Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

La Follette featured in spring Teaching and Learning Symposium

La Follette featured in spring Teaching and Learning Symposium

The La Follette School will be one of 16 academic units from the College of Letters and Science featured at the 2015 Teaching and Learning Symposium next week.

More than 500 faculty, instructional staff and students are expected at the symposium on May 20 and May 21 at Union South, says Steven Cramer, UW-Madison vice provost for teaching and Learning. The theme for the event -- which is designed to celebrate teaching and learning excellence -- is "Accelerate Active Learning."

The La Follette School will be presenting a poster as part of the L&S Career Initiative, spearheaded by Dean John Karl Scholz to advance career readiness for students by fostering collaboration across the college. L&S hopes to spark students' imaginations, preparing them for rewarding careers and helping them build skills to strategically enter the 21st century workforce.

The L&S posters represent concrete examples of the innovative career programming, best practices, and new initiatives being developed and implemented by departments and units college-wide.

Hilary Shager, associate director, will represent the La Follette School at the formal poster session on Thursday, May 21st, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Varsity Hall. The poster session will continue, informally, during breaks until the symposium adjourns at 11:00 a.m.

"La Follette is pleased to be part of this exciting way to share and inspire educational innovations across campus," says Shager. The La Follette poster is titled: "Light a Path to Professional Success at the La Follette School" and highlights career preparation for La Follette graduate students including capstone classes, mentoring, networking and other job skills.

Besides the poster session, participants will also attend a variety of other sessions that feature research on student learning, active and engaged learning approaches, pedagogical and curricular innovations, and interactions between student experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Registration is available at:

More information is available from Sheila Stoeckel, planning committee co-chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.