UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Responsibilities of the Board & Subcommittees

Board Responsibilities

The Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board has several responsibilities across the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus:

  • Promotes, fosters, and supports faculty and academic staff development on the UWRF campus
  • Makes decisions regarding the allocation of the faculty and academic staff professional development awards and informs Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Council and Provost/Vice Chancellor of those decisionsPizza-Times-Kurt-Leichtle-042110-22
  • Monitors faculty and academic staff development program budgets and administration procedures
  • Drafts changes in faculty and academic staff development program policy and gains approval for changes through UWRF Faculty Senate
  • Organizes faculty and academic staff development program evaluation efforts
  • Offers consultation to individual faculty and academic staff members regarding their ideas and possible components appropriate to their ideas, appropriate sources of funding, improving denied requests to better assure future funding 
  • Determines membership and overseas operation of the five standing committees
  • Solicits additional reviewers from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Academic Staff Council to assist in the evaluation of proposals as needed
  • Serves as liaison with UW-System Office of Professional and Instructional Development 
  • Oversees the UWRF mentoring program

Subcommittee Responsibilities

Each of the board's five committees is responsible for a particular facet of faculty and academic staff development at UWRF.  Within their realms of responsibility, they will:  

  • Support and encourage development efforts.   
  • Pursue additional finding for UWRF, UW-System, and other sources.  
  • Award available funds to faculty and academic staff. 

Most funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process. These awards will be made solely on the basis of the merits of the proposals, not on the departmental or collegiate homes of the proposers.   

Teaching Committee 

Supports the efforts of faculty and academic staff to improve their teaching. Proposals may focus on methods or delivery of instruction or acquisition of knowledge related to one's teaching responsibilities.   

The Teaching Committee is responsible for:  

  • Retraining & Renewal grants (in consultation with College deans)  
  • Regent's Teaching Excellence awards for individuals and departments
  • UWRF proposals to the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID)  
  • Great Falcon STEM Fellows  

Research Committee 

Supports research projects of faculty and academic staff in all disciplines.   

The Research Committee is responsible for:  

  • Faculty Research grants  

Faculty Professional Development Committee 

Supports activities designed to help faculty advance themselves in their professions.  

The Faculty Professional Development Committee is responsible for:  

  • Sabbatical Leaves  
  • Professional Development Grants
  • Robert P. Knowles International Education Grants  

Academic Staff Professional Development Committee 

Supports activities designed to enable individual professional development, improve program quality, and enhance institutional effectiveness.  

The Academic Staff Professional Development Committee is responsible for:  

  • Academic Staff Professional Development grants  

Contact Us

Faculty and Academic Staff Development
fasdb@uwrf.edu
715-425-3843
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
104 North Hall