The Teaching Improvement Program (TIP) and the New Educator Orientation (NEO) are programs designed to help instructors and TAs utilize effective teaching strategies and technologies in their classes. TIP/NEO are opportunities for teaching assistants and instructors to learn from each other and share perspectives with both new and experienced engineering educators. Both programs offer a variety of workshops to meet you and your students’ needs.

Through TIP and NEO, educators in the College of Engineering are able to develop professionally and continually improve the skills needed to enhance student learning. TIP/NEO workshops are intended to expose educators to new learning theories and approaches, as well as provide practical suggestions on how to improve teaching and learning.

New Educator Orientation

  • NEO Registration - January 2016 – Online Pre-Registration is now CLOSED.  Please come to the ME lobby Wednesday morning to register as a walk-in if you have not yet registered.
  • NEO ScheduleGlance January 2016

Teaching Improvement Program

  • The Teaching Improvement Program (TIP) will not be offered in Spring of 2016 and will not be a requirement for returning College of Engineering TAs to take.  If you would like information on other programs and events related to Teaching and Learning Improvement please contact Teaching and Learning Services at tls@engr.wisc.edu.

Frequently asked questions

Who should attend NEO?

New TAs, SAs, UAs, lecturers and faculty in the College of Engineering should attend NEO.

Am I required to attend NEO?

All new TAs, in the College of Engineering are required to attend NEO.  Because each university is different, even those who have attended TA or teacher training at another university must attend.

When is NEO offered?

NEO is offered at the beginning of Spring and Fall semesters.

I’d like to present or coordinate a TIP/NEO workshop. Who do I contact?

Faculty, lecturers, and TAs can serve as workshop coordinators or volunteer as a guest speaker to share experiences and techniques. If interested in participating as a TIP/NEO speaker or coordinator, please contact: