Call for applications for the 2008-09 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars program
The UW System Office of Academic and Student Services and the Office of Professional
and Instructional Development are pleased to announce the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars Program for 2008-09. OPID’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows/Scholars program was awarded the prestigious 2005 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Certificate
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows group will include outstanding early-career, untenured faculty and teaching academic staff who show exceptional promise as college teachers. They should be interested in SoTL research and in examining the issues faced by early-career faculty. The Wisconsin Teaching Scholars group will include tenured faculty and teaching academic staff with at least 10 years of college teaching.
Each UW institution may select one Fellow and one Scholar for the 2008-09 program. Each Fellow/Scholar will receive $4,000 in financial support from their institution and a $500 S&E grant from OPID.
Interested faculty and academic staff members should contact Linda Carpenter, NET coordinator, at email@example.com or 836-2298; or Donna Silver, OPID assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-4337.
Applications should be submitted to the NET office (OL 2154) by Nov. 9. More information.
Institute on Race and Ethnicity newsletter available online
The October 2007 E-Bulletin of the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity is available online. The issue includes information on the institute's call for campus reading seminar proposals, its course syllabi bank and its support grant recipients for the 2007-08 fiscal year.
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. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Oct. 10: Jill Ferguson, Materials Science Center, "Materials Science Center at UW-Eau Claire — Stimulating Growth in the Chippewa Valley and Beyond."
• Oct. 15: Sue Peck, nursing, "Energy Work: Expansion of Health Care." Note: This forum will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room, Davies Center.
A list of all Fall 2007 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Julie Adler and Beth Kozbial Ernst presented "Essential Websites for ESL Teachers" at the Joint DPI/WITESOL conference Sept. 27-29 in Madison.
Manuel Fernández's book review of "La neblina del ayer" by Leonardo Padura Fuentes appeared in Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, Vol. 9.2, winter 2006-07, pages 160-63.
Foundations of Education
Rob Reid received the 2007 Lucy Beck Award from the Wisconsin Storytellers' Get-Together organization in appreciation of noteworthy contributions and service in support of the art of storytelling in Wisconsin.
Learning and Technology Services
Bill Hoepner's photograph "Times are Changing" earned second place in the News and Features category in the summer 2007 University Photographers of America Association image competition. The image has been used in the UW-Eau Claire Summer Bulletin and as a cover image for the 2007-08 University Senate information brochure.
Condolences to Steve Lawrence, University Recreation and Sport Facilities, and his wife,
Janci's father, Eugene Schroeder, died Oct. 1 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.