2018-19 EI Lunch and Learn Series

The EI Lunch and Learn Series (formerly the EI Brown Bag Series) offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about educational innovations in teaching and learning, build connections with colleagues, and share best practices and campus resources. Please join us over the course of the year for one or more of the following events.

– SPRING 2019 –

Creating and Sustaining High-Demand, Revenue-Generating (131) Programs

Tuesday, February 5, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)

Learn how to identify, create and sustain successful, high-demand programs (certificates, degrees, and non-credit pathways) for new student audiences at UW-Madison. Growth of high-demand programs designed for non-traditional audiences allows you to:

  • diversify your department’s academic program portfolio
  • attract and serve new audiences of students
  • strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce in a knowledge economy
  • experiment with online teaching and learning
  • build relationships with employers and industry
  • diversify revenue streams

The session will highlight critical issues, processes, policies and new resources.

Featuring: Marty Gustafson, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs – AYC, Division of Continuing Studies

Using Assessment Data to Enhance Teaching and Support Student Success

Tuesday, March 5, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion on using assessment data to enhance teaching and support student success. From course syllabi and learning outcomes, to direct and indirect assessments (such as course evaluations), the Office of the Provost Student Learning Assessment (SLA) team is working to make learning assessment data more accessible and integrated to better inform pedagogical practice, support academic planning and improve student learning. The SLA team will showcase a variety of integrative projects and tools supported by AEFIS (the campus assessment management system) that faculty and staff can use to support their work and students.

Featuring: Mo Bischof, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Student Learning Assessment

– FALL 2018 –

Linking Learning Data to Course Outcomes to Promote Student Success

Tuesday, Dec. 4, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)

How do you know if your students are learning what you think they’re learning? What assignments, class discussions or assessments are most effective? How can you provide more useful feedback to individual students and yet have time for responses to many?

Join us as we discuss these questions and provide a hands-on demonstration on how faculty and instructors can digitally connect course assignments, rubrics and student performance (grades) in Canvas to learning outcomes via AEFIS. The resulting student learning profiles and reports allow instructors to better understand how students are learning on an individual level as well as across a course or program — and, in turn, can inform and optimize teaching and assessment practices to promote student success. Presenters will also provide candid insights about implementing these practices: what works and what doesn’t.

This session may be of particular interest to faculty, instructors and others involved in course development, those teaching online courses and/or professional programs.


  • Beth Martin, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Professor (CHS), School of Pharmacy
  • Mo Bischof, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Student Learning Assessment
  • Regina Lowery, Sr. Assessment Coordinator
  • Saundy Solum, AEFIS Administrator, DoIT Academic Technology
  • Caitlin Meehan, Vice President, Operations, AEFIS