Register for OPID Spring Conference

The 2019 OPID Spring Conference: The Joys of Teaching & Learning: Intersecting Identities & Pedagogies will be held on Thursday, April 11 to Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Memorial Union in Madison. The annual two-day spring conference will feature some of the extraordinary teaching and learning taking place in face-to-face, virtual and blended classrooms throughout the UW System. Learn more and register.

Apply now for Faculty College 2019

Faculty College is the UW System’s premier faculty development event. Each year, Faculty College hosts approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff from across the UW System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning and curricular issues. This year it will be held from May 28, 2019 through May 31, 2019 at UW-Platteville Richland. This year’s Renee A. Meyer Memorial Keynote Speaker is Nancy Chick, an internationally respected educator and Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) specialist. There will also be a series of speakers and workshop facilitators from experts from across the System. To apply, please fill out the survey by Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Learn more

Register now: OPID Spring Conference 2019

Register today to attend the 2019 OPID Spring Conference Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 and Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 in Madison at the Memorial Union. “The Joys of Teaching and Learning: Intersecting Identities & Pedagogies” will feature some of the extraordinary teaching and learning taking place throughout the UW System. This Spring Conference will also feature the culminating event for the 2018-19 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program with participants making public their year-long Scholarship of the Teaching & Learning projects at a festive poster reception. Presenter registration closes Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Public registration now open! Learn more and register.

Reminder: Proposals due Monday, Dec. 3 for OPID’s spring conference

OPID’s spring conference on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 and Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 in Madison will feature some of the extraordinary teaching and learning taking place throughout the University of Wisconsin System. Faculty and instructional academic staff are invited to share their teaching and learning experiences with examples of innovative, critical and reflective teaching and learning practices with a special focus on the joyful moments, as well as challenges, disappointments and re-visions. Proposals should acknowledge the impact identity has on one’s pedagogy, and are due on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Proposals will be blind peer-reviewed by faculty and instructional academic staff throughout the UW System with results emailed by mid-January 2019. Accepted participants are expected to register for the conference as confirmation that they will present. Learn more.

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.