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.

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.

Call for Applications and Co-Director: Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program

The UW System is seeking applications for a co-director of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program for a two-year term beginning April 2019 through June 2021. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Learn more.

Applications for the 2019-20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program are due Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The program is designed to provide time (one year) to systematically reflect with peers in a supportive and open-minded community and, ultimately, to move from “scholarly teaching” to the “scholarship of teaching.” Learn more.

Questions can be directed to Caroline Boswell (boswellc@uwgb.edu) OPID representative and CATL Director, or the two current WTFS co-directors, Alison Staudinger (staudina@uwgb.edu) and David Voelker (voelkerd@uwgb.edu).

Trimberger, DePouw are new Teaching Fellows/Scholars recipients

The Provost’s Office and Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are proud to announce the 2016-2017 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars recipients at UW-Green Bay: Associate Prof. Gail Trimberger (Social Work) and Assistant Prof. Christin DePouw of Education. The Teaching Fellows and Scholars program is the UW System’s signature professional development program. Dating back to the early 1980s, the program has more recently emphasized the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff — both early- and mid-career — a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System from various disciplines. Participants say the experience reenergized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. “Please join us in congratulating Professor Trimberger and Professor DePouw!”

Profs. Burns, Wheat selected for UW System teaching program

Congratulations to Associate Prof. Kathleen Burns of Human Development and Assistant Prof. Elizabeth Wheat of Public and Environmental Affairs upon their selection as participants in the 2015-16 UW System Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program. Burns and Wheat were chosen UW-Green Bay’s designees through a competitive selection process. Each will receive a stipend and S&E support from the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development. Each participant will take part in program events throughout the year including a “faculty college” in May, and to undertake a significant project related to the scholarship of teaching and learning, to be shared publically at the conclusion of the year. The selections of Burns and Wheat were announced by UW-Green Bay faculty OPID representatives Jennifer Lanter and Regan Gurung.

Deadlines this week for major faculty grant programs

• Reminder: The deadline for Teaching Enhancement Grant proposals is Oct. 20.
• Applications for 2015-16 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars are due Oct. 24
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• The campus Research Council reminds us that the deadline for fall 2014 Grants in Aid of Research proposals is Oct. 20.

Applications for 2015-16 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars due Oct. 24

Here’s another reminder: Applications for selections to the 2015-16 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program are due Friday, Oct. 24. The program is the UW System’s signature professional development program sponsored by the Office of Professional and Instructional Development. UW-Green Bay may name two participants to the program. Information and application materials are available online at www.uwsa.edu/opid/wtfs/details.htm. All required materials need to be submitted through Associate Prof. Jennifer Lanter, director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at lanterj@uwgb.edu.

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 at www.uwsa.edu/opid/index.htm.

Deadline for Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars is Nov. 1

The UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) are pleased to announce the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program for 2014-15. This program was awarded the prestigious 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence for the development of innovative and diverse communities of teacher-scholars across the UW System. Each UW Institution may nominate two candidates and one alternate for the 2014-15 WTFS Program. Each participant will receive $4,000 in financial support from their institution and a $500 S&E grant from OPID. Each participant undertakes a significant Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project and becomes part of a state-wide teaching community.

For a more detailed description go to www.uwgb.edu/catl/grants/uwgb.asp.

Please submit your applications to CATL@uwgb.edu by Nov. 1. Contact Jennifer Lanter at lanter@uwgb.edu with questions.