Professional Development Opportunities

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring offers a range of professional development programs, from the basics of teaching at UW-Madison to deep-focus explorations of important topics like assessment, academic integrity, accessibility and inclusive practices.

To help fit your schedule, the center offers in-person, hybrid and fully online programs that vary in length, from an hour or two to a few weeks or two semesters.

You can also visit our Fall 2021 Instructional Resources KnowledgeBase to find documents that provide a quick introduction and concrete solutions for dealing with specific challenges related to fall instruction.

Current Opportunities

Not finding what you’re looking for? Consider requesting a consultation or visiting office hours.

Course Success Series

During these interactive workshops, expert consultants will introduce best practices, and help instructors make meaningful applications to their course design, learning environments and teaching. Instructors will leave each session with practical takeaways and some preliminary strategies. Instructors are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions.

Not sure which workshop to attend? Complete the Course Success Self-Review to identify course design or delivery strategies you would like to strengthen or review specific topics on the Course Success website.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Teaching & Learning Forums

Teaching and Learning Forums are participant-driven conversations that increase effective, efficient and equitable teaching and learning. Forums address themes and practices from Learning Science research, and carefully explore, connect and contextualize them within instructors’ experiences. The goal of the forums is to evolve practices and examples that build community and improve learning for educators and students. 

Forums are held Wednesdays, from 1-2pm. View recaps from previous forums.

Upcoming Forums

There are no upcoming events at this time.


This long-standing, comprehensive, instructor learning community is intended for instructors who are designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, for-credit courses. Participants experience what it is like to be an “online student,” while exploring and applying research-based online course design and teaching practices. The program offers two free online courses and webinars: “Plan & Design” and “Facilitation & Management.” You can take one or both courses, in any order, depending on your needs. After completing each course, you will receive a digital badge and recognition letter to your dean and department chair or supervisor.

Course Dates

  • Facilitation & Management: Dec. 27, 2021 – Jan. 21, 2022 | Apply by Dec. 20, 2021
  • Plan & Design: Email about future sessions.

Apply to TeachOnline@UW

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE)

For early career faculty only

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is 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.

Next Cohort Cycle

  • Spring 2022 – Fall 2022 | Now accepting applications: Apply by Nov. 15, 2021

Learn More & Apply to MTLE