NTLC Events

NTLC sponsors diverse, valuable events throughout the year.
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Every year NTLC offers diverse, valuable events designed to engage the campus community and advance scholarly teaching and learning. NTLC sponsors on- and off-campus speakers and hosts workshops on timely instructional topics.


2019 Schedule of Events



Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Director Position Finalists Public Presentation

Finalists have been named for the NTLC Director position and their CVs may be accessed by clicking on their names. The candidates and dates they will present are as follows:

Sylvia TialaMonday, Dec. 9, 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Joan NavarreWednesday, Dec. 11, 12:20-12:50 p.m.


Each candidate will discuss the topic of gaps that exist in student learning and teaching preparation on our campus and how to address those gaps. Candidates will give a 20-minute presentation in the 430E Library Conference Room, followed by audience questions.

Public Presentation PDF»        Candidate Finalist Anonymous Survey»



2019-2020 Events

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Bendel discussed what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, he spoke of documenting achievements through the years. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Healing, Justice and Inclusion: Skills and Strategies for Campus Inclusion in Tumultuous Times

Amer Ahmed shared an inspiring message on inclusion, equity, and diversity and gave recommendation strategies for administrators, faculty, staff, and students to implement and reflect on. Presentation Flyer (PDF) » 

Strategies for Managing the Classroom Learning Environment

Thapa described classroom management issues that she and others have faced. In an interactive discussion, attendees explored ideas and strategies that could be used to more effectively manage learning environments. She also talked about the importance of cultural humility in creating an equitable classroom for our students. Instructors attended this session. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Mitch Ogden and Todd Zimmerman

Ogden described his experiences as a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar (2018-19), while Zimmerman spoke about what he learned from being a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow (2013-14). This event included beverages and cookies and an opportunity for questions. The 2020 Call for WTFS applications was launched shortly after this presentation.

Using Active Learning Strategies to Produce Fully Engaged Students

Simoneau presented active learning strategies that instructors could use to get students doing things and reflecting on the things they do. Attendees included faculty and staff members. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Student Voices: Insights for Teaching Diverse Populations

UW-Stout students, Jasmine Baker, Brandon Beaulieu, Zoe Foster, Olivia Johnston, and Choua Xiong, discussed their teacher expectations regarding underrepresented minority, first-generation, low income, and lgbtqia+ students, and students with a disability. The panel discussion was designed to educate and enlighten instructors and staff. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Michael Axelrod

Axelrod described factors impacting student anxiety and shared supportive strategies that can be used by those who teach, counsel, advise and recruit students who are experiencing anxiety. Attendees included instructors and staff from UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire and UW-River FallsPresentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham

Leibham talked about student motivation, what characterizes it as well as teaching strategies that support it. In addition, she presented about iGeneration/gen z students. She also provided tips on best practices for revising syllabi and policy statements that are more reflective of iGeneration/gen z student learning. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

2017-18 Events

Using Active Learning Strategies to Fully Engage Students Speaker

Simoneau interacted with instructors to explore teaching and active learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and reflecting on the things they do so that impactful and deep understanding is createdPresentation Flyer (PDF) »

Diversity Speaker Series: David O'Connor

O'Connor shared facts and heartfelt stories about Wisconsin American Indian nation's histories, treaty rights, cultures and sovereignty. He spoke about what Wisconsin Act 31 entails and requires teachers to know and share with their students. O’Connor works for the Wisconsin Depart of Public Instruction.

Diversity Speaker Series: Heather Hackman

Hackman presented a talk entitled, “A Deeper Dive into Equity and Social Justice Work: Exploring its Cross-campus Connections and Applications.” She is founder of Hackman Consulting Group, a firm devoted to helping individuals, organizations, communities and society address deep diversity, equity and social justice issues. Students, staff and faculty attended her thought-provoking event.

Student Motivation & Engagement Workshop: Mary Beth Leibham

Leibham, a psychologist from UW-Eau Claire, presented information on different variables that impact student motivation. She also provided specific teaching strategies that can help to motivate and support student learning in the classroom. It was an interactive session with instructors and staff attending.

Diversity Speaker: Brian Jackson

Jackson, President of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and Director of the Healthier Community Action Team Behavioral Health Project, spoke during a deep-dive faculty discussion and at an afternoon session attended by students, staff, instructors and community members.

Diversity Film - Race: The Power of an Illusion

This thought-provoking film examined the contemporary science, including genetics, that challenges assumptions that human beings can be categorized into different groups according to their physical traits.

NTLC's Fall Celebration of Teaching

Instructors came together over popcorn and fanfare to view the new ETCetera Modules, hear about last year's NTLC activities, and learn more about the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program as well as Faculty College.

Diversity Speaker: Dr. Shakti Butler

Butler, founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, facilitated dialogue for instructors and staff who wanted to dive deeper into topics of racial inequity. Later that day, she spoke to  a large audience of students, instructors, staff and community members on how to build community and create change despite barriers caused by institutionalized racism, white privilege and social injustice.

2017-18 Communities of Practice

  • Encountering Information: Inspiration, Reflection and Application CoP
  • NTLC Teaching Champions CoP

2017-2018 Sharing Community Opportunities

  • Online Teaching Pedagogy Conversations in Higher Education
  • Table of Knowledge

2017 New Instructor Workshop (NIW)

This annual workshop assisted newly hired instructors in more effectively understanding the expectations associated with teaching, research and service at UW-Stout. It is a collaborative sponsorship among Human Resources, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (NTLC), and Learning Technology Services (LTS).

2016-17 Events

Energize Your Teaching!
Celebrating the Art and Science of Effective Instruction

Instructors gathered to celebrate the art and science of effective instruction. The keynote speaker was Lyz Wendland from UW-River Falls. Additional faculty from UW-Stout spoke about their disciplines from an art or science perspective (Jerry Hui and Todd Zimmerman). In addition, the event included WTFS research presentations and "Speed UpDating" project tables.

2017 Faculty College

NTLC invited instructors from across campus who had never attended Faculty College to apply. This experience is the UW System's premier faculty development event. Each year it hosts approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff for three days of intensive exploration of teaching and learning.

Credit for Prior Learning Innovations Project: Call for Applications

The UW-Stout Credit for Prior Learning Committee, Provost Office and the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center hosted this workshop as the kickoff to a two-semester pilot project. Program Directors along with one other colleague came together to learn how to develop a CPL pilot specific to their program. There were 5 teams and this project was sponsored by the Provost Office.

2017 Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards

Two $5,000 awards are given to faculty and academic staff members at UW System institutions in recognition of outstanding career achievement in teaching. In addition, one $5,000 award is given to a department, program or other academic unit which demonstrates exceptional commitment to and effectiveness in teaching.

Integrating & Evaluating Writing Across Diverse Disciplines

UW System faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for UW System’s Annual Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning - At the Crossroads: The Future Landscape of Learning, which will take place April 20-21, 2017 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, WI.

OPID Spring Conference Call For Proposals

Instructors were invited to submit proposals to present at the 2017 OPID Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning. It was entitled, “At the Crossroads: The Future Landscape of Learning”, It was held in La Crosse on April 20-21.