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The Center for theAdvancement of Teaching & Learning

Workshops & Conferences

We offer workshops throughout the year on a wide variety of topics, including Teaching Techniques, Assessment and Online Teaching.

The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and the UW System Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) present:

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Where to Begin

January 14th, 2016  -  9:00-11:00 am

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is systematic inquiry into what, how, and why students learn to do not learn what we teach. In SoTL instructors explore questions about their students' learning and systematically collect and analyze evidence to better understand and improve teaching and learning. Like traditional forms of scholarship, SoTL results in work that is public and that can be reviewed and built upon by peers.

Presented via web conferencing by Bill Cerbin, professor of psychology and director of the UW- La Crosse Center for Advancement of Teaching & Learning. He has been involved in the study of teaching and learning for many years as a cognitive psychologist and teacher-researcher. In 1998 and 2003, he was selected as a Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2003, he founded the College Lesson Study Project, and has worked with hundreds of college teachers to use lesson study as a way to improve teaching and learning, and to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Contact OPID Program Associate Brandon Clementi with questions at

A University of Wisconsin System workshop:

DoD Proposal Writing Workshop

February 22, 2016 This intensive workshop will demystify the Department of Defense (DoD) and offer practical guidance on how to frame your research in a DoD context. After this workshop, you will know how to: read and interpret Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), write a white paper or quad chart, identify and follow guidelines, understand the review process, and write & submit winning proposals.

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An Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Working Conference:

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Shifting Paradigms and Challenging Mindsets

Thursday, March 17th - Saturday, 19th, 2016

The complexities of our history with diversity - in both the distant past and more recently - compel us as educators to engage in difficult, but essential, dialogues to identify both institutional and individual barriers that stand in the way of our reaching full and meaningful inclusion for all students in higher education. Explore how to address entrenched attitudes and policies and move to asset-based models for more effectively advancing diversity, student learning, and success; engage in "courageous conversations" that are problem-oriented and solution-driven; and expand our capacity to fully serve and prepare all students for lifelong success and engaged citizenship.

For more information on how to register visit:

Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

August 9th-11th, 2016

Join more than 800 online teaching and learning professionals for a premier conference in a vibrant and fun city. Share your knowledge and expertise with colleagues from around the world by presenting: submit proposals online by Monday, January 25th, 2016.
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If you have any suggestions for a workshop topic, or would like to volunteer to offer a workshop through the CATL, please email us.

Archived Workshops

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