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Call for 2023-24 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program (Applications Due Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022)

The UWGB Provost Office and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, on behalf of the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development, invite faculty and instructional academic staff to apply for the 2023-24 cohort of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program.

This 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.” Administered by the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and directed by UW faculty, the WTFS Program is grounded in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Read more about the WTFS Program on the OPID site.

Interested applicants should submit items 1-5 below as separate attachments to one email message. That email should be sent to CATL (CATL@uwgb.edu) with the subject line “WTFS Application” by Nov. 29, 2022. The reference letter can be submitted directly to the CATL email by your Department Chair or Dean, but it is also due by Nov. 29. The full list of required materials is below:

  1. Application checklist;
  2. A letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the WTFS Program (two-page maximum);
  3. A teaching & learning philosophy as it intersects with equity, diversity, and inclusion (three-page maximum);
  4. An abbreviated curriculum vitae (two-page maximum);
  5. This budget sheet estimating costs using UW System travel reimbursement rates (Note: please use this 2022-23 form but also include $320 for an in-person, not virtual, spring conference; selected applicants will have their budget signed and approved by the Provost on a 2023-24 form);
  6. A reference letter from your Department Chair or Dean (can be directly emailed to CATL@uwgb.edu).

As always, let us know if you have any questions via email: CATL@uwgb.edu.

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 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

Ungrading Teaching Circle (Summer 2022, Register by Jun. 8)

Have you ever considered ungrading but don’t know where to start? Looking for other instructors who are trying alternative forms of assessment in their courses? Seeking feedback on ungrading ideas? Join the Ungrading Teaching Circle this summer! In this short, low-stakes teaching series led by Kris Purzycki (Assistant Professor, Humanities), we’ll discuss the “whys” and “why nots” of ungrading before focusing on trying some techniques. Our series will conclude by applying our experiments to Canvas as we explore how the LMS can support ungrading and other alternative forms of assessment.

Participants will meet virtually four times during the summer based on collective availability. Please register by Wednesday, June 8, so that we can gauge interest and send out a poll to determine the meeting dates and times.

Register

Call for Pilot Program Peer Teaching Mentors (Due April 1)

On the recommendations of the UWGB Teaching Effectiveness Working Group, the University Committee and the Provost’s Office agreed to a two-year program to pilot a peer teacher mentoring effort. The UC, in consultation with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, calls for two tenured faculty teaching mentors to lead the effort. These teaching mentors will each work with eight untenured colleagues in two cohorts each over two years. As compensation, each teaching mentor will receive one course reassignment for each of the two years piloting the project.

Full Program Description and Call for Applications

To Apply

Please send the following in one PDF to catl@uwgb.edu by April 1, 2022:

  • A short statement of teaching philosophy and how you would use that philosophy to work with mentees (no more than one page).
  • A short vita that focuses on teaching performance and professional development related to teaching (no more than two pages).
  • A letter from your unit chair that affirms their support for a course reassignment (ad hoc funds are available from the Provost’s Office to support this reassignment).
  • (Optional): Up to three supporting documents highlighting teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, examples of student work, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, letter of support from a colleague who can speak to teaching and/or mentoring work you’ve done, etc.).

Contact Jon Shelton with any questions about the program or application process.