Teaching, Learning & Assessment @ WSB

A Toolkit for Teaching Excellence

We’re here to Support You!

The Teaching, Learning & Assessment team at Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides support to all instructional staff (i.e., faculty, lecturers, and Teaching Assistants). The Toolkit for Teaching Excellence is a central location for timely announcements, event details, self-serve teaching resources, and data related to the assessment of teaching and learning across WSB. Our goal is to help you innovate in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes for all our students. Explore our resources and support services by clicking on each area below. Still have questions or need additional support, use the “Get Support!” button below to contact us.

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Spotlight on Teaching


Congratulations to the 2023
Teaching Award winners!


Henry C. Naiman Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award:

  • Carol Liu, Doctoral student, Marketing

Mabel W. Chipman Outstanding Academic Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching:

  • Cody Baldwin, Director of Masters Business Analytics, MBA and Master’s programs

Mabel W. Chipman Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching:

  • Aziza Jones, Jeffrey J. Diermeier Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Marketing

Erwin A. Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award:

  • Amber Epp, Wilbur Dickson-Bascom Professor in Business and Associate Professor of Marketing


Teaching Excellence: A Blog

A monthly blog about teaching written by Karin Spader, PhD | Associate Director of Professional Programming.

First day jitters! (September, 2023)

Welcome back, Business Badgers! I can’t think of a more exciting time than the beginning of a new school year. Growing up, my parents always took my picture by a tree in front of our house on the first day of school. Except for a few years during my undergraduate days, I kept up that tradition wherever I lived. This is a picture of me on the first day of my final year of coursework during my doctoral degree. You can see how excited I was! Now, a “few” years later, I am here with all of you, ready for a fresh start in my first academic year at WSB.



UDL Workshop

**Professional Program**
In this workshop, you’ll discover the “step zero” that makes all of our teaching efforts possible: access.

Generative AI for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

**Professional Program**
Generative AI (GenAI) has the ability to create novel text and images with only minimal prompting. This has many concerned about the integrity of teaching and learning, but is this hyperbole? What can we do to make the most of GenAI in our classrooms? Participate in this discussion and learn practical tips you can put to use now.

Student Mental Health

**Professional Program**
A webinar with WSB colleagues and campus partners. Learn about how to promote positive mental health and overall wellbeing in your teaching practice.

Module 0 (zero)

Discover the benefits of an orientation module in any course. Learn how to import the WSB Module 0 into your Canvas course.

Tech for Teaching

What are the most commonly used tech tools for teaching at WSB? Find all the resources you need to get started here.

Teaching & Learning Events


Meet the Team

Joann Peck

Associate Dean of Teaching Innovation and Assessment

Wendy Fritz

Executive Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Ron Cramer

Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Verda Blythe

Director of Assessment

Billy Kardasz

Associate Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Karin Spader

Associate Director of Professional Programming

Adam Huffman

Digital Analytics Lead

Theo Howard

Digital Learning Consultant

Colleen Valdez

Instructional Designer

Miranda Winkelman

Instructional Designer

Catherine Foster

Teaching and Learning Technologist