Request for Proposals

Summer 2020 Workshop on Online Teaching and Learning

Application for Online Course Developer Workshop

This summer workshop is open to all full-time faculty and instructional staff at UW-Parkside.
The goal of the workshop is for each participant to produce a fully online course that will be taught during the 2019-20 academic year.  Participants should have some proficiency with the typical functions of either Learning Management System (LMS), D2L or Canvas, prior to starting the workshop. A Winterim LMS workshop will be offered to assist with developing technology competency. Because of the intensity of the training and the workload associated with course development, we ask that you strongly consider limiting your teaching responsibilities during the summer session. Special consideration will be provided for courses that will be integrated into either fully online degree completion programs, certificates or associate degrees.

To Apply:The application for the workshop should be 2-3 pages and include all criteria specified in the application. Submit your application to This call will be open until the workshop fills.

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Dear colleagues, please share the following call with folks at your institution who may be interested in presenting or facilitating a workshop. Note we welcome proposals from staff as well as instructors/faculty. Many thanks! Caroline


Call for proposals: Instructional Development Institute at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Development Council invite applicants to lead workshops and presentations at our annual Instructional Development Institute on January 23, 2020.   

We will structure our event around Cia Verschelden’s metaphor of Bandwidth Recovery, which describes how students who face poverty, food insecurity, systemic racism, and mental wellness issues are unable to commit their entire “cognitive bandwidth” to academic and personal growth. This year’s Institute will bring us together to discuss ways that we can help students reclaim the cognitive resources they need to be successful in college. We’ll kick off the Institute with our keynote speaker in the morning: Dr. Cyndi Kernahan, Professor of Psychology, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, and Administrative Fellow in the University of Wisconsin-River Falls’ Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Inclusion. Dr. Kernahan will lead us through “Helping our students think better and succeed more: Small tweaks and wise interventions.” 

Deadline for applications is October 25, 2019!
NOTE: The UW-Parkside T&L Center will provide travel reimbursement for presenters and attendees. Lodging is not included as we typically drive up and return the same day. 

View the full call here: 

Caroline Boswell

pronouns: She/her/hers

Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Services 1144
UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311
tel: 920-465-2409  |  e-mail:
follow: Twitter: @boswellcboz

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UW-Parkside Peer Visitor Program

The Teaching & Learning Center is reviving the Peer Visitor Program (PVP). This program is designed to allow colleagues to observe and discuss their teaching practice. The process is that at an initial meeting colleagues pair up and discuss and set dates when they will observe each other’s class. After each classroom observation they will have a debrief meeting with their paired colleague. At a final meeting of the whole group participants discuss what they discovered through the process. This is not intended to be a vehicle for tenure preparation. The intent is for paired colleagues to share ideas and learn from each other, and ultimately the whole group.

Please reply to if you have an interest in participating and a consensus initial meeting time will be determined.

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UW-Parkside’s Summer Institute II 2020: Moving Toward Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

This call will be comming soon.


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Advanced Online Instructor Workshop (AOW)

View Guidelines

The AOW will be a mixture of face-to-face instruction and collaboration, self-paced learning, and individual consultation with an assigned Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. It will occur during the month of July with a completion date the first week in August.Upon completion, participant's courses will be submitted for Quality Matters Certification. A $2,500 stipend will be awarded upon successful completion of the course and QM certification.

Workshop Goals

There are 4 primary goals of the Advanced Online Instructor Workshop:
i.) Expose experienced online faculty to pedagogical techniques and instructional strategies to improve their online courses;
ii.) Prepare mature courses[1] to be submitted for a full external Quality Matters review (QM);
iii.) Train experienced online faculty on the use of the Quality Matters rubric;
iv.) Develop collaborations with existing UW-Parkside certified QM Peer Reviewers and the Instructional Design staff in Innovations in Learning.

In preparation for the self- review which is a central part of the workshop, all workshop participants must complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APQMR) online workshop prior to the start of the AOW. This 2-week workshop is offered online through Quality Matters and requires about 6-8 hours of work per week. New APQMR sessions begin every Monday. This session is a prerequisite to the course that enables one to become a certified UW-Parkside QM reviewers.Participants are welcome to pursue this option and will be compensated separately for that effort.

To apply for this opportunity send an e-mail to and include the course number, course title, an online syllabus for the course and the number of times you have taught the course.

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Conference Development Grants

CD Grant Guidelines (.pdf)         Application Form (.doc) 

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 $1,000. A maximum of two proposals will be funded.

To Apply:

Faculty and instructional academic staff can apply for a Conference Development Grant. The audience for the proposed activity should be comprised of faculty and instructional academic staff. 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 Monday, October 28, 2019 for events taking place between January 2 and May 15, 2020. Submit your proposal via email to Award notification will occur before the end of the fall semester.  For additional information, please contact Jim Robinson, at 595-2068 or


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Apply now for the 2020-2021 Community-Based Learning Fellows

Application form and guidelines

You will receive a $2,000 stipend upon completion of a new or revised CBL course.

Dates: The CBL Fellows program will consist of an in-depth summer workshop held June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 (Tuesday-Thursday) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and monthly meetings throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.

For full consideration please apply by the application deadline of Friday, November 1st.

  • Do you want to enhance your students’ learning experience through a high-impact instructional practice?
  • Are you looking for ideas to strengthen the community-focused work your students are already doing?
  • Do you wonder how to engage your students in meaningful reflection?
  • Do you want to make sure your course meets the criteria for gaining CBL status?
  • Are you someone who enjoys having fun while getting to know your colleagues? 
  • Do you want to have your course officially designated as a CBL course?
  • Do you want to make $2,000 while doing all the great things mentioned above?

Then consider joining the 2020-2021 CBL Fellows Program!

This an instructional development program for faculty and academic staff to conceptualize, design, and develop a CBL course with a community co-educator. The CBL Fellows program seeks to create a multidisciplinary community of engaged practitioners through interactive teaching and learning approaches: in-class and online (D2L) discussions, guest speakers, readings, reflective writing, fieldtrips, and meal-sharing. In addition, the Fellows program will address the possibilities of publishing one’s CBL work, as a single author or collaborative team.

Here’s what your colleagues have said about the previous CBL summer workshop experiences:

“The most significant and meaningful thing for me was to learn about practices in teaching with my colleagues from diverse areas of the University.”

“I feel that I will be applying the great and diverse examples of critical reflection into all of my classes from here forward.”

“Now I know much more about Racine and Kenosha and feel comfortable navigating around.” 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to having you in our CBL Teaching Fellows program!


Penny Lyter, Ph.D. CWWPM, CWWS
Interim Faculty Director of Community Based Learning and Research

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2020 Call for Proposals---Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts

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On behalf of the UW System Women's and Gender Studies Consortium and UW-Madison's 4W Initiative, I am delighted to announce that our 2020 Call for Proposals is now live.  This year we focus on the integration of the arts into our work as scholars, students, activists, civil society leaders, and community members, and will host a variety of keynotes, plenaries, art exhibits, performances, and other presentation formats reflecting this intersection. The conference will take place from April 16-18, 2020 on UW-Madison's campus.  

This year we are excited to welcome UW-Madison's Gender and Women's Studies graduate students as co-conveners of the event.  They are hosting a conference track entitled "Queer(ing) Praxis, Expressions, and Activism" and particularly encourage the participation of students and community members to submit proposals, performance pieces, art, and workshops pertaining to this theme.  Please help to spread the word to students on your campuses.  

The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2019.  You can submit your proposal here.   

Please share the attached pdf widely to publicize the call for proposals, and check our website and Facebook Page for updates.  We look forward to seeing you in April!  


Stephanie Rytilahti

Director, UW System Women's and Gender Studies Consortium
3304 Sterling Hall
University of Wisconsin-Madison


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2020 OPID Spring Conference Call for Proposals:

The Joys of Teaching & Learning: Creating Transformative Experiences
Thursday, April 16 and Friday April 17, 2020
Memorial Union, Madison, WI

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The Joys of Teaching & Learning: Creating Transformative Experiences will feature keynote speaker is Dr. Joshua Eyler, author of the recently published book How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching. Inspired by this book, we seek proposals that address one of its five themes: Curiosity, Sociality, Emotion, Authenticity, and Failure. 

Faculty and instructional academic staff are encouraged to submit a proposal. The conference planners look forward to a vibrant gathering where participants leave reinvigorated to share their joys of teaching and learning with our students. While we ask for proposals we hope you to attend the conference. Please refer to the attached Call for Proposals or visit our website for additional information.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Tuesday, November 12, 2019. We will respond to proposal submitters in mid-January 2020. Accepted participants are expected to register for the conference as confirmation that they will present. We hope all faculty, instructors, and lecturers will consider participating in, or attending the conference.

Please direct questions to Fay Akindes, Director, Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development,, (608) 263-2684.

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2020-‘21  Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program (WTFS)

View Call/Program Description       Application Form      Budget Sheet

UW System’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program is designed to provide time (one year) to systematically reflect with peers in a supportive and open-minded community and, ultimately, to move from “scholarly teaching” to the “scholarship of teaching [and learning].” Administered by the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and directed by UW System faculty, the WTFS Program is grounded in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Your institution will provide a $4,000 summer stipend, and cover your travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals. You will also receive $500 in Supplies & Expense from UW System’s OPID to support your SoTL work. We seek participants who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as an intellectual curiosity, spirit of collegiality, and commitment to the success of all students.

Two participants will represent each UW institution for the 2019-'20 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program. Please see the WTFS Call/Program Description for additional information. 


  • o    Willingness to travel to four events throughout the year:
  • o    Faculty College – May 26-29, 2020 – The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
  • o    Summer Institute – June 8-12, 2020– Madison Concourse Hotel
  • o    Winter Institute – January 11-12, 2021 – Madison Concourse Hotel
  • o    Final meeting & Spring Conference on Teaching & Learning – April 14-16, 2021, Memorial Union, Madison
  • o    Consultation and recording of SoTL project’s progress throughout the program year.
  • o    Submission of SoTL project abstract to UW System.

Application Process 

To be considered as a 2020-21 UW-Parkside WTFS Program representative, submit an application as one pdf file to the Teaching & Learning Center at by the institutional deadline of Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. To apply please review the program call and provide all of the following in your application:

1. Abbreviated curriculum vitae (two-page maximum);

2. Statement of your interest in and qualifications for the WTFS Program (one page maximum, single spaced);

3. Reference letter from your Department Chair or Dean;

4. Brief description of a teaching and learning question that currently interests you (one page maximum, single-spaced). Most Fellows and Scholars revise their projects as they participate in Faculty College and Summer Institute.

5. Budget sheet completed and signed by you and your Provost.


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