Updated Syllabus Template, Upcoming Remote Teaching Sessions

This message was sent on Dec. 22 from Steve Cramer, vice provost for instructional continuity to all faculty and academic staff.


This message is intended for those teaching this spring and summer 2021. Please disregard if this does not apply to you.

Dear faculty and academic staff instructors,

As we end another extraordinary semester, my sincere thanks to each of you for all of your efforts. I hope you can all take some time over the next few weeks for a well-deserved, and much needed, break.

Looking toward the spring semester, our focus is on enhancing meaningful student-instructor and student-to-student interactions within courses. As you work to design high-quality remote learning experiences, there are a number of campus resources to support your needs.

Updated Course Syllabus Template

Please find an updated version of the university’s recommended course syllabus template for spring 2021.

Remote Teaching Sessions, Starting Jan. 5

  • Preparing to Teach Online Bootcamp – Jan. 5-11, Register now. Additional sessions will be offered monthly during spring semester.
  • Remote Readiness Webinars (New topics!)See details and register.
    • Student Engagement Strategies – Jan. 19, 11am-12:30pm
    • Assessment Strategies – Jan. 20, 9-10:30am
    • Asynchronous and Synchronous Strategies – Jan. 21, 1-2:30pm
  • Classroom Assessment Strategies Workshop (New!) – Jan. 19, 8:30-10am, Register now.
  • Honorlock Remote Proctoring Q&A – Jan. 19, noon-1pm, Register now.
  • TeachOnline@UW – Plan & Design – Jan. 25-March 26, Register by Jan. 13.
  • Learn@UW Tool Training – View January sessions.

Ongoing updates about professional opportunities can be found on the “Workshops and Forums” page on this site.

Please contact us with questions about these resources or other instructional continuity needs at instructionalcontinuity@provost.wisc.edu.

Best wishes for the new year.

Steve Cramer – Vice Provost for Instructional Continuity and Academic Affairs