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 2024
May 28-31, 2024 at the 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.
Please Nominate Yourself for Faculty College:
We are seeking nominations for OPID’s 44th Annual Faculty College at the Osthoff Resort at Elkhart Lake on May 28-31, 2024. Faculty College 2024 is designed as an institute|retreat for university teams led by teaching & learning center directors. Teams work together before, during, and after Faculty College to address university-identified challenges of Rethinking/Redesigning Student Assignments.
The theme for Faculty College 2024 – Rethinking/Redesigning Student Assignments - intersects with ongoing changes and practices in higher education, including alternative grading approaches, generative artificial intelligence (including large language programs, such as Chat GPT), high-impact teaching practices that necessitate reflection and metacognition, and other emergent approaches to teaching and learning.
We envision university teams that are representative of UW System’s educators, career standings (pre-tenure, mid-career, post-tenure, contingent), and field/disciplines. The team will consist of 10 members.
As with past years, UW System and OPID will cover lodging, meals, and programming. Universities are responsible for mileage reimbursement and meals/incidentals during travel. Participants are encouraged to carpool to minimize travel costs. Parking is free.
If you are interested, please submit a 150-300 word statement explaining why you would like to attend to email@example.com by Friday, January 5. Selected participants will be notified by Wednesday, January 10.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Angie Stombaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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)
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
Journals from the University of Central Florida
A collection of journals that highlight general and discipline-specific pedagogy practices.
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 nominate yourself or a colleague for this honor.
Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2024 Regents Teaching Individual Excellence Award. The individual selected will be the campus nominee for the Board of Regents’ award in 2024 and will be recognized during the opening breakfast in 2024. The campus nominee will also receive a $1,500 award from the Foundation. We encourage you to nominate yourself or a colleague for this honor.
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 ten years) in the UW System.
We realize this nomination process has a tight time frame. Attached you will find guidelines to help with preparation of your documents and the rubric used to evaluate materials by the campus committee. We are asking for three of the award’s required supporting materials to aid our campus selection process.
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. 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 by September 25, 2023. The submitted materials will be reviewed by a faculty committee with representation from each College. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angie Stombaugh, Director or CETL, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines and Rubric:
Regents Teaching Excellence Program Award Nominee
Please nominate your department for this honor.
Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2024 Regents Teaching Excellence Program Award. The selected department/program will be the campus nominee for the Board of Regents’ award in 2024. We encourage you to nominate your department/program for this honor.
- 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 request two of the award’s required supporting materials to help our campus selection process.
- Deans and Department Chairs are asked to nominate their department. Nominations are due by September 25, 2023, to CETL and consist of:
- 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. 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 of your faculty and staff and their contributions to your department/program;
- A one-page fact profile of the department/program.
- CETL will collect all nominations and forward them to the Provost. The deadline to forward the names to the Provost is September 29.
- The Provost and College Deans will select the final department nominee by October 13. This leaves the rest of the semester for the nomination package to be constructed and submitted.
- The department will submit all required materials to Mary Hoffman by December 4, 2023.
If your department/program 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 email@example.com by September 25, 2023. CETL will forward the nominations to the Provost for the final selection. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Angie Stombaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.