The Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) works in collaboration with deans and other academic leaders across campus to provide leadership, coordination and administrative support for the teaching and learning mission of UW-Madison. The VPTL leads campus-wide activity in assessment, advising and academic enrichment including the Wisconsin Experience. In addition, the VPTL supports accreditation, faculty and staff teaching development and academic achievement for diverse groups of learners.
The VPTL is also a co-sponsor of the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative, and leads and supports numerous other strategic priorities that define the university's teaching and learning environment. In order to build and sustain a digital ecosystem that enables innovations in teaching and learning, the VPTL works closely with the Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Appointed in 2014, Dr. Steven M. Cramer currently serves as the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, building on his prior leadership roles in the College of Engineering and across UW-Madison. He began his academic career in 1984 as an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UW-Madison. In addition to a career long pursuit of new approaches to teaching and learning, Cramer’s scholarship is in structural and materials engineering. He is a fellow of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy and was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Tau Beta Pi National Mentor Award, the Champion Award for Advancing the Status of Women at UW-Madison and others.