Representatives from the following campus units play a direct role in shaping the strategic direction and progress of the EI initiative as it relates to their respective areas of expertise. From campus-wide initiatives to innovative programming and professional development opportunities, these affiliates support an array of innovations from across campus.
Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost provides the guiding vision and framework for the overall academic leadership and administrative management of the university. EI is one of the major initiatives that the office leads and supports. The co-sponsors for the initiative are the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), and the Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning. Specifically, the VPTL leads the following efforts: REACH, Unizin, UW-Madison Canvas Pilot. The VPTL also partners with a number of teaching and learning organizations and affiliates across campus to enrich undergraduate education and the student experience at UW-Madison.
The following units from the Provost’s Office also play an integral role in supporting the initiative:
- Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) – APIR is the institutional research (IR) office on campus that provides analytics for decision-making, policy development and review. In addition, the office supports academic program planning and analysis for several EI projects and programs.
- Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) – OUA supports advisor training, communication, assessment and technology for the campus-wide advising community. In addition, the office partners with a number of academic and co-curricular programs to support the student experience.
- Student Learning Assessment – The provost’s assessment team supports academic programs by providing resources, planning tools and consultative services for assessment-related activities. In collaboration with other EI partners, the assessment team develops and implements effective assessment strategies across several EI projects.
Division of Continuing Studies (DCS)
DCS is committed to providing education resources to nontraditional students, lifelong learners and the community, while also providing Summer Term opportunities for undergraduate students. The division plays an integral role in supporting the initiative, specifically its second and third goals, through the following programs and services: MOOCs, TeachOnline@UW Learning Community, Summer Term, and flexible and online degree and certificate programs.
The current dean of DCS is also a co-sponsor of EI. See EI contacts for more information.
DoIT Academic Technology
DoIT AT provides strategic leadership and services to help faculty, staff and students wisely apply technology to current and future academic environments. In partnership with EI, DoIT AT is committed to enriching teaching and learning practices through a variety of efforts, including the following: REACH, Unizin, UW-Madison Canvas Pilot, Blend@UW, the Blended Learning Fellowship Program and MOOCs.
The mission of the UW-Madison Libraries is to support excellence in teaching, research and learning by providing resources, services and spaces that help to ensure the success of the university’s students, faculty and staff. In support of educational innovations that further teaching and learning, the libraries play a vital role in the following projects and initiatives: Sift & Winnow: Libraries@UW, Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) and MOOCs.
Office of Quality Improvement (OQI)
OQI helps campus units achieve their goals and makes connections for the purposes of maximizing resources, stimulating innovation and sharing best practices. OQI supports EI by providing goal development and strategy facilitation, as well as event planning and management support.
Other Campus Partners
Along with schools and colleges across campus, EI partners with a number of units and programs that are innovating educational practices at UW-Madison. Here is an ever-evolving list of our supporting campus partners:
College of Engineering Education Innovation Committee
The College of Engineering Education Innovation Committee promotes the development and adoption of evidence-based teaching and learning methods in engineering at UW-Madison. The committee provides funding for pilot projects, supports faculty training, holds events celebrating teaching and learning and advises the dean of the College of Engineering on education issues.
Center for First-Year Experience (CYFE)
CFYE is campus’ primary resource for undergraduate student transition to UW-Madison. CFYE directly supports students through programming such as Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR), Wisconsin Welcome, Transfer Transition Program advising, and course offerings. CFYE is also one of the partners in EI’s REACH initiative.
Delta Program in Research, Teaching & Learning
The Delta Program provides professional development opportunities for future faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering and mathematics. The program offers credit-based courses, facilitated discussion groups, workshops, community events, a Teaching-as-Research internship experience, as well as a certificate. UW-Madison and the Delta Program are members of the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a network of 25 research universities.
Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Planning & Management is responsible for the physical development, construction, maintenance and safe operation of the UW-Madison campus. The division plays an integral role in some of EI’s major projects that require the development of physical space.
Learning Support Services, Letters & Science (LSS)
Madison Teaching & Learning Excellence (MTLE)
MTLE aims to improve undergraduate education at UW-Madison by supporting early-career faculty to become fast, effective and efficient starters in teaching. Through this program, MTLE Faculty Fellows report greater satisfaction and impact with their teaching, resulting in an efficiency that affords them more time for research, outreach and service.
McBurney Disability Resource Center
The mission of the McBurney Center is to deliver innovative and high-quality services and accommodations for students with disabilities; to facilitate and advocate for equal access to programs, activities and services for all UW-Madison students; and to cultivate opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and advocate for their needs. The McBurney Center is also one of the partners in EI’s REACH initiative.
Morgridge Center for Public Service
The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects UW-Madison students, faculty and staff to local and global communities through service, service learning and community-based research. In collaboration with DCS and EI, the center established a student fellowship called the Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship (WOECF), which is designed to foster innovative, student-led projects across the state of Wisconsin.
The mission of the Teaching Academy is to promote, recognize and support excellence in teaching and learning among faculty, staff and students across campus. One of the Academy’s up-and-coming programs is UW-TEACH, a habitat to create collaborative environments across disciplines, to facilitate communication among well-established teaching and learning programs on campus, and to form communities of practice around teaching and learning.
In collaboration with UW-Madison schools and colleges, and national and global communities, the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) develops innovative, sustainable, high-impact science programs that provide high-quality experiences for learners of all ages and backgrounds.
Wisconsin Collaboratory of Enhance Learning (WisCEL)