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UW-Eau Claire Names 2003-04 Teaching Scholars
And Wisconsin Teaching Fellowships
MAILED: Feb. 14, 2003
EAU CLAIRE — The UW System Office of Academic Affairs has named Dr. Robert Eierman, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, as a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar, and Ingrid Ulstad, a lecturer of accounting and finance, as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow for 2003-04.
The UW System typically selects a Teaching Scholar and a Teaching Fellow from each institution, with selection based on nominations from the campus Provost.
Eierman joined UW-Eau Claire's faculty in 1983, and Ulstad began teaching at UW-Eau Claire in 1998.
The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars Program is designed for outstanding faculty and teaching academic staff with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Focusing on the scholarship of teaching, the program gives participants opportunities to contemplate the nature of their teaching and their students' learning. Throughout the yearlong program, Scholars undertake a major course revision, culminating in a public presentation of their project at a UW System spring conference and a report that is highlighted on a UW System Web site.
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Program includes outstanding teachers who have 2-6 years of full-time teaching experience. The program provides a cutting-edge curriculum designed to support the development of Fellows as college teachers and as scholars of teaching and learning. Each Fellow undertakes a yearlong scholarly teaching project that culminates in a publication, conference presentation, campus workshop or demonstration classroom.
The programs require participants to attend events throughout the year sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development, beginning with a Faculty College in June, a one-week Summer Institute, a fall meeting, and the OPID's annual Spring Conference. The programs overlap at various events allowing for inter-generational exchange, informal mentoring and opportunities to connect senior faculty with junior faculty. In addition to funding for projects and travel, participants also receive summer stipends.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: February 17, 2003