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Clarification on Garcia, Staudinger and UW System Teaching Fellows and Scholars

Congratulations are still 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 participants in the UW System Teaching Scholars and Fellows programs. The blurb we shared yesterday, however, erroneously stated that both faculty members were selected for the Fellows program. In truth, 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. The full announcement has been corrected on our news website.

Garcia and Staudinger are UW System Teaching Scholars/Fellows for 2014-15

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.

Voelker, Martin report that UW System faculty-development effort pays off

Associate Profs. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) and Ryan Martin (Human Development and Psychology) are the authors of a major study evaluating the impact of the decade-old Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program. The program is the signature professional development offering of the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID). For their report, the two surveyed and interviewed nearly 150 former participants as to how the program has affected their own careers as well as their students, institutions, and fields. A striking 96 percent of former Fellows and Scholars reported a positive impact, with 38 percent describing it as a “major impact” and one-fifth reporting a “transformational positive impact.” Many participants commented on how the program helped them move toward student-centered teaching and improved assessments. A significant majority — 62% of participants — reported that they had published articles, essays, book chapters or books on teaching and learning. Voelker and Martin shared their results at a major national conference earlier this fall; the report is now being publicized around the UW System. It can be accessed as a link off the OPID website.

Voelker earns statewide role as co-director of Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Prof. David Voelker, Humanistic Studies and History, newly appointed co-director of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. The announcement was made this week by La Vonne J. Cornell-Swanson, a senior academic planner and director of the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development, or OPID. Voelker currently serves as one of the co-directors of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows program at UW-Green Bay. He has taught introductory courses in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for OPID’s annual Faculty College for new faculty, and has served OPID as primary investigator for a long-term study of program effectiveness. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with such good experience to fill the co-director position for us,” Cornell-Swanson said of Voelker, who will co-direct with Prof. Cyndi Kernahan, UW-River Falls. Voelker succeeds UW-Green Bay colleague Aeron Haynie. Cornell-Swanson expressed admiration and appreciation for Haynie’s service to the statewide program, the UW System and UW-Green Bay, where she has been an associate professor of Humanistic Studies and English and director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. The announcement said Haynie has accepted a new position as director of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., starting in July.

Boswell and Bansal are UW System Teaching Fellows

Congratulations are in order for Caroline Boswell, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies, and Gaurav Bansal, assistant professor of Business Administration, who have been selected as UW-Green Bay’s 2013-14 UW System Teaching Fellows. The program is sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) to give teachers with two to six years experience in the classroom an opportunity for intensive inquiry into teaching and learning. The program involves attendance at “faculty college” in the spring and other meetings and activities throughout the year. It has gained frequent accolades for its approach to developing innovative and diverse communities of teacher-scholars across the UW System.

Reminders: Deadlines approaching for various CATL, WTFS, etc offers

Teaching Enhancement Grant Proposals – Monetary support for professional development activities or projects that will enhance a faculty member’s teaching skills or result in the development of innovative teaching strategies. Due: October 19, 2012

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program for 2013-14 – This program is sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional & Instructional Development (OPID) to give full-time teachers in the classroom an opportunity for intensive inquiry into teaching and learning. Due: October 19, 2012

For further details and forms, contact Aeron Haynie, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL), at hayniea@uwgb.edu.

Fall 2012 Research Scholar Program proposals are due Monday, November 5, 2012.  Please see the Research Council website at http://www.uwgb.edu/rc/ for access to guidelines and forms.

Research Scholar Program (Applications due November 5, 2012) — provides a three-credit course release. The Research Scholar will be able to use the time afforded by the release to advance his or her scholarship. The program is open to all full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at UW-Green Bay. The Scholar will be expected to work on a specific research project and generate a tangible product during the semester of work (e.g., a grant proposal, draft of a manuscript, book proposal, or preparation of creative works for exhibition/performance/publication). Time may be used to develop a new project (e.g., a grant proposal), to complete an existing project (e.g., the final chapters of a book), or to complete a distinct stage of a larger ongoing project.

Haynie honored with selection to direct UW System teaching project

UW-Green Bay Prof. Aeron Haynie learned Monday she has been appointed a co-director of this state’s signature faculty-development initiative: the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. Haynie and Cyndie Kernahan of UW-River Falls will head up the program, which is sponsored by OPID, the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development. The program affords an opportunity for early-career, untenured faculty (the Fellows) and experienced educators (the Scholars) to explore and model best practices in college teaching. By sharing such strategies statewide, the aim is to multiply the impact on student learning at each UW System institution. Haynie’s appointment as co-director is a one-year term, renewable up to five years. The co-directors, among other duties, collaborate with UW System staff in program planning, curriculum and implementation. Haynie will continue in her current role as a UW-Green Bay professor of Humanistic  Studies and director of this University’s own faculty-development initiative, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. UW-Green Bay was strongly influential in shaping development of the Teaching Scholars program, with former Profs. Fergus Hughes and Denise Scheberle taking lead roles in the early years.
 

Levintova, Martin are UW System Teaching Fellows

Congratulations are in order for Katia Levintova, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Christopher Martin, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies, who have been selected as UW-Green Bay’s 2012-13 UW System Teaching Fellows. The program is sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) to give teachers with two to six years experience in the classroom an opportunity for intensive inquiry into teaching and learning. The program involves attendance at “faculty college” in the spring and other meetings and activities throughout the year.