A Portfolio Approach to Teaching (Madison Teaching Fellows)

This Madison Teaching Fellows group met 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2 and 12/16/2015.

Time:  2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Location:  Rose Library 

During a career, faculty learn many pedagogies and techniques to improve student learning.  However, how well they relate to student learning when combined or even when constantly changing are less known.  In some cases, change itself is seen as innovative and is rewarded independent of how the change affects student learning.


This faculty learning community will explore the effects of different combinations of pedagogy and teaching techniques on student learning.  There may be differences related to class size, level of the class, and subject material of the class that may moderate or mitigate the relationship with student learning.  Unpacking these relationships and determining if there is a solution that can help student learning through the right teaching pedagogy portfolio is the desired outcome from this group.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices,
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities,
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms,
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching, and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Exploring the effects of different combinations of pedagogy and teaching techniques on student learning.  

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