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CAPS & API Newsletter: Mid-Semester Fall 2022

The Coordinators of Academic Programs & Services (CAPS) and Academic Planning & Innovation (API) Teams will continue the e-newsletter schedule with a beginning of the semester, mid-semester, and end of the semester issue each fall and spring! Below are several updates and reminders from our teams as we approach the middle of the fall 2022 semester.



Spring 2023 Courses Now Available in  

As of October 17th, all students, staff, and faculty can view the Spring 2023 schedule of courses at Spring 2023 enrollment appointment times for students will begin on November 14th, starting with priority and graduate students. The Summer 2023 schedule of courses will be available for view in early January 2023 and Summer 2023 enrollment appointment times for students will begin in mid-April 2023.  

All instructors, please send any student enrollment questions, including course access and waitlist questions, to 


Feedback on Teaching (FoT)  

Stay tuned for more information on a new professional development offering in Human Ecology. The program is called Feedback on Teaching (FoT). This opportunity will enable you to:  

  • Reflect on your teaching in a relaxed, supportive way  
  • Receive thoughtful guidance from a peer  
  • Identify ways to improve student learning  
  • Connect and engage with others in SoHE, as well as campus, teaching and learning community  


While the primary goal of Feedback on Teaching is to facilitate formative feedback, some may seek summative feedback as well for the purposes of tenure, promotion or a teaching portfolio. 


(Contact: Kathy O’Connell 


Self-Study 1st Draft Deadline on November 1st and our UPC / GPC Reviews 

Initial drafts of our SoHE Self-Study Program Reviews were due to the SoHE UPC and GPC on November 1st. The committees will review and provide feedback on all this initial content.


(Contact: Jonathan Henkel, 




Probationary Faculty Teaching Observations  
The UW-Madison
Divisional Committees require a minimum of one teaching observation per year for probationary faculty. Completed teaching observations should be shared with Michelle Hamilton ( Copies of the teaching observations will be uploaded to the probationary faculty member’s tenure dossier Box folder.  


(Contact: Michelle Hamilton, 


Uploading Course Syllabus into Canvas  
Access to course syllabi is a requirement for the university’s accreditation and departments are responsible for keeping syllabi on file. To facilitate this process, the API team will retrieve syllabi from Canvas and add it to the SoHE Syllabi Repository after instructors have uploaded course syllabi to Canvas. 


Please follow the instructions in the KB (Knowledge Base) linked below to upload a PDF of your course syllabus to Canvas: 

UW Syllabus Template & Instructions for uploading PDF of syllabus to Canvas  


(Contact: Andrea Johnston, 



(Important things coming up, events, visits, enrollment deadlines, schedule build deadlines, enrollment periods, etc.)   


  • 11/14/22: Students begin enrolling for Spring 2023 courses 
  • 11/21/22: UPC / GPC Meetings – Self-Study Initial Draft Review / Presentations 
  • 12/14/22: Last day of instruction for Fall 
  • 12/18/22: Winter Commencement 
  • 12/25/22: Official degree conferral date on diploma for Fall 2022 degrees 
  • 1/24/23: First day of instruction for Spring 



KeywordsTeaching, observations, permissions, enrollment, self-study, syllabi, syllabus, canvas   Doc ID122204
OwnerMichelle H.GroupSchool of Human Ecology
Created2022-10-31 11:57:14Updated2022-10-31 12:02:07
SitesSchool of Human Ecology
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