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OPID serves as a statewide faculty development resource for University of Wisconsin System institutions. Established in 1977 as the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council, it was first led by a council of campus representatives who focused primarily on teaching improvement. Over the past few years OPID has expanded its emphases to meet the broader professional needs of faculty and academic staff with programming on topics such as student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, career stages, and faculty roles and rewards. OPID's Council remains essential to its operation, both as an advisory board and as a liaison between System and its campuses.
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The UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program for 2014-2015, currently directed by Cyndi Kernahan (UW-River Falls) and David Voelker (UW-Green Bay).
The WTFS program is OPID’s signature professional development program. While the program traces its roots back to the early 1980s, by 2000 it began focusing intentionally on promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and learning (SoTL), following the lead of the Carnegie Scholars program of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). In 2005 the program won the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence. An in-depth study of the program in 2012–13 found that 96% of former participants reported a positive impact and one-fifth reported a “transformational positive impact.” The perceived benefits of the program included not only improvements in teaching and learning but also enhanced opportunities for scholarship, collaboration, and leadership. (Voelker & Ryan, 2013).*
The WTFS program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. Many participants have found that the experience reenergized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. Collaboration with colleagues from diverse perspectives lies at the heart of the program. In addition to discussing illuminating works selected from the pedagogical literature, Fellows and Scholars are guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project with input from fellow participants and the program co-directors. OPID encourages applications from eligible faculty and staff that are open to new ideas and learning from others.
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program Requirements
To ApplyEach UW institution will send one fellow and one scholar to represent them in the WTFS program. If you would like to submit an application for consideration to become the UW-Parkside Fellow or Scholar representative, please send the Teaching Fellows/Scholars Application and the following materials to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245.
Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria
Wisconsin Teaching Scholars Selection Criteria
Please submit your application materials to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245 no later than Monday, November 4, 2013. All applications received will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Committee on Teaching and Learning and a member of the Provost's Office or designee.
Independent of the institutional budget, OPID will provide a $500.00 stipend for S&E funds to cover the participant’s department costs for copying, posters, student help and other similar expenses.For additional information, please contact Jim Robinson, Director, UW-Parkside Teaching and Learning Center at 262-595-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org . At OPID, please contact Brandon Clementi at email@example.com, (608) 890-3282..