Course, and Research Mentor Training.

Hone your writing assignments and assessments

Register now for workshops from Writing Across the Curriculum. Topics include: developing multimodal writing assignments, strategies for more equitable writing assessment, and designing writing assignments. They’ve even got tips for writing recommendation letters for students.

Incorporate digital media assignments into your course(s)

DesignLab helps instructors create and incorporate media assignments in courses. They can work with instructors to develop assignments that target outcomes in digital literacies and integrative learning. They also connect instructors with software training, computers, and equipment. Contact Associate Director Mandy Morrow now to start planning your digital media assignment for Fall 2022.

Look to Libraries for support with instruction and research

Need help with your instructional materials or supporting your students’ research? The Libraries are prepared to support instructors with robust modes of instruction throughout the academic year, while also providing exceptional research guidance to students.

Make your syllabus more inclusive

Consider these 12 evidence-based ideas from the L&S Instructional Design Collaborative to make your syllabus more inclusive.