||||Faculty College 2014
|||||Teaching & Learning Center Conference Develop Grant Program
Deadline: March 31, 2014
||||International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Call for Manuscripts
Deadline: May 15, 2014
This page lists in chronological order, by due date, the calls for applications and proposals.
We are pleased to announce the annual UW System Faculty College, sponsored by the Office of Professional and Instructional Development. Once again, Faculty College will convene at UW-Richland, in Richland Center, from May 27 through May 30, 2014. Faculty College is the UW System's premier faculty development event. Each year, 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.
This year, OPID is pleased to have a new exciting schedule that is carefully and creatively designed to promote applications of contemplative teaching practice, learning theory, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Our mornings will begin with intensive seminars, which will be followed by robust round table discussions at lunch. The afternoons will be filled with interactive workshops, followed by a mindfulness series of kinetic learning activities. In addition to the regularly scheduled sessions, we will feature the UW Women’s Studies Consortium’s “Exquisite Uterus: Art of Resistance” project and selections from the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars poster session. Following are brief descriptions of the morning intensive seminars and some of the afternoon workshops. You will find detailed abstracts, information about additional workshops, professional biographies and photos of our presenters, and a preview of the faculty college agenda at the following website: http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/conf/fc_upcoming.htm
Faculty College 2014 Intensive Seminars and Workshops:
Contemplative Consciousness and Diversity Learning Environments—Safe and Caring? By Dr. Joanne Gozawa, Professor of Transformative Leadership, California Institute of Integral Studies
Learning Reconsidered: Values & Evidence Based Teaching; and Educating the Whole Person: What Exactly Would That Mean? By Dr. Greg Valde, Professor, Educational Foundations and Graduate Studies, UW-Whitewater
Going Behind the Scenes of the Learning Process: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung, Professor of Psychology, and Dr. David J. Voelker, Professor of History, UW-Green Bay.
Rethinking Content Coverage, by Dr. David J. Voelker, Professor of History, UW-Green Bay
America’s Next Top Model: Evidence-based guidelines to Model Teaching, by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung, Professor of Psychology, UW-Green Bay.
Who Should Attend
Based on our experience with previous Faculty Colleges, we can offer the following general suggestions for choosing participants:
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 particularly urge you to send people who have not previously participated in Faculty
As in prior years, OPID will continue to pay most expenses for Faculty College, including all speaker fees, the cost of meals, and double-occupancy lodging at Richland Center for all participants. 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), and institutions that wish to do so may reimburse them for this extra cost. In addition, we ask that the campuses support the cost of travel to and from Richland Center.
If you would like to be considered for participation in Faculty College 2014 please fill out a Faculty College Participant Application. (.doc) Applications will be reviewed by the Committee on Teaching and Learning.
Deadline for Submission
Completed applications are to be submitted to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245, by Monday, March 3, 2014. For additional information contact Jim Robinson at the Teaching and Learning Center (595-2068).
The UW-Parkside Teaching & Learning Center (T&LC) is offering support for programs that promote cooperation and exchange among faculty and instructional staff, are focused on effective and innovative teaching to enhance student learning, and promote academic quality. Programs are typically workshops, presentations, or mini-conferences on teaching-related subjects. Other commonly funded projects include meetings of faculty or staff in a particular discipline to discuss teaching issues raised by that discipline. Up to two awards will be funded at a maximum amount of $800 per award.
Faculty and instructional academic staff are eligible to apply for a Conference Development Grant. The audience for the proposed activity should be comprised of faculty and instructional academic staff. Review the program guidelines for detailed application and selection criteria and complete the Conference Development Grant Program application form. and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Submission
Completed applications are to be submitted to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245, by Monday, March 31, 2014.
For additional information contact Jim Robinson at the Teaching and Learning Center (595-2068).
The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is an open, double-blind peer reviewed electronic journal published twice per year by the Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. The journal is an international forum for research and information about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education.
Please review the current issue, Volume 8, Issue 1, of the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ijSOTL). This issue challenges readers to examine how SoTL is conceptualized and operationalized. It also illuminates how redefinition and collaboration can help move SoTL and its scholars from models of deficit and isolation to integration and capacity building.
Please consider submitting a manuscript for the July 2014 issue.
Submission period: March 15 – May 15.
Editor-in-Chief: Lorraine Gilpin, Georgia Southern University
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 a video of 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 for full access - contact Jim Robinson).
- 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. (pdf)
- 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:
To learn more about integrating the NYTimes into the curriculum visit the NYTs in Education and NYTs in College Leadership websites. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jim Robinson at 262-595-2068 or email@example.com. As the integration of the NYTimes in the curriculum is part of course planning, the deadline is set for the start of the spring semester.