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Instructor Resources

Welcome to the Continuing Professional Education and Mini Courses Instructor Resources Page. Below are resources that will make your teaching life easier here at UW-Parkside.



Would you like to share your expertise? We are always looking for dynamic instructors and original new course ideas. Select the appropriate course link and submit your proposal. A program associate will contact you after your application is received. For more information, email or call 262-595-3340.

Mini Courses Fall 2017/Spring 2018

All new instructors will be required to attend an instructor training. Our next training sessions will be in February and June 2016. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. This is also a great class to attend if your are not sure about the program and want to learn more about how to become an instructor for Continuing Professional Education or Mini Courses. Sign up today!

Continuing Education has opportunities for experienced instructors in these areas:

Continuing Professional Education

  • Behavioral Health and Human Services
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Management Training

Mini Courses

  • Art/Craft Projects
  • Belly Dancing
  • Cooking
  • Google Apps
  • Language
  • Painting
  • Personal Finance
  • Sign Language
  • Social Media Basics
  • Web Page Design
  • Youth Classes


Who teaches for Continuing Education? Our instructors are experts in their areas and:
  • Have a desire to share their knowledge
  • Love teaching and want to engage adults in lifelong learning
  • Enjoy flexible teaching assignments


Q: What does a Mini Course instructor do?

A: Mini Course instructors develop, plan, and deliver a noncredit course(s) from start to finish. They instruct a group of participants (students) in the selected subject matter, endeavoring to create and maintain a quality and positive instructional environment and image of the UW-Parkside Mini Course and Continuing Education program as a whole.

Q: How does my class get marketed?

A: Class marketing is a joint effort between the instructor and the Continuing Education department. The Continuing Education department helps to market your class through the YourU catalog and email marketing through UW-Parkside social media, weekly e-blasts, and direct invitation from the course registration site. Instructors are the best salespeople for their courses and the key to marketing success. Marketing ideas are putting up flyers (provided upon request), Facebook/Twitter blasts to family and friends (use your course registration link that is emailed to you), leave a YourU in your local gym, church, temple, or doctor's office, tell people about your course, and let people know about the better with friends discount if it is applicable to your class.

Q: When and how do I get my payment?

A: Instructor stipends will be sent to the instructors after the course has been completed. Payments usually arrive within 14 days following the completion of the course. Instructors teaching more than one course will be paid on a per course basis.

Q: How do I get reimbursed for supplies?

A: Reimbursement for supplies and supply costs must receive prior approval.  Please submit a list of needed supplies and estimated costs when you submit your class proposal. Supply costs need to be taken into consideration when pricing a course. Reimbursements for supplies will be made when the course is completed and when an invoice along with original receipts is submitted. Failure to submit this information will result in non-reimbursement for these expenses.

Q: My class canceled, what do I do now?

A: If there is inclement weather, Mini Courses follows university policy. When UW-Parkside classes are cancelled the Mini Course classes will be cancelled. Please check our website at or call our information line at 262-595-2345. News of UW-Parkside closures also will air on television and radio. Classes cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled by Continuing Education staff.

Q: What do I do in case of emergencies?

A: Call the Campus Police. Emergency Number: 262-595-2911 Non-emergency number: 262-595-2455

Don't see your question listed here? Contact or call 262-595-3340 to get answers to your questions.


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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or e-mail


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