UW System Programs
2013 OPID Spring Conference:
The Value of Inquiry into Student Learning in the 21st Century
The conference is co-sponsored by the UW System Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, and will take place April 18-19, 2013, at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The conference will bring together over 200 faculty and staff from across the UW System, allowing us to showcase our commitment to further excellence in teaching and student learning.
A call for proposals is made for the conference, which outlines in detail the five session tracks and potential session topics surrounding:
- Scholarly Inquiry into student learning: perspectives, practices, and results
- Inclusive pedagogy
- Innovative practices in Online Teaching
- Leveraging technology in teaching and learning
- High Impact Practices: Research that links the effectiveness of student learning and high impact practices
We invite proposals from UW System faculty, instructional staff, and students with faculty/staff sponsorship. Presentation formats will include papers, panels, workshops, and poster sessions. <Proposal Guidelines
Proposal submission form is closed.
2013-14 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program
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 2013-14.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 for the 2013-14 WTFS Program. Each participant will receive $4,000 in financial support from their institution and a $500 S&E grant from OPID.
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program Requirements
- Attendance at four OPID-sponsored events throughout the year:
- Faculty College, May 28-May 31, 2013, UW-Richland
- Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Summer Institute, June 17-21, 2013, UW-Madison
- Winter Seminar (TBA, January-February 2014)
- Final WTFS meeting and Public Poster Presentation (TBA, Spring 2014)
- Completion of a SoTL project with dissemination of results in a professional forum
- Recording of SoTL project's progress on electronic poster throughout the Program year
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Selection Criteria
- Evidence of excellent teaching
- Interest in teaching innovation and collaboration with others.
- Knowledge of and interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
- The one difference between Fellows and Scholars is career stage:
- Fellows:outstanding early-career, untenured faculty or teaching academic staff with at least one year teaching at their current campus
- Scholars: outstanding tenured faculty and experienced academic instructional staff with a record of interest in teaching innovation and collaboration with others
Faculty College 2013
May 28 - 31, 2013
Richland Center, WI
Faculty College is a 4 day workshop for faculty and IAS from all Wisconsin campuses to come together to learn and discuss topics regarding teaching, learning, and assessment. Accommodations, meals, and transportation are all paid for by either OPID or UWEC Academic Affairs. Free time is built in to the daily schedule for your rejuvenation. Brochure