student success

This community of practice will engage instructors and staff in facilitated discussions about how we can best support our first-year students as they transition to college. All participants will receive a copy of Saundra Yancy McGuire’s Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and…

Read More Call for Participants: First-Year Experience Community of Practice

Mon., Oct. 8 from 2-3:30pm in the 1965 Room UW System Presenters: Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice President, Academic Programs & Educational Innovation and Fay Y. Akindes, Director, Systemwide Professional & Instructional Development  In this workshop we will explore a set of quality indicators for high-impact practices as proposed by the National Association of System Heads (NASH). These…

Read More What Makes an Educational Experience High Impact?

Greetings from Green Bay! Our very own Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is hosting a reading series about The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ High-Impact Practices (HIPs). HIPs turn 10 this year, and in honor of that milestone and an initiative sponsored by UW System and the National Association of System…

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Last semester, thanks to the “Becoming a Student Ready University Initiative,” we read Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price, Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Cia Verschelden’s Bandwidth Recovery. This year we’ll tackle a series of “tough” issues that percolated up through our community: course-scheduling, textbook affordability,…

Read More The Course Crunch: Scheduling for Student Success

Our colleagues across the University shared the following examples course policies from their syllabi. You are free to use and/or modify the language you find here as you build your courses. Thanks to all who contributed to this project! This page is a continual work-in-progress. With your help, we hope to add and update it…

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Educational Resource Symposium: On Friday, April 27 from 11am-12:30pm in 1965 room, Renee Ettinger (Assistant Director, Cofrin Library), Luke Konkol (Instructional Technologist, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning), and Mitchell Scott (Collection Management Librarian, Saint Norbert College) will facilitate a discussion of how campuses across the U.S. are working to provide affordable course materials to…

Read More (4/27) Educational Resource Symposium

The 2018-19 Teaching and Learning Community will explore transparency in teaching and learning. Fellows will engage with scholarly research on the impact of transparency in course, outcome, and assignment design and consider how incorporating a transparent framework may promote equity in student learning and success. Fellows will make revisions to one course throughout the year…

Read More 2018-19 Theme Announced!

Leaders in this book discussion will take up Alexander Astin’s theory that “college’s obsession with smartness shortchanges students, which widens inequities.” This discussion will be held Nov. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vista Room (MAC Hall 301). A limited number of copies of the book can be borrowed by contacting Stacie Christian…

Read More “Are You Smart Enough?”