Request for Proposals

20th Annual End-of-the-Year Mini-conference 

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The Committee on Teaching and Learning invites you to submit a proposal for the end-of-the-year mini-conference. High-impact practices are embedded in the fabric of UW-Parkside’s teaching and learning experiences. We will begin with a discussion of practices that are currently identified as high impact and continue with sharing some of our effective practices at UW-Parkside that have impacted our students and community for the past 50 years.

This is an opportunity for you to share what you are doing in your classes as well as an opportunity to have a dialogue on the intricacies of using high-impact practices. We encourage discussion of assignments and experiences that promote equity and those that include students and/or community partners.

Please review the call for complete details and submit your proposals to by the extended deadline of April 8th.

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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. Submit your application as one pdf file to

Application Deadline Extended: Friday, March 1, 2019 or until workshop fills. Registration will be capped at 15 participants.

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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 $2,000 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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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 This call will be open until the workshop fills.

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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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