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 Instructional Resources KnowledgeBase to find documents that provide a quick introduction and concrete solutions for dealing with specific challenges related to instruction. Additionally, our Course Success website can help you identify ways to strengthen the design and delivery of courses, and receive targeted feedback and resources.

Teaching at UW

Teaching at UW is a workshop series designed to help instructors improve their course design and instruction. These fully-online, interactive workshops will introduce evidence-based practices, and guide instructors to consider meaningful applications to their course design and instruction. Faculty, instructional staff,and graduate student instructors of all experience levels are welcome to attend.

Find more details about each workshop in the “Upcoming Workshops” section. Sessions are held Friday mornings from 10-11:30am throughout the spring semester. Register in advance and join us on Zoom.

Upcoming Workshops

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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 online courses and webinars. The “Facilitation and Management” course helps instructors explore techniques, strategies and practices to help identify and hone a plan for connecting with students and managing an online course.  The “Plan and Design” course is an opportunity to make significant progress on developing or redesigning a quality online course.

Instructors can take one or both courses, in any order, depending on your needs. After completing each course, instructors will receive a digital badge and recognition letter to their dean and department chair or supervisor.

Course Dates

  • Facilitation & Management: May 16 – June 10, 2022 | Apply by May 12, 2022
  • Plan & Design: June 20 – July 29 | Apply by June 19, 2022

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

  • Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 | Apply by May 30, 2022

Learn More & Apply to MTLE