L&S TLA supports L&S instructors, departments, and L&S Administration’s efforts to promote excellence in academic administration and teaching. Our overarching goal is to help L&S provide world-class learning experiences for students.

Dean Eric Wilcots teaching in a classroom

Highlights from TLA

Recent Communications

Looking for a previous email from our team? Recent communications from L&S Teaching and Learning Administration can be accessed at the linked KB page.

Teaching Mentors

Nominate your TAs to be Teaching Mentors! Departments can submit up to three nominations for the L&S Teaching Mentors Program by Feb 13, 2024 at 5pm. Click the link above for more information.

TLA Shout Out

L&S Exchange Logo

Listen to the newest episode of The L&S Exchange Podcast! This episode is the first in the miniseries on coaching and teaching. Jon Reader, Associate Head Coach of the UW-Madison Wrestling team, discusses supporting student-athletes on and off the mat and the inclusive experience of communally conquering a challenge–like running the Camp Randall stairs at 6am.

The Exchange Podcast: Episode 15

Teaching & Learning Excellence Opportunities

A Resource for TAs

We assist TAs with professional development and directing to appropriate resources. Our Team offers a number of programs to support both new and returning TAs, including TA Training, a workshop series, and a peer observation program.

TA Training and Support

The Instructional Design Collaborative (IDC)

The IDC collaborates with instructors, staff, and departments in creating modern and effective learning experiences using established course design principles and technical expertise.

The Instructional Design Collaborative (IDC)

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

FIGs are clusters of (usually) three UW classes linked to explore a common theme, offered to incoming freshmen to attend together as a cohort. Each FIG has a top-notch instructor who develops and leads a class for students in their FIG.

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)