Register now for fall and spring EI brown bag series

The following is a message from Steve Cramer, UW-Madison Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning:

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us over the course of the year for our 2017-18 EI Brown Bag Series. The series provides faculty and staff with opportunities to learn about educational innovations in teaching and learning, build connections with colleagues, and share best practices and campus resources.

Register now for one or more of the following events and find additional details on the EI website. All events are from noon – 1:15 p.m. in Union South.

Fall 2017 Events

  1. Thursday, Oct. 26 – Diverse Perspectives on Creating a Dynamic Summer Online Experience
    Learn about creating a thriving summer online course or program through three unique perspectives. Hear from an academic dean about establishing online course development as a school/college priority; a faculty member about their experiences with teaching and facilitating online; and an instructional designer on innovative design and emerging technologies to increase online engagement. The Summer Term Director, Soma Chakrabarti, will kick off the session with an overview of the growth of online summer enrollments and the importance of designing quality summer online courses to enhance the student experience, increase access and improve time-to-degree.
  2. Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Engage eText Pilot to Explore More Affordable Option for Course Materials
    eTexts and other digital course materials are available to students at a fraction of the cost of printed materials. With support from Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the EI Initiative, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, Office of the Registrar and DoIT AT, will lead an eTexts pilot, likely starting in spring 2018 and continuing into additional academic years. The pilot will utilize the Unizin Engage platform and explore the potential for broader implementation of this affordable option for course materials. Event attendees will learn about the benefits of eTexts and using the Engage platform, as well as further details about the pilot.

Spring 2017 Events

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 – Creating and Sustaining High-Demand, Revenue-Generating (131) Programs
  • Thursday, March 8 – TBD

We look forward to seeing you.


Steven Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and EI Co-sponsor

Jeff Russell, Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, Dean, Division of Continuing Studies, and EI Co-sponsor