Call for 2022-23 Online Equity Community of Practice (Applications Due Wednesday, Sept. 7)

During the 2022-2023 academic year, CATL will offer an Online Equity Community of Practice open to all full-time instructors who have taught or plan to teach online. This community of practice will leverage the online, asynchronous modality to support instructors as they examine and apply the Peralta Online Equity Rubric to their own online classes. To learn more about the program, see the full call here.

Compensation

Each participant will receive a $1000 stipend, paid in installments over the course of academic year paychecks.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our Online Equity Community of Practice, please complete the interest survey by Wednesday, September 7. Participation is capped at 10 and applicants will be invited to join the Community of Practice by Friday, September 9.

Questions?

If you would like to find out more about this Community of Practice, please contact Nichole LaGrow, CATL Instructional Designer by emailing her at lagrown@uwgb.edu.

Call for 2022-23 Instructional Development Consultants (Applications Due Wednesday, Sept. 14)

CATL is expanding its team by hiring two instructors to join us! Duties could include everything from writing blogs and creating workshops to consulting and co-facilitating groups. Earn an overload payment or an overload + one course reassignment, depending on the position. We particularly encourage applications from those who have been active in CATL programs in the past. To learn more about the program, see the full call here.

Compensation

The instructional development consultant generalist will receive a stipend equivalent of one course overload payment ($5100) for Fall 2022 and one course re-assignment for Spring 2023. The instructional development consultant access specialist will receive a stipend of $5100 for the 2022-23 contract year.

How to Apply

Please submit the following by emailing them to CATL@uwgb.edu with the subject line “Instructional Development Consultant” by September 14, 2022.

  1. A one-page cover letter that:
    • Explains your specific interest in and qualifications for work as an Instructional Development Consultant
    • Indicates which position you are applying for and why (if you are open to either one, please state that and state which would be your strongest preference)
  2. A two-page CV that includes experiences relevant to this position
  3. A separate email from your Chair (can be one sentence) to the CATL Director, Kris Vespia (vespiak@uwgb.edu), giving their consent to the application (i.e., “I am aware that _____ is applying to be an Instructional Development Consultant with CATL, and they have my support to pursue that role and its associated workload and compensation.”

Questions?

Contact Kris Vespia (vespiak@uwgb.edu) if you have any questions about the program or the application process.

Call for 2022-23 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants (Applications Due Friday, Sept. 16)

UW-Green Bay’s select mission articulates that “[t]he culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels.” The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Consultants Program was designed to help us better live that mission by supporting instructors as they conduct a year-long project that infuses these topics into teaching and learning in some way. Thanks to generous support from Vice Chancellor Corey King and Provost Kate Burns we will be able to support 4–5 new EDI Consultants for the 2022-23 academic year. The program will build on the success of last year’s pilot and evolve based on lessons learned. To learn more about the program, see the full call here.

Compensation

Participants will receive stipends totaling $4000 for the 2022-23 academic year:

  • Fall 2022–Spring 2023 stipend = $1750 per semester ($3500 for the academic year)
  • June 2023 stipend = $500 (to finish project write-up or assessment)

How to Apply

Complete this Qualtrics application form by Friday, September 16, 2022.

Questions?

Contact Kris Vespia (vespiak@uwgb.edu) if you have any questions about the program or the application process.

Call for 2022–23 Sustainability Community of Practice (Applications Due Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022)

Instructors (tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, academic staff instructors, etc.) are invited to participate in a Sustainability Community of Practice (SCoPe), which will provide support to incorporate a sustainability emphasis into an existing course. This could be as simple as adding a unit that focuses on a major sustainability challenge or the application of sustainability within a discipline, or it could mean infusing these focuses throughout the entire course.  

Sustainability is growing in popularity and importance, plus, incorporating sustainability into a course could make it eligible to fulfill the sustainability perspective general education requirement – both of which could pique students’ interest in these revised courses. 

Faculty who complete the requirements for the SCoPe will receive a certificate for their personnel files and a $500 stipend. Priority will be granted to those in programs that don’t currently have a program/major-specific sustainability course offering and whose class reach is larger/longer. 

Requirements

  • Attend hybrid (F2F and virtual) 90-minute monthly meetings from September 2022 through May 2023 (skipping December). Meetings will be facilitated by Daniela Beall, sustainability coordinator, and will include a combination of group discussion, one-on-one consultations, presentations, and guest presentations. 
    • Note: We will work to find a meeting time/day that works for all participants. We understand you may miss a meeting due to an inevitable scheduling conflict, in which case you will meet with one of the facilitators individually to review the content and discuss your course. Given the importance of community to this work, however, steady attendance is strongly encouraged.  
  • Complete assigned asynchronous activities (reading, discussion board participation, videos, etc.) between monthly meetings and submit them in the designated timeframe.  
  • Follow-up meetings with university resources (e.g., librarians, CATL’s instructional designers, technologists, etc.).
  • Create a revised syllabus and activity (or activities) for one class you regularly teach. 
  • Create and record a short presentation about your revised course to share in our SCoPe portfolio to offer inspiration and ideas to other faculty. 
  • Submit the final syllabus, activity, recorded presentation, and reflection materials by May 30, 2023. 

Apply by September 1, 2022, to join the 2022–23 cohort. Contact Daniela Beall, bealld@uwgb.edu, with questions. 

Apply Here

LTDC Virtual Showcase (June 21 & 22, 2022)

Submit a Proposal

The UW System Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) is now accepting proposals for their annual virtual showcase. The theme for this year’s conference is “On Resourcefulness and Resiliency” with three tracks: “Student Experience and Success”, “Instructional Pedagogy”, and “Leveraging Learning Technology.” Proposals for both live sessions and pre-recorded short videos (TechTalks) are welcome. The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Monday, May 9 at 12 p.m. Learn more and apply.

Register to Attend

Register to attend this free virtual conference on June 21 & 22, 2022! The showcase includes panels, presentations, and TechTalk virtual sessions in polysynchronous format (i.e., some presentations are pre-recorded while others are “live”). Register here.

Theme and Keynote

On Resourcefulness and Resiliency

The pandemic has taught us much as it relates to defining the student experience, helping our students find success, designing impactful learning experiences, and leveraging technology to promote deeper learning. Some things worked. Some things didn’t work. Yet as time goes on, we continue to learn, grow, and find new and better ways to improve our teaching, course design, and sense of belonging.

With no playbook on how to navigate a pandemic, we have found ways to strengthen our resourcefulness and resiliency. At times, we practiced resiliency to cope with constant changes. Other times we had to rely on our resourcefulness when sudden pivots were needed.

Reflecting on our journey, sharing our experiences, learning from them, and taking the knowledge gained into our next experiences is key to personal and professional growth. Join us this summer as we explore these themes of resourcefulness and resiliency as we emerge from the pandemic and define what becomes our new normal for teaching, learning, and the intentional use of technology.

Join keynote speakers Merlyna Valentine, international speaker, author, and consultant, and Katie Linder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning at the University of Colorado-Denver, instructors, and staff throughout UW-System on June 21 & 22, 2022 as we explore the themes of resourcefulness and resiliency as we design the new normal for teaching and learning.