Scholarship + Awards
View opportunities sponsored by the UW System CETL, called the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), as well as on campus.
UW System Programs
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program (OPID)
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) program is OPID's signature professional development program focusing intentionally on promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
The WTFS program targets and connects outstanding early-career and later-career teachers in the UW System. Each participant completes a year-long SoTL project with development and assistance from a community of scholarly teachers.
Faculty College 2023 (Advisory Council members invited)
Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, 2023
Osthoff Resort at Elkhart Lake
Faculty College is UW System's premier faculty and instructional development event that hosts approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff from across the UW System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning, and curricular issues.
OPID Regional Conference
Thursday, April 21 to Friday, April 22, 2023
Memorial Union, Madison
The UW System CETL, called OPID or Office of Professional and Instructional Development, sponsors a conference for UW System faculty to present their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research as either a workshop or a poster presentation. The goals for the conference include promoting interdisciplinary research, establishing connections between faculty from various campuses, and hearing from your system colleagues about their research.
UW-Eau Claire Program
CETL/ SoTL Grant Program
This grant supports educator/student collaborative research projects for the development and assessment of new curriculum (courses or other educational experiences).
Research Reports by CETL Fellows
Enjoy these resources created by UW-Eau Claire educators who have participated in various CETL programming from 2009 to 2011.
Fellow: April Bleske-Rechek, Psychology
Student Evaluations of Instruction: Summary Report
Purposes of SEI with Exemplar Items Lists the purposes of using student evaluations of instruction, with exemplar items for each purpose.
Correspondence between Student Descriptions of Effective Instruction and Items Found on UW-Eau Claire SEI Forms Students were asked what effective instructors do and don’t do. This table shows the percent of SEI forms on campus that include items that ask about those instructor behaviors.
Fellow: Kate Mastruserio Reynolds: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching Evaluation Initiative Final Report
Selected sections of the TEI Final Report
Working Definition of Effective Teaching
Evaluation of Peer's Instructional Materials
Literature Review: Using Peer's Self-reflection of Instruction for Evaluation
Peer Evaluation/Observation Forms
Peer Pre-observation Form A
Peer Pre-observation Form B
Peer Observation Form A
Peer Observation Form B
Peer Post Observation Form A
Peer Post-observation Form B
Peer Post-observation Form C
SuTL Resources by Michigan State University
An excellent page of resources on doing SuTL, articles on SuTL, SuTL journals, SuTL conferences, and professional organizations
SoTL Tutorial by Vanderbilt University
A helpful guide to understanding SoTL and how to conduct SoTL research.
Journals from the University of Central Florida
A collection of journals that highlight general and discipline-specific pedagogy practices.
International Journal of Teaching & Learning
Provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction.
Request Collegial Consultant
Interested in consulting with an experienced colleague about some aspect of your teaching or research? The consultant/requestor relationship can last as long as it is valuable to the participants. This focused mentoring program is just one of the support services offered by CETL and ORSP.
Click here to request professional assistance with SPSS data analysis for completing research.
There are two teaching excellence awards available from the UW System Board of Regents that honor both individuals and departments/programs.
Regents Teaching Individual Excellence Award Nominee
Please check back in the Fall of 2023 for the next call for nominations.
Please nominate yourself or a colleague for this honor.
Academic Affairs invites you to submit nominations for the 2024 Regents Teaching Excellence Individual Award nominee from UW-Eau Claire. The selected individual will be the campus nomination for the Board of Regents award in 2024 and will be recognized during the opening breakfast in 2024. The nominee will also receive a $1,500 award from the Foundation.
Nominees should excel at teaching and deeply value learning. This commitment to excellence might be demonstrated through activities that advance the quality and practice of teaching, learning, and advising in the individual classroom, in the department, across the curriculum or discipline, or college- and institution-wide. The Regents Teaching Excellence Award recognizes long-term career development and achievements in teaching. Nominees should ideally have been teaching a significant period of time (perhaps 10 years) in the UW System.
We realize this nomination process has a short-time frame. We are asking for 3 of the supporting materials for the award for our campus selection.
1. A nomination letter of support from a colleague
2. A condensed (five pages maximum) curriculum vitae of the nominee
3. A one- or two- page reflective statement by the nominee on his or her teaching and learning philosophy, practices and objectives, and how these have evolved over time. The statement should include how the assessment of student learning informs teaching practice.
If you or your nominee is selected to represent UW-Eau Claire, we will follow up with the nominee for the additional materials to submit to UW System Administration.
Please submit your nominations to email@example.com in Fall 2023, date to be determined, to be reviewed by a faculty committee representing each College. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angie Stombaugh.
Last Year's Guidelines and Rubric:
Regents Excellence in Teaching Award Guidelines
Regents Teaching Excellence Program Award Nominee
Please check back in the Fall of 2023 for the next call for nominations.
Please nominate your department for this honor.
Academic Affairs invites you to submit nominations for the 2024 Regents Teaching Excellence Program Award nominee from UW-Eau Claire. The selected department/program will be the campus nomination for the Board of Regents award in 2024 and will be recognized during the opening breakfast in 2024.
recognize and foster excellence in teaching.
approach teaching as a public, collaborative activity.
have thoughtfully constructed effective curricula for academic programs, ranging from general education to graduate programs, as applicable.
create a positive climate for learning and demonstrate a significant impact on student learning.
We realize this nomination process has a short-time frame. We are asking for 2 of the supporting materials for the award for our campus selection.
1. A narrative statement of up to five pages from the department or program discussing its philosophy as a community of teacher-scholars, its goals and strategies, and how these have evolved over time. This section should convey a sense of the discipline being taught by the department, its value to students, and/or the program's goals for and assessment of student learning and development. Be sure to include an introduction for your faculty and staff and their contributions to your department/program;
2. A one-page fact profile of the department/program
If your department is selected to represent UW-Eau Claire, we will follow up with you for the additional materials to submit to UW System Administration.
Please submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org in Fall 2023, date to be determined. CETL will forward the nominations to the Provost for the final selection. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angie Stombaugh.