UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The WTF&S program offers UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. Many participants have found that the experience reenergized their work and even transformed their approach to teaching and learning. Collaboration with colleagues from diverse perspectives lies at the heart of the program. In addition to discussing illuminating works selected from the pedagogical literature, Fellows and Scholars are guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project with input from fellow participants and the program co-directors. OPID encourages applications from eligible faculty and staff that are open to new ideas and learning from others.
Two faculty members will be selected from UWRF to complete a teaching and learning project during the 2017-2018 academic year. Each participant will receive $4,000 in financial support from UWRF and a $500 supplies and expense grant from OPID.
1. Attendance at four OPID-sponsored events throughout the year:
The one difference between Fellows and Scholars is career stage:
Fellows: Outstanding early-career, untenured faculty with at least one year (preferably two) of teaching experience or academic instructional staff teaching in an academic program with at least 2 years of teaching experience at your institution (must be currently teaching).
Scholars: Outstanding tenured faculty and/or experienced academic instructional staff teaching in an academic program with at least 10 years of experience at your institution.
All proposals will be evaluated by the Faculty Professional Development Committee of the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board.
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Applications must be submitted in electronic format after the necessary signatures are obtained. A scanned copy must be attached to an e-mail and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. The e-mail subject line must include the grant title and last name of the applicant (example: WTF&S-Fischer). Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.
Please note that you must also receive and submit a reference letter from either your Department Chair or Academic Dean that must be part of the electronic application.