The annual UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Symposium, which will be held this year from May 30 – June 1, will focus on enriching learning for all. The symposium provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, post-docs and teaching assistants to explore themes of mutual interest, share best practices and design solutions.
This years symposium theme weaves together two important campuswide goals: ensuring all our students have academic enrichment opportunities built into their education; and creating a learning environment that responds to students diverse needs and backgrounds, and prepares them for a diverse and global world. Presentations and workshops will offer practical strategies for realizing these goals.
The registration for the symposium is due by May 23.
To view the program schedule and to register online, go to:
The following topics and more will be explored at the symposium:
- using the world outside the campus as a classroom
- successful models of enriched, experiential teaching and learning as a part of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education
- models of enriched learning in particular disciplinary/interdisciplinary contexts
- inclusive teaching practices to engage diverse students in enriched, experiential learning
- models for expanding the content of our courses to include broader aspects of diversity
- using technology to enhance learning
- assessment of learning and the ways it can be used to enrich students’ learning experiences
The 2007 Teaching & Learning Symposium is sponsored by the UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Council, which thanks the following groups for their generous co-sponsorship: Delta, Integrating Research, Teaching, and Learning; DoIT Academic Technology; the General Library System; the Office of Human Resource Development; the Office of the Provost; the Teaching Academy; the Teaching and Learning Council; University Communications; and University Health Services.