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Save the Date

The NILC hosts several university-wide meetings every semester. All new faculty & instructional academic staff are invited to attend. Below is a listing of the dates for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Fall 2018

*August 29

September 26

October 3

October 17

October 24

November 7

November 14

November 21

December 5

Finals Week - TBD

Spring 2019

January 23

February 6

February 13

February 27

March 6

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17

May 1

May 8


For more information, contact Chris Frayer at

*Non-standard meeting time, see meeting schedule for details.


Set your career in motion

Will you be a new faculty or instructional academic staff member at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2018-2019? Are you excited to launch your career? Would you like to interact with colleagues from across campus and learn about the resources UW-Platteville offers to support your teaching, service, and professional development? If so, the New Instructor and Academic Staff Learning Community (NILC) is designed for you.

The NILC offers a series of networking and professional development workshops for new faculty and instructional academic staff during their first year at UW-Platteville. All new faculty and instructional academic staff are encouraged to participate.

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NILC Workshops

The NILC offers workshops and gatherings throughout the year. The NILC workshops will be facilitated by the Teaching and Technology Center, faculty, and instructional academic staff who address topics related to best practices in teaching, just-in-time orientation, undergraduate research and service-learning opportunities, and more. Each meeting will include opportunities for informal networking and conversation.

College-Level Learning Communities

Each college, BILSA, EMS, and LAE, will organize a New Instructor Learning Community meeting Wednesday's at noon. The college-level NILC will be facilitated by experienced faculty and instructional academic staff within each respective college. The meetings will address topics related to navigating the tenure process, work-life balance, academic advising, best practices in teaching, student support resources, and more. Each meeting will also include opportunities for informal networking and conversation.

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