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2014-15 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 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.

The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows group includes outstanding early-career, untenured faculty and teaching academic staff. The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars group includes outstanding tenured faculty and experienced academic staff. Candidates must be exceptional teachers who publicly share their expertise and demonstrate leadership. Participants in the WTFS Program should be familiar with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research. Each participant undertakes a significant SoTL project, records the project's progress on an electronic poster, collaborates with other Fellows and Scholars in project design, and shares the project and its results in public forums. Teaching Fellows and Scholars are expected to serve as leaders and mentors in campus and UW System SoTL work.

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Dalhoe, Special Education, and
Dr. Leah Olson-McBride, Social Work,
2013-14 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows from UW-Eau Claire.

Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program Requirements

  • Attendance at four OPID-sponsored events throughout the year required:
    • Faculty College May 27-30, 2014, at UW-Richland, Richland Center,WI
    • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Summer Institute, June 16-20, 2014, Madison, WI
    • WTFS Winter Retreat - January 12-13, 2015
    • 2015 Final WTFS Spring Meeting and Public Poster Session, April, 2015 (TBA)
  • Completion of a SoTL project with dissemination of results in a professional forum
  • Consultation and recording of SoTL project's progress 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.

Each UW Institution may nominate two candidates for the WTFS Program. Each participant receives $4,000 in financial support from their institution and a $500 S&E grant from OPID.

Completed applications are due in CETL no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. Please contact CETL Director, Angie Stombaugh, for more information.

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Faculty College 2014

May 27-30, 2014
UW-Richland
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 (2013)
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