|Conference Development Grants
|||||Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competiton
|||||New York Times in College
||||Cyberlearning: Transforming Education
Proposal Deadline: multiple see below
||||LEAP 2.0: Integrating Liberal Education into a Changing Landscape
||||Online Course Developers Workshop
This page lists in chronological order, by due date, the calls for applications and proposals.
The UW-Parkside Teaching & Learning Center is pleased to announce support for the development of workshops, seminars, presentations, or mini-conferences on teaching-related subjects. The conference proposals should focus on the enhancement of undergraduate teaching and learning. The grants are intended to support travel, materials, and some expenses incidental to the event; they are not intended to support conference travel for individual faculty or staff members.
Grant proposals may request up to $800. A maximum of three proposals will be funded. Please carefully review the guidelines and fill out an application form available from the links provided above. The deadline for Spring Conference Development Grants is December 12, 2012 , for events taking place between January 1 and June 30, 2013. For additional information, please contact Jim Robinson, at 595-2068 or email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Liberal Education Essay.” Deadline for submission is December 14, 2012. For questions related to the UW-Parkside contest, please contact Dr. Theresa Castor, 595-2252 or email@example.com.
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 issues 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.
- You must 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
You may register to participate in the New York Times in College at:
Please note registration data determines distribution quantities to each rack to facilitate availability near your classroom for your students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Date: May 30-31, 2013
Place: Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Speaker: Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Communications & Public Affairs, AAC&U
The University of Wisconsin System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts (SAGLA) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension are pleased to sponsor two days of presentation and workshops dedicated to advancing LEAP Wisconsin. The UW System signed on to the Association of American Universities and Colleges’ Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) Campaign at its beginning in 2005. More than halfway through AAC&U’s ten-year campaign, LEAP Wisconsin is a shared conversation, a set of best practices, and an ongoing commitment to quality education and student success in the changing landscape of higher education in the 21st-century. Join us on May 30-31, 2012, as we look back to take stock of what UW System colleges and universities are doing now
There are two tracks for proposals with one being featured each day of the two-day conference. For Day 1, LEAP 2.0: Liberal Education at UW System Colleges and
Universities, we invite proposals for individual and panel presentations that
showcase our best work at UW System institutions related to both the LEAP
essential learning outcomes and the implementation of high impact practices.
Day 2, LEAP 2.0: Liberal Education within the Context of Changing Delivery Models will feature panels and workshops on UW Flex, the UW System’s emerging initiative to develop a portfolio of existing UW academic degree and certificate programs converted for delivery into flexible, competency-based formats. Refer to the guidelines to see a list of possible topics for each day's track.
We encourage submissions from student, faculty, staff, and administrators addressing these or related LEAP topics. Abstracts of no more than 250 words are due February 1, 2013, with notification by March 1. Please include your e-mail contact. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to: email@example.com.
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.