The First Day of Class
We get ready for the first day of Fall semester with three L&S instructors, who share how they prepare for their first class session and create an inclusive classroom atmosphere.
Help Define Inclusive Teaching in L&S
Explore research, instructor ideas, and examples from L&S classrooms. Then reflect, contribute, and discuss.
Make Lectures More Interactive
Review tips and examples from L&S disciplines for adding interactivity to your lecture sessions.
Attend an Event
Stay engaged and inspired. Join the campus teaching & learning community at an event.
Our current focus is on the many dimensions of inclusive teaching within the College of Letters & Science.
The Exchange Podcast
The Exchange podcast is all about teaching in the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science. The podcast features instructors from across our College as they share stories of success, ongoing challenges, and their perspectives on a range of topics in teaching and learning.
Immerse yourself in short episodes featuring L&S instructors. Show Notes pages share supplemental resources and research.
Listen to an episode on your own or with a group. Then use our Conversation Starters to discuss key ideas with colleagues.
Plan 30 minutes to listen, plus 30 to 60 minutes to discuss with your group.
The Exchange Teaching Network
The Exchange Teaching Network is a light and flexible framework for peers to pursue teaching excellence together. The network features research, examples and quotes from peers in L&S, opportunities for you to reflect and contribute, and questions to guide reflection and discussion.
Explore interactive online materials that feature research, local examples, reflection questions, and discussion guides.
Engage in personal reflection or employ our Discussion Guides for a more in-depth team or departmental exploration of the subject.
Plan to spend 1 hour exploring materials, and 1-2 hours in discussion.
Instructional Design & Technology
We partner with instructors to design learning experiences to support L&S students.
Who We Are
The L&S Instructional Design Collaborative is committed to advancing the College of Letters & Science’s vision of learner-centered teaching excellence. We partner with instructors and academic departments, offering specialized expertise in evidence-based learning design, instructional technology, and media creation. We develop programming and outreach initiatives that extend the collective expertise and experience of the L&S teaching community, contributing to the advancement of effective, equitable, and enjoyable L&S learning experiences. Our work is rooted in a deep appreciation for the diversity of L&S and a firm belief in the value of collaborative relationships that enable reciprocal and continuous learning for all.