Call for Faculty College 2023 (Applications Due Jan. 4)

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Faculty College is an annual professional development institute and retreat for faculty, instructors, and lecturers in the University of Wisconsin System led by the Office of Professional & Instructional Development (OPID). The 43rd Annual Faculty College will be held at the Osthoff Resort at Elkhart Lake (close to three of our four locations in Sheboygan County) from May 30 through June 2, 2023, and the theme this year is Teaching & Learning with a Social Justice Lens. Back by popular demand as a guest facilitator is Dr. Lisa Brock, Founding Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

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Selected participants will be joined by UWGB’s OPID Advisory Council members and the 2023-24 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program participants. If you are interested in being one of UW-Green Bay’s instructor representatives for Faculty College 2023 (travel expenses will be paid), please send an email to with:

  • Your name and department
  • Your commitment/availability to travel from May 30 to June 2, 2023
  • A brief one-paragraph explanation of why you wish to be a part of this team

Applications are due to CATL by the end of the day Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2022.


Please contact CATL if you have any questions about the application process. Programmatic inquiries may be directed to Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development, UW System,, (608) 263-2684.

DE Certificate: LITE 101 Course

The first course in is the Distance Education Certificate series is called Learning and Integrating Technology for Education (LITE) 101. This self-paced course includes information about the different course modalities offered at UW-Green Bay, as well as the technologies you might use for teaching in each. LITE 101 will serve as the foundation of the DE Certificate series and provide the essentials you need to be successful on the path to building your course if you elect to continue onto the next courses in the DE Certificate series.

Prerequisites: None

Next course in the series: LITE 201: Trail Guides*

*If you completed either Foundations of Teaching with Canvas or Teaching with Technology Basecamp prior to Fall 2022, you already meet the pre-requisites for LITE 201; however, you are encouraged to use LITE 101 as a resource and/or complete the course for a badge because it includes information, such as course modalities, that the other two courses did not.


Every participant who successfully completes LITE 101 will earn a digital badge that you can include in your email signature or embed in online portfolios or resumes as evidence of your commitment to professional development!

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Earning Criteria

    1. Reviewed technology that supports teaching in a specific modality, such as In Person or Virtual Classroom.
    2. Demonstrated how technology can enhance student learning experiences.
    3. Compared and contrasted the different technologies available at UWGB to support student learning experiences.
    4. Identified the technology available at UWGB that supports student learning experiences in their own courses.


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All full-time instructors will be automatically enrolled in LITE 101 in cohorts based on academic unit. Check your email for an invite from University of Wisconsin Canvas or Instructure Canvas ( and click the Get Started link to gain access to the course.

LITE 101 is a self-paced Canvas course organized by module, with one module for each of UWGB’s course modalities. To complete the course, you will need to pass six multiple-choice quizzes with a score of at least 80% or higher and complete the final in-course feedback survey. Doing so will also grant you a digital badge.
Unlike Foundations and Basecamp, LITE 101 covers in detail the various teaching modalities offered at UWGB. Even though there is some content overlap between Foundations, Basecamp, and LITE 101, the resources on course modalities and integrating technology across all modalities will be insightful for instructors who have completed one of these previous self-paced introductory courses.
If you completed Foundations of Teaching with Canvas and/or Teaching with Technology Basecamp prior to Fall 2022, you already meet the prerequisites to take the second course in the DE Certificate sequence, LITE 201: Trail Guides. If you have not completed either of these courses, you will need to complete LITE 101 to continue in the DE Certificate sequence.

The DE Certificate consists of three consecutive courses: LITE 101, LITE 201: Trail Guides, and LITE 301: Retreats. LITE 101 is replacing Basecamp in the certificate series as of Fall 2022. Learn more about the Distance Education Certificate.

LITE 101 is not being offered for compensation, however, the stipends for LITE 201: Trail Guides and LITE 301: Retreats have been increased to $750 each for the 2022-23 academic year. As a result, instructors will earn more for those two classes ($1500 total) than they used to for the three-class sequence ($1150).

Yes! All UWGB staff and faculty are welcome to take the LITE 101 course. We hope this course can be a resource to help educators at our institution familiarize themselves with UWGB's modalities and the technologies that support them, including Canvas. If you are not a full-time instructor but would still like to be enrolled in LITE 101, please email CATL (



If you have any questions about LITE 101 or the Distance Education Certificate in general, please contact CATL (

Call for Teaching Enhancement Grant Proposals (Due Monday, Nov 14, 2022)

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.

Faculty and instructional academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the current academic year are strongly encouraged to apply! Applications are due Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Click the button below for full details.


Writing Effective and Reflective Teaching Philosophies (Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.)

Teaching philosophies. We may think of them when required to write one for a job application or promotion file—or maybe you haven’t touched your teaching philosophy since graduate school. But there are many reasons educators can benefit from writing—and revisiting—a teaching philosophy. Teaching philosophies help us to reflect upon and articulate our ideas about what makes for effective teaching. And doing so helps to ensure that what we do in our classes is consistent with those beliefs and promotes student learning. In this workshop, we will share some basics of developing a teaching philosophy, including the components that can effectively illustrate your values as a teacher and the details of how you’ve enacted and evolved your craft. Join us for our open exchange of ideas this Friday, October 21, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., in the CATL Conference Room (CL 405) or via Zoom.

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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 ( 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

As always, let us know if you have any questions via email: