LSC Graduate Student Orientation : Teaching and Student Support
Libraries & Instruction
Librarians regularly partner with faculty, instructional staff, and TA's to provide a variety of resources and services to support instruction. We can create custom research guides for your course, help design assignments, and provide instruction on library resources - both in person and virtually.
Please contact us at AskSEL@library.wisc.edu with any questions. We have provided links on this page to our course-related resources and services.
Library Course Resources
Here are some important resources provided to instructors from the Libraries:
Course reserves: Physical materials, such as books, and online content, such as articles or book chapters, may be placed on reserve for your course. Physical materials can be placed on reserve at the library of your choice.
Course guides: Will your students be doing projects or papers that require them to use library resources? We can work with you to craft a course guide to introduce them to resources and information concepts that they can use for their research.
Course-related instruction: Librarians will provide customized instructional sessions to meet the learning goals of your course's research assignment. This can take place in a library or in your regular classroom.
Adding a Librarian to Canvas: Are you using the Canvas Learning Management System? If so, consider adding a Librarian to your course site for more efficient collaboration, and participation with your students.
Assignment Consultation: Well-designed, course-related library assignments are an effective way to introduce students to research. Librarians can consult on the information literacy goals of your assignment and make recommendations for ways to maximize the students' learning experiences.
Campus Support for Instructors
As you begin your work as an instructor there are many resources for professional development and building community with campus instructors.
Visit the Teaching and Learning Office of the Provost to see a comprehensive overview of campus opportunities.
Here are a few highlighted resources:
- Academic Technology: Division of Information Technology: Support for teaching and learning with technology.
- The Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning promotes the development of a future national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.
- The Discussion Project: The aim of this professional development series is to strengthen our campus-wide capacity to create welcoming, engaging, and academically rigorous classroom environments in which students experience productive classroom discussions on important issues and topics.
- Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching: A professional development program for graduate students and postdocs designed to improve teaching and mentoring in science.
Supporting Your Students
Here are some of the campus resources that can help you support your students:
BioCommons: A place where bioscience students can think about their unique path, get inspired, find answers, cross boundaries, and build community.
Writing Center: Both undergraduate and graduate writers can get help at any stage of the writing process.
DoIT Software Training for Students (STS): Free technology training and project support to registered UW-Madison students and instructors.
Tutoring Services: Comprehensive list of tutoring available to students
Student Services: Comprehensive list of support available to students
Bias Report Form: How to report an incident involving bias or hate at UW-Madison.