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Four UW-Eau Claire Faculty Selected
As Wisconsin Teaching Scholars/Fellows
MAILED: April 24, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Four University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty members were selected by UW System's Office of Academic Affairs to be Wisconsin Teaching Scholars and Wisconsin Teaching Fellows for 2002-03.
Teaching Scholars are Dr. Jane Pederson, a history professor, and Dr. Darwin Wittrock, a biology professor. Teaching Fellows are Dr. Amy Krist, an assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Katherine Rhoades, an assistant professor of foundations of education. Typically, just one Fellow and one Scholar are selected from each UW institution.
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, it gives participants opportunities to contemplate the nature of their teaching and their students' learning. During the yearlong program, Teaching 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 UW System's Web site.
The Teaching Fellows Program includes outstanding teachers with two to six 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, and campus workshop or demonstration classroom.
Participants attend several events sponsored by System's Office of Professional and Instructional Development, including the Faculty College, a one-week Summer Institute, a fall meeting and OPID's Spring Conference. The programs overlap, allowing for inter-generational exchange, informal mentoring and opportunities to connect senior and junior faculty. In addition to support for projects and travel to program events, participants receive summer stipends.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 24, 2002