Request for Proposals

UW-Parkside’s CBL Fellows Program 2021: Teaching Community-Based Learning (CBL)

Call for Proposals for this year is pending. For more information contact Penny Lyter.

This is a year-long program which will expand participants’ understanding of CBL. Participants will engage in readings, discussions, guided reflections, walking tours of Kenosha and Racine, and presentations by CBL educators, students, and community leaders. Working with a community partner, participants will develop a CBL course that addresses both academic learning objectives and community goals.

The CBL course may be taught in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. The Community Engagement Office will assist in matching participants with community partners. Faculty and teaching academic staff with CBL experience are encouraged to apply, along with those new to CBL. We envision a community of CBL educators with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and skills. Each participant will receive a $2,000.00 stipend.

Pursuing a Culturally Competent Campus

Facilitators: Damain Evans and Roseann Mason 

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This session will offer classified and non-instructional academic staff the opportunity to: 
    ·  explore various aspects of diversity
    ·  exchange stories of challenges
    ·  explain white privilege and its impact
    ·  discuss possible changes for improving institutional climate
    ·  reflect on ways to meet these challenges

Two two-day sessions will be offered this year on two consecutive days: one during Winterim and one at Spring Break 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.Lunch will be provided.  Please indicate your interest in participating by sending an email to .  

Space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Summer 2021 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 2021-22 academic year.  Participants should have some proficiency with the typical functions of the Canvas learning management system. 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 certificate, associate degree or fully online degree completion programs.

To Apply:The application for the workshop should be 2-3 pages and include all criteria specified in the application. Submit your application to no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020.

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UW-Parkside’s Summer Institute II 2021: Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom Through Teaching and Learning

Call for Participants

UW-Parkside faculty, lecturers, and academic teaching staff are invited to participate in
UW-Parkside’s 2021 Summer Institute II: Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom Through Teaching and Learning.

Summer Institute is a paid opportunity for participants to engage in a transformative process using an anti-racist approach to teaching and learning. An anti-racist classroom is one in which faculty and instructional staff:
1. View teaching and learning as an inclusive process.
2. Bring their authentic selves to the classroom.
3. Create a culture of academic growth and inclusion in the classroom.
4. Create an experience for students of color in which they see themselves as scholars in the discipline of their choice.  

Race and ethnicity is at the center of Summer Institute II and intersects with class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations.

Participants will have the opportunity to negotiate this complex, sometimes ambiguous and difficult terrain with an open mind and a collegial spirit. Participants should expect an intensive intellectual and emotional experience and, therefore, must not have any teaching responsibilities during Summer Institute. Participants will engage in reading, screening documentaries, journal writing, guest presentations, reflections, and dialogue to gain a deeper understanding of anti-racist teaching and learning. Our goal is to build a cohort of scholars committed to incorporating anti-racist practices into their disciplines.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2020. Registration will be capped at 15 participants. Please submit your application materials as one pdf file to

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Advanced Online Instructor Workshop (AOW)

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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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UW-System Deadline:  Midnight November 23, 2020
UW-Parkside Deadline will be prior to the System deadline of 11/23/20. It will be established by the Committee on Teaching and Learning. 


The purpose of the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards is to recognize outstanding teaching in the UW System. These awards reflect the University of Wisconsin System’s strong commitment to teaching.

Two awards of $7,500 each will be made to faculty and instructional academic staff in recognition of outstanding career achievement in teaching. One $7,500 award will be made to an academic department, program, or other academic unit which demonstrates exceptional commitment to, and effectiveness in, teaching. The funds for this award are expected to be used for further program enhancements, such as professional development or teaching-related supplies and expenses.

It is anticipated that award recipients will be publicly recognized on April 8-9, 2021 at the Board of Regents meeting.


UW System universities may submit one nomination per category for a maximum of two nominations per university. Because this is an opportunity to highlight for our Regents the qualities of UW System’s outstanding staff, departments, programs, units, and teams, you are strongly encouraged to submit a nomination in each category.

Individual – UW System teaching faculty and instructional academic staff.

Department/Program – UW System academic department, program, and other academic units.



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