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

Recent communications from L&S Teaching and Learning Administration can be accessed at the linked KB page.

Teaching Mentors

The Teaching Mentor nomination process is underway! Please nominate your TAs for the L&S Teaching Mentors Program by Monday, February 13, 2023.

Peer Observation Partners

Join us for the Spring 2023 Peer Observation Partners (POP) kick-off on February 7! Click the link above to learn more and register.

Save the Date: Fall 2023 L&S TA Training

L&S TA Training

The Fall 2023 L&S TA Training will take place in-person on Thursday, August 31, 2023 from approximately 9am – 5 pm. Please check the link above in late Spring 2023 for more details and registration information.

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)