Fellowships

The fellowships bring faculty and instructional staff together to develop campus leadership around topics related to innovative approaches to teaching and learning with technology. The following fellowships are currently being offered or in recruitment for spring 2020.

Fellowship on Active Learning – Fall 2019

The promotion of active learning on campus requires the identification of new teaching approaches and the creation of new opportunities for faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills to facilitate the desired student learning outcomes for their course and program. The Fellowship on Active Learning, sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology, will focus on the following outcomes:

  • Identify ways active learning supports campus, school, college, program, and course outcomes.
  • Identify active learning approaches that support course and program outcomes.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of active learning approaches using in the classroom.
  • Develop messaging and communication strategies to promote active learning approaches in a school, college, program, or course.
  • Recommend changes to the Using Active Learning in the Classroom booklet.

DATES: Mondays, 9/16–11/18
TIME: noon–1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 302 Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
STIPEND: $500 | Lunch is provided each week
REGISTRATION: Closed

Fellowship on Learning Spaces – Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

As campus continues to invest in learning spaces that foster deeper, more active learning, it becomes more important to leverage research on learning spaces to identify attributes that have the greatest impact on learning and research. The Fellowship on Learning Spaces, co-sponsored by Facilities Planning and Management, the Office of Sustainability, and DoIT Academic Technology, will focus on the following outcomes:

  • Identify, study, and prioritize elements and attributes of effective learning space design.
  • Redesign campus classrooms to study the effects of space attributes on student learning.
  • Demonstrate the value of campus investments in learning spaces.
  • Integrate learning spaces research into existing campus design processes.

DATES: Fridays, 9/13–11/22; and 2/7–4/17
TIME: noon–1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 302 Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
STIPEND: $1000 | Lunch is provided each week
REGISTRATION: Closed

Fellowship on Learning Analytics – Spring 2020

Learning analytics (LA) tools offer data that can contribute to improving teaching and learning. Instructor voices are instrumental in providing input into the evaluation of potential new LA tools for UW-Madison. The spring 2020 Fellowship on Learning Analytics will develop and apply a process to evaluate and choose learning analytics tools based on pedagogical needs, and in alignment with UW-Madison’s goals.

The Fellowship on Learning Analytics, sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology, will focus on the following outcomes:

  • Identify questions you might have about your students, your course or your teaching that LA approaches can help answer.
  • Identify data literacy needs applicable for using learning analytics tools.
  • Prototype and refine a pedagogical framework for evaluating LA tools.
  • Evaluate LA tools currently available or under consideration for campus implementation.
  • Develop communication strategies to engage with colleagues and represent instructional needs relevant to learning analytics in a course or program.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Cid Freitag at cid.freitag@wisc.edu or by phone at 265-2907.

DATES: Mondays, 2/3–4/13/20 (No meeting 3/17)
TIME: noon–1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 302 Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
STIPEND: $500 | Lunch is provided each week
REGISTRATION: Closed

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