The University of Wisconsin Colleges Virtual Teaching and Learning Center (VTLC)'s mission is to support faculty and instructional academic staff in their roles as teachers and teacher-scholars to promote the teaching excellence that enhances student learning.

The VTLC’s goals are to
  • Facilitate the sharing of the pedagogical knowledge available in research on teaching and learning and through the expertise of faculty and instructional academic staff (IAS) of the UW Colleges and the wider UW System 
  • Provide resources that lead to understanding and use of documented best practices in teaching and learning 
  • Offer programs and resources that engage faculty and IAS in reflections and discussions that encourage purposeful, informed pedagogy 
For more about the VTLC, including its assumptions about teaching, its relationship with other UWC and UWS bodies, its administrative structure, and its Annual Reports, go to "About VTLC."  

"Scholarly teaching
is what every one of us should be engaged in every day that we are with students in a classroom or in our office—tutoring, lecturing, conducting discussions, all the roles we play pedagogically. Our work as teachers should meet the highest standards of groundedness, of openness, of clarity, and of complexity." 
~ Lee S. Shulman "Lamarck's Revenge: Teaching Among the Scholarships"