Teaching and Mentoring

Workshops and Classes on Teaching

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. 

The Teaching Academy aims to cooperatively improve teaching across campus by supporting, promoting and recognizing teaching excellence across campus.

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 for TAs – graduate students who are serving as new teaching assistants in a bioscience course can gain skills they will need to be effective in the classroom.

The CIRTL Network, of which UW-Madison is the prototype member, hosts four learning communities. Join these communities of future and current faculty in discussion and ongoing professional development.

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

Teaching Assistant Training
Most Teaching Assistant (TA) training is managed within the individual school or college.  L&S and Engineering Learning Center provide Teaching Assistant training and professional development.

Additionally, the Writing Center supports faculty and TAs who teach within the Writing Across the Curriculum program.

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.