| 2014 Winterim Grant Proposal Writing Course
Deadline Extended to:
Dec. 13, 2013
||||2014 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award
Dec. 16, 2013
||||OPID 2014 Spring Conference
||||Spring 2014 Reading Group: Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning
Deadline: Dec. 20, 2013
||||Lesson Study Project
|||||Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grants Program
Deadline: January 24, 2014
||||Spring 2014 NYTimes in College
This page lists in chronological order, by due date, the calls for applications and proposals.
Are you interested in grant funding for your research or creative activities, but don’t know where to start?
The Office of Research Administration and Grants invites you to apply for the 2014 Grant Proposal Writing Course, held during Winterim 2014. The goals of the course are to provide faculty members with tools and skills to research grant opportunities and develop a high quality grant proposal for their research and creative activity, and to encourage and support grant pursuit at UW-Parkside. This course will combine individual work with group workshops so participants can learn best practices and share their progress in a group setting. It is strongly encouraged that participants not be teaching Winterim courses, so they can devote necessary attention to this course. Five faculty members will be selected to participate; the course will not take place if fewer applications are received.
Winterim Grant Proposal Writing Course application materials are available on the Research Administration and Grants website at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/research.administration
Applications must contain:
• a completed application form
• a one page summary statement outlining research interests and anticipated project budget needs
Review the guidelines in the Call for Applications and submit the application form to Hannah Wallisch (Wyllie 3313 or email@example.com).
Deadline for submission extended to December 13, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
On behalf of the Board of Regents, Mark Nook, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs invites each UW System institution to submit nominations for the 2014 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards. Recognizing some of the finest of our dedicated faculty, academic staff, departments, and programs, these awards reflect the University of Wisconsin System's strong commitment to teaching. Each winner will receive $5,000, as detailed in the nomination guidelines, and be honored at a Board of Regents meeting; we expect that the 2014 awards will be given at the Board of Regents meeting at UW-River Falls on April 10 or 11, 2014.
Each UW System institution is invited to nominate one faculty or teaching academic staff member and one academic department or program for these awards. This award is intended to honor career achievement in teaching. The award recipients will be selected by the Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards Committee. Applicants will be filling out forms specified as "Nominations" which reflects the perspective of the Regents-level review committee who is looking at each UW-System institution's single nomination for the individual and program award.
Since this is seen as an opportunity to highlight for our Regents the qualities of our outstanding teachers, departments and programs, each institution is strongly encouraged to submit a nomination in each category. Above are links for both individual and program guidelines and a nomination cover sheet.
Institutional Deadline: A complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12-noon on December 16, 2013.
The University of Wisconsin System
Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) 2014 Spring Conference:
“Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability, and Creativity”
April 17-18, 2014 – Heidel House, Green Lake, WI
Proposals due December 16, 2013
UW System faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for OPID’s Spring Conference: Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability, and Creativity on April 17-18, 2014. The Conference is being co-sponsored by OPID and the UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
The 2014 OPID Spring Conference will bring together approximately 200 faculty, staff, and students across varied 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 mindful teaching, systematic assessment of student learning, and healthy and sustainable learning environments will be a foundation of this event.
Please refer to the call for proposals for guidelines and submission information.
|The Teaching and Learning Center invites you to participate in the Spring 2014 Reading Group.|
The text will be Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy by Kaplan, Silver, Lavaque-Manty and Meizlish (2013). Books will be provided before the Winterim break for reading group discussions to occur during the Spring 2014 semester.
Student metacognition requires a complex set of skills including
We will also explore other web-based resources in our exploration of helping students to develop metacognitive abilities such as the Vanderbilt Metacognition website.
|View Table of Contents||To register for the Spring 2014 Reading Group please e-mail email@example.com with the subject line of "Metacognition".|
*Taken in part with minor edits from Cognitive Wrappers: Using Metacognition and Reflection to Improve Learning
As part of OPID’s efforts to keep SoTL vibrant across UW System we are offering to support a renewed Lesson Study initiative on your campus this year. OPID is offering to provide funding support to cover faculty/instructional staff stipends to conduct a Lesson Study on your campus. We will pay $250.00 per faculty/instructional staff member up to the amount of $1,000.00 per campus. We will provide training and consultation via a combination of online and video materials for individuals interested in becoming a lesson study trainer or resource person on your campus. Each campus can recruit its own Lesson Study trainer(s) with the goal of selecting an instructor who you can support to provide training and faculty guidance for Lesson Study projects on your campus.
The UW System Administration Office of Academic Affairs has announced the opportunity to apply for 2014-15 funding through the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin Grants Program.
This grants program seeks to fund Institutional Change Grants and Conference and Professional Development Grants that are bold in their vision, designed to transform programmatic or institution-wide practices, and have the potential to be sustained beyond the scope of the grant funding.
Priorities for funding will focus on projects that advance one or more of the three Strategic Goals of the Growth Agenda and model Inclusive Excellence. These goals include:
To coordinate Parkside’s submissions, all proposals must be submitted for review to Hannah Wallisch
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, January 24. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of members of the Grants Office, the Teaching & Learning Center, and the Provost’s Office, and judged for priority in alignment with Parkside’s Pillars of Excellence and strategic plan. Selected proposals will be advanced to the UW System to represent Parkside in this competition.
Detailed Information, including 2012-13 & 2013-14 funded projects: http://www.uwsa.edu/acss/grants/growthagenda/
Parkside Review Deadline: January 24, 2014
Final UW System Deadline: February 21, 2014
I am pleased to announce that UW-Parkside Student Government, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, is continuing sponsorship of the New York Times in College readership program for the 2013-14 academic year. To participate in this program for the Fall 2013 semester please fill out the online registration form after reviewing the criteria below. Information obtained through the registration process affects the distribution of papers to all campus racks.
Research indicates one key factor in student engagement is making the curriculum relevant. The New York Times in College program makes the paper freely available on campus and online offering excellent opportunities to incorporate current events into the curriculum. If, when planning your next semester courses, you would like to know more about incorporating the NYTs into your curriculum find out from those with experience by:
- visiting the NYTs in College Instructional Strategies website;
- viewing Guest Speaker Professor Lamberti's presentation at UW-Parkside;
- viewing Professor Lamberti's presentation (pdf);
- viewing the Academic Pass Tutorial for online access (pdf);
- viewing the NYTimes Leadership Site (password required).
- There will be no cost to students to participate. This program is sponsored by the PSG and Provost's Office.
- The newspapers are available at nine different newspaper racks across campus.
- NYTimes.com Academic Passes provide free access to the online version of the paper. View Tutorial.
- Make it clear in your syllabus that the NYTimes is part of the semester course work.
- There is free home delivery for instructional participants who register and contact our NYTimes representative.
- You are welcome to provide topics/questions for an assessment instrument that will be utilized to evaluate the project.
- The Times Talk series features NYTs sponsored events and a guest speaker for the NYTs. During the Spring semester NYTs science and health reporter, Donald G. McNeil, addressed the campus on the topic of The Psychology of Wellness/The Biology of Wellness to over 150 students, faculty and staff. The session for the 2013-14 academic year is yet to be determined.
You may register to participate in the New York Times in College at:
Learn more by attending the lunch session How to Use the New York Times in the Classroom sponsored by the NYTimes on Sept. 25 at noon in the Oak Room of the Student Center. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jim Robinson at 262-595-2068 or email@example.com.