NET/TLTDC announce SoTL grants
The Network for Excellence in Teaching and the Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center announce the following UW System-sponsored professional development programs for faculty and instructional academic staff:
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants
• Funding is available for individual, collaborative, departmental/program/college-wide and institutional projects that examine teaching and learning in a scholarly way.
• Awards range from $10,000 to $20,000, depending upon the project; some projects require a campus match.
• The local deadline is Feb. 14.
Program guidelines and application forms are available on the NET Web site. Applications should be submitted to NET, Attention: Catherine Artac. For more information, contact Linda Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 836-2298.
Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center, unless otherwise noted. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Feb. 9: Abraham Nahm, management and marketing, with collaborators Lucretia Mattson, accounting and finance; Blaine Peden, psychology; Judith Blackstone, Counseling Services; and Kathleen Sahlhoff, Financial Aid, "UW-Eau Claire Students' Credit Card Usage."
• Feb. 16: Helaine Minkus, geography and anthropology, "The Contribution of the Host Family Program to international education."
A list of all Spring 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
• Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research deadline is Feb. 15.
Jean Wilcox and Susan Ayres gave a presentation titled "How to Provide Resume Instruction and Review for the Masses When You Have Limited Resources" at the National Careers Conference 2005 Feb. 2 in Madison. The presentation was selected as one of seven "showcase" presentations, which demonstrated innovative programming and exemplary career development practices.
Curriculum and Instruction
Mickey Kolis, Bob Hollon and Garry Running (Geography and Anthropology) presented a workshop titled "Written and Verbal Communication within the Context of Science Teaching and Learning" at the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science annual meeting Jan. 20-23 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The workshop highlighted the results of a successful workshop for K-12 science teachers titled "Communicating Scientifically," which was coordinated by Kolis, Hollon, Running and Helen Dale (English) in summer 2004.
Joel Pace's book "Wordsworth in American Literary Culture" was published last month by Palgrave Macmillan. The book, edited and introduced by Pace and Matthew Scott of Oxford University, contains essays by both editors as well as nine other pieces by specialists in the new field of transatlantic studies.
Bruce Taylor had his story “Defending Your Spouse” selected as one of three finalists out of more than 600 entries for the 2004 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction. The award is offered by Mid-American Review, an international literary journal of Bowling Green State University.
J. Brian Mahoney and Robert Hooper gave an invited presentation titled "Initial Evaluation of the Bedrock Geology and Economic Mineralization Potential of the Southern Whitesail Lake Map Area (92E02/03), West-Central British Columbia" with UW-Eau Claire alumna Sarah Gordee (currently a graduate student at University of British Columbia), and colleagues James Haggart (Geological Survey of Canada) and James Mortensen (University of British Columbia) at the Cordilleran Mineral Exploration Roundup Jan. 18-24 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin was a judge for the Madison Area Piano Teachers Association Honors Audition Jan. 29 in Madison.
Cheryl Starr led an invited in-service workshop for middle school language arts teachers titled "Activities and Materials to Introduce Middle School Students to Shakespeare" Jan. 27 at Delong Middle School in Eau Claire. The workshop was the first step toward the Middle School Shakespeare Festival set for May 5 at Delong.