Teaching Enhancement Grant. Open to faculty, lecturers, and teaching academic staff seeking to enhance their teaching skills or develop innovative teaching strategies! Applications due Friday, Apr. 30. UW-Green Bay.

Teaching Enhancement Grant Proposals (Due Friday, Apr. 30, 2021)

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

Application Info

Invitation: HIPs Workshop Webinar (Apr. 30, 2021. 10:30 a.m.)

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice President, UW System Office of Academic Programs & Faculty Advancement

After a two semester delay, I am pleased to announce a HIPs Workshop webinar by Dr. Katie Linder titled, Implementing High Impact Practices Across Modalities, to be held on April 30, 2021 from 10:30 AM – Noon (CDT). Dr. Linder is currently an associate dean at Kansas State University’s Global Campus. Previously, she directed the award-winning Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University.

Workshop Description

The concept of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) has been around for years, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs into online and blended/hybrid environments is just getting started. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Katie Linder, a co-editor of High-Impact Practices in Online Education, will guide participants through the steps needed to create an HIP implementation action plan that is applicable in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online classrooms. Participants will also learn more about the state of the research for HIPs and have the opportunity to discuss tips and strategies for incorporating various HIPs across modalities. Each participant will walk away with some new ideas for how to incorporate HIPs into a range of classroom settings as well as an increased awareness of how the constellation of HIPs can positively impact student learning across the modalities.

Additional details and registration information can be found at www.wisconsin.edu/hips-initiative/hips-workshop-webinar-2/. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the workshop. Contact apfa@uwsa.edu if you have any difficulties registering.

Call for Faculty College Cohorts

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:

  1. Equity-Minded Wellness on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25.
  2. 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. 

Course: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Action (Jan. 4-18)

👓 Description

This course is for instructors who understand the basic principles of culturally responsive pedagogy and would like to engage in more substantive integration of CRP within their existing courses. The purpose of this course is to support instructors in moving from positive dispositions regarding CRP to its meaningful application in relationships to teaching and learning. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

Time commitment

This course is fully online and asynchronous, but will also have opportunities for participants to participate in optional synchronous discussions.

💵 Compensation

Participants will earn $1000 upon completing course deliverables. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.

Course: “My-flex” (Jan. 4–18)

You may have found yourself grappling with how to incorporate students in more than one environment at the same time. Maybe you teach a “virtual classroom” course, but some students attend asynchronously. Maybe you teach hybrid or in-person but have some students who attend from at home. This course is for you if you incorporate students across space and time. We will take wisdom from the “hyflex” teaching style and adapt it to the circumstances of your courses, turning hyflex into “my-flex.”

👓 Description

Many instructors have incorporated elements of hyflex teaching into their courses during the pandemic. This method for teaching in multiple learning environments at the same time holds great promise. But hyflex also begs difficult questions: how can I adopt this style without developing three versions of the same class? How can I prepare lessons if students choose how to participate? How can I ensure that students reach the same learning outcomes across multiple environments in an equitable way? 

This two-week session is for those who have (or would like to) dip(ped) their toes into the hyflex waters and seek to deepen their engagement with this teaching style. During these two weeks, participants will explore hyflex and adapt useful elements to their own teaching practice, turning hyflex into my-flex.   

🎯 Learning outcomes 

  • Participants will explore the hyflex teaching modality. 
  • Participants will discover which elements suit their teaching needs. 
  • Participants will implement hyflex elements into their courses. 
  • Participants will develop an assessment plan to know how equitably students are reaching course learning outcomes in the modalities of instruction. 

Time commitment

This is a two-week course running from Jan. 4 to 18. Participants will be able to choose to participate synchronously or asynchronously. 

🔨 Deliverable 

This course has two deliverables. In January, instructors will produce an introductory module and unit of instruction. In May, instructors will reflect on their experience and develop a plan to assess the degree to which students have achieved learning outcomes in the various modalities of instruction. 

💵 Compensation 

Instructors will earn $500 for completing their module and course plan in January and another $500 for completing their reflection by the end of the contract period in May. 

🔑 To register 

Please see our registration form to register for this or any other January program.