Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Mission & Goals

The University of Wisconsin Colleges Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning's mission is to support faculty and instructional academic staff in their roles as teachers and teacher-scholars to promote the teaching excellence that enhances student learning.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning goals are to :

  • Facilitate the sharing of the pedagogical knowledge available in research on teaching and learning and through the expertise of faculty and instructional academic staff (IAS) of the UW Colleges and the wider UW System 
  • Provide resources that lead to understanding and use of documented best practices in teaching and learning 
  • Offer programs and resources that engage faculty and IAS in reflections and discussions that encourage purposeful, informed pedagogy 

Signature Programs

Learn more about the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTF&S) program and Faculty College.

UW-Marathon student in science class

High-Impact Practices (HIPS)

Resources for faculty and staff to utilize for implementation of HIPs.

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Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SOTL)

Learn more about research-based practices in higher education.

UW-Marinette Student in class

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Information regarding best practices in utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy.

UW Colleges Recruiting team

Open Educational Resources (OER) Information

Information, resources and training information for faculty and staff to learn more about OER.

UW Colleges Recruiting team

CETL News

Teaching and Learning Centers after the Reorganization (July 1, 2018)

After July 1, 2018 the four-year receiving institutions will be taking over to help faculty in the UW Colleges campuses that are joining their institution. Below are links and introductions from the different receiving institutions:

  • UW-Eau Claire
  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • UW-Oshkosh
  • UW-Platteville: The Teaching and Learning Center information can be seen at this link.  There are many opportunities and resources listed.
  • UW-Stevens Point: We offer one-on-one consultations about anything related to teaching, mid-term student focus-groups, unit consultations on things like curriculum design and assessment, grants for online course development, professional development funds, workshops (both centralized in our space, but also customized and on-location by request), LMS support, Course Design Institutes, book groups, the Toward a More Inclusive Campus training, and learning communities.
  • UW-Whitewater:  The LEARN Center is UW-W’s teaching and learning center.  We provide a range of programs and supports for instructors.  Our main webpage is: https://www.uww.edu/learn.  Here you can find information about programs and upcoming workshops.  In the fall, instructors may be interested in our MidSemester Assessment Program - http://www.uww.edu/learn/mid-semester-assessment.  In this program, LEARN Center consultants work with instructors to obtain student feedback on their course(s) mid semester.  While we do offer in-class focus groups, the process can also be done totally via phone consultations with instructors and an online student survey.  We’ve gotten positive feedback from instructors who have used the program. In particular, they have valued the opportunity to get student feedback prior to the end of the semester formal course evaluations and they’ve used that information to improve their courses.  Instructors may also be interested in videos of some previous workshops from the last several years: http://www.uww.edu/learn/video

     

Professional Development Opportunities

Contact Us

Julianna Alitto
Co-Director of the UW Colleges Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor Department of Psychology and Education
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
262-521-5509

Jill RInzel
Co-Director of the UW Colleges Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor Department of Psychology and Education
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
262-521-5509

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