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.

L&S TA Training

Save the date: The Fall 2023 L&S TA Training will take place in-person on Thursday, August 31, 2023! Check the link above in late Spring for more details.

23-24 Teaching Mentors

We are happy to announce the 2023-2024 Teaching Mentors! Click the link above to read about them.

TLA Shout Out

L&S Exchange Logo

The newest episode of The L&S Exchange Podcast just dropped! Please listen as John Zumbrunnen, Professor of Political Science and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at UW-Madison, talks about how meaningful learning experiences are grounded in authentic relationships with students, and practical guidance about how to balance the constitutional principle of free speech with the goals and priorities of the classroom.

The Exchange Podcast: Episode 7

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)