Tag: OPID

Call for participants: Workshop on ‘stereotype threat’

“Stereotype Threat: Sound Interventions” is the name of a one-day workshop Thursday, May 21, sponsored by UW System OPID and hosted by UW-La Crosse. Stereotype threat is the name researchers have given to the effect that the existence of negative stereotypes about a group can have on the performance of individual members of that group. This one-day workshop aims to help non-experts design a stereotype-threat intervention with the assistance of an expert, UW-River Falls professor of psychology Cyndi Kernahan. Mileage to UW-L, lunch and one night accommodation will be covered by an OPID grant for the project. More information.
 

Register now: OPID Spring Conference 2015

Register today to attend the 2015 OPID Spring Conference April 16-17 at Heidel House in Green Lake. This conference will bring together more than 200 faculty and staff from across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. The conference will provide a forum to recognize, acknowledge and share the expertise of faculty and academic staff who excel at teaching and value learning and are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, practice and scholarship with colleagues. The intentional relationships among teaching, learning and making excellence inclusive will be emphasized.

Register now: OPID Spring Conference 2015

Register today to attend the 2015 OPID Spring Conference April 16-17 at Heidel House in Green Lake. This conference will bring together more than 200 faculty and staff from across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. The conference will provide a forum to recognize, acknowledge and share the expertise of faculty and academic staff who excel at teaching and value learning and are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, practice and scholarship with colleagues. The intentional relationships among teaching, learning and making excellence inclusive will be a foundation of this event. For more information on the OPID Spring Conference 2015 please visit the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning website at www.uwgb.edu/catl/conference/uws.asp. Registration deadline is April 3, 2015.

Reminder: Proposals due Monday for OPID spring conference

OPID representatives Jennifer Lanter and Regan Gurung of the UW-Green Bay faculty are reminding UW System faculty and staff that proposals are due by Monday (Oct. 6) for OPID’s 2015 Spring Conference. The theme is Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability, and Creativity for the conference to be held April 16-17 at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake. The conference is expected to attract about 200 faculty staff and students across many disciplines, demonstrating the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. The intentional relationships among mindful teaching, scholarly assessment of student learning, and inclusive and diverse learning environments will be a foundation of this event.

The Conference is being co-sponsored by the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Proposals should be submitted to https://www.union.wisc.edu/opid/abstract/index.asp.
 

UW-Green Bay well represented at Faculty College conference

UW-Green Bay was well represented last week during the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Faculty College, held at UW-Richland. Associate Prof. David Voelker and Prof. Regan Gurung presented a seminar titled “Going Behind the Scenes of the Learning Process: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL),” and Gurung also presented solo for a workshop titled “America’s Next Top Model: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Model Teaching.” Voelker also presented a session called “Rethinking Content Coverage,” while Associate Prof. Alison Gates paired with colleges from UW-Madison and UW Oshkosh to present a workshop titled “Feminist Research in the Arts.” Also in attendance for the three-day conference were Associate Prof. Adolfo Garcia and Assistant Prof. Alison Staudinger, in their capacities as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and Wisconsin Teaching Scholar, respectively; as well as Associate Profs. Clifton Ganyard, Franklin Chen and Katia Levintova and Assistant Prof. JP Leary.

Last call: Deadline is Monday for OPID online program  

Here’s one final reminder that the deadline is Monday (Dec. 2) for applications to participate in the UW System Office of Professional And Instructional Development (OPID)’s Online Instructor Training Pilot Program. This online January program will allow participants to learn how to be more effective in creating interactive learning in online environments. For more details and application info, check out our previous post.

OPID conference on student learning had strong UW-Green Bay presence

The UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development held its annual spring conference late last week with a focus on “The Value of Inquiry Into Student Learning in the 21st Century.” As you might expect, UW-Green Bay was well-represented. (The institution has a history of leadership with regard to the scholarship of teaching and learning.) Session titles and UW-Green Bay presenters and panelists from the OPID conference in Madison include:

Fusing First Nations Studies Across Disciplines

• Lisa Poupart, associate professor, Humanistic Studies
• David Voelker, associate professor, Humanistic Studies

Interdisciplinary Study Of Shared Pedagogical Questions

• David Voelker, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and History
• Regan Gurung, Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology
• Aeron Haynie, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and English
(and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning)
• Angela Bauer, professor of Human Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies

Teaching Interdisciplinary Threshold Concepts (Sustainability) In Introductory Gen Ed Courses

• Katia Levintova, associate professor, Public and Environmental Affairs

What Do They Get? How Student Perceptions Affect Learning

• Christopher Martin, assistant professor, Humanistic Studies

Class Summary Forms: Helping Students Deep Process Class Material

• Heidi Fencl, associate professor, Natural and Applied Sciences