University of Wisconsin–Madison

Initiatives and Programs

In partnership with leaders and units across campus, the vice provost for teaching and learning supports several initiatives and programs that aim to enrich the student learning experience.

Educational Innovation (EI)

Supported by the chancellor and the provost, the EI Initiative aims to engage and inspire students through enriched learning.

Groups of students working in a classroom

Canvas LMS Implementation at UW-Madison

UW-Madison is transitioning to the Canvas learning management system (LMS) over the next two years. The plan is to adopt Canvas as the single, centrally supported LMS, and to discontinue campus support for D2L and Moodle by 2018.

Undergraduate students take notes during a geoscience class

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students at UW-Madison are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading researchers to push the frontiers of knowledge. The options range from assisting with on-going research to designing new projects.

Students using microscopes

Honors Programs

UW-Madison offers a range of honors programs that are designed for students looking for more intensive academic work. They provide a richer and more rigorous experience for the motivated student.

UW-Madison student members of the Greenhouse Learning Community work in the rooftop greenhouse to plant a variety of lettuce plants in empty water bottle containers

Active Learning Spaces

UW-Madison is looking to enhance its learning spaces and course scheduling practices to create neighborhoods of shared contemporary active learning spaces across campus and to better support active teaching approaches.

Judy Hines works with undergraduate students during a chemistry class at UW-Madison

Go Big Read

Go Big Read is UW-Madison's common-reading program, which aims to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in vibrant, academically driven discussions that explore important issues from a range of perspectives.

UW-Madison students and Bucky reading on Bascom Hill