Mission

The Teaching Forum promotes excellence in teaching throughout the UW-Madison English Department, with special emphasis on the professional development of graduate teaching assistants as current and future educators. For TAs in all programs in English, the Forum recognizes and supports the importance of continuous, critical, and public reflection on teaching philosophy and practice, providing tools and resources to aid in their design, implementation, and assessment. The Forum advances a culture of teaching that places rigorous pedagogical inquiry alongside other forms of scholarship in language, literature, and composition.