LEARN Center

Welcome Our New Director

The LEARN Center is our campus center that provides professional development activities for faculty and instructional staff. The Director provides leadership and oversight of these initiatives and activities to develop excellence in teaching and learning.  The Director works closely with academic colleges and other offices on campus to develop and coordinate programming.

Heather has significant and recent experience with LEARN Center programs, having served as a LEARN Fellow for the past two years. She understands the Center’s overall goals and philosophy and has connections with units across campus. Heather has collaborated with faculty and staff at our Rock County branch campus on professional development programs. She also brings experience with professional development programs at UW System.

Please join us in welcoming Heather!

"Enhancing student learning through the ongoing development of faculty and staff"

The Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Research Network (LEARN) Center was established in 1998 to assist faculty and academic teaching staff in their ongoing work to better serve our students. Designed and directed by faculty and academic teaching staff, the LEARN Center provides a variety of programs, services, and resources that invite colleagues to learn from experts, explore important issues, share instructional ideas, examine research relevant to teaching and student learning, and develop relationships with colleagues from across campus. While the emphasis of the LEARN Center is on teaching and learning, we also seek to provide services relevant to enhancing research and service activities.

Since its inception, LEARN Center programming has resulted in more than 5,000 contacts with the university's approximately 400 faculty and full-time instructional staff, engaging them in more than 13,700 hours of instructional/professional development.

We invite you to take advantage of the Center's many programs, and please let us know how we're doing:

Heather Pelzel
Director, LEARN Center

Susie Feuerstein
University Services Program Associate