Teaching and Mentoring


Workshops and Classes on Teaching

Teaching and Learning Center – TLE@UW-Madison is an all-campus virtual center. Topics include learning assessment, course design and planning, teaching strategies and techniques.  Use TLE’s online resources, and attend events sponsored by the Teaching Academy.

The Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching (WPST) offers two programs:

  • HHMI Teaching Fellows Program – provides graduate students and postdocs with experience in scientific teaching. Participants meet weekly to develop instructional materials based on scientific teaching principles, then teach them and evaluate student learning.
  • Scientific Teaching Postdoc Program – postdocs learn how to develop, lead, and evaluate their own scientific teaching events.

The Delta Program for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning has courses and other opportunities for graduate students in the social and natural sciences. 

There are more than 20 courses on teaching offered by various departments each semester.  Check the Schedule of Classes to learn more.

Teacher Training Offered by School/College
L&S and Engineering Learning Center provide Teaching Assistant training and professional development.

Online Teacher Training
The Teaching and Learning Research Guide for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and SBE (social, behavioral, and economic sciences) was jointly created by the Center for Biology Education, Delta, Engineering Leaning Center, Wendt library, and Steenbock library. 

Online Research Mentor Training
Research Mentor Training is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you are new to research mentoring or just want to be more deliberate about how you mentor your students, you can use the materials at this site to become a more reflective mentor.

Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists, a workbook and seminar designed to help science faculty become effective mentors to diverse students using discussions, collective experiences, and readings to develop strategies for mentoring.

Teaching Portfolio
The Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning, offers a comprehensive online guidebook for developing a teaching portfolio, to help you understand why you might choose to create one, what the benefit will be, and how to get started.