Congratulations are in order for Adolfo Garcia, associate professor of Information and Computing Science, and Alison Staudinger, assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, who have been selected as UW-Green Bay’s 2014-15 representatives in the UW System Teaching Scholars and Teaching Fellows programs, respectively. The twin programs are sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) to give both early- and mid-career faculty members an opportunity for intensive inquiry into teaching and learning.
The Teaching Scholars program that Garcia will complete is for veteran and/or tenured educators with at least 10 years of college teaching experience. The Teaching Fellows program that Staudinger will complete is for untenured faculty members who show outstanding promise and interest but are relatively new to college-level teaching.
Participation in the programs involves attendance at “faculty college” in the spring and other meetings and activities throughout the year, as well as public dissemination of research results from the participant’s year-long project. The UW System professional development initiative has gained national recognition for its approach to developing innovative and diverse communities of teacher-scholars across the UW System.