Scholarships + Awards

Scholarships

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


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.

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Faculty College is UW System's premier faculty and instructional development event. Faculty College 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.

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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.

The conference takes place each spring. Check back next year for details on the spring 2019 conference.

View more information on OPID's website.

UW-Eau Claire Program

This grant supports educator/student collaborative research projects for the development and assessment of new curriculum (courses or other educational experiences).

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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.

Bibliography

Online Resources

Fellow: Kate Mastruserio Reynolds: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teacher Education

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

SoTL Resources by Michigan State University
An excellent page of resources on doing SoTL, articles on SoTL, SoTL journals, SoTL conferences, and professional organizations

SoTL Tutorial by Vanderbilt University
A helpful guide to understanding SoTL and how to conduct SoTL research.

The Teaching Professor
A highly informative online newsletter that strives to provide ideas and insight to educators who are passionate about teaching.

International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
Provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction.

Journals from the University of Central Florida
A collection of journals that highlight general and discipline-specific pedagogy practices.

Click here to request professional assistance with SPSS data analysis for completing research

Awards

There are two teaching excellence awards available from the UW System Board of Regents that honor both individuals and departments/programs.

Please nominate yourself or a colleague for this honor.

Academic Affairs invites you to submit nominations for the 2018 Regents' Teaching Individual Excellence Award nominee from UW-Eau Claire. The selected individual will be the campus nomination for the Board of Regents' award in 2019 and will be recognized during the opening breakfast in 2019. The nominee will also receive a $1500 award from the Foundation.

Criteria:

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.

Nomination Materials: 

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 cetl@uwec.edu, by September 29, 2018, to be reviewed by a faculty committee representing each College. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angie Stombaugh.

Please nominate your department for this honor.

Academic Affairs invites you to submit nominations for the 2019 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 2019 and will be recognized during the opening breakfast in 2019.

Criteria:

Nominees should:

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.

Nomination Materials: 

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 cetl@uwec.edu by September 29, 2018. CETL will forward the nominations to the Provost for the final selection. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angie Stombaugh.
 

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