NTLC Events

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



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»




An Event for First Year Instructors:

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Presenters: Chris Bendel
Date/Time: Friday, December 6, 2019 12:20 to 1:20 PM
Location: Oakwood, MSC

Join Chris in discussing what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, documenting achievements through the years.

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »   Registration Open»




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

Presenters: Amer Ahmed
Date/Time: Monday, November 18, 2019 2:30 to 4:00 PM
Location: Ballroom C, MSC

Hear Amer Ahmed, a published author featured on MSNBC, speak from a campus perspective on the topic of healing, justice and inclusion. Dr. Ahmed is an internationally recognized presenter who will use theoretical knowledge, storytelling, current events, and art and music to share applicable strategies. Instructors, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.

Presentation Flyer (PDF) » 

Thank you, everyone for attending this event!



2019-2020 Events

Speaker: Dr. Michael Axelrod

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. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham

Learning about student motivation and the iGeneration/gen z students and revising syllabi and policy statements to reflect lessons learned. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Student Voices: Insights for Teaching Diverse Populations

Join Stout students, Jasmine Baker, Brandon Beaulieu, Zoe Foster, Olivia Johnston, and Choua Xiong, as they discuss teaching expectations pertaining to underrepresented minority, first-generation, low income, and lgbtqia+ students, and students with a disability. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Communities of Practice (CoP) & Sharing Communities (SC) 

September 2019 Events & Group Information

Using Active Learning Strategies to Produce Fully Engaged Students

Join Matt Simoneau in this interactive session, participants will explore teaching and learning strategies that share the common element of – involving students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing! (Bonwell & Eison, 1991) Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Mitch Ogden and Todd Zimmerman

Very soon, the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center will announce this year’s Call for Applications for the 2020-21 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. We will encourage UW-Stout instructors to apply to represent our campus as either a Fellow or Scholar. Selected applicants receive extensive SoTL research support and professional training provided by UW System OPID. In preparation to submit a successful application or to increase your understanding of what the program entails, you are invited to join Mitch Ogden (2018-19 Scholar) and Todd Zimmerman (2013-14 Fellow) for hot beverages and treats. They will discuss what it meant to them to be a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow or Scholar. This event is scheduled for Monday, October 28th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, 217. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register here to let us know if you are attending.

Strategies for Managing the Classroom Learning Environment

What classroom management issues are you facing? Explore ideas and strategies with Sapna Thapa for how to more effectively manage your learning environments. (A question & answer dialogue) 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.