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: Matt Simoneau

Explore teaching and learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: David O'Connor

Learn about Wisconsin American Indian nation's histories, treaty rights, cultures and sovereignty. Better understand what Wisconsin Act 31 entails and requires. Gain knowledge of best practices and model programs.

Speaker: Heather Hackman

A Deeper Dive Into Equity and Social Justice Work: Exploring its Cross-campus Connections and Applications. Heather Hackman is founder of Hackman Consulting Group, a firm devoted to helping individuals, organizations, communities and society address deep diversity, equity and social justice issues.

Student Motivation & Engagement Workshop
Featuring Dr. Mary Beth Leibham, Psychologist from UW-Eau Claire

Are you wanting to better understand how motivation works? Begin a new semester by using knowledge & teaching practices to stimulate student motivation for learning.

Speaker: Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson is President of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and Director of the Healthier Community Action Team Behavioral Health Project. In addition to his afternoon .presentation there is a small group deep-dive discussion earlier in the day.

Film - Race: The Power of an Illusion

This thought-provoking film examines 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

ETCetera roll-out, new NTLC teaching award, review of last year's activities, OPID update: WTF&S, Faculty College and more.

Speaker: Dr. Shakti Butler

Also, a more intimate discussion will occur earlier in the day from 12:20 pm to 1:15 pm for those interested in diving deeper into topics of racial inequity. Registration is required for this smaller group discussion as space is limited.

2017-18 Communities of Practice

  • Encountering Information: Inspiration, Reflection and Application CoP
  • NTLC Teaching Champions CoP
  • A CoP for Those Teaching or Planning to Develop Racial and Ethnic Studies and Global Learning Perspectives (RES & GLP) Courses

2017-2018 Sharing Community Opportunities

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

2017 New Instructor Workshop

This workshop is a practical introduction to UW-Stout through a collaboration of 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

Celebrating the art and science of effective instruction. Includes a keynote speaker, WTFS research presentations, "Speed UpDating" Project Tables, and sessions of the art and science of teaching.

2017 Faculty College

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

2017 Credit for Prior Learning Innovations Project: Call for Applications

The UW-Stout Credit for Prior Learning Committee, Provost Office and Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center will host this workshop as the kickoff to a pilot project, and you are invited to apply!

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

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.