The Wisconsin School of Business is committed to setting our Ph.D. students on a path to excellence in both research and teaching. Numerous resources are available to students at both the school and campus levels to ensure they are building the skills necessary to lead in the classroom and staying abreast of the latest trends.

  • Delta - Teaching, Research, and Learning Community on campus
    Resources, workshops, and roundtable dinners about teaching and learning.
  • CIRTL - Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
    Primarily focused on science, math, and engineering, but some good resources.
  • Graduate Student Collaborative Teaching Group
    Group of graduate TAs who meet monthly to discuss teaching. Email the Graduate Student Collaborative for more information.
  • UW-Madison My Professional Development
    Calendar of professional development opportunities customized based on your profile.
  • UW Teaching Academy
    Honorary group that inducts excellent teachers from among faculty and graduate students. Sponsors professional development events (open to all) and holds meetings focused on scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Teaching and Learning Excellence at UW-Madison
    Provost's office maintains this calendar of teaching and learning development opportunities.
  • Teaching Improvement Program

Featured Ph.D. Student(s)

Adam Spencer
(Innovation In Teaching Award)

Adam is a student in the Economics and Finance joint Ph.D. program. Prior to coming to UW-Madison, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Master of Economics (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

With Google Glass, Spencer records customized feedback after he grades exams, assignments, and other student work. The video format allows him to give students more nuanced and detailed feedback that is also more convenient for them to access.

Spencer began using Google Glass as a teaching assistant to Michael Gofman, an assistant professor of finance at the WSB. The Innovation in Teaching Award is given by the College of Letters & Science in recognition of teaching assistants who bring extraordinary creativity to their work and who have developed or adapted teaching methods or techniques in new and innovative ways. The award recognizes five or fewer teaching assistants each year from all UW-Madison schools and colleges.

To learn more about how Spencer and Gofman use this innovative technology to improve learning outcomes, read an in-depth story from our newsroom.

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