The Provost’s Office is launching a Distance Education Certificate program in June. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate this summer will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate.
The certificate program will consist of three courses. Instructors will earn stipends after completing each of the courses, which act as steps in the certification sequence. Instructors will earn a badge after completing the first and second courses in the sequence, and the distance education certificate after completing the third course.
The first course is called “Teaching with Technology Basecamp” and instructors will earn $150 for completing it. This course widens the scope of the previous Foundations of Teaching in Canvas course to include information on course development in distance environments as well as technical information on the various physical and digital rooms instructors will use for teaching distance education courses. As a basecamp, it will provide the essentials you need to be successful on the path to building your course.
Registration for the first course, Teaching with Technology Basecamp, is now open and you may continue to register throughout the summer. This self-paced course will launch on Monday, June 7 and new registrants will be enrolled every Monday all summer.
While the basecamp will provide essentials, the second course will help guide you in the development of your class. Look for this course after the Fourth of July. Instructors who complete this course over the summer will earn $500.
The second course helps with course development but, as we all know, planning and doing present separate issues. The third course will provide help and support during the teaching of your distance educations course. Look to sign up for this course in August for the Fall Semester. As long as funding lasts, instructors will earn $500 for completing this course.
More details on this opportunity are forthcoming, so instructors are encouraged to stay tuned to The Cowbell and their UWGB email in the coming weeks.
Faculty and instructors are invited to apply for the new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants Program. Selected participants will develop and evaluate faculty development projects designed to increase the use of equity-minded and inclusive pedagogies or practices by others within their college. They will earn a $5,000 stipend over the course of a calendar year and have the support of CATL, the Director of Inclusive Excellence, and the Pride Center. To learn more about the program and to apply, please see the call here. Please direct questions to Caroline Boswell, Stacie Christian, or Kris Vespia.
The Instructional Development Council (IDC) is accepting applications for Teaching Enhancement Grants (TEG), through support from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. The Teaching Enhancement Grant program is designed to support professional development activities that will enhance a faculty member’s teaching skills or result in the development of innovative teaching strategies.
All full-time faculty, lecturers and teaching academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the current academic year are strongly encouraged to apply! Click the button below for full details.
TEG applications are due Friday, April 30, 2021
This year marks the 41st Faculty College and it will be nothing like the past. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Faculty College will be online with an abbreviated schedule: Monday, May 24, through Thursday, May 27. Programming will focus on timely and relevant themes: Equity-Minded Wellness and Pedagogy. Faculty at our 13 universities have made clear the need for professional development in equity-minded wellness and pedagogy, particularly as it enhances HIPs. Folded into this theme are effective practices in student-centered teaching and learning.
We are seeking two cohorts that will meet to discuss each theme:
- Equity-Minded Wellness on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25.
- Equity-minded Pedagogy on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27.
Cohorts will participate in workshops from 9 a.m.–12 p.m., and then we will engage with their cohort either synchronously or asynchronously briefly in the afternoons to reflect on their learning and consider next steps.
If you are interested, please respond to this survey
Note anyone who attends Faculty College this year will still be able to apply to attend when it returns to an in-person format.
The UW System Administration Office of Learning and Information Technology (OLIT) has issued a call for participants for the new Canvas Certified Educator skill mastery certification program offered by Instructure, the parent company of Canvas.
This professional development program for educators includes a series of six courses designed to strengthen knowledge and use of Canvas through hands-on experiences. Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to complete the program with a cohort of 37 UW System participants that will launch on March 29, 2021. More information about the program and application instructions are available in the call for participants.
Applications are due Friday, March 5, 2021.