NTLC Events

The NTLC sponsors diverse, valuable events throughout the year.
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Every year our Center puts on 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


Fall is a wonderful time for joining with colleagues to pursue learning and professional development opportunities. NTLC has three opportunities designed to grow your knowledge and build cross-disciplinary camaraderie. To participate in either Community of Practice (CoP) or Sharing Communities (SC), please complete a work schedule indicating which times you are available to meet as a group.

Work Schedule Template (PDF)


1. Using Small Teaching Techniques to Enhance Student Learning in Online and Face-to-Face Courses

Communities of Practice (CoP)

Join instructors in exploring how to use "small" teaching techniques to improve student learning in your courses. Please complete  and electronically return an application to Renee Howarton before Wednesday, September 18th.

Presenter: Renee Howarton
Date/Time: Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Location: RSSLLC Room 217

Application (PDF)

2. Table of Knowledge

NTLC Sharing Communities (SC)

Join us in a laid-back, safe and comfortable gathering place to dialogue and share knowledge about teaching, learning, and professionalism at the college level. Discussions will include engaging students, mindfulness, building collaboration across campus, and much more. Please email Jill Klefstad kelfstadj@uwstout.edu with questions regarding Sharing Community content or scheduling conflicts.

Presenter: Jill Klefstad
Date/Time: Monday, September 23, 2019 12:20pm - 1:15pm
Location: RSSLLC Room 217

3. Learning Technology Services (LTS) Presents: Canvas Best Practices

NTLC Sharing Communities (SC)

Calling all Canvas innovators, creators and questioners! LTS is a discussion group designed for instructors to ask questions and seek out guidance when using certain tools from within the Canvas Learning Management System. Please email Katie Larson larsonkati@uwstout.edu with questions regarding Sharing Community content or scheduling conflicts.

Presenter: Katie Larson
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10:15am - 11:15am
Location: RSSLLC Room 201


2018-2019 Past Events


Student Voices: Insights for Teaching Diverse Populations

Join Stout students as they discuss teaching expectations pertaining to underrepresented minority, first generation, low income, and lgbtqia+ students, and students with a disability.

Presenters: Jasmine Baker, Brandon Beaulieu, Zoe Foster, Olivia Johnston, Choua Xiong
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Location: Cedar/Maple Room MSC

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »



Mary Leibham

Student Motivation and the iGeneration/Gen Z Student

Learning about student motivation and the iGeneration/gen z students and revising syllabi and policy statements to reflect lessons learned.

Presenter: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham
Date/Time: January 15th, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 110 Jarvis Hall Science Wing

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »




Michael Axelrod

Anxiety in the classroom: Insights and Supportive Teaching Practices

Learn supportive strategies to reduce anxiety for those who teach, counsel, advise and recruit students through a deep discussion on student anxiety in the classroom.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Axelrod
Date/Time: January 14, 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Ballrooms B & C, Memorial Student Center

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »



Matthew Simoneau

Using Active Learning Strategies to Fully Engage Students

Explore teaching and learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing.

Presenter: Matt Simoneau
Date/Time: October 19, 2018 12:20pm - 1:15pm
Location: Cedar/Maple Room, MSC

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »


Call for Applications: WTFS Co-Director Position

UW System seeks applications for Co-Director of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program for a two-year term beginning April 2019 through June 2021.

Applications Due: October 29, 2018
Full Details (PDF) »  |  Position Description (PDF) »

Call for Applications: WTFS Participants

This is a call to faculty and instructional academic staff to submit applications for the 2019-2020 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program. We seek a diversity of participants from all disciplines; participants may engage in quantitative, qualitative, or a blended form of research.

Interested applicants, please contact Renee Howarton to obtain the WTFS Budget Sheet.

Applications Due: November 6, 2018
Program Details (PDF) »  |  Application (PDF) »

2017-18 Events

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.