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University of Wisconsin-Madison New Educator/TA Guide : Supporting Your Teaching

Created for CALS/CoE New Educator orientation.

Supporting Your Students

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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.

Tutorials for Your Students

Basic Information Literacy: Sift and Winnow is a tutorial consisting of 6 separate modules including, Ecosystem of information, Scholarly communication, Information-seeking strategies, Evaluating search results, Refining search strategies and Getting help from librarians.

UW Libraries Plagiarism Tutorial: This is an interactive tutorial with knowledge checks explaining what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it through ethical research,writing, and citing practices

Libraries & Instruction

undefinedLibrarians 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

The Libraries have several resources for instructors, including: 

Course reserves: Physical materials, such as books, and online content, such as articles or book chapters, can 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

undefinedAs 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: 

How can librarians interact with your course?

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. 

 

Other Campus Instructional Support

Academic Technology: Division of Information Technology: DoIT Academic Technology advances the University’s mission, strategic priorities, and the Wisconsin Idea by wisely applying technology to current and future academic environments. Through collaboration and partnerships, with a commitment to service and innovation, we bridge technologies, people, and day-to-day work practices to enable 21st Century digital literacy, manage our resources, and evaluate our practices.

Bioscience Advising Team (BAT): BAT supports the advising and outreach efforts of all faculty and staff who serve undergraduates and prospective students interested in majors or careers in the biological sciences.

CEETE: The Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness,  (pronounced “seat”) serves faculty, staff, graduate students, and administrators to foster effective student-centered teaching and learning within the College of Engineering (COE).

Center for Educational Opportunitiy (CeO): The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) is a diverse, multifaceted, federally and state-funded center that strives to create equal opportunities in higher education. CeO promotes access to resources, academic achievement and personal growth for students whose parents have not received a four-year degree, students who meet specific federal family income guidelines, and students with documented disabilities.

Delta: 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 as part of their professional careers.

McBurney Disability Resource Center: The McBurney Disability Resource Center serves UW-Madison students with physical, learning, sensory, psychological and other disabilities substantially affecting a major life activity (e.g., walking, communicating, learning, seeing, breathing, etc.). Many students have non-apparent disabilities such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, AD/HD and health impairments such as Crohn's disease or fibromyalgia. The Center assists faculty and staff by verifying disabilities and identifying appropriate classroom accommodations, clarifying student and faculty roles and responsibilities; and providing information and training on disability issues.

Office of Student Conduct and Community StandardsThe Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards upholds every student’s right to learn in a community that is safe, and fosters integrity and accountability by guiding student behavior for the common good while respecting the rights and responsibilities of all members of the University community.

Office of Undergraduate Advising : The Office of Undergraduate Advising provides centralized coordination and resources for key functions for cross-campus undergraduate advising at UW-Madison, including training, technology, assessment, community-building, policy, and communication.

University Health Services-Mental Health: The UHS mental health providers offer an open, safe, and confidential environment to help students through issues that may interfere with their development, well-being, and academic productivity. 24-hour crisis services available

WISCAPEThe Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education supports and disseminates the research of faculty and students in ​the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis-ELPA's Higher, Postsecondary, and Continuing Education (HPCE) program and supports the HPCE master’s and doctoral programs.

Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching: The Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching is a professional development program for graduate students and postdocs designed to improve teaching and mentoring in science.