|Online Course Developers Workshop
(Applications are due by February 10, 2012)
||||LINK Learning Community Initiative
(Applications are due by February 15, 2012)
||||Grant Development Workshop
(Applications are due by February 17, 2012)
||||2012 SENCER Summer Institute
(Applications are due by February 21, 2012)
||||ISSOTL11 Call for Proposals
(Abstract submissions accepted: Jan. 9-March 15, 2012)
(Applications are due by March 21, 2012)
||||New York Times in College
This page lists in chronological order, by due date, the calls for applications and proposals.
Application to Participate in UW-Parkside
Summer 2012 Workshop on Online Teaching and Learning
This summer workshop is open to all tenured and tenure-track full-time University of Wisconsin- Parkside faculty. The goal of the workshop is to produce an online course that is ready to be taught during the, fall 2012, spring 2013 term and/or the 2013 summer session. Preference will be given to faculty members who propose to prepare courses that are currently listed as general education courses in good standing with current program assessment. Participants will receive a stipend for participating.*
The workshop will run June 5 through June 28, 2012 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.
In order to receive the full amount of the stipend, each participant will be expected to:
Attend all of the summer class sessions
Establish a relationship with an outside mentor during the summer session
Have an online course ready for peer review by Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Attend follow-up meetings in Fall 2012
Teach the online course either during spring and/or summer 2013 term
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:
1. 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.
2. 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. Please remember that preference will be given to applicants who propose general education courses for online delivery.
3. Explain how the course, including the mode of delivery, addresses specific goals in the university's academic plan.
4. 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 10th at 5:00 PM.
* The stipend will be paid in two installments; August 1st and September 1st .
All tenured and tenure-track full-time University of Wisconsin-Parkside faculty who will be teaching a general education course during the fall 2012 semester are invited to apply for the LINK learning community initiative. In the LINK initiative faculty and instructional staff participants collaborate during a summer workshop to identify and develop common areas of curricular integration, assessment instruments and policies for the LINK students in the learning community courses. The tentative dates of the workshop are May 21-25, 2012 (five meetings of three hours each). The goal is to produce complementary and supportive scaffolding elements within these courses. These courses will be taught during the fall 2012 term.
Submit a completed application form to Jim Robinson in the Teaching and Learning Center (WYLL 245) no later than Wednesday, February 15th at 5:00 p.m. Digital applications are welcome and may be submitted to email@example.com .
If you would like additional information about the LINK program an informational session will occur Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:00-12:50 p.m. in the Hickory Room.
The 2012 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference will be held May 16-17 at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. We are now open for submission of proposals for presentations. Please share teaching, advising, mentoring, or other strategies that attract and retain students and educators who are underrepresented in STEM. Priority will be given to presentations that include assessment of the impact of the activity.
Although we expect to have primarily oral presentations, there could be some posters if that format is preferred.
Presenters' meals and rooms will be paid for by the Women & Science Program; campuses will be asked to cover the mileage.
For more information about the conference, and the online abstract submission form, visit
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2012.
Complete information for this Research Funding Opportunity is located on the Research Administration and Grants workshops webpage.
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 SENCER Summer Institute will be hosted by Santa Clara University from August 2-6 in Santa Clara, California. We invite you to apply to participate as an institutional team or as an individual.
Santa Clara University (SCU) has been an integral part of SENCER since 2001, and has hosted several Summer Institutes, most recently in 2008. Santa Clara is also the host institution for the SENCER Center for Innovation-West, co-directed by Amy Shachter and Steve Bachofer. SCU faculty and administrators have applied the SENCER approach in impressive ways, and will be sharing the results of that work with colleagues at the Institute.
During the Institute, SENCER will offer sessions designed particularly for the needs of newcomers, and those with advanced experience. A suite of follow-up activities for teams is currently being developed and will support the post-Institute work back on campus during the fall following SSI 2012.
The Institute program will also feature many opportunities for participants to present information on their own work to improve STEM education, including concurrent sessions and a poster reception. Networking opportunities and designated team time, often noted by past participants as two of the most valuable parts of the Institute, will be prioritized in planning. Specific sessions will be determined based on needs and interests of invited participants. SENCER will also provide teams the opportunity for personal consultations with leaders to work intensely on the implementation of team planned project(s).
Applications have been posted to the SSI 2012 page at http://www.sencer.net/Institutes/summerinst12.cfm . The deadline to submit an application is February 21, 2012. If you have any questions about the Institute, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Moodie ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Call for Proposals
You are invited to join the 9th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. At this event, international scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to discuss how our collective efforts will transform the future of higher education.
The conference will feature workshops facilitated by leading scholars in the field, distinguished international plenary speakers, panel presentations, individual paper and poster presentations, and ISSOTL's signature Conference Commons for informal idea-sharing and networking. Please join us!
The theme of the 2012 conference is *Research on Teaching & Learning: Integrating Practices*. This theme encompasses several potential topics or threads, including (but not limited to):
* Integrating SOTL into institutional cultures
* Integrating student voices in the theory & practice of SOTL
* Integrating SOTL research results and classroom teaching practices
* Integrating diverse disciplinary approaches to teaching, learning & SOTL
* Integrating theory & practice in SOTL
* Integrating diverse, international perspectives on and practices of SOTL
* Integrating leadership, academic development & SOTL
* Integrating professional learning & Higher Education
We welcome proposals for papers, panels, posters and pre-conference workshops, particularly those related to the conference theme. Proposal guidelines and a link to the online submission form can be found at: http://issotl12.com/call-for-proposals/ .
Dates & Deadlines
* Abstract submissions accepted: January 9-March 15, 2012
* Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2012
* Participation confirmation due for all presentations: June 15, 2012
For additional information, please visit: http://issotl12.com or contact Beth Marquis ( email@example.com < mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org >). To learn more about the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, see: http://issotl.org .
The Teaching & Learning Center through the sponsorship of the Provost's Office is requesting proposals from faculty and instructional academic staff who are interested in exploring how to use iPads in their courses. We are interested in eager and innovative faculty and instructional academic staff who are motivated by how to improve learning outcomes through the use of the latest iPad.
The 2011 edition of the Horizon Report identifies electronic books and mobile computing as the technologies with the shortest time horizon for adoption by education. This project will give instructors the opportunity to explore the educational uses of mobile computing. Applicants are encouraged to consider ways to use the iPad as a context delivery device, not just a substitute for a desktop or laptop computer. Apple's website for electronic textbooks and educational resources page may be helpful in illustrating some possibilities.
An initial workshop will occur on Wednesday, May 16 in the Walnut Room:
Session 1 - 8:30am – 12:00pm
Session 2 – 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Successful applicants need only attend one session.
Applicants should use the application form to provide a one-page description of how they intend to use an iPad as outlined in the RFP's guidelines.
The selection committee will be composed of members of the Committee on Teaching and Learning. Proposals will be ranked based upon the criteria outlined above with the final recommendation then submitted to the Provost's Office. A total of twenty iPads will be provided through this project.
Deadline for Submission
Submit the application form electronically to email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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 < http://www.nytimesincollege.com/?page=faculty&sub=strategies >
- Listening Professor Lamberti's presentation at UW-Parkside < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhV8UtYC5zU >
- Viewing Professor Lamberti's presentation < http://www.uwp.edu/departments/teaching.center/files/events_docs/Sp11/Using_the_NYTimes_in_College-UWP-Lamberti.pdf >
- There will be no cost to students to participate.
- The newspapers will be made available at 8 different newspaper racks all across campus.
- You must make it clear in your syllabus that the NYTimes is part of the semester course work.
- Other events sponsored by the Times will occur during the Spring semester.
- You are welcome to provide topics/questions for an assessment instrument that will be utilized to evaluate
- There is free home delivery for instructional participants who register with our NYTimes representative.
- NYTimes.com Academic Passes: the digital equivalent of copies of The Times on a newspaper rack
You may register to participate in the New York Times in College at:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jim Robinson at 262-595-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.