Reminder: Spring 2019 calls from CATL

A reminder The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) has three Spring 2019 calls you may be interested in applying for:

Call for UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars due on Wednesday, May 1

Please consider answering the call to become a 2019-20 UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholar. The application is due Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The theme for the year will be “Transitions.” Think about the many ways that could apply to pedagogy! You might be thinking about first-year experiences and facilitating the move from high school to college or helping transfer students negotiate their transition to UW-Green Bay. What about people teaching capstones who help students as they move from college to the world of work? There are also faculty members’ own professional transitions, such as from early career to mid-career professional or from primarily face-to-face to online instruction. What are the ramifications of our own changes to teaching and learning, and how do we assess them? Do you have interest in a topic related to students, teachers, or learning that relates to transitions? Please consider applying to become a 2019-20 Teaching Scholar. Learn more.

Applications due April 15 for 2019-20 Teaching Scholars

The theme for the 2019-20 Teaching Scholars will be “Transitions.” You might be thinking about first-year experiences and facilitating the move from high school to college or helping transfer students negotiate their transition to UW-Green Bay. What about people teaching capstones who help students as they move from college to the world of work? There are also faculty members’ own professional transitions, such as from early career to mid-career professional or from primarily face-to-face to online instruction. What are the ramifications of our own changes to teaching and learning, and how do we assess them? Do you have interest in a topic related to students, teachers, or learning that relates to transitions? Please consider applying to become a 2019-20 Teaching Scholar. To apply for this professional development opportunity, please see the call: Call for UWGB Teaching Scholars Application with meeting dates. If you have any questions about the program or your proposed SoTL project, please contact program director Kris Vespia, vespiak@uwgb.edu. Applications are due April 15.

Faculty notes: Coman, Groessl, Rector and Sherman are teaching scholars

The UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program will kick off again next week with four new scholars: Ioana Coman (Information and Computing Science), Joan Groessl (Social Work), Michael Rector (Music) and Heidi Sherman (Humanistic Studies). The Teaching Scholars Program, which started in 1999, brings together faculty and instructional staff from across campus to talk about teaching challenges, to read and discuss books about teaching, to conduct formative peer evaluations, and to meet with faculty members recognized across campus as being outstanding teachers.  A central focus of the program is to develop, implement, and assess a teaching and learning project in a class.  The program is directed by Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology).

Spotlighting Akakpo, Leary, Morgan, Senzaki, Shelton, Weinchenk

If you’re reading this Wednesday afternoon, there’s still time to catch the tail end of a gathering spotlighting six professors from across the University who have participated in the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program. They’ll talk about their work at a gathering this afternoon until 5 p.m. in MAC Hall 201 (the Gathering Room).

UW-Green Bay ‘Teaching Scholars’ to present next Wednesday


Six professors from across the University who have participated in the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program will talk about their work at a gathering next Wednesday (Sept. 23). They’ll be present to discuss their SoTL projects (exploring the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and ways to enhance undergraduate education) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in MAC Hall 201 (the Gathering Room). “Please stop by to talk with the scholars about their projects and celebrate their hard work.”

The six Teaching Scholars are:

  • Tohoro Akakpo, Social Work
  • JP Leary, First Nations Studies
  • Eric Morgan, Democracy and Justice Studies
  • Sawa Senzaki, Human Development
  • Jon Shelton, Democracy and Justice Studies
  • Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs

On Monday, Teaching Scholars will share what they learned about learning

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) invites the campus community to share in the accomplishments of the 2013-14 Teaching Scholars in a program from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday (Sept. 8) in Phoenix Room A of the University Union. The following faculty members will be sharing their project results:

David Helpap, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)
 • Jenell Holstead, Human Development (Psychology)
 • Katia Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)
 • Christopher Martin, Humanistic Studies (Philosophy)
 • Deirdre Radosevich, Human Development (Psychology, Women’s & Gender Studies)
 • Alison Staudinger, Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science)
 • Gail Trimberger, Social Work • Elizabeth Wheat, Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)

The Teaching Scholars program is a year-long faculty development opportunity, currently co-directed by Professors Ryan Martin (Human Development) and David Voelker (Humanistic Studies). Each scholar completes a project exploring student learning in a particular course.

UW-Green Bay announces 2014-15 Teaching Scholars

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program are proud to announce the names of eight individuals selected to be 2014-15 Teaching Scholars. They are UW-Green Bay faculty members Sawa Senzaki, Human Development; Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs; JP Leary, Humanistic Studies/ First Nations Studies; Eric Morgan, Democracy and Justice Studies; Francis Akakpo, Social Work; and Jon Shelton, Democracy and Justice Studies. Also participating, courtesy of a UW-Green Bay partner institution, Bellin College, is Sherri Hanrahan. Joining the Teaching Scholars in her capacity as Instructional Design Coordinator is Joanne Dolan, who was appointed by CATL Director Jennifer Lanter. Each scholar will investigate a teaching issue and present his or her findings to the campus. Co-directors of the program, Associate Profs. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) and Ryan Martin (Human Development and Psychology), note that numerous applications were received. The program, originated as part of the UW System’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program, invites participation by early-and mid-career faculty members and gives them opportunities to enhance teaching and learning through research, collaboration and reflection.

Reminder: Application deadline May 2 for UWGB Teaching Scholars (2014-15)

The UWGB Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is pleased to offer you an opportunity to share your teaching expertise and further develop your craft. Please consider applying to be a UWGB Teaching Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. Being a Teaching Scholar is both an honor — a recognition of excellent teaching — and a means of professional development. Co-directed by David Voelker (Humanistic Studies/History) and Ryan Martin (Human Development/Psychology), the program offers opportunities to discuss teaching with colleagues, develop new teaching strategies, read materials about teaching and learning, and assess a learning goal through a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project. Up to seven faculty members and instructors will be selected, and each will receive a $1,000.00 stipend. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to design their SoTL project in the Fall, for implementation in the Spring 2015 semester. (Note: Bellin College will also likely be funding one additional Teaching Scholar.) To apply for this professional development opportunity, please submit your application in an email message (with attachments) to David, Ryan, and CATL Director, Jennifer Lanter (voelkerd@uwgb.edu, martinr@uwgb.edu, and lanterj@uwgb.edu).  For more, www.uwgb.edu/catl/scholars/.

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.