RSVP for Fall Showcase, Sept. 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix C

Please RSVP to attend the Fall Showcase, hosted by the Provost’s Office, the Office of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. RSVP here. Some highlights include: SoTL research from the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program cohort from 2018-2019 and the UW-System Teaching Fellows Program from 2018-19; an opportunity to discuss academic advising trainings; research that was supported by Teaching Enhancement Grants; work that was informed by the First-Year Seminar Community of Practice; and more! Questions? Contact CATL@UWGB.EDU

Faculty note: Prof. Chandna to present teaching and learning workshop

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Vallari Chandna (Business Administration) will be conducting a workshop on the use of classic games in management classes at the upcoming Teaching and Learning Conference, a part of the annual Southwest Academy of Management Conference. Her work comes out of her research into the use of experiential exercises in business classrooms- an ongoing scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project.

Faculty note: Professors Martin and Voelker published chapters

UW-Green Bay Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology and Human Development) and Associate David Voelker (Humanities) have published chapters in a new book released this month, titled SoTL in Action: Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice. SoTL — or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning — refers research on student learning carried out across many different fields. Martin’s chapter is titled “Respect, Justice, and Doing Good: The Ethics Review” and addresses the ethical components of SoTL, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. Voelker’s chapter, “Reading SoTL: Exploring Scholarly Conversations,” provides a guide to purposeful study of SoTL research. Learn more. Voelker and Martin have been active in SoTL at UW-Green Bay and in the UW System. Both are former co-directors of the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars program, and Voelker is currently in his sixth and final year as co-director of the statewide Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program.

CATL reminder: National SoTL submissions due ASAP

Submissions for the 7th annual SoTL Commons Conference in Georgia next spring are open only until this Sunday (Dec. 1). The conference brings together people engaging in SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) and anyone wanting to improve student learning outcomes in higher education. See information on submitting proposals and registration.

UW-Green Bay professors talk teaching (SoTL) at national conference

When the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning convened its annual conference in Raleigh, N.C., last week, UW-Green Bay faculty members were prominent. Assistant Prof. Sarah Himmelheber of Social Work presented a poster titled “The Power of Presence in the 21st Century Classroom: Integrating Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy to Cultivate Attention, Curiosity, Compassion, and Intention Among Students and Educators,” in conjunction with Jacquelyn Lee of UNC-Wilmington. Associate Profs. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) and Ryan Martin (Human Development and Psychology) participated in a panel presentation with La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, director of the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development, titled “The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program: Cultivating Community and Leadership through SoTL.”

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Voelker-Martin research on Fellows-Scholars — In their presentation at the national conference, Voelker and Martin shared the results of their year-long study of the impact of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program. The complete report of this study is available – click here (PDF).

Social scientific ‘smackdown’? You be the judge

Profs. Regan A.R. Gurung (Human Development and Psychology) and David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) recently sat down to discuss the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), in preparation for their workshops at the upcoming UW Faculty College ( An audio recording of their discussion is available here: Rumors that their conversation was a “smackdown” between humanistic and social scientific approaches to SoTL may be greatly exaggerated.