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Request for Proposals

Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants

Application for Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants (.doc)
Mini-Grant Guidelines (pdf)

The Inclusive Excellence Committee is committed to fostering endeavors to continue to make our campus a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. The purpose of Mini-Grants Action are to help integrate diversity, social justice, and educational quality efforts and embed them into the core of our academic mission and institutional functioning.

Funding Amounts:
Typical grant awards for individuals are expected to range up to $750.00, while awards for collaborative, multi-disciplinary or cross-departmental projects may be up to $2,000.

Faculty, academic staff, university staff, and administrative units are invited to submit proposals. Students can be involved in group or collaborative projects but cannot be sole applicants. Additionally, the min-grant only supports projects, programs, and/or activities held on campus.

To Apply:
There is no deadline for submitting proposals during the academic year, however, funding is limited and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Mini-grant proposals must be submitted to at least one month before the proposed event date. 

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Faculty College 2018

View Call          Application Form (.docx)

OPID Director, Fay Akindes, sent the following invitation to participate in Faculty College 2018:

Faculty College is typically the entry point to experiencing what it means to be part of a world-renowned system of higher education, and to considering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) as a framework for assessing student learning. Faculty College is a place where questions of teaching and learning are encouraged to surface and enter the dialogue. As a former UW-Parkside faculty who participated in Faculty College and the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Program in 2000, I am delighted to invite you to nominate up to six faculty or teaching academic staff to participate in Faculty College 2018 - May 29 to June 1, at UW-Richland Center in Richland Center, WI.

UW System’s OPID will pay for all speaker fees, meals and snacks, and double-occupancy lodging at UW- Richland Center for all participants. The Teachign & Learnign Center will provide reimbursement for travel. Carpooling is encouraged. 

Submission Process:
Please submit your completed application form to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245, or no later than the institutional deadline of noon Thursday February 22, 2018.

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Diversity in the College Classroom: Reflections, Challenges, and Change: This Session is FULL

Damian Evans and Roseann Mason will facilitate this session that will offer teachers the opportunity to:

    · explore various aspects of diversity

    · exchange stories of challenges in the classroom

    · examine the impact on student learning

    · explain white privilege and its impact

    · reflect on ways to meet those challenges

    · discuss possible changes for improving classroom climate

Participants will receive a $150 stipend for participation. This session will occur 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,  with lunch included, on Monday, March 26th (during Spring Break). The session is limited to ten people.  Please indicate your interest in participating by sending an email to .

A follow up meeting, to which last year’s participants will be invited to attend as well, will occur on Friday, April 27 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.  

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2017 Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards

Individual and Program Award Guidelines (pdf) 
Nomination Cover Sheet (doc) 

From James P. Henderson, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs:

On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am pleased to invite you to submit nominations for the 2018 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award. By recognizing some of the finest of our dedicated faculty, academic staff, departments, and programs, these awards reflect the University of Wisconsin System's strong commitment to teaching. Each winner will receive $5,000, as detailed in the nomination guidelines. We expect the awards will be presented at the June 8, 2018 meeting of the Board of Regents in Milwaukee.

We are inviting each UW System institution to nominate one faculty or teaching academic staff member and one academic depa11ment or program for these awards. Please keep in mind that this award is intended to honor career achievement in teaching. The award recipients will be selected by the Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards Committee. Additional information can be found at:

Thank you for your support of this very important award.

To Apply

Please refer to the guidelines and cover sheet links above. A complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF document to no later than February 16, 2018. 

Please refer all questions to Sal Carranza, Senior System Academic Planner, (608) 265-9177 or

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