Resources for Enhancing Student Learning

Campus Resources

  • Classroom Media Support. A resource for UW Madison instructors who use the General Assignment Classrooms with Instructional Technology.
  • DoIT Academic Technology. Academic Technology is the academic “face” of DoIT that works with campus regarding the uses of technology for teaching and learning and research. This link provides an overview of services and access to many of them including Learn@UW, the online course management system and Lynda.com the self-paced online software training library.
  • UW-Madison Teaching Academy. The UW-Madison Teaching Academy exists to promote and recognize excellence in teaching. The Teaching Academy encourages innovation, experimentation, dialogue, and scholarship around issues related to teaching and learning. We are composed of Fellows and Future Faculty Partners who provide leadership to strengthen undergraduate and graduate, and outreach education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Academy works with partners across campus, and sponsors a number of events aimed at fostering a high level of instructional excellence across campus.
  • Educational Innovation Initiative. The mission of the EI Initiative is to engage and inspire students through enriched learning. To fulfill this mission, the initiative provides faculty and staff with resources and opportunities to enable pervasive active learning to improve the student experience; to build innovative, professional-level degree programs and other lifelong learning opportunities; and to extend the university’s educational mission to Wisconsin and the world using new technology and partnerships.

High Impact Learning Opportunities

  • Annual Undergraduate Symposium. The annual Undergraduate Symposium showcases undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from all areas of study at the UW-Madison.
  • First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs).  Clusters of classes designed for freshmen to introduce areas of study and facilitate the transition to college.
  • Residential Learning Communities at UW-Madison.  Residence halls with identified themes that provide opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to interact through classes and out-of-class activities in shared interest areas (e.g., languages, sustainability, art & design).
  • Morgridge Center for Public Service- Service Learning. Created in 1994 through an endowment by John and Tashia Morgridge, the Center seeks to advance the Wisconsin Idea by promoting civic engagement, strengthening teaching and learning, and building collaborative partnerships through public service, service-learning, and community-based research.  It provides grants and resources for developing and implementing community-based learning courses and maintains a central listing of service learning courses and volunteer opportunities.
  • UW-Madison Center for Leadership & Involvement. Links students with opportunities for involvement experiences and practical leadership skill development. Administers the campus leadership certificate program.
  • UW-Madison Leadership Certificate Program. The Leadership Certificate Program strives to capture UW’s commitment to leadership, celebrate student impact on the campus and community, and promote purposeful learning inside and outside the classroom.

Other Student/Faculty Resources

  • International Academic Programs. Provides support for students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities and for UW-Madison faculty interested in creating study abroad courses and programs.
  • Library Course Pages. Web pages tailored to specific course needs and assignments that are created by librarians, in collaboration with UW faculty and instructors.
  • McBurney Disability Resource Center. The McBurney Center works in partnership with the UW-Madison community to provide services and classroom accommodations for UW students with disabilities. The Center also provides links to information on disability studies, information technology accessibility, UW housing accommodations, internship opportunities for students with disabilities, and employee disability matters.
  • Multicultural Student Center. A unit of the Division of Student Life, the Center works in cooperation with student organizations and various campus groups/departments to develop lectures, discussions, receptions, cultural celebrations, art displays, and theatrical performances throughout the year. Also provides links to campus and community resources that can contribute to social justice education and strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus.
  • UW-Madison Library Services for Teaching and Learning. Upon request, UW-Madison library staff will develop customized instructional sessions to help students access research materials and develop research skills needed to accomplish specific course learning goals. Sessions can be scheduled in the library or classroom, and staff can also help integrate instructional materials into online Library Course Pages and Learn@UW.
  • UW-Madison Writing Center. Helps undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines become more effective and confident writers.  Services include individual assistance (onsite and online), workshops, and an extensive online writer’s handbook. Also provides support for faculty and instructional staff, including a ‘writing across the curriculum’ website with tips on incorporating writing and speaking assignments into course plans, a writing fellows program, and class visits.