A sense of community produces better class enrollment, attendance, satisfaction, participation, academic performance, and graduation rates. Here are simple strategies to learn your students' names, foster community, and increase engagement.
If you're up against tight deadlines while grading students, here are ten tips to get that assessment done efficiently and accurately.
Curated Resources from the L&S Instructional Design Collaborative
The IDC partners with TAs, instructors, staff, and departments in L&S in creating modern and effective learning experiences using established course design principles and technical expertise. They offer scheduled consultations and publish online guides.
Getting feedback from students around the midpoint of the semester helps instructors gather information about students’ experience of the course, in addition to anecdotal evidence instructors observe and the work students submit. One way to do this is through a short survey.
As the end of the semester approaches, some instructors want to offer students extra credit. One huge advantage of using Canvas is its ability to calculate final grades. However, extra credit can be difficult to integrate into your existing Canvas grading structure and calculations.
This orientation can be added to your course to help students in in-person, blended, or online classes be ready to start the semester.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students office is a central support & assistance resource for students navigating difficulties or concerns. Elaine Goetz, Graduate and Professional Student Assistance Specialist, offers and assistance specifically for graduate students.
The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) Instructional Resources KnowledgeBase includes a wide variety of tips, tools, and sample activities and assignments you can use in in-person, online, and hybrid learning environments.
McBurney Disability Resource Center
McBurney Disability Resource Center offers online and in-person training about the history, resources, policies and procedures associated with providing access and accommodations to individuals with disabilities at UW–Madison.
Build your skills and CV as an effective and inclusive teacher and research mentor with offerings designed for graduate students and post-docs.
DoIT Academic Technology oversees the Learn@UW suite of supported learning technologies, including Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat and more.
Morgridge Center for Public Service
The Morgridge Center Supports faculty, staff, and students looking to connect their research and teaching with mutually beneficial community engagement initiatives. Offerings include individual consultations, workshops, grants for community-based learning and research, and the Morgridge Fellows learning community, a yearlong professional development opportunity.
Educators who care about good teaching. The Teaching Academy offers opportunities for instructors to connect with each other – from drop-in Meet Ups to Fall and Winter Retreats. Most events are open to all.
Offersprograms, courses and resources for instructors and mentors at all levels to promote equitable and inclusive teaching and mentoring in STEM. Collaborates with departments on initiatives related to enhancing student success and engagement in STEM.
Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum helps instructors find creative and effective ways to incorporate writing and speaking assignments into courses at all levels and in all disciplines.