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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:

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Call for Applications: Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (Due Wed., Feb. 17, 2021)

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

UW System’s Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (WTFS) Program is seeking a Co-Director beginning in Spring, 2021. WTFS is one of the keystone professional development opportunities for faculty and instructors within the University of Wisconsin System. This year-long program builds and sustains a community of fellows and scholars from across the System who focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to initiate inquiries about our students’ learning and to engage in meaningful conversations about teaching.

Working with WTFS Co-Director Heather Pelzel (UW-Whitewater), you will conceptualize, develop, and facilitate the WTFS program, which will include several remote events throughout the academic year and summer. The co-director serves on the OPID Advisory Council with meetings during the spring and fall semesters. WTFS Co-Directors collaborate with and report to Fay Akindes, Director of Systemwide Professional and Instructional Development at UW System.

This an excellent position for developing professional skills in leadership, communication, problem-solving, and community-building, in the context of SoTL. The annual pay is $9000.


  • Tenured faculty or instructor in the UW System
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • Understanding of qualitative research methods, including humanistic and interpretive approaches
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • Experience with online platforms
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills
  • Intellectually curious and willing to learn new approaches to teaching and learning
  • Collaborative leadership skills

Strong Preference

  • Successful completion of the WTFS or a similar SoTL Community of Practice

To apply – Submit as one document to with the subject WTFS Co-Director

  • Letter addressing your interest and qualifications, as well as your thoughts on equity-minded teaching
    and learning
  • Abbreviated CV with emphasis on SoTL, OPID, and faculty/instructor development experience
  • Three professional references

Questions: Contact Fay Akindes – 608-263-2684

This position is dependent on available funds.