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

Fall 2022 teaching and learning resources

Connect with colleagues and enhance your skills

Active Learning – Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Offered in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs

Using active learning strategies can improve student achievement and foster more equitable student learning outcomes. This gathering will explore the evidence for active learning and tips to employ active learning strategies in your own teaching.

Engage your students, foster a sense of belonging, and enhance your own satisfaction through active learning!

Challenging Conversations – Oct. 19 at noon

Professors Christy Clark-Pujara (African American Studies) and Kenneth Mayer (Political Science) will share strategies you can use to feel prepared to engage with students on controversial topics in learning spaces.

Explore the benefits of clarifying learning objectives, making language use and choices transparent, and strengthening course materials with citations.

Equity and Inclusion in Group Work – Nov. 4 at noon

Group work, from short-term, in-class activities and discussions to long-term projects, can be a powerful approach to building a sense of belonging in your course and deepening student learning. It can also be a space where students report marginalizing experiences or dread having to do extra work due to “freeloading” group members.

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

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.