|Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition
|||||New York Times in College
||||Online Course Developers Workshop
Application deadline 2-15-13
||||Cyberlearning: Transforming Education
Proposal Deadline: multiple see below
||||2013 Summer Grant Proposal Writing Award
Application Deadline 4-22-13
|||| Teaching & Learning Center Conference Develop Grant Program
||||FALCON Conference Mapping the Terrain: Our Role as Teachers
This page lists in chronological order, by due date, the calls for applications and proposals.
The UW System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts (SAGLA) is pleased to announce the eighth annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition.
Award: Three awards for $2,000 each are available (one to a student from the UW Colleges and two to students from the UW comprehensive and doctoral institutions).
Eligibility: This year’s competition is open to any UW System undergraduate student in academic good standing.
This Year’s Topic:
Over the past two years, we have seen a Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election and a presidential race that both generated a great deal of civic discourse. How has your liberal education helped you process, develop informed opinions, and make decisions about what you see and hear and guided your participation as a citizen? How has your liberal education helped you interact with people with whom you disagree on the events that have taken place?
Feel free to choose a single experience or an array of experiences, whichever best fits the development of your own liberal education. Your essay should create a clear picture of the experience(s) and should also make a clear connection between your experience(s) and your liberal education.
As you plan your essay, you may wish to check on the liberal education learning outcomes at http://www.aacu.org/leap/vision.cfm . Some of these outcomes could help inform your understanding of the larger framework of liberal education.
NOTE: All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced. Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, major, institution, college and home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”
Submission/Selection: Essays will first be evaluated at the campus level to determine essays to be advanced to the UW System competition. UW-Parkside essays should be submitted to email@example.com with the subject “Liberal Education Essay.” Deadline for submission has been extended and a date will be forthcoming. For questions related to the UW-Parkside contest, please contact Dr. Theresa Castor, 595-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final selection of winning essays will be determined by a group of judges from the UW System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts (SAGLA). Recipients will be notified in spring 2013. For more information on the Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition, go to: http://liberaleducation.uwsa.edu/scholarship/index.htm.
Research indicates one key to factor in student engagement is making the curriculum relevant. We have the good fortune of having the Provost's Office and Parkside Student Government support the New York Times in College initiative that makes the paper available on campus and offers excellent opportunities for incorporating 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
- Listening Professor Lamberti's presentation at UW-Parkside
- Viewing Professor Lamberti's presentation
- 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 with our NYTimes representative.
- You are welcome to provide topics/questions for an assessment instrument that will be utilized to evaluate
- The Times Talk series features NYTs sponsored events and a guest speaker for the NYTs. This semester our Times Talk session on Feburary 20, will address The Psychology of Wellness/The Biology of Wellness. Special guest NYTs science and health reporter, Donald G. McNeil, (view bio) will provide a keynote on February 27, 2013 and will be on campus all afternoon.
You may register to participate in the New York Times in College at:
Since integration of the NYTs is to be noted in the curriculum, the registration deadline is January 31, 2013. Please note registration data determines distribution quantities to each rack to facilitate availability near your classroom for your students. Thus, if you use the NYTs and have not registered you may still do so.
Check the T&LC Events page for other events sponsored by the NYTimes during the spring semester. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jim Robinson at 262-595-2068 or email@example.com.
We are seeking proposals from all UW-faculty and teaching academic staff for chapters in a book that builds on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in efforts to showcase SoTL across the disciplines, but takes this important work in a new direction. In each chapter, interdisciplinary teams of authors address a single pedagogical question bringing each of their home discipline's specific methodologies to the table. The result will be a hitherto unseen examination of the better practices for teaching and learning in higher education that is intentionally inclusive of faculty from different disciplines.
Each chapter should:
Completed chapters should be 20-25 pages long (approx. 6,000 words including works cited). Co-authored chapters with colleagues at different campuses are welcome. Proposals are due on February 7th , 2013. Proposals should be not be more than one page (double-spaced) and should include the plan for the chapter. Append a brief summary of the author's qualifications and experience with SoTL. First drafts are due Nov. 1 st , 2013.
Proposals, questions, and queries can be addressed to the following editors:
Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D.
Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development & Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Vice-President Midwestern Region, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
Application to Participate in UW-Parkside
Summer 2013 Workshop on Online Teaching and Learning
This summer workshop is open to all full-time faculty and instructional staff at UW-Parkside. The goal of the workshop is to produce an online course that is ready to be taught during the, fall 2013, spring 2014 term and/or the 2014 summer session. Preference will be given to faculty members who propose to prepare courses that are address specific goals in your department's current academic plan and/or another university program. We do not encourage teaching during the summer session if you plan to attend this workshop. Participants will receive a stipend for participating.
The workshop will run June 4 through June 27, 2013 with meeting times on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch included), and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Additional meetings will occur after the workshop to include a public presentation at an Online Showcase. Due to the complex technical nature of developing online courses, it is highly recommended that you attend all Desire 2 Learn (D2L) training opportunities provided by the Learning Technology Center over Winterim.
In order to receive the full amount of the stipend, each participant will be expected to:
Attend all of the summer class sessions. Any missed time will result in a reduction of the stipend.
Establish a relationship with an outside mentor during the summer session and complete suggested revisions
Have an online course ready for peer review by Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Have the complete online course ready to teach by Wednesday, August 9, 2013
Teach the online course during the 2013-14 academic year and again during two subsequent semesters
Document plans for course improvement based upon data from a post-course assessment
A completed application for the workshop should include the following:
- A letter of support from the applicant's direct supervisor (chair or dean)
- Well developed answers to the following:
Describe your experience using the D2L course management software—including how long you have been using it, in which course(s), and for what functions
Explain which course you would like to develop for online teaching, including course title (and number, if an existing course) as well as the rationale for offering it online.
Explain how the course fits your department's current academic plan and/or another university program.
Your completed application should be submitted to Associate Provost Dennis Rome no later than Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 4:00 PM.
A $3,500 stipend ($1,000 per credit hour plus $500 S&E) will be paid in two installments; August 1st and September 1st .
This call is contingent upon budgetary confirmation.
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).
Revised Due Dates:
Program Guidelines: NSF 11-587
Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to
Of particular interest are technological advances that allow more personalized learning experiences, draw in and promote learning among those in populations not served well by current educational practices, allow access to learning resources anytime and anywhere, and provide new ways of assessing capabilities.
The Office of Research Administration and Grants invites faculty to consider applying for a 2013 Summer Grant Proposal Writing Award. Priority will be given for grants that provide funding in excess of $50,000. The goal of the award is to provide participants with the ability to research grant opportunities and develop a high quality grant proposal.
All Summer Grant Proposal Writing Award application materials are available on the Research Administration and Grants website at: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/research.administration/workshop.cfm
Proposals must contain a completed Grant Writing Workshop application form with the following::
Submit proposals to Julie Dresen, Wyllie 3313. If you need assistance to develop your proposal please contact Julie Dresen.
Deadline for submission is April 22, 2013
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, April 22, 2013.
For additional information contact Jim Robinson at the Teaching and Learning Center (595-2068).
FALCON exists to provide a forum for non-tenured lecturers and adjunct instructors from all disciplines to exchange academic and professional development strategies designed to enhance teaching and student learning in the classroom. Up to this point, FALCON has served the adjunct faculty and lecturers within the Indiana University system. In 2013, we will open the conference up to presenters and participants from around the country.
This unique professional development opportunity structured specifically to meet the needs of adjunct faculty and lecturers provides a broad knowledge base and serves as an outlet for sharing ideas between non-tenured faculty members. It is our goal to become the premier conference in the country, focused on meeting the needs of the fastest growing segment of instructors in our universities—the non-tenured faculty members.
Call for proposals
The call for proposals is underway. Proposal guidelines as well as the themes under which abstracts should be submitted, are available on our conference website: https://facet.indiana.edu/events-programs/FALCON/session-information.shtml .
Deadline for Submission
Please submit your proposal to FACET at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013FALCONCALL by May 1, 2013.
The conference program will be finalized once proposals have been received, reviewed, and scheduled. When the program is final, it will be made available on the website.
Conference fees and registration
Conference registration fee: $250.00 per person (3-day conference package)
Conference fees exclude accommodation and travel costs.
Registration will open in early fall 2013 and be available via our website. There is a short form to complete on our site for those that want to guarantee they receive registration information when it becomes available.