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investing in faculty and staff

Faculty who inspire

The commitment and passion of UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff were the highlight at the UW System's February 2015 Board of Regents meeting, when the regents and all present viewed the documentary above, which followed nursing faculty member Dr. Cheryl Brandt through her days (and nights and weekends) as a nursing educator.

The video, titled "A Look at the Work of a Nurse Educator," was the first in a series to be produced for the UW System to inform the regents, state legislators and the general public about the totality of the work of our UW System faculty and staff. The response to the video was a sustained standing ovation among regents and guests.

Watch Dr. Brandt balance teaching, nursing practice, clinical instruction, research and more to ensure her students are prepared for the demands of today's nursing careers and to take on leadership roles in their field. Thanks to the support of generous donors, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides vital support to faculty and staff like Dr. Brandt as they work to provide transformational learning experiences to today's generation of Blugolds.

Chuck Tomkovick

Inspiring students and colleagues

The late Dr. Charles Tomkovick, professor emeritus of management and marketing, was known for his enthusiasm and passion for teaching. Faculty in the College of Business have recognized his profound legacy of inspiring students with a fund to support excellence in teaching. Read more about Tomkovick's career and contributions to UW-Eau Claire.

Dr. Susan Moch

Putting research into real-world practice

Dr. Susan Moch, professor of nursing, is an innovator of collaborative practices that link academics with public health nursing. Her significant leadership is preparing future nurses to be culturally competent in a changing public health system and apply evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.


Nationally esteemed in science

Dr. Kurt Wiegel, associate professor of chemistry, is one of just seven people nationwide to receive the prestigious 2012 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which recognizes young chemical sciences faculty as outstanding teachers and for their scholarly research with undergraduates. UW-Eau Claire boasts five Dreyfus scholars on faculty.

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Investing in distinguished faculty

This campus attracts scholars with a passion for teaching. The quality of academics at UW-Eau Claire would not be possible without our distinguished faculty — experts in their respective fields who demonstrate a vested interest in student success. 

Many of our faculty members seek funds to support cultural immersion and other high-impact learning experiences for their students, and many have received research grants from prestigious institutions and government agencies. 

Personalized attention and expert leadership in collaborative faculty-student research has earned UW-Eau Claire the designation as the UW System Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration. From this, students often get the chance to be published in journals, meet experts in the field and pursue their passion through internships and off-campus opportunities.

Faculty fellowships

You can support exceptional faculty through fellowships for professional development, collaborative research and international study. For departments to take full advantage of these opportunities, the Foundation seeks three-year commitments.

Funding levels for each year:

$10,000 per year - one faculty fellowship for a full year.

$ 7,500 per year - one faculty fellowship for a summer session or two fellowships for one semester.

$5,000 per year - one faculty fellowship for one semester.