Give your feedback on campus course guide initiative at April 23 listening session

The UW-Madison’s Course Guide advisory group is holding a listening session on April 23 to get feedback on this ongoing course guide to develop this web-based course information tool. The event will be held from 2:30-4pm in 272 Bascom. Please register by April 19 at

What is the Course Guide?

The Course Guide will be a web-based tool providing informal information about courses in addition to the basics currently available in the Catalog and Class Search (Timetable). It’s a collaborative project of the Office of the Registrar and DoIT.

Who benefits?

  • Students and prospective students have asked for this kind of tool to enable them to make informed choices about class selection, including textbook information. The vision for the future is that it also will provide a way to share course planning information with their academic advisors.
  • Advisors will utilize the tool to share information about courses and provide guidance on course selection.
  • Faculty and instructional staff will use the Course Guide to provide detailed information about courses such as syllabi, textbooks, workload expectations, teaching styles and grading criteria. It will enable instructors to both clarify expectations and generate increased interest in courses.

Why the Listening Session?

Input from campus stakeholders – students, academic advisors, faculty and staff – is an integral part of the design and content decision-making process being utilized in the project. The Project Team has had an excellent response to our vision for the Course Guide from the stakeholders we have met with thus far. We now seek to broaden the feedback loop. We believe that the more we hear from the stakeholders, the better the end product will be.