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DELTA Program

The Delta Program promotes the development of a future national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers.

The Delta Program strives to support the ongoing enhancement of its mission through the principles of Teaching-as-Research, Learning Community, and Learning-through-Diversity by:

  • improving undergraduate education on the UW–Madison campus in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering through the use of Teaching-as-Research by graduates-through-faculty (defined as graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, academic/instructional staff, and faculty)
  • functioning as a self-sustaining Learning Community that provides fluid leadership and membership roles to all participants
  • positioning Learning-through-Diversity as an integral part of teaching and learning initiatives in the sciences, math, and engineering across campus

All members of the university community are invited to join us for the Brown Bag Buzz informal, lunchtime discussion groups. Brown Bag Buzz is hosted by graduate students and Delta learning community members. Each session of Brown Bag Buzz will feature a topic of interest in teaching and learning led by graduate student facilitators. Topics will vary and include issues such as discussion in the classroom, classroom assessment tools, and how to effectively train and use teaching assistants. Join the brown bag listserv so you can receive date reminders and the session topics and readings in advance. For a full list of brown bag topics visit http://www.cirtl.net/node/8194#Work-Life

Teaching and Learning Excellence

The Teaching and Learning Excellence website is a collaborative meeting place for faculty, staff, graduate students, post-docs and other educators from across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to share ideas, challenges, and solutions, as well as find resources to help in their instructional mission. It is the virtual teaching and learning center at UW-Madison.

Anyone involved in instruction at UW-Madison is encouraged to use the site to the fullest degree:

  • Find tips and suggestions on how to construct syllabi, how to better use course evaluations, and whether or not to post your lecture notes online.
  • Join discussions about cheating and how to engage large classes.
  • Post your own questions, comments, and events.
  • Find or promote Teaching & Learning events, as well as links to other Teaching & Learning resources and centers on campus and beyond.


 
 

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