|Faculty College 2013
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(Application Deadline March 18, 2013)
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.
Visit the OPID website OPID 2012-2013 Calendar
We are pleased to announce that the UW System's annual Faculty College, sponsored by the Office of Professional and Instructional Development, will convene this year at UW-Richland, in Richland Center, from May 28 through May 31, 2013. Faculty College is the UW System's premier faculty development event. Each year, the College hosts approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff from across the System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning, and curricular issues. The UW-Parkside deadline for applicants is Monday, February 18, 2013.
This year, OPID is pleased to have Theatre professor Patrick Sims from the University of Wisconsin -Madison as our keynote speaker. Patrick will perform his one-man play Ten Perfect , in which he portrays a fictionalized version of James Cameron, who was nearly lynched in Marion, Indiana, in 1930. For more information about Patrick Sims and his play, Ten Perfect, please visit: http://onwisconsin.uwalumni.com/cover-story/how-to-stage-a-lynching/
Faculty College 2013 Seminars:
Look for detailed abstracts of the seminars listed above in the Faculty College 2013 brochure, which will be arriving in the mail in coming weeks, and will also be posted online at: http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/conf/fc_upcoming.htm .
Who Should Attend
While the audience for Faculty College is not limited, traditionally participants tend to come from the following groups:
1. New faculty who wish to develop their pedagogy.
2. Faculty who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in assessing student learning.
3. Faculty who are interested in developing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project.
4. Experienced faculty who seek to renew their vitality and learn new teaching approaches.
5. Faculty with instructional and/or faculty development responsibilities.
6. Faculty representing a spectrum of disciplines and levels of experience.
7. We would particularly urge you to send people who have not previously participated in Faculty College!
OPID sponsors the participants in Faculty College, including the cost of meals and double-occupancy lodging at Richland Center. Participants who request single rooms are responsible for paying additional costs (In 2012, this cost was approximately $87 extra for the entire duration of Faculty College, or $29/night). UW-Parkside will support the cost of carpooling to and from Richland Center.
If you would like to be considered for participation in Faculty College 2012 please fill out a
Faculty College Participant Application.
Deadline for Submission
Completed applications are to be submitted to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245, by Monday, February 18, 2013.
For additional information contact Jim Robinson at the Teaching and Learning Center (595-2068).
The conference is April 18-19, 2013 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.
The 2013 OPID Spring Conference will bring together over 200 faculty and staff across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. The conference will provide a forum to recognize, acknowledge, and share the expertise of faculty and academic staff who excel at teaching, value learning, and are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, practice, and scholarship with colleagues. The intentional relationships among teaching, learning, and making excellence inclusive will be a foundation of this event.
The OPID Spring Conference will feature the following keynote presentations:
Learning matters: Reflections on valuing inquiry in Wisconsin (1999-2013) by Tony Ciccone, Professor of French and director of the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Stereotype Threat and The Psychology of Achievement Gaps: Causes and Solutions to Student Underperformance by Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University
Full abstracts of Tony and Valerie's sessions are available online at http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/conf/springconf13.htm .
In collaboration with the Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC), plenary workshops and c o n c u r r e nt s e s sions by faculty and staff across the University of Wisconsin System and the 2012/13 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars will be offered in the following categories:
Scholarly Inquiry into student learning: perspectives, practices, and results including SoTL research across disciplines, Lesson Study and the relationship
between SoTL and institutional assessment.
Inclusive pedagogy: Research that links the effectiveness of inclusive pedagogy and curriculum across the disciplines
Innovative Practices in Online Teaching
Leveraging technology in teaching and learning
High Impact Practices (HIPS): Research that links the effectiveness of student learning and high impact practices.
Assessment and pedagogical practices
Please register by March 29, 2013 using the following online link: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30433439588966 . To book your hotel, please call the Madison Concourse Hotel at (800) 356-8293 by March 29, 2013 and mention the OPID Spring Conference room block. If you have any questions, please contact Brinsen Wynn at email@example.com .