Request for Proposals

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 extended deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, November 18, 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)

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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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2020 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

FROM: Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs 
RE:   Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am pleased to invite you to submit nominations for the 2020 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding teaching in the UW System. We are inviting each UW System institution to nominate one faculty or instructional academic staff member and one academic department/program for these awards. The attached guidelines provide information on the criteria for the awards and the documentation that should accompany the nominations.
Additional information can be found at


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.

Award recipients will be publicly recognized on April 3, 2020, at the UW System Board of Regents meeting in Madison.


UW institutions may submit one nomination per category for a maximum of two nominations per institution. The categories include:

Individual – UW System teaching faculty and instructional academic staff.

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

SUBMISSION NOTE: Any faculty or instructional academic staff member may submit an application to be considered as the UW-Parkside nominee in either the Individual or Department/Program categories. Please review the Guidelines and Selection Criteria document which provides information for each of the two nomination categories. Submit all required nomination materials as one pdf file to The UW-Parkside institutional deadline for submission is Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 (the UW System deadline is Dec. 20, 2019). Applications will be reviewed by the Committee on Teaching & Learning. 

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

This call will be coming soon.


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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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Center for 21st Century Studies: CALL FOR 2020-21 UW SYSTEM FELLOW

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Founded as a UW System Center of Excellence, the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) has
fostered innovative research at the intersection of the humanities, arts and social sciences since 1968. The Center brings scholars into contact and collaboration with one another, the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee community and the world beyond. The Center organizes its research and public programs around three broad areas: critical, public and digital humanities, connecting them to today’s most pressing social and political issues. Each year the Center constitutes a group of UWM Faculty Fellows, as well as an external System Fellow, to contribute to C21’s mission to imagine, define, and create the emergent field of 21st century studies.

UW System is once again happy to support the fellowship and the excellent work done by C21. You are invited to apply for the UW System Fellow from the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21). Please view the call for all application instructions. The application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2020.

If you have any questions, please do reach out to Maureen Ryan (



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