Request for Proposals

Summer 2019 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 no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018.


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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Teaching  & Learning Center Conference Development Grant Program for Spring 2019 Events

Program Guidelines (pdf)        Grant Application Form (docx) 

The UW-Parkside Teaching & Learning Center is offering support for programs that promote cooperation and exchange among faculty and instructional staff, are focused on effective and innovative teaching to enhance student learning, and promote academic quality. Programs are typically workshops, presentations, or mini-conferences on teaching-related subjects. Other commonly funded projects include meetings of faculty or staff in a particular discipline to discuss teaching issues raised by that discipline. Up to two awards will be funded at a maximum amount of $800 per award.

To Apply

Faculty and instructional academic staff are eligible to apply for a Conference Development Grant. The audience for the proposed activity should be comprised of faculty and instructional academic staff. Review the program guidelines for detailed application and selection criteria. Complete the Conference Development Grant Program application form and submit to or to the Teaching & Learning Center, WYLL 245, by Friday, October 19, 2018. 

For additional information contact Jim Robinson at or 595-2068.

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Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program Co-Director Position

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UW System seeks applications for a Co-Director of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program for a two-year term beginning April 2019 through June 2021. The selected person will co-direct the program with the current Co-Director Alison Staudinger, UW-Green Bay). After two years, reappointments may be made on a yearly basis for a total of five years. In the interest of creating methodological balance between the co-directors, candidates from STEM fields are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:  Submit electronically in one pdf to by October 29, 2018.
- Letter of interest.
- Two-page CV.
- Letter of support from your Provost and Department Chair or Dean.

Questions: Contact Fay Akindes, Director, Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development, (608) 263-2684.

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2019 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being

Fourth 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being and
42nd Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
with the theme of
Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!
University of Wisconsin-Madison  |   Pyle Center, Madison, WI USA  |  April 11-13, 2019

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Individuals submitting proposals are asked to provide a short abstract and affiliation and contact information for each of the participants. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Sessions are 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 75 minutes long, and will usually be shared.
Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:
• Stephanie Rytilahti, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, 4W Summit co-chair:
• Dace Zeps, Administrator, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and for the Center for Research on Gender and Women:

Due date for submissions: Thursday, November 1, 2018

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2019-‘20 Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program

View Call          Application Cover Sheet          Application Budget Sheet

This is a call to faculty and instructional academic staff throughout the UW System to submit applications to their Provost’s office for the 2019-‘20 WTFS Program. 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 Administration 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.

To Apply:  Applications must be submitted as one pdf file to . The Parkside institutional application deadline is at noon on Monday, November 26, 2018.  For additional information, please contact Jim Robinson, Director, UW-Parkside Teaching and Learning Center at 262-595-2068 or For more information at the UW-System level, contact Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development,, (608) 263-2684.

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UW-Parkside’s Summer Institute II 2019: Moving Toward Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

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UW-Parkside faculty, lecturers, and academic teaching staff are invited to participate in UW-Parkside’s 2019 Summer Institute II: Moving Toward Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning. Summer Institute is a paid opportunity for participants to engage in a transformative process to develop a classroom innovation using culturally relevant and inclusive pedagogies. This will contribute to our goals to 1.) support student learning, 2.) increase retention in our disciplines, and 3.) create a campus climate of inclusion. 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 teaching and learning. Our goal is to build a cohort of scholars committed to incorporating these practices into their disciplines.

Application: Participants will be required to write a 750-1000 word personal statement addressing why you want to participate in Summer Institute II. We would like this to include reference a relevant experience with race/ethnicity in your classroom. Attach a syllabus for a class in which you want to incorporate a classroom innovation and a 2-page CV, including courses taught. Registration will be capped at 15 participants.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2018. Applications will be reviewed in January and participant will be notified by Friday, February 1st.

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The Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

The Course Hero-WW Fellowship is a “genius grant” for outstanding teachers. It will support rising stars in the academy who love teaching, and demonstrate excellence as educators. For junior faculty on the tenure track, the award will emphasize the balance between scholarly excellence and commitment to teaching practice that draws on new approaches to pedagogy, creating a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom. For non-tenure-track instructors—newly eligible for the program in 2018-19—the Fellowship supports overall commitment to excellence in teaching. In short, Fellows will be emerging heroes in their fields, on a clear trajectory to become great college educators.

In its 2018-19 cycle, the Course Hero-WW Fellowship will identify eight outstanding Fellows—four tenure-track junior faculty members and four non-tenure-track instructors.

The tenure-track Fellows will receive a one-year grant of $30,000—approximately $20,000 to support the engagement of a research assistant and the balance to be used for research and travel support.

The non-tenure-track Fellows will receive a one-year grant of $20,000 to strengthen their teaching and support research and conference participation.

To apply follow the directions provided at the Apply Now link on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation website.
Selection takes place in March 2019. The eight Fellows will be invited to attend the Course Hero Education Summit in summer 2019, where their Fellowships will be announced.

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Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Call for Nominations: The Baylor University Cherry Award Program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The award recipient will receive $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2020 fall or 2021 spring semester. The award recipient's home department will receive $25,000.

Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2019. Additionally, each finalist will present a Cherry Award Lecture on his or her home campus, and each home department will receive $10,000.

Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished by their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor.

Schedule for the 2020 Award

  • November 1, 2018: Nomination deadline
  • Spring 2019:Three finalists announced
  • Fall 2019; Finalists visit Baylor University campus and make presentations; also make home campus presentations
  • Spring 2020: Cherry Award recipient announced
  • Fall 2020 or Spring 2021: Cherry Award recipient semester-in-residence at Baylor

For more information on the nomination process, please visit

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