Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is proud to sponsor the Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium! The Teaching and Learning Symposium is a one-day event that takes place in January on the UW–Milwaukee campus. This event provides an opportunity for colleagues across campus to engage in thoughtful conversations about pedagogical strategies, course designs, technology tools, and initiatives that facilitate student success. The symposium is an annual celebration of the excellent work that UWM instructors and staff do.


The 2017 symposium offered 36 sessions with 54 presenters and had over 150 attendees from a wide range of disciplines across campus. Here’s what a few attendees said about the symposium:

  • “I was inspired by ideas from instructors from other departments! This gathering during the stretch of cold, dark winter days is exactly what we need to recharge and reinvigorate our teaching! I hope this continues to be an annual event! I’m already looking forward to next year’s gathering!”
  • “This symposium is the best thing to happen to UWM teachers in years. Truly a powerful event for everyone involved. I’m impressed with the variety and quality of the sessions.”
  • “The keynote speaker, Christine Harrington, was dynamic and so relevant to all the participants who teach.”
  • “Too often we never meet, never talk, never interact—and this is especially true for teaching academic staff. Sharing ideas and inspirations with [other instructors] was so rewarding.”


Contact Dylan Barth with any questions about the symposium.

The UWM Teaching and Learning Symposium is supported by a UWM Academic Staff Group Professional Development Award and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.